Labor Day. The last, long, three-day weekend holiday of the summer. Officially it’s a celebration of the American worker and their accomplishments over the years. Unofficially, it’s the end of summer and time for one last blowout before school starts and the weather starts to get cooler. Our Labor Day rentals in Bend Oregon can help you celebrate the end of the summer season in style!
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Celebrate Local American Workers
This is the perfect time to show your support for our local first responders, some of the hardest workers around. When you’re picking up some BBQ for that picnic, order extra to drop off at the local police and fire departments or the local hospital. Not sure how much to send? No worries, just give our helpful staff a call!
Honor the early area inhabitants who helped make Bend what it is today. Spend the day at The High Desert Museum and view exhibits on Native Americans, fur trappers, miners and loggers who were the early inhabitants of this area. Explore Lazinka Sawmill, a working sawmill since the early 1900’s, where workers put in a long, dangerous, hard day’s work.
Labor Day Festivals in and Around Bend
Celebrate Labor Day by visiting a local farmer’s market or craft fair. It’s a chance to buy local and show your support for local artisans and craftsmen. Sisters’ Fall Street Festival (in nearby Sisters, Oregon) is an arts fair, featuring work of local artists. Beside lovely artwork and crafts, there’ll be plenty of local food and drink vendors scattered around to enjoy while you listen to live entertainment and browse the booths.
If you like beer and whiskey, Little Woody is the festival for you. Show Oregon’s best breweries, cider houses and distilleries how much you appreciate all the hard work they do and all their tasty products. Come taste the best beer, cider, whiskey and more that Oregon has to offer. The Deschutes Historical Society in downtown Bend is the spot to be for these tasty beverages, local food trucks, live music and more!
Celebrating Labor Day in Bend
Many NCAA football teams start their seasons on the long Labor Day weekend. Get yourself and your gang over to the nearest sports bar where you can watch your favorite teams play. Start with the River Pig Saloon (try their chicken and waffles), Brother Jon’s Public House (we recommend their pastrami sandwich), and the Pour House Grill (smoked chicken wings and fried bread pudding!). All have plenty of TVs so you can get your fill of football, beer and yummy bar food.
Not ready to mix and mingle? No worries. Your rental in Bend Oregon has free Wi-Fi, so you can stream your favorite team’s games, and feel free to channel surf all you want. Order plenty of food from a local restaurant, pick it up and enjoy in the comfort of your rental. Or, show off your culinary skills in your fully equipped kitchen by whipping up some delicious half-time treats for everyone.
Have your own cookout or picnic. Put your grilling chops on display as you fix up locally sourced burgers out on the grill in your vacation rental. Or make it easy on yourself and pick up BBQ and all the fixin’s from a local BBQ joint. A few to try are South Yo Mouth and the local favorite Baldy’s Barbeque. Dine out on your deck as you enjoy that tasty downhome BBQ or head to a local picnic spot. The Deschutes River, Riverbend Park and Tumalo Park are great spots for spending the day hiking and they all have plenty of picturesque picnic spots. However you celebrate, your Labor Day is sure to be filled with good food and great views.
Shop! Get outside for a nice walk down town for fun, local shopping in Downtown Bend. Bronwen Handcrafted Jewelry and the Wooden Jewel offer one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. Spend a few hours browsing through Dudley’s Bookstore Café for a good book and a good cup of locally roasted coffee. Family owned and operated Blue Spruce Pottery has been in Bend since 1976, and a unique Raku vase will make a wonderful Bend souvenir. Your morning coffee will taste so much better in a one-of-a-kind stoneware mug! And The Bend Store features works by local artists and tons of apparel and other items with the Bend logo.
Labor Day Rentals in Bend Oregon
Our Labor Day rentals in Bend Oregon have all the amenities you’ve come to expect, and they’re located throughout the area. Select a rental close to the things you love to do, and with the view you’ve come to Bend for. We have vacation rentals nestled in among the trees, perched on mountain slopes (ski-in/ski-out!), or on the edge of historic downtown Bend. Choose from cute, cozy cabins, alpine-style mountain chalets and more.
It’s pretty easy to enjoy your Labor Day here in Bend, there’s so much to do. But, if you do need a few more suggestions, just give our staff a call.