This weekend is sure to have something for everyone. Make the drive up to Madras to witness aviation history. Catch some incredible live music this weekend, with Leftover Salmon playing at Oregon Spirit Distillers, and Cake at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Art lovers can head to the Old Mill to explore a juried art fair, and adrenaline addicts can head up to Bachelor for beer and bikes. Citizens can exercise their civic duty by attending U.S. Senator Ron Wyden’s town hall, and every dog lover can win raffle prizes and auction items while supporting a cause that rescues dogs off the street.
Leftover Salmon and Watkins Glen
August 22 | $25 plus fees
Few bands have been around for thirty years, and even fewer have been as influential in the bluegrass/newgrass scene as Leftover Salmon. Always unafraid to try something new and add to their ever evolving sound, they’ve left a permanent mark on the modern jamband formula. Come watch them enter their fourth decade together this weekend at Oregon Spirit Distillers, and hear for yourself their often experimental sound.
Art in the High Desert
August 23-25 | Free
Art in the High Desert is a nationally recognized art exhibition that brings more than 120 hand-selected artists to the banks of the Deschutes River in the scenic Old Mill District. Ranked 10th in the nation for Fine Art Fairs by the Art Fair Sourcebook 2018, this celebration of creativity is sure to attract every art lover from miles around. (No Pets Allowed)
Volcanic Bike & Brew Festival
August 23-24 | Free
The rowdiest two-wheeling event of the summer is almost here. Volcanic Bike & Brew Festival is back again for its 5th straight year, going down right in the heart of West Village base area. This is a weekend you won’t want to miss, jam-packed with bike races, demos and clinics, draft pours from all your favorite local breweries, an epic lineup of live music to get you rocking, and so much more!
2019 Airshow of the Cascades
August 23-24 | Price varies
Make the drive out to Madras to experience the 2019 Airshow of the Cascades. This show includes static installments, as well as live shows with Warbirds flying through the air! You yourself can soar through the sky on a glider or helicopter ride, or even on a zipline. Along with the classic motorcycle and car shows, every Airshow visitor gets free entry to the museum which houses the largest privately owned collection of vintage Warbirds in the world!
Speak up for Public Lands—Attend Senator Wyden’s Town Hall!
August 24 | Free
Senator Wyden will be in Bend this weekend to host a town hall, and he hopes to see everyone there. This is your chance to share your opinions with one of our two State Senators. Come to the Central Oregon Community College campus and make your voice heard on the issues that actually matter to you!
Street Dog Hero
August 24 | $20 for adults, $5 for kids
Street Dog Hero’s 2019 fundraiser is coming to the Athletic Club of Bend this weekend. Come take part in the silent auction and win items like a signed Portland Trailblazers basketball, or a free, three-night stay in Whistler, Canada, all while enjoying complimentary libations courtesy of some of your favorite local breweries. Bring your furry friend for free health exams, nail trimmings, and even doga (yoga with your dog)!
Cake in Concert
August 24 | $55 plus fees
Coming out of Sacramento, California, Cake is stopping by the Les Schwab Amphitheater to bless Bend with their unique, irony-drenched, lyrics, filled with satire and pop culture references. Combining more genres than most artists know how to play, Cake created a name for themselves in the 90s with a clash of rock, pop, jazz, country, and more. This weekend, listen to them perform their biggest hits, and maybe even something you haven’t heard before! Special guests, Oregon’s own Dandy Warhols.