Flowers are in bloom, the skies are clear and Central Oregonians are ready for a weekend of fun. Head over to Prineville for the Crooked River Roundup or hang out in Bend at the yoga festival in Skyline Park. On Saturday, the Wildflower Show and Pollinator Festival takes place in Sunriver. That same day, celebrate ten years of great brews at the Cruxapalooza.
Crooked River Roundup
5:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Starting at $10 | Crook County Fairgrounds, Prineville
Rodeo season is far from over; in fact, it has just begun. Travel down to Prineville for the annual Crooked River Roundup festivities. See 450 contestants compete for the prize of $100,000 and watch professional bullfighters. Don’t forget to head back next month for the races! Click here to visit the Crooked River Roundup website for more information.
Bend Yoga Festival
8 a.m. Friday, Saturday & Sunday | Starting at $22 | Skyline Park, Bend
The Bend Yoga Festival has something for everyone from meditation and intensive classes to stand up paddle boarding and hiking. Over the course of three days, experience guidance from twenty-eight presenters and fifty-five sessions. Even if you aren’t a festival passholder, there are courses open to the community such as Yoga and Writing, and Sunrise Meditation. Click here to visit the Bend Yoga Festival website for more information.
Wildflower Show & Pollinator Festival
9 a.m. Saturday | Starting at $10 | Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory, Sunriver
A spectacle of Oregon’s incredible plant life and pollinators, this festival is sure to be an extraordinary sight. Packed with activities for children, guided tours of the botanical gardens and vendors like Great Basin Nursery and Roots Wild Floral Company, the festival is the perfect way to welcome summer with open arms. Click here to visit the Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory for more information.
11 a.m. Saturday | Free | Crux Fermentation Project, Bend
It’s been ten fantastic years of the Crux Fermentation Project and it’s time to celebrate. Begin with a 5k run and end with live music, local food and—of course—great brews. Master Brewer Larry Sidor created a tenth anniversary IPA to commemorate the accomplishment and it will be released at the event. Click here to visit the Crux Fermentation Project website for more information.