It is always a good time to visit Bend, Oregon. Regardless of the time of year, you can expect to find a unique beauty and countless ways to take advantage of it. Outdoor activities are the real calling card of this town in central Oregon, but the summer comes with a variety of events that visitors love! The following are five of the best Bend summer events you will not want to miss.
Bite of Bend
This is an event that should not be missed by any lover of food, because it is one of the best celebrations of food you will find anywhere. The celebration is taking place from June 15th through the 17th and features incredible food samples and meals from some of the most beloved restaurants in town. Beyond absolutely delicious food, you can enjoy a “top chef” competition, bartending competitions, live music, and much more.
4 Peaks Music Festival
From June 21st through June 24th, Bend’s most popular 4-day festival is taking over the gorgeous venue of Stevenson Ranch. On top of beautiful weather and scenery, you can expect incredible music from all types of bands so there is something for everyone. You will find bluegrass, folk, reggae, and everything in between. Make it an extra special experience by camping out throughout the weekend.
Bend Summer Festival
This year between July 13th and 15th comes Oregon’s oldest and biggest arts festival. During this time, seven blocks of downtown’s coolest areas are transformed into a beautiful festival grounds that provides three stages for live music, a whole street for food and wine, and of course, all of the amazing art that you can handle. This is one of the Bend summer events the whole family will enjoy!
Balloons Over Bend
There is nothing quite like hot air balloons peacefully making their way across this beautiful town, and that is exactly what you will get from July 27th until July 29th. Balloons will be launched every day and the festival headquarters at the Deschutes Historical Museum will be home to bouncy houses and other great activities for the kids.
As August approaches, summer in Bend is coming to a close, but there is much more to enjoy, like the Bend Brewfest from August 16th through the 18th. This is a must-attend event for any lover of beer as you can get your hands on some of the most classic and experimental batches of beer anywhere in the world. Check it out at the Les Schwab Amphitheatre!
Top Off these Bend Summer Events with a Cozy Place to Call Home
Bend is a place that essentially requires great adventure because of all the opportunities that it provides. As such, you need to stay at a cozy and convenient home if you are to be properly rested for these adventures. The vacation homes provided by Bend Vacation Rentals offer everything from beautiful aesthetics and luxurious accommodations to a convenient location.
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