Some great community events take place this weekend, including the iconic Pole Pedal Paddle and the annual Maupin Daze.
Pole Pedal Paddle
May 18 | Bend | Registration prices vary
The Pole Pedal Paddle is the one-of-a-kind athletic event that brings out the community. Build a team or take on the course on your own. Competitors will ski, bike, paddle and run from Mt. Bachelor to the Old Mill District. Even if you don’t participate, it’s a fun event to watch and support.
May 18 | Maupin | Free
Get to know the small town on the Lower Deschutes River at the annual Maupin Daze event. A parade kicks off the day at 10 a.m. There will be local vendors and arts and crafts at Kaiser Park on Main Street, a food truck, book sale and more. Rafting companies are offering special deals for day-trips if you want to hit the water with your family.
Civil War Reenactment and Living History
May 18-19 | House on the Metolius, Camp Sherman | $5-$8
More than 200 Civil War reenactors will be at the House on the Metolius in Camp Sherman for the annual event. There will be reenactment scenes as well as living history that you can explore.
Asian Pacific Islander Festival
May 18 | COCC | Free
May is National Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. On Saturday, Central Oregon Community College’s Coats Campus Center is hosting its annual Asian-Pacific Islander Festival. There will be cultural performances, ethnic cuisine from local restaurants, arts and crafts and more at this free event.
There are a lot of great options for live music this weekend. At McMenamins, Appaloosa is playing on Wednesday and Mexican Gunfight will follow up on Thursday. The Subdudes, an American roots rock group, will be playing on Thursday night at the Tower. Immersion Brewing’s third anniversary party with live music from Dirty Revival takes place on Friday.