There’s something for everyone to do this weekend in Bend.
Come celebrate one, two, or even three days of local beer, wine and cider with Brewfest at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. If you’re trying to catch some history and culture this weekend, stop by Sunriver to enjoy a night of classical music. Adrenaline junkies should check out the third installment of the Gravity Race Series, where riders can white knuckle down Mt. Bachelor’s downhill tracks. For people looking to taste something new, one of this weekend’s farmers’ markets are sure to do the trick, or check out the chocolate tasting party at Roundabout Books. Finish off your weekend with a comedy show featuring some of Bend’s best local talent. As usual, there’s something for everyone to do this weekend in Bend.
August 15-17 | Free Admission
Hopheads rejoice. One of Bend’s biggest and most celebrated events is back. Bend Brewfest is a celebration of what makes Bend so great: Local brewers making amazing beer, and sharing it with the community. Drink tokens will be available to purchase to try samples of more than 200 beers, wines and ciders. Brewfest will be open to all ages up until 5 pm, at which point it is closed off to minors. No pets are allowed, with the exception of service animals.
Sunriver Music Festival: Classical Concert II
August 15 | $38-$72
Drop down to Sunriver for a night that celebrates the roots of modern music. Corine Brouwer and Dan Skidmore, two talented and classically trained violinists, are performing six pieces of classical music from a variety of composers, time periods, and genres.
Gravity Race Series #3
August 16 | Free
Come one come all to the third installment of a four-part downhill race series. Held on Mt. Bachelor’s mountain biking course, this race is open to all ages and skill levels. Bring a bike, some friends, and try your luck going down Bend’s premier downhill racing experience. Riders who are at least twenty one years old will be greeted with a free 10 Barrel beer at the end of their race.
Black Sheep Chocolate Tasting
August 16 | Free
Free Chocolate? You heard us right. Roundabout Books is partnering with a new local confectioner, Black Sheep Chocolate, to host a chocolate tasting party where customers are invited to stop by, try some free artisan treats, and check out Roundabout’s new summer book sales.
Bend’s Farmer Markets
August 17 | Free
Two farmers markets mean twice the local and twice the fresh. Happening in both downtown Bend and NorthWest Crossing, the local farmers markets are the perfect place to find fresh ingredients and more. You should expect to see a bounty of fresh produce as per usual, but you might see something that surprises you. A farmer’s market gives local artisans a chance to showcase their hard work, so you never really know what you might find.
Sunday Funday: Comedy Showcase
August 18 | $7 online, $10 at door
Looking to cure those end-of-weekend blues? Sunday Funday offers you a last chance to drink and laugh before starting your work week. Featuring local favorite comedians like Chuck Bronson, Steve Harber, Cole Robeson and Stan Whitton, this night is sure to keep you entertained. Leave the kids at home; this an 18 and over show.