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 beautiful festival grounds that provide 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!
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The temperatures are climbing—are you already excited for your summer mountain getaway and Bend summer events? If not, get excited with these fantastic festivals happening this summer in Bend, Oregon:
Oregon Senior Games
Looking to prove that you’re still spry and coordinated? Looking for a reason to keep pushing yourself? Look no further than the Oregon Senior Games! Hosted in Bend this year, these games include a variety of sports, from 5k and 10k to swimming to archery to pickleball to bowling. Plus, these games are qualifiers for the 2019 National Senior Games; this means it’s your chance to prove your mettle and for the crowd to see who rises to the top. And even if you’re not the most athletic, there are still awards recognizing other aspects, including miles traveled to arrive and the sportsmanship award. The games stretch from June 2nd to the 17th.
Bend Summer Events: Four Peaks Music Festival
What’s summer without a major music festival to go to? Bend’s Four Peaks Music Festival scratches your itch for live music with four days of performances with a variety of genres. Two stages keep the music going all day long, while the Kidlandia activity center makes sure that the younger ones have fun too. This year, the festival is happening June 21st-24th. It’s happening at 21085 Knott Road, about 15 to 20 minutes southwest of Bend.
Bend Summer Festival
Perhaps the biggest summer festival—simply called the Bend Summer Festival—this event is an arts festival, nearing its 30th anniversary. It is far more than a gallery walk—the festival spans seven blocks and attracts over 50,000 people! You’ll see stunning creations in metal, glass, wood, and ceramics, as well as beautiful paintings, photos, and mixed media pieces. Plus, live music on three different stages accents the enjoyment of art.
The Summer Festival takes place right in downtown Bend. A kick-off concert begins the festival on Friday, July 14th, with the rest of the festival happening on the 15th.
Bend Vacation Rentals: Make the Most of Your Vacation
Any of these festivals is a great excuse to visit Oregon’s favorite mountain town, and to maximize your fun while you’re here. When you’re not playing games or listening to music, come see the beautiful hiking trails and enjoy our fabulous weather. Then, wind down in a gorgeous vacation rental. Bend Vacation Rentals features only the best properties—immaculate homes-away-from-home for your relaxation and enjoyment. Use our easy online booking process to plug in your dates and find the property that suits you! For questions, just call 541-385-9492. A marvelous vacation awaits—set it up today!