The best events around Central Oregon this weekend include a vintage airplane show, a craft beer party, athletic events and more.
Fly the Ford Tri-Motor Airplane Tour
May 9-12 | Bend Municipal Airport | $52-$77
Take the opportunity to fly in the first commercial airplane, the rare Ford Tri-Motor. The four-day event will also have an antique airplane and car show and aviation exhibits. It all takes place at the Bend Municipal Airport.
Wild Ride’s 5th Anniversary Party
May 11 | Wild Ride Brewing, Redmond | Free
Celebrate five years of Redmond craft brewery Wild Ride on Saturday. The all-day event will have live music, patio games and of course a new beer release. There is also a host of great food trucks on site. The event is free and family-friendly.
Sisters Better Half Marathon
May 11 | Village Green City Park, Sisters | $40-$70
Join the quarter-marathon or half-marathon as an individual, or break up the race with your “better half.” It takes place in Sisters and proceeds from the event benefit the Sisters High School Swim Team.
May 11 | Skyline Forest, Bend | Prices vary
All levels of mountain bikers are welcome at the Cascade Chainbreaker. Whether you’re a novice or a professional, you can join the race that takes place in Skyline Forest in Bend. There will be food and drinks for racers and spectators on site.
May 11 | Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon | Starting at $100
With dinner, spirits and a live auction, the annual Riverfeast is a popular fundraising event for the Deschutes River Conservancy, a nonprofit that is dedicated to restoring and protecting the upper Deschutes River basin.
Americana band Upstate will be playing at McMenamins on Thursday night. And Volcanic has shows all weekend, including Jason Enigk on Wednesday and Kuinka on Saturday. There will also be a free concert from Las Cafeteras in Sisters at The Belfry on Friday night.