ou've browsed our fashion guide, mapped out your next stunning, locally sourced finds, but now where to sport your new threads? Show up in your favorite fall fashions at these can't miss events this autumn.
Pressing On: Moving Lives Through Cancer
BENEFIT — Gather with friends and family and enjoy live music, food, a 5K run, a Bend experience raffle and pints of Atlas Cider, local brews, sangria and Humm Kombucha at this event, which celebrates the role an active lifestyle plays in "pressing on" through cancer. Physical therapists, cancer survivors and supporters come together to show cancer who's boss. // 3pm. Atlas Cider Taproom, 550 SW Industrial Way, Suite 190, Bend. 5k pre-registration $30, day of race $35.
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Sisters Fresh Hop Festival
FRESH HOPS — In Central Oregon, we can find any excuse for a brew fest, but fresh hops may be one of the best excuses around. Celebrate the hop harvest with fresh hop beers from more than 20 Pacific Northwest breweries. Benefits from the festival go to the American Cancer Society. // Noon-8pm. Village Green Park, 335 S. Elm St., Sisters.
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September 29 - October 1
Bend Roots Revival
LOCAL MUSIC — Perhaps one of the greatest music events of the year, the annual festival brings together 120 acts and educational workshops over the course of the last weekend in September. With 120 acts, there's no doubt you'll discover a new local band playing music in a genre you love. Free music all weekend long on seven stages plus the beer and merchandise sales support arts education in Bend. // SW Shevlin-Hixon Dr., Bend. No cover.
October 6 - 8
Bend Fall Festival
FALL! — Ah, the Bend festival. How would we know the change in seasons without them? The Bend Fall Festival features all the things you love most about autumn: pumpkin carving, a Harvest Market, gourmet food and wine, live music and food. New this year, the Fall Into Fashion area includes carefully curated creators, retailers and fashion reps highlighted in two on-street fashion shows. Embrace the crisp fall air and changing of the seasons at Bend Fall Festival. // Downtown Bend. Free.
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FILM — Now in its 14th year, this annual film festival celebrates independent cinema with screenings, parties and panel discussions with filmmakers. The BendFilm Festival allows you to escape through film. It allows you to learn about different cultures. It combines narrative storytelling, documentary films and creative shorts from local, regional, national and international filmmakers. BendFilm has risen as a can't miss event in the Bend culture scene. // Various locations throughout Bend. Prices vary.
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Comedy For Kids' Sake
COMEDY — Join Big Brothers Big Sister of Central Oregon as they celebrate their 20th anniversary with a '20s-themed Comedy For Kids Sake benefit. Enjoy a silent and live auction packed full of adventure. Laugh, bid on great auction items and support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon. 21 and over. Desserts sponsored by Whole Foods Market. // 7pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $50 or 2 for $85.