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Summer in Bend, Oregon is paradise. Long sunny days followed by cool, relaxing evenings. Spend the day on a mountain biking trail and the night at a big name concert on the river. In between outdoor adventures and brewery hopping, discover some of the can’t miss 2018 summer events in Bend, Oregon. Check back here as we update this list of our favorite Central Oregon festivals. For an updated list of Bend, Oregon’s biggest concerts read here. Then start planning your Bend, Oregon getaway around your favorite Bend events. Return to Pronghorn Resort for beautiful breezes, a peaceful setting, and luxurious accommodations.

Can't Miss Summer Events in Bend Oregon

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2018 Can’t Miss Summer Events in Bend, Oregon

May

Happy Girls Run
Run a race that puts a smile on your face! This annual 5k, 10k or Half Marathon aims to inspire. Run through the Old Mill District and along the Deschutes River with a group of your best friends.
May 26
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Cascade Cycling Classic
The Cascade Cycling Classic shows off Bend’s true bike town colors. This exciting spectator-friendly event is the longest consecutively run elite stage race in the country and has attracts many of North America’s top cyclists and teams. The quality of the race courses, the beauty of Central Oregon and the fun atmosphere of the race makes it a favorite.
May 31-June 3
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June

Oregon Senior Games
Proving that age is nothing and doing is everything, the Oregon Senior Games is a fun opportunity to test that competitive spirit. Compete in bowling, tennis, pickleball, golf and many other sports.
June 2-June 22
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Music on the Patio at Pronghorn
Wednesday nights are for sipping and sunset watching while the music plays. Join us for drinks, dinner and live music every Wednesday on the Cascada patio. Schedule of performers to be announced.
Every Wednesday, June 6-27
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Bite of Bend
Calling all foodies for Bend’s biggest food event. Feast on local bites from the area’s top chefs, hear live music, drink expertly crafted cocktails and watch Bend’s top chefs duke it out in a live kitchen competition. Keep the foodie fun going with Bite Week’s chef dinners and special events.
June 15-17
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Can't Miss Summer Events in Bend Oregon

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The Outside Games
Live music, local beer, plus tons of fun and games on the trails around town, at Riverbend Park and on the Deshcutes River. Yoga, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, climbing and mountain biking.
June 20-24
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Luau BBQ and Family Foot Golf at Pronghorn
Celebrate the first day of summer with a Luau barbecue and family foot golf at Pronghorn Resort! We’ll have plenty of fun and games plus delicious luau style dishes from Chef Linde. Spend the first evening of summer on the patio with mountain sunset views, family fun and tasty plates.
June 21
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Four Peaks Music Festival
Bend’s favorite music festival has grown over the years, but its intimate feel hasn’t changed. Grab your friends and family and make plans for this outdoor festival that draws an impressive lineup of musicians, artists and fun.
June 21-24
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Central Oregon Demo Day at Pronghorn
Come test out the season’s best golf equipment on the Pronghorn driving range. All of your favorite representatives will be here. Find something new for the summer golf season and tour our Pronghorn Academy cutting-edge facility. We’ll have games, food, drinks and tons of fun too.
June 30
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Can't Miss Summer Events in Bend Oregon

July

Music on the Patio at Pronghorn
Wednesday nights are for sipping and sunset watching while the music plays. Join us for drinks, dinner and live music every Wednesday on the Cascada patio. Schedule of performers to be announced.
Every Wednesday, July 4-25
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4th of July Party & Craft Cocktail Tasting
Pronghorn Resort is the place to be this 4t of July! Join us for a party and craft cocktail tasting.
July 4
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Movies on the Lawn at Pronghorn
Our outdoor movie series continues! Grab a low-backed chair and blanket and we’ll meet you on the event lawn for a movie under the stars. Title to be announced, stay tuned!
July 4
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Old Fashioned 4th of July and Pet Parade in Downtown Bend
It wouldn’t be the 4th of July without Bend, Oregon’s old fashioned celebration in Drake Park and Pet Parade through downtown Bend. It’s a favorite event for locals and visitors alike!
July 4
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Munch & Music
Summer traditions continue this summer in Drake Park. Claim a spot on the grass and enjoy an evening of free music plus delicious dishes from the best food carts in town.
July 12-August 16
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Bend Summer Festival
If there’s one event you make it to this summer, it should be Bend Summer Festival. Music, food, drinks, art, children’s activities and more. There is truly something for everyone. This free community event takes place on the streets of Downtown Bend, Oregon.
July 13-15
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Can't Miss Summer Events in Bend Oregon

Photo courtesy of Bend Summer Festival.

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show
View gorgeous handmade quilts throughout the charming town of Sisters, Oregon. This nationally recognized quilt show decorates downtown with a patchwork of color and design unlike anything else you’ve seen.
July 14
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Balloons Over Bend, Night Glow and Children’s Festival
Look to the skies as Balloons Over Bend launches! Enjoy hot air balloon launches, the magical night glow lighting of the balloons, plus a large children’s festival filled with games and activities.
July 27-29
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August

Music on the Patio at Pronghorn
Wednesday nights are for sipping and sunset watching while the music plays. Join us for drinks, dinner and live music every Wednesday on the Cascada patio. Schedule of performers to be announced.
Every Wednesday, August 1- 29
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Deschutes County Fair
It wouldn’t be summer without the fair! Enjoy and old-fashioned day at Deschutes County Fair with 4-H farm animals, carnival rides, rodeos performances and concerts. Grab a tray of curly fries and call it a day.
August 1-5
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Ghost Tree Invitational and Dinner on the Range
The Ghost Tree Inviational Golf Tournament and Dinner on the Range is Central Oregon’s social event of the summer. Play the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Pronghorn Resort during the benefit golf tournament. Attend the Dinner on the Range for cocktails, wine and delicious small plates from the region’s best chefs and restaurants. The evening culminates with incredible live music, a rocking dance floor, and a surreal sunset.
August 3-4
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Can't Miss Summer Events in Bend Oregon

Photo courtesy of Ghost Tree Invitational.

Beer Tasting at Pronghorn
Join us in the Clubhouse for a complimentary craft beer tasting! We’ll have delicious appetizers to pair with the craft beer tastings. Enjoy an evening in the Clubhouse and inform your next Bend brewery tour, or simply find your new favorite beer.
August 10
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Bend Brewfest
The daddy of all Bend beer events, Bend Brewfest is where the brew-minded converge on the banks of the Deschutes River. You’ll need all three days to make your way through the incredible collection of breweries and hard-to-find beer selections.
August 16-18
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Movies on the Lawn at Pronghorn
Our outdoor movie series continues! Grab a low-backed chair and blanket and we’ll meet you on the event lawn for a movie under the stars. Title to be announced, stay tuned!
August 17
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Theater in the Park presents “Jesus Christ Superstar”
Find your seat beneath the giant pine trees in Drake Park and settle in for an incredible outdoor performance of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar.” It’s theater like you’ve never experienced in Bend, Oregon.
August 24-25
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Art In The High Desert
August 24-26
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The Little Woody Barrel-Aged Beer, Cider and Whiskey Festival
Enjoy barrel-aged beverages at this intimate beer festival in Downtown Bend. The Little Woody festival has a cult following among the most serious of craft beer aficionados. Their wide selection of cider and whiskey makes it the perfect option for gluten-free.
August 31-September 1
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Can't Miss Summer Events in Bend Oregon

Photo courtesy of The Little Woody.

September

Movies on the Lawn at Pronghorn
Our outdoor movie series continues! Grab a low-backed chair and blanket and we’ll meet you on the event lawn for a movie under the stars. Title to be announced, stay tuned!
September 2
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Music on the Patio at Pronghorn
Wednesday nights are for sipping and sunset watching while the music plays. Join us for drinks, dinner and live music every Wednesday on the Cascada patio. Schedule of performers to be announced.
Every Wednesday, September 5-26
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Sisters Folk Festival
After last summer’s forced cancellation due to smokey conditions in Sisters, Oregon, we could not be more thrilled to think about the 2018 Sisters Folk Festival. Widely acclaimed for its lineup of incredible talent, this festival transforms the small town into a patchwork of intimate concerts and memorable performances.
September 8-10
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Plan your summer vacation around summer events in Bend, Oregon. Enjoy the festivals, music, art and fun, then return to your peaceful, luxurious accommodations at Pronghorn Resort. Sunset cocktails and a dip in the hot tub will be waiting for you!

Can't Miss Summer Events in Bend, Oregon

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