Bend Oregon Events August 2016

Bend Oregon Events

Twilight Cinemas: Grab a lawn chair, blankets and the kids to enjoy these family friendly movies at SHARC or SunRiver Village. Some of the titles include Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, Zootopia, and the Jugle Book. Movies showings are free to the public and take place throughout the month of August.

Bend Elks Baseball: Enjoy America’s favorite past time in Bend. The Elks season is in full swing with plenty of games for the family to enjoy. Numerous theme nights include $2 Tuesdays, Thirsty Thursday and Free Kid Wednesday.

Deschutes County Fair: Enjoy carnival rides, concerts and exhibits at the annual Deshcutes County Fair. Performers this year include: Tracy Lawrence, Queensryche, Trace Atkins, and The Wallflowers. Taking place from 8/3/16 – 8/6/16

Munch & Music: Music, food and fun at Drake Park in the first 2 Thursday’s of August. Enjoy the following concerts free to the public:
August 4 – The Quick & Easy Boys and Jive Coulis
August 11 – Devon Allman Band and Redwood Son

Ghost Tree Invitational & Dinner: Enjoy a day of golf followed by dinner at the annual Ghost Tree Invitational at Pronghorn on 8/5/16 – 8/6/16. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House, the Education Foundation, and the Assistance Leage of Bend.

Brandi Carlile: Country music singer Brandi Carlile graces the Les Schwab ampitheater stage on 8/5/16

2016 Haulin Aspen: Lace up your running shoes for this half marathon or full marathon through some of Bend’s best trails. Taking place on 8/6/16. Proceeds benefit the Bend Endurance Academy.

20th Annual Deshutes River Clean Up: Help keep our beautiful Deschutes River clean by participating in the 20th annual clean up. Pick up debris, remove harmful weeds and more. Taking place on 8/6/16.

Turf & Tunes: Grab a lawn chair and enjoy live music, food and more at SunRiver’s Sharc every Sunday evening in August. The following acts will be performing. Concerts are free to the public.
August 7 – Tony Smiley
August 14 – Henrick Bothe
August 21 – Bill Keale

SunRiver Music Festival:

Jackson Brown in Concert: This 70’s iconic singer/songwriter comes to Bend on 8/9/16 to the Les Schwab Ampitheater.

Michael Franti: Michael Franti comes to Bend again this year to play the Les Schwab Ampitheater on 8/11/16

SunRiver Art Fair:

Flashback Cruz: Love classic cars? Then be sure to stop by Drake Park on 8/12/16 -8/13/16 to view these prestine classic cars.

Huey Lewis & The News: This pop rock band has been playing music for over 30 years graces the Les Schwab Amiptheater on 8/12/16

Shriners Run for Children: Join the Shriners in their 4th annual run for Children taking place on 8/13/16 at the Old Mill District. Great time for families to gather, run and enjoy a bbq hosted by the Central Oregon Shriners.

Summer Beer Gardens At C.E. Lovejoys: Enjoy beer, food and live music at CE Lovejoys in August. Featuring the following bands:
August 18 – Downhill Rider
August 25 – Blondeau Band

Deschutes Brewery Twilight 5k: Enjoy an twilight run on 8/18/16 starting at the Deschutes Brewery Warehouse. After the race enjoy beer at the beer garden, food and musical entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

Bend Brew Fest: Enjoy sampling beer, live music, food and more at this annual event taking place on 8/18/16 – 8/20/16. The festivale benefits the Big Brothers & Big Sisters

Northwest Crossing Munch & Movies: Grab the family for some summer fun. Free twiligth movie, food carts, bouncy house and more at Compass Park. Featuring the following films
8/19/16 – Zootopia
8/26/16 – Guardians of the Galaxy

Shakespeare in the Park: Shakespeare comes to Bend Oregon in this annual production of Shakespeare in the Park. This years production of the Tempest on 8/20/16 – 8/21/16 at Drake Park. Performed by Portland’s Northwest Classical Theatre Company.

Beat Beethoven’s 5th 5k Run: Help support the Central Oregon Symphony with this 5k run on 8/21/16. The race will begin at the COCC campus track. The goal is the beat Beethoven’s 5th during this 5k run.

Trampled by Turtles & Lord Huron: Peak Summer Nights brings Tramples by Turtles & Lord Huron to the Athletic Club of Bend or 8/21/16.

Steve Miller Band: The Steve Miller Band helps wrap up the month of August at the Les Schwab Ampitheater on 8/31/16