A blog by Campbell Consulting Group, based in Bend, Oregon.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Bend, Oregon Events

Bend, Oregon events this summer run the gamut from street festivals to wine tastings to outdoor movies!
The list of Bend, Oregon events and things to do is almost endless, but we've collected a few of the greatest hits for you here. Whether you're a local or a tourist checking out Bend for the first time, these are a great way to see what Oregon has to offer -- like events, farmer's markets, and sports activities. There are always fun things happening in Bend, but summer is even more packed with stuff to do. Check out this list of upcoming Bend, Oregon events for summer 2009. You can also find more fun events happening in Bend, Oregon at http://www.visitbend.com/. If you know of an upcoming Bend event that we missed, tweet at us -- @ccgpr.
NorthWest Crossing Hullabaloo Street Festival Friday, June 26th from 4 – 10 p.m. in the NorthWest Crossing Neighborhood Center on Bend’s west side. Live music performances will be headlined by PepĂ© and the Bottle Blondes, Todd Haaby and Sola Via. The one-day festival features fun activities such as: the popular bike crit (including the kids’ crit) through the streets of NorthWest Crossing, children’s activities, live music, great food, wine and beer, art displays, goods from local vendors and more.
Clear Choice Free Summer Sunday Concert Series Every Sunday this summer, claim a spot on the green grass of the Les Schwab Amphitheater in the Old Mill District on the Deschutes River. The free Summer Sunday concert series will continue through August 23, 2009 featuring a different artist or group for each concert. Ticketed conerts are also happening this summer with big names that include Sugarland, Lyle Lovett & His Large Band and WEEN! See who's Live on Stage or contact The Old Mill District at 541 312-0131.

Deschutes Brewery's 21st Birthday Party Deschutes Brewery is turning 21 on Saturday, June 27th and throwing a back lot BBQ to celebrate. At noon, they will tap the first keg of Black Butte XX, an imperial version of the flagship Black Butte Porter. The parking lot behind the Bend Pub will feature Woody, the traveling bar in a barrel; hot food from the grill; live music from various Deschutes Brewery staff bands:

Tuck & Roll 12:00-1:30 Good-bye Dyna 1:30-3:00 Blackstrap 3:00-4:30 How About No 4:30-6:00 and live rock & roll from Scott Fox from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Inside, bartenders will be pouring several Reserve Series beers, including Black Butte XX and XXI, Mirror Mirror, The Dissident, The Abyss ’07 and ’08, and Hop Henge. NorthWest Crossing Saturday Farmer’s Market Every Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. from June 27-Sept 12 in the NorthWest Crossing Neighborhood Center. Great local vendors, plus live music scheduled each Saturday throughout the summer. 21st Annual Deschutes Brewery Sagebrush Classic Bend, Oregon's premier golf tournament and culinary event draws star chefs from all over the world. Sign up for one of the 52-team slots and play in an amateur best ball tournament, where friendly competition can lead to prizes and bragging rights. Or just buy a ticket for the Sagebrush Classic Feast and spend Saturday night dancing to live music and tasting cuisine from some of the world's hottest chefs on the hottest evening of the year in beautiful Broken Top Meadow in Bend. Deschutes Dash SATURDAY, JULY 18 – SUNDAY, JULY 19 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Old Mill District 2009 Deschutes Dash Weekend Sports Festival: July 18-19, 2009! Packet pick-up at REI in the Old Mill District on Friday, July 17, from 4-7:30pm. Events occur on Saturday, July 18, from 8-11:30 am and on Sunday, July 19, from 8-1:00 pm. Visit Fresh Air Sports for more information. Join us for the fifth anual Deschutes Dash! The most spectator friendly venue in the Pacific Northwest! The Deschutes Dash Weekend Sports Festival will again include a full weekend of activities including a Kid's Splash & Dash on Saturday.

Sunriver Music Festival August 12 through 22 Now in its 32nd year, the mission of the Sunriver Music Festival is to present quality performances of classical music and provide educational programs for the youth of Bend and Central Oregon. Classical piano and orchestral concerts plus a family concert plus performances by a flutist and a trumpeter means there's something for anyone. Check for more info at http://www.sunrivermusic.org/summer09.htm. Wine by the River FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 – SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm Riverbend Park A tribute and toast to benefit children. Wine by the River will offer over fifty award winning Northwest wineries, eight exquisite chocolatiers and fine dining restaurants. Visit Wine by the River for more information. Munch N Movies is coming to Compass Park in NorthWest Crossing every Saturday night at 6 p.m. from August 22 - Sept 12. This fun and popular outdoor movie experience is back, along with family-friendly movies, food vendors and more! Art in the High Desert FRIDAY, AUGUST 28 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 30 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Old Mill District Art in the High Desert, a juried fine art and craft festival will be held in the Old Mill District on August 28 - 30, 2009 and will showcase 110 highly acclaimed artists from across the country and Canada. Hours: Friday — Saturday: 10 am – 6pm and Sunday: 10am – 4pm Art in the High Desert is on the banks of the Deschutes River, in the Old Mill District. Art in the High Desert is produced by a non-profit community based organization made up of artists and art advocates who believe that a nationally recognized art festival helps promote Bend and Central Oregon as a cultural center. Visit Art in the High Desert for more information.

-Campbell Consulting (@ccgpr)