Memorial Day Weekend always feels like the kickoff to summer in Central Oregon. And with a beer festival, fun events for kids and families, the finale weekend at Mt. Bachelor and more, there are plenty of things to do around town.
May 26 | McMenamins, Bend
SMaSH Fest is one of the main events during Central Oregon Beer Week. SMaSH (single malt single hop) will have local breweries will have their SMaSH beer on tap all day. Stay into the evening for the live music at this family-friendly event.
May 26 | Village at Sunriver, Sunriver
Games and activities will keep kids entertained all day at the annual Kids Day at the Village at Sunriver. Try the rock wall, visit the petting zoo and more at this family-friendly, free event.
Run May 26 | Riverbend Park, Bend
This one’s for the girls. The annual Happy Girls Run takes place in Bend this weekend. Women can join the 5k, 10k, or half-marathon runs, and there will also be short running events for girls 10 and under.
Finale Weekend: Board, Bike & Brew
May 26-27 | Mt. Bachelor, Bend
It’s the last weekend to get your turns in at Mt. Bachelor. The last weekend on the slopes is always a party, and this year is no exception. Sunshine lift will be open for mountain biking or you can ski from Pine Marten, Skyliner and Summit. There will also be a beer garden and barbecue from 10 Barrel, live music each night and, of course, the pond skim competition.
On Friday night, dust off your cowboy and cowgirl boots because Volcanic Theatre Pub hosts a country dance night with Dry Canyon Stampede. At The Capitol, hip-hop artists Skyzoo and Landon Wordswell will take the stage Saturday night.