CENTRAL OREGON WEEKEND PLANNER
August 30 - Sept.01, 2019
FRI-SAT – The Little Woody is back in Bend to celebrate all the barrel-aged libations (and gnomes) that the Northwest has to offer. The annual festival held at the Deschutes Historical Society property in downtown Bend celebrates the art of barrel aging like no other, so don’t miss out! 21 and over. (Children allowed noon to 6pm Saturday), AND Don’t forget to dress like Gnome!!!
THUR-SUN – Descend on Bend - If you’ve ever wondered just what the whole #vanlife is all about, here is your chance. Oregon’s extended van family will “descend” on Oregon’s outback for a weekend of family friendly camping and revelry, and all for a good cause. Think of it as a car show for the Westphalia crowd meets Woodstock, or maybe Pickathon. The weekend includes a Saturday night BBQ and chili cookoff, an ONDA pancake breakfast feed and unlimited moon howling. Tickets in advance required for camping, meals, etc.
SISTERS FALL STREET FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Entering its twelfth year, the Sisters Fall Street Festival is once again taking over Sisters’ iconic downtown strip for a day of arts, crafts, beer, and food. There will be live entertainment and a charity fundraiser. Tents will include antiques, commercial goods, art, and of course, a beer and wine garden with some of your favorite local flavors, and maybe even something new!
SUNRIVER HALF MARATHON
SAT-SUN – Run with a purpose this weekend in Sunriver at the Half Marathon for a Cause, in which all proceeds go to benefit the St. Charles Cancer Center. Participants can choose to run the half marathon, 10k, or 5k, and kids can sign up for their own “Kids Dash.” No matter which race you choose, you’ll be running with a purpose and helping someone in need.
CENTRAL OREGON SATURDAY MARKETS
SAT – Gather with local farmers and artists to shop fresh produce and crafts in downtown Bend
SAT – Northwest Crossing hosts their Saturday Market featuring a bounty of seasonal produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items, beautiful flowers, tasty morsels, a variety of local vendors, and an eclectic mix of live music.
FRI–SAT-SUN - Bring a blanket and listen to Precious Byrd (FRI), High Street Party Band (SAT), and Casey Parnell Combo (SUN) in Sunriver’s backyard. Listen to a live music, enjoy fresh food, and local brews.
SAT – The Volcanic Theatre and Pub hosts The Yawpers w/ Patrimony, and Bony Chanterelle. Through their first three albums, the group divined a signature style; what Pitchfork described as an expansive vision of rock & roll, one that cherrypicks from various folk traditions: punk, rockabilly, blues, whatever they might have on hand or find in the trash. 9pm
SAT – Elk Lake Resort hosts a summer music series sponsored by Boneyard Beer and Crater Lake Spirits. Float on the lake or sit in front of the stage and enjoy live music.
FRI & SAT – Join Tumalo Creek Canoe and Kayak for Full Immersion Kayaking Weekend. A two and a half day introductory progression series to whitewater and a great launching point for the aspiring life-long kayaker.
THROUGH SEPT 7 – Mt. Bachelor hosts stunning views for a romantic sunset dinner. Enjoy an eight-course meal with friends or family and end your night with a moonlight chairlift ride down the Mountain.
ONGOING – The Mt. Bachelor Bike Park offers 13 miles of downhill trails and different options for various skill levels.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
· Don’t Let Go
· Bennett’s War
· Tod@s Caen
· Spider Man: Far From Home
· The Fanatic
· Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins
· Official Secrets
· Jay Myself
· Spider In The Web
· Vortex (2019)
· Surkhi Bindi
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These are just a few ideas, whatever you choose to do we hope you enjoy yourself and spend time with your favorite people.
Have a great weekend!
Shane and Denise