Not to jinx it, but it looks like spring will finally hit Central Oregon this weekend. Check out these events (most taking place outside) to fill your weekend calendar, including the Earth Day Fair & Parade, a Rendezvan at Mt. Bachelor, a classic car show in Redmond and more.
Rendezvan at Mt. Bachelor
April 17-21 | Mt. Bachelor | Overnight spots sold out
Join RVers, campers and vanlifers as they congregate at Mt. Bachelor for Rendezvan. There will be a stage with live music acts every day, a full bar, a skateboard mini ramp, food trucks, on-mountain activities and more. Overnight spots are sold out, but you can still enjoy the festivities throughout the day and into the evening hours.
Earth Day Fair & Parade
April 20 | The Environmental Center, Bend | Free
The annual Earth Day Fair & Parade begins with a parade for families through downtown Bend, where kids and parents can dress up as their favorite animal or plant. That is followed by a fair at Troy Field with activities for kids and families as well as live music and local food.
P.S. Worthy Brewing, in collaboration with The Environmental Center, is also hosting an Earth Day celebration at their headquarters on the east side of Bend. Check out the redesign of their cans and learn about what Worthy is doing to be even more sustainable than before.
Bend Marathon and Half
April 20 | Bend | $40-$130 (Kids 12 and under race free)
One of Central Oregon’s premier running events returns this year. Join the Bend Marathon and Half and try out the new course that will take runners across Central Oregon’s varied terrain and landscape. Stay for the after party at the finish line.
Wild Ride Classic Car Show
April 20 | Wild Ride Brewing, Redmond | Free to attend
Classic car enthusiasts will want to be in Redmond on Saturday. A car show is taking place at Wild Ride Brewing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. After the show there will be live music from Toast & Jam.
Dennis Johnson and the Mississippi Ramblers will be at McMenamins on Wednesday night. On Thursday night at the Tower Theater in Bend, Dave Halston and his Little Big Band will present a tribute to Frank Sinatra. And Volcanic has a full line-up this weekend, including Ben Rice Band, Company Grand and High Step Society.