CENTRAL OREGON WEEKEND PLANNER
Sept. 6th - Sept. 8th, 2019
FRI - Downtown Bend - Art. Walk. Sip. Repeat. You know the drill. Celebrate the last few days of summer at the September First Friday Art Walk in downtown Bend. Art galleries and other downtown business play host to dozens of local artists, showcasing local painting, sculpting, metal works, crafts and more.
Marzocchi Proving Grounds
SAT-SUN – Prineville - Bend’s Carson Storch hosts this Red Bull Rampage qualifying events at the Oregon Dirt Park in Prineville where steel nerved, big-feature riders will have a chance to show off their best and biggest tricks for a shot at the Red Bull tour. Tickets available through H5 events.
SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – Sisters Folk Festival is a year-round series of music events, education, and creative collaboration, but it all culminates in three epic days of live music that envelops the entire town of Sisters. Held on the first weekend after Labor Day, the eclectic gathering draws world-famous artists to the small town for a full-throated celebration of music across dozens of venues across town.
Cascadia Film Festival
THUR-SAT – The inaugural Cascadia Film Festival (CAFF) debuts this weekend with four film events spread across three days at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Bend. The themes of climbing, biking, paddling, and trail running all are explored in multiple short films. The festival includes presentations from filmmakers and film subjects. A partnership with Wanderlust Tours also brings a series of side-trip adventures that play on the film themes. Individual ticket packages are offered for each of the sessions, so feel free to mix and match.
NWX SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET
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 - 7p-9p - JUJU EYEBALL @ Spoken Moto - Juju Eyeball plays two straight hours of high-energy Beatles covers. Dance the night away to the #1 hits and the deep cuts. Always a blast!
SAT - 7p-10p – ELI YOUNG BAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS @ Oregon Spirits Distillery - KSJJ 102.9 presents The Eli Young Band! The guys have always been unique in modern Country music & a true band of brothers who play their own instruments, write their own songs and cling fast to their Texas roots.
SAT – 8p-12a - LADYDICE @ Midtown Ballroom - Lady Dice is a multi-talented artist, bringing a unique style of hip hop, pop and rock to the stage. With a percentage of proceeds going to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Saving Grace and Wildland Firefighter Foundation, this show is a special one. All firefighters get in free for even more firefighter appreciation!
The Great Drake Park Duck Race
SUN – The annual fundraiser and community celebration has raised more than $1 million for local children and families in need. It’s also handed out some amazing prizes to the owner of the lucky duck that first crosses the finish line at the Mirror Pond footbridge. This year’s top prize is a $20,000 voucher toward a new vehicle at Robberson Ford. The event, which is organized by the Bend Rotary Clubs, includes a fun zone, food, and games at Drake Park. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. and include a free kids’ race at noon.
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
· IT: Chapter 2
· Night Hunter
· Ms. Purple
· Last Call
· Next Level
· Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice
· Boy Genius
· I’m Leaving Now (Ya Me Voy)
· My Best Friends Famous
· Strange But True
· Becoming Nobody
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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