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WYATT GAINES
  • Wyatt Gaines

(Looking for music events? See our comprehensive guide of summer music at BendSource.com. Bike and other outdoor events? Those are on our website and our calendar, too....)

SATURDAY 6/23

CENTRAL OREGON PRIDE

An annual celebration of LGBTQ equality, diversity, education, social justice, community and family. This family-friendly event features Dykes on Bikes, live music and performances, booths and chow. Catch the Pride pre-party at Seven Nightclub on 6/22, then head down to Drake Park the morning of 6/23 for the first Dignity March for Humanity. Noon-6pm. Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend. centraloregonpride.org

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 6/23-6/24

REDMOND OPEN STREETS

The streets are alive with the sound of... zero cars! Enjoy a variety of arts, crafts, food, beer and entertainment from local businesses. Downtown Redmond. centraloregonshows.com

THURSDAY-SATURDAY 6/28-6/30

CROOKED RIVER ROUNDUP

73 years and going strong! All the usual suspects will be there, including bareback and saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, roping, barrel racing and more. Crook County Fairgrounds. $10-$20. crookedriverroundup.com

SATURDAY 6/30

DESCHUTES BREWERY PARTY IN THE PARK

Deschutes Brewery turns the big 3-0—help them ring in their 30th birthday in style. Live music from Robert Randolph & the Family Band and various other local acts. Enjoy staples and specialty beers at the 400ft. Street Pub. Did we mention the tethered hot air balloon rides, community art pieces and a Silent Disco? Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend. Free.

SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY 7/1-7/4

LA PINE FRONTIER DAYS

La Pine's largest event of the year celebrates the heritage and unique character of the town. Something for everyone: lawnmower races, western pit BBQ, fireworks, midway vendors, live music, kid games, a quilt show and more. Frontier Heritage Park & Community Center, 16405 1st St., La Pine. lapinefrontierdays.org

WEDNESDAY 7/4

OLD FASHIONED JULY 4TH FESTIVAL & PET PARADE

Watch the Pet Parade or bring your furry friend to join the procession and then head to Drake Park for the festival. Complete with live music, pie eating contests, a three-legged race, kids and family fun area, food and artisan vendors and more. 11am-4pm. Downtown Bend and Drake Park. bendparksandrec.org

WEDNESDAY 7/4

SUNRIVER'S 4TH OF JULY FESTIVAL

Pedal in the bike parade and then enjoy a fun-filled day full of entertainment, games and food for the whole family. Test your eating skills in the watermelon eating contest, climb the rock wall and more! 11am-4pm. The Village at Sunriver, 57100 Beaver Dr., Sunriver. villageatsunriver.com

FIRST FRIDAY 7/6, 8/3, 9/7

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK

This year-round event highlights local artists in Downtown Bend. Visitors will enjoy free drinks and entertainment while perusing participating local businesses. 5-9pm. Downtown Bend. downtownbend.org

FRIDAY-SUNDAY 6/29-7/1

SISTERS ROUND-UP OF GEMS

Find treasures from around the world, including crystals, agates, amethyst, Australian opal, Oregon sunstones, beads, findings and lapidary supplies, fossils and more. Sisters City Creekside Park. Free.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 6/29-6/30

OREGON RESCUE CHALLENGE

Enjoy delicious food, local vendors, a raffle, silent auction and exciting trainer competitions with the whole family. There are even 17 trained horses up for adoption! Thinking of adopting? Visit the website for more info. Rim Rock Riders Event Center, Powell Butte. oregonrescutechallenge.com

SUNDAY 7/7

FOR THE LOVE OF PETS

A free, dog-friendly community festival that celebrates your favorite canine companion. Chili cook-off, IPA tasting, live music, kid activities and adoptable animals galore. Benefiting three local shelters in Redmond, Madras and Prineville. American Legion Park, Redmond. flpbenefit.com

FRIDAY-SUNDAY 7/6-7/8

LA PINE RODEO

Featuring professional bull riders from across the Pacific Northwest, ranging from PBR qualifiers, NFR qualifiers, Top Circuit Finals qualifiers, collegiate and high school finalists. La Pine Rodeo Grounds. $10-$12. lapinerodeo.com

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 7/13-7/14

SISTERS ARTIST MARKETPLACE

Showcasing local arts, crafts, beer, wine garden, food and entertainment. This local favorite saw over 10,000 visitors last year! Downtown Sisters. centraloregonshows.com

FRIDAY-SUNDAY 7/13-7/15

BEND SUMMER FESTIVAL

A wide variety of live music—on three stages—including Grand Royale, Beastie Boys tribute band The Holdup, local favorites Corner Gospel Explosion, as well as artists, vendors, food, family fun, wine and jazz. Downtown Bend. bendsummerfestival.com

SATURDAY 7/14

SPOKEN MOTO'S TWIST & SHOUT

Help Spoken Moto celebrate two years with a group ride, raffle, live music and races! Spoken Moto, Bend. spokenmoto.com

SATURDAY 7/14

SISTERS OUTDOOR QUILT SHOW

With more than 1,300 quilts on display and for sale, the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is the largest quilt show and sale in the world. 9am-4pm. Cascade Ave., Sisters. sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org

SATURDAY 7/15

SUNRIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL'S FESTIVAL FAIRE

This event helps raise funds to nurture the region's budding artistic talent. Enjoy a delicious dinner—costumes are encouraged! Music by the 2017 Young Artists Scholarship winners. Sunriver Resort Great Hall. Tickets at sunrivermusic.org

SATURDAY 7/21

SUNRIVER ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Big into cars? Admire cars from the 1920s and '30s, as well as the classic muscle cars of the '70s and '80s. 10am-2pm. The Village at Sunriver. villageatsunriver.com

SATURDAY 7/21

THE ULTIMATE SCAVENGER

Think you know Bend well? Prove it! Participants search for 25 destinations around the city, including well known landmarks, local businesses and lesser-known eccentricities of the city. The first individual or group to complete this task with the most points or by finding all locations will be this year's "Ultimate Scavenger" and win a cash prize! Various locations in Bend. Facebook.com/ultimatescavenger

FRIDAY-SUNDAY 7/27-7/29

NEWBERRY EVENT

A music and arts festival in La Pine, featuring more than 20 bands on two stages, including Lettuce, Pimps of Joytime, Five Alarm Funk, John Craigie, and more—plus art, craft beers, food, wine, camping and a silent auction for Defeat MS. DiamondStone Guest Lodges, 16693 Sprague Loop, La Pine. newberryevent.com

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 7/28-7/29

SISTERS ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL

Arts, crafts, food and entertainment. A fundraiser benefiting a local wish through the MakeAWish Foundation of Oregon. 10am-5pm. Sisters Creekside Park, Hwy 20 & Jefferson. sistersoregonguide.com

FRIDAY-SUNDAY 7/27-7/29

BALLOONS OVER BEND

Hot air balloons float across the backdrop of a breathtaking Central Oregon sunrise for a larger-than-life spectacle the whole family will remember. Families will not only enjoy the Night Glow events and morning launches, but also fun and games at the Children's Festival benefiting Saving Grace on Saturday, July 28. This year, Balloons Over Bend's Redmond Night Glow is merging with the Redmond Chamber's Annual Bacon and Brew Festival, featuring Central Oregon's favorite food trucks, breweries, live music and all the bacon your heart desires! Various locations in Bend & Redmond. balloonsoverbend.com

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY 8/1-8/5

DESCHUTES COUNTY FAIR & RODEO

In addition to the rodeo, enjoy carnival rides, check out the 4-H animals, indulge in fair foods, watch locals compete in a talent show and enjoy live music by America, Big & Rich, Grand Funk Railroad and Gary Allan. Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. expo.deschutes.org/fair

THURSDAY-SATURDAY 8/2-8/4

FLASHBACK CRUZ

This popular event has changed hands, with six self-proclaimed "car nuts" taking over the show this year. Thursday, check out Pontiac GTOs at Pilot Butte Drive at 4pm. Enjoy live music, food and brews at the kick-off party at Beaver Motor Coach on Friday night. Saturday festivities will be held at Drake Park like in previous years, where you can browse classic and antique cars and end the day at the block party downtown beginning at 8:30pm. Various locations. flashbackcrew.com

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY 8/8-8/11

CROOK COUNTY FAIR

Live music by Billy Dean and Buck Trout with more entertainment TBA, mutton bustin' for the kids on Saturday morning, jump houses and activities for the kids, eating contests and a beer garden. Crook County Fairgrounds, Prineville. crookcountyfairgrounds.com

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8/10-8/12

SUNRIVER ART FAIR

Over 70 artist booths in 11 different mediums, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, gourd art, woodwork, metalwork and mixed media. Enjoy live music on the stage while perusing art from all over the country. The Village at Sunriver. sunriverartfair.com

AUGUST 8/10-22

SUNRIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Classical music lovers, this two-week festival featuring local talent is in its 22nd year! From classical and pops concerts to featured soloists, there's plenty to choose from during this summer concert series. Various locations. SunriverMusic.org

SATURDAY 8/18

QUILT SHOW IN THE PARK

With over 150 quilts on display, enjoy the traditional, modern and art set against the Deschutes River. Pioneer Park. mtbachelorquiltersguild.typepad.com

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8/18-8/19

SISTERS WILD WEST SHOW

Featuring a variety of arts, crafts, antiques, food and entertainment, including six western skits with a spaghetti western set and demonstrations. Saturday, attend the country western dance. Creekside Park. centraloregonshows.com

FRIDAY-SUNDAY 8/24-8/26

ART IN THE HIGH DESERT

Central Oregon's premier juried arts and crafts show. Featuring over 110 nationally acclaimed, hand-picked visual artists who come together to display their art on the banks of the Deschutes River. Old Mill District. artinthehighdesert.com

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 9/1-9/2

SISTERS FALL STREET FESTIVAL

Now in its 10th year, the Sisters Fall Street Festival features a variety of arts, crafts, food, beer, wine garden and entertainment. The festival benefits the Sisters High School Visual Arts Department. Downtown Sisters. centraloregonshows.com

SUNDAY 9/9

GREAT DUCK RACE

Purchase a duck to enter into the race down the Deschutes River and win prize packages from local businesses if your duck places! Kids can participate as well in the free duck race at noon. Enjoy food, live music and festivities, plus bounce houses and prizes for the kids! Since 1989, the race has generated over $1 million for Central Oregon charities. 11am. Drake Park, Bend. theduckrace.com

SUNDAY 9/16

BEND OPEN STREETS

For one day, various streets in Bend will be closed to motorists allowing for the community to enjoy the public space on foot, bike and skates! A joint initiative by Commute Options, Bend Parks & Rec and the City of Bend. City streets & Kiwanis Park, Bend.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY 6/15-7/1

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL

Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. A girl can scheme, can't she? Music by Dolly Parton. Directed by Karen Sipes. Cascades Theatre, Bend. 2pm & 7:30pm showings. CascadesTheatrical.org

THURSDAY-SUNDAY 6/8-6/23

ACCOMPLICE

Adultery and murder are in the air—but is everything as it seems in this game of trickery and misdirection? Who is the hunter and who the hunted... and who is really the title character of "Accomplice?" 3pm & 7:30pm showings. 2nd Street Theater, Bend. 2ndstreettheater.com

MONDAY 6/25

BENDFILM PRESENTS: MINDING THE GAP

Three young men bond while trying to escape volatile small town home lives in the Rust Belt. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship. 5:30pm. McMenamins St. Francis School Theater, Bend. bendfilm.com

TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 6/19-8/15

SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS

Every Tuesday & Wednesday throughout the summer, Regal Cinemas offers $1 family-friendly films, including "Despicable Me," "The Iron Giant," "Curious George" and more. Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Bend. regmovies.com

THURSDAY 6/28

FULL DRAW FILM TOUR

Passionate about archery? Full Draw features bowhunting and adventure on the silver screen. 7pm. Tower Theatre, Bend. towertheatre.org

THURSDAY 7/5

THREE AMIGOS (1986)

This classic comedy stars Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin Short as cowboy movie stars from the silent era who are fired when one of their movies bombs. The trio finds themselves in a small village, tasked with ridding the townspeople of a real life bad guy named El Guapo. 8pm. Tower Theatre, Bend. towertheatre.org

FRIDAYS 6/22-10/5

MOVIES ON THE LAWN

Entrada got new owners and a makeover, and they're hosting a slew of outdoor movies and live music this summer. Pack a picnic and bring the fam for a movie night on the lawn. Kick off your summer with "Wonder Woman" June 22, or check back on Fridays for a variety of films from outdoor sports to your favorite blockbusters from summers past. 8pm. LOGE Entrada, Bend. logecamps.com

FRIDAY 9/7

BEND BIKE FEST

This fest, launched in 2009, is aimed at celebrating Central Oregon's cycling culture. Talk shop with other bike enthusiasts and plan your next ride! A fundraiser for the Bend Endurance Academy. 7pm. Tower Theatre, Bend. Bendbicyclefilmfestival.com

Looking for other bike events? See our Bike Issue at bendsource.com.

TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS 6/31-9/2

SUNRIVER TWILIGHT CINEMA

Outdoor movie nights are back at Sunriver this summer, most Tuesdays and Fridays from June 31 to Sept. 2. Screenings of "COCO," "Jumanji," "Black Panther" and more will be held at SHARC and the Village at Sunriver. 6:30pm. SunriverVillageFun.com/sunriver-twilight-cinema

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9/24-9/25

THEATER IN THE PARK

Shakespeare in the Park is now Theater in the Park—and they're shaking things up by showcasing works outside of Shakespeare's repertoire. First up is Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Jesus Christ Superstar." Fri., Aug. 24 & Sat., Aug 25. 7pm. Drake Park, Bend. theaterbend.com

FRIDAY-SUNDAY 8/17-8/25

DISNEY'S MARY POPPINS

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is now a musical! Mary Poppins is an irresistible story filled with enchanting songs and unforgettable dance numbers. 2pm & 7pm showings. Tower Theatre, Bend.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY 8/31-9/15

UNDER A RED MOON

Inspired by a true incident that occurred between serial killer John George Haigh (aka the Acid Bath Murderer) and two young American women in London in 1948, shortly prior to his arrest. The play focuses on Haigh's psychiatric evaluation as he tries to prove himself insane to avoid standing trial. Thur-Sat, 7:30pm. Sun, 3pm. 2nd Street Theater, Bend. 2ndstreettheater.com

TUESDAYS THRU 9/15

REDMOND FARMERS MARKET

Find fresh, local produce at your local farmers market! Centennial Park, Redmond. facebook.com/redmondoregonfarmersmarket

WEDNESDAYS THRU 10/10

BEND FARMERS MARKET

Every Wednesday through the beginning of October find farm-fresh produce and meet your farmers. New eastside market starts July 5, Thursdays through Sept. 27 in the Whole Foods Market parking lot. Downtown Bend, Brooks Alley. bendfarmersmarket.com

SATURDAYS THRU 9/15

NWX FARMERS MARKET

Every Saturday through Sept. 15, discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and more. NorthWest Crossing, Bend. nwxfarmersmarket.com

SATURDAYS THRU 9/15

MADRAS SATURDAY MARKET

Offering a wide array of high quality local fruits and vegetables, artisan food products and unique handcrafted items. Saturdays, June through mid-September. Sahalee Park, Madras. madrassaturdaymarket.com

SATURDAYS THRU 9/1

CENTRAL OREGON SATURDAY MARKET

This Bend staple hosts finely crafted jewelry, art, clothing and more with live music on the scene. 10am-4pm. Downtown Bend, 520 NW Wall St. cosaturdaymarket.wixsite.com/cosm

WEDNESDAYS 6/20-7/19

WEDNESDAY NIGHT COOKOUTS

Suttle Lodge will be grilling up some local meats—so bring your friends for great chow, brews, lawn games and beautiful lake views. 5pm. Suttle Lodge and Boathouse. thesuttlelodge.com

SATURDAY 6/23

CRUXAPALOOZA 7

Crux is not going to let a little construction project keep them from celebrating their anniversary! Enjoy a day full of craft beer, food and live music from Object Heavy, Mission Spotlight, Lance Canales & The Flood and The Beautiful Train Wrecks. 11:30am-10pm. Crux Fermentation Project. cruxfermentation.com

THURSDAY-SATURDAY 7/19-7/21

CORK & BARREL

A three-day wine and food festival, featuring cuisine from regional chefs paired with wine from across the Pacific Northwest. Benefits the KIDS Center. Broken Top Club. corkandbarrel.org

THURSDAY-SATURDAY 8/16-8/19

BEND BREWFEST

More than 60 breweries and cideries will be on location, offering up samples of their flagship and limited edition brews, along with food trucks and live music. Kids can enter until 7pm. Noon-11pm. Les Schwab Amphitheater. bendbrewfest.com

FRIDAY-SUNDAY 8/24-8/26

VOLCANIC BIKE AND BREW FESTIVAL

Gear demos, beer, food and the Volcanic Enduro Race, a bonus to the Cascadia Dirt Cup. All day. Mt. Bachelor West Village. mtbachelor.com

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8/31-9/1

LITTLE WOODY

Enjoy barrel-aged whiskey, cider and microbrew tastings from 25 small-batch brewers and distillers along with live, local music and tasty eats! 5pm Friday, Noon-6pm Saturday. Deschutes Historical Museum. thelittlewoody.com

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