Bend Elks Baseball: Summer is in full swing and what better way to spend the summer than to enjoy America’s favorite past time. Games are going out all throughout July. Buy some peanuts and cracker jacks as your root for the home team.
Steely Dan: Kick off the 4th of July weekend by enjoying a Steely Dan concert in the Les Schwab amphitheater. 7/3/14
Fourth of July Pet Parade: Grab the kids and dress up the pets to enjoy or participate in the annual 4th of July pet parade. This parade dates by to 1932 and Bend, Oregon was voted the 2nd best city to spend 4th of July in the in USA because of our parade and Old Fashioned 4th of July Festival. Located in beautiful downtown and followed up by the Old Fashion 4th of July Festival in Drake park.
Old Fashion 4th of July Festival: Occurs in Drake Park right after the Pet Parade. Featuring old fashioned games like sack races, watermelon eating contests and three legged races. Take the kids over to the kids and family fun area. Enjoy live music provided by 99.7 the Bull. Festivities occur from 11:00-4:00pm
Bend July 4th Fireworks Spectacular: Still looking to have more fun in Bend for 4th of July. Enjoy the Fireworks Spectacular that occurs from atop of Pilot Butte state park.
Free Summer Concert Series: These free concerts at Les Schwab will occur throughout the month of July:
7/6/14, the Cerny Brothers will bring their folk/rock sound to Bend from the Los Angeles area.
7/13/14, the Weather Machine play who have an alternative rock sound from the Pacific Northwest. 7/20/14, the Ballroom Thieves bring their folk/rock sound to Bend.
7/27/14, the Dakota Brown Band features pop/soul singer Dakota Brown
Turf & Tunes: These free concerts take place at SHARC in Sunriver and occur throughout the month of July:
7/6/14, Out of the Blue is a 5 piece R & B dance over band. Come dance the night away.
7/13/14, Parlour is roots-oriented folk band
7/20/14, Hawwire is a northwest country rock band
7/27/14, Cheeseburger is a Jimmy Buffet tribute band
Munch & Music: This fun concert series that takes place in Drake Park on Thursday nights is back for the summer. Enjoy munching on food from some of Bend Oregon’s favorite restaurants while enjoying great music in a beautiful setting. Performers to be announced soon.
Oregon Quilt Expo: Crafters and sewers around will enjoy this weekend long event. Taking place from 7/10-7/12 at the Deschutes Expo Center. Take a stroll through the Expo center and look at numerous beautifully made quilts. As well as vendors who will supply needed goods for quilting experts and novices
Bend Summer Festival: Stop by downtown Bend for this fun filled weekend, 7/11-7/13. This event includes food, family fun and vendors. Walking around down town and immerse yourself in everything that Bend, Oregon has to offer.
Sisters Quilt Show: Love quilting and Sisters? Walk through the town of Sisters and view quilt entries (or enter your own quilts). Enjoy even more family fun at the quilting activity area which is perfect area for the kids to spend time working on their own quilt inspired crafts. Take place on Saturday 7/12.
BMC Cascade Cycle Classic: Watch the 35th annual event which occurs from 7/15-7/20. Enjoy watching or participating in this 5 day event.
Alive After 5: Enjoy free concerts Wednesday 5:00-8:30pm in the Old Mill District. Enjoy food and beverages provided from Worthing Brewing. The following concerts are occurring:
7/16/14 Heart by Heart with Voodoo Highway
7/23/14 Pepe and The Bottle Blonde
7/30/14 The Wanz with Mosley Watta
Balloons over Bend Children’s Festival: Watch these amazing hot air balloons travel over Bend, Oregon from 7/18-7/20. Enjoy watching the balloons above head followed up by a festivals on Saturday at Sunday from 10:00am-4:00pm. Children’s festival includes bouncy houses, basketball hoop shots, face painting and much more.
Deschutes Dash Sports Festival: This 11th annual event features numerous races on 7/26-7/27. Events range from triathlons, 10ks, aqua bike, and 5k run. Participate or watch athletes compete in this 2 day event. This race is benefiting the Center Foundation.
Deschutes County Fair: The fair begins on 7/30/14 at the Deschutes Expo Center and Fair Grounds. Enjoy fair food, carnival rides, free concerts, and exhibits from Central Oregonians. The free concert of the night is Pat Benetar & Neil Giraldo