Annual Events in Bend, OR

Nestled amidst majestic snow-capped mountains and thick lush green forestry is the town of Bend, OR. Coupled with its charm is an event-filled scenery that takes the city’s vibrancy to a whole new level. It does not matter what time of the year it is; there is always an event here and another there. One minute you are dancing to music from a live concert at the furthest edge of town and the next you are in downtown Bend, with your tickets ready for a movie out in the park. You don’t even have to plan for anything; just tap into the outgoing part of you and go where the flow takes you.

The Subaru of Bend Outside Games. Every year in July, Bend celebrates the Subaru of Bend Outside Games. The event’s main goal is to raise funds that benefit local non-profit groups that support the community of Bend, making it thrive and a wonderful place to stay. This festival goes on for four days, showcasing the very best that central Oregon has got to offer; local brews, live music, and exciting fun and interesting games on the trails all over town including Elk Lake, Mt Bachelor, and Deschutes River. The community welcomes you to splash, sip, bike, fine, run, paddle and laugh with them at the family and pet-friendly event. Have some crazy fun for a great course!

Bend Summer Festival. Every year during summer, the entire community of Bend comes together to celebrate this festival, and it seems like that is with good reason. Feel free to grab a delicious grub from any vendor or food truck that appeals to you. To quench your deep summer thirst, be sure to sip on your favorite Deschutes brew. There is live music and lots of fun kid activities.

Balloons Over Bend. If you have not witnessed a mind-blowing spectacle in a while, it is high time you head to Bend when they are celebrating their Balloons Over Bend festival next. Watch colorful hot air balloons fill the sky against a stunning backdrop; Central Oregon’s beautiful sunrise! I promise you that this will be one of the most beautiful moments you will have experienced in your life.

Sunriver Music Festival. Every year in August, this event goes down for a whole two weeks! It has been in existence for over 40 years, each year offering an abundance of music concerts like never before. It features global musicians and a lot of music education programs for the youth in Central Oregon.

And while you're visiting Bend please stop by the premier Bend Oregon Spa, located at Riverhouse on the Deschutes, we offer many modalities of massage, body treatments, organic and natural facials, clinical facial treatments and peels, as well as professional nail services.