January 13th, 2018
The Cascades Wedding Show is a one-day event for Central Oregon event professionals to connect with future brides and grooms. The event transforms the Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center into a full elegant bridal experience to include vendor collaborative environments, educational presentations and vendor workshops. A one-stop shop of amazing regional vendors and the hottest bridal trends.
To be a vendor or to purchase tickets, find all the information you need at www.cascadesweddingshow.com
February 16th – 18th, 2018
In Bend, we like excitement. OK, we like a lot of excitement. We also love a great party in the snow as long as there’s a fire pit, music and beverages. In the heart of winter, we think it’s only right to celebrate the adventure-packed season of snow with a massive party of fire and ice. Your entrance ticket will get you in on all the fun. Additional events include the family friendly Royal Run, the kids Hot Cocoa Run and the Wine Walk through the shops of Old Mill.
For more information on sponsorship, vendor space and to purchase tickets to all the fun, visit oregonwinterfest.com
Little Woody Barrel-aged Brew Series
The Little Woody Barrel-aged Brews and Whiskey Festival celebrates small-batch beers and ciders aged in wood barrels by top Northwest breweries as well as small-batch American rye whiskeys and bourbons. Come taste the velvety, deep and intense flavors and enjoy the intimacy of small batch brewing from 20 local and regional brewers.
For more information on sponsorship, vendor space and to purchase tickets to all the fun, visit www.thelittlewoody.com.
June 22nd-24th, 2018
Celebrate the local flavor of Central Oregon during the region’s largest food festival. The Bite of Bend is a three-day food party on the streets of downtown Bend! Stop into the Mixology Showcase and try the newest spirits from our region; Make the Bite of Bend Beer Run an annual June tradition and get the kids on the move with the Root Beer Run where they get to celebrate with a root beer float. Fun doesn’t stop on Sunday, Bite Week proceeds with social coursed dinners and classes aplenty.
For more information of what is in store this year, please visit our website at biteofbend.com
July 13th & 15th, 2018
Enjoying 27 years of kicking off the summer season, the First Interstate Bank Bend Summer Festival draws 75,000 visitors for a weekend like no other. Festival features fine artists and craftspeople, artisans and performers, and three stages of some of the best regional and national blues, rock and jazz.
For more information of what is in store, visit our website at oregonfestival.com
July 27th – 29th, 2018
Balloons Over Bend is a fun-filled weekend across Central Oregon with many of opportunities to witness the awe-inspiring flight of hot air balloons. Daily activities Friday through Sunday will include the Children's Festival, launches, meet and greets with pilots, up-close balloons experiences and the always enticing Night Glow.
For more information on how to get involved and get closer to the experience, check out the website at www.balloonsoverbend.com
To Be Announced
The Shakespeare in the Park series is one of the benchmark cultural events in Central Oregon. Lay It Out Events and Portland’s Northwest Classical Theatre Company are again bringing Bard’s classics on a stage in picturesque Drake Park.
To reserve your seats and to be apart of this cultural event, visit our website www.shakespearebend.com for more info.
October 5th - 7th, 2018
As the light slants and softens, bringing harvest in its wake, our thoughts turn to the coziness of the Fall season and the delights of the First Interstate Bank Bend Fall Festival 2018. All the traditions that you love about this event will be there: pumpkin carving, Gourmet Food and Wine, the Harvest Market, outstanding music and food.
For more information of what is in store, visit our website at bendfallfestival.com
February 17th, 2018
Join us for the Royal Adventure Obstacle Run. A beautiful run through the Old Mill area and along the Deschutes River, with a mixture of paved paths and groomed trails. As in previous years, there will be a new twist to this year’s race. This year's race will start at the Les Schwab Amphitheater Ticket Office under the Start/Finish Arch.
To purchase tickets, visit our website. All Royal Run registrations include the weekend Oregon WinterFest activities.
April 8th, 2018
The 30th annual Salmon Run returns to the Deschutes River Trail in the Old Mill District. One of the first half marathons of the year in the Northwest, it has long been central to the local racing scene. Because of its early-season timing, it is also an important race for runners looking to build a base for future half-marathons. Do you have small fry that are winter stir crazy? Register them for the Little Fry Run, a part of the Kids Rock the Races Series.
To register or to be a part of the action visit our website at www.bendraces.com
Happy Girls Run Series
"Do What Makes You Happy!" is the slogan for these events, so you know you’re in for a treat. Happy Girls Run brings together women of all levels of fitness and achievement for races that are nothing short of life-changing for many runners. Featuring various distances (Half Marathon, 10k & 5k), there's a perfect length for everyone. From the moment the race begins, the air is electrified with excitement and camaraderie; There is nothing more motivating than runners, despite personal hardships, crossing the finish line with huge smiles.
To register or for more information on sponsorship & vendor opportunities visit our website at www.happygirlsrun.com
June 22nd-24th, 2018
Make the Bite of Bend Beer Run an annual June tradition! The Bite of Bend Beer Run sends participants along a 5k race loop through Drake Park along the Deschutes River and back through Columbia Park, enjoying the fine beer from 10 Barrel, Cascade Lakes, Deschutes & Good Life breweries along the way. Bonus prizes are awarded to participants in best costume! Get the kids in the action too—check out the Root Beer Run on Saturday June 24th!
For more information of what is in store visit our website at biteofbend.com
August 11th, 2018
The Haulin’ Aspen features a 6.5 mile course (dubbed the “Half As”), a half marathon and a full marathon. It is a points qualifier for the Trail Runner Magazine Trophy Series and Central Oregon’s only full trail marathon. Trails wind through Wangoa Sno-Park through forestland with scenic views.
To register for the distance of your choice, please visit our website www.bendraces.com.