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Weekend Roundup: June 6-10


Whether you’re in Sisters, Sunriver, Bend or La Pine this weekend, there are plenty of things to do around Central Oregon.

Photo courtesy of Sisters Rodeo

Sisters Rodeo
June 7-9 | Sisters Rodeo Grounds, 67637 US-20

It’s called the biggest little show in the world and it’s been a Central Oregon tradition for almost eighty years. Head to the Sisters Rodeo to watch cowboys and cowgirls from across the country compete in classic competitions such as bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling and more while vying for one of the largest purses on the rodeo circuit. There is also a parade Saturday morning through Sisters. Art in the Park also takes place in Sisters this weekend, with local artisans displaying their handmade goods at the Sisters Creekside Park.

Paula Poundstone
June 7 | Tower Theatre, Bend

You’ve heard her take on politics and pop culture with wit and humor on NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.” See her live at Tower Theatre in a comedy performance “An Evening with Paula Poundstone.” Paula Poundstone is a author, comedian and commentator. Expect uncensored humor and audience participation at this live show.

Free Day & Open House at the Sunriver Nature Center
June 9 | Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory

It’s the fiftieth anniversary of the Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory, and to celebrate, the organization hosts a free open house that kids and families will enjoy. Naturalists and astronomers will lead kid-friendly activities, and there will also be raptor and reptile demonstrations, guided nature walks, crafts, rocket launches and more. The Nature Center is also hosting a native plant sale, where you can find garden plants that thrive in the high desert and attract bees, butterflies and more.

Rhubarb Festival
June 9 | La Pine Senior Center

The annual Rhubarb Festival returns for the ninth year at a new location at the La Pine Senior Center. More than fifty vendors will be onsite with their rhubarb-centric goods. There will also dutch oven cooking demonstrations, rhubarb cooking and baking competitions, live music, and a rhubarb beer and wine garden.

Live Music

On Wednesday night, catch Nellie McKay at Volcanic Theatre Pub. At the Les Schwab Amphitheater this weekend, Jethro Tull takes the stage on Friday night and Slightly Stoopid will entertain the crowd on Saturday night.

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