Bend and Eugene, Oregon Events Calendar

Looking for things to do in Bend or Eugene, Oregon this weekend, next weekend, or a few months from now? You shouldn’t have to look very wide or far: both Bend and Eugene are, after all, quite happening places. But we wouldn’t discourage you from seeking out special events to go along with their normal embarassment of riches. Browse Bend events and Eugene events below. There are, of course, a few common denominators in the events you’ll find in Bend and Eugene: outdoor events and competitions of physical endurance  are, of course, quite popular. In Bend, you’ll find that a lot of events revolve around beer in one form or another.  Eugene has plenty of outre cultural and artistic events going for it. Whatever kind of fun you’re looking for, though, look no further than here for the top things to do in Bend and Eugene.
Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm
5:00 pm
Whether you join June 16’s 5k Beer Run or not (we recommend that you do), Bite of Bend is a culinary and cultural extravaganza. Perhaps the festival’s centerpiece, the Top Chef Competition, will take place June 15 and 16 when top area chefs will vie for the Top Chef Bend crown downtown. Organizers will offer …

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Downtown Bend
Jun 15 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm
12:30 pm
In and around Eugene, any time of year is a good time for beer, but of course summer is prime time. Kick the season off the right way with Hellshire Day at Oakshire Brewing, one of Eugene’s finest craft breweries and taprooms. The event is first and foremost a coming-out party for Oakshire’s hotly-anticipated Hellshire …

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12:00 am
In addition to fun athletic events like beer runs, Bend is also home to plenty of serious world-class athletic competition. Cycling and mountain biking are both huge around here. So, it’s only proper that Bend would be home to the world’s first combined road cycle and mountain bike race. Amateurs and pros alike are welcome …

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Wanoga Snow Park, Mt. Bachelor
Jun 28 – Jul 13 all-day
12:00 am
The Oregon Bach festival is one of the longest-standing and most renowned cultural events throughout the entire Pacific Northwest, attracting an international audience, and it’s right here in Eugene.  With more than 50 events spanning traditional orchestral and solo performances to dance, experimental jazz, and a one-of-a-kind synthesis of Radiohead, Coltrane, and Bach. Performances by …

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Hult Center and Beall Concert Hall
10:00 am
4th of July celebrations are a fixture for any number of towns and cities, but Bend definitely knows how to put its own unique spin on the festivities. To mark our nation’s independence, Downtown literally goes to the dogs for the morning. We’d already suspected that they’re the ones running the show, but this is …

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Downtown Bend
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – Jul 5 @ 9:30 pm
11:00 am
The Fourth of July means fireworks of course, but in Eugene it also means the kick-off of three days of art, Oregon wine, food music and entertainment at Alton Baker Park, the city’s largest public park.  This year’s Art and the Vineyard will be Eugene’s 36th, and it’s set to be another festival for the …

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Jul 11 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
5:30 pm
Free concerts centrally located in Drake Park next to Downtown with food trucks and beer and wine close by. If that sounds like a winning combo, it’s because it is. Why wait for the weekend to let loose a little bit? The music starts at 5:30pm each Thursday beginning July 11 and continuing through August …

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Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm
11:00 am
This is it, folks, the yearly number one must-visit event if you want to catch a glimpse into the heart of what makes Eugene Eugene. This year is a particularly special one, marking the 50th anniversary of the Fair. The Oregon Country Fair has come a long way from it’s roots in the seventies as …

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Oregon Country Fairgrounds, Veneta
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm
5:00 pm
The title says it all: this is The Bend Event of the Summer. If you’re in Bend the weekend of July 12 – 14, you’re either there or you’re  square. Well, not really, but we think you’ll want to show up to join an estimated 40,000 other people in experiencing the sounds, tastes and sights …

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Downtown Bend
Jul 18 – Jul 20 all-day
12:00 am
The town of Cottage Grove, just south of Eugene, has been celebrating Bohemia Mining Days for almost sixty years now. There’s a reason that the festival has withstood the test of time: originally a celebration of Oregon’s Centennial in 1959, the event combines living history with live music, a carnival, and other entertainment. And admission …

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Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day
12:00 am
Oregon is a great place for mountain biking, and there are few places greater than Oakridge, southeast from Eugene. Mountain Bike Oregon bills itself as “A Three-Day Mt. Biker’s Dream Vacation” on hundreds of miles of some of the world’s best singletrack. The biking will be intense–for the most part, this is not an event …

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Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm
10:00 am
Before Eugene was the countercultural mecca that it became in the 60s, it was a logging and mill town, forming the backdrop for Ken Kesey’s first novel, “Sometimes a Great Notion.”  The McKenzie River Chainsaw & Art Festival harkens back to those days, but with a twist: here, the chainsaws are being used to carve …

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Jul 26 – Jul 28 all-day
12:00 am
If you thought that the scenery around Bend couldn’t get any more spectacular, then think again. Imagine a majestic hot air balloon drifting slowly up into the sky as the sun rises above rose-colored mountain peaks. This vision will become reality the weekend of July 26-28. The festivities kick off July 26 with a Children’s …

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Various venues, Bend and Redmond
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – Jul 28 @ 9:00 pm
10:00 am
Located between Sunriver and LaPine just south of Bend, this festival is indeed an Event, with three days of rock, blues, jazz, reggae, folk, bluegrass, art, crafts, beer, wine, camping and good times all around. And all of it is for a good cause: the festival is fully nonprofit, and proceeds support the Oregon chapter …

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DiamondStone, La Pine
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm
5:00 pm
Nothing says summer in the Willamette Valley like blackberry jam, and this eponymous festival is a longstanding family-favorite. The fun takes place in Lowell, a little town to the southeast of Eugene located just off the Dexter Reservoir. It seems safe to say that there will be blackberry jam to be had somewhere on the …

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Rolling Rock Interpretive Park
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
5:00 pm
Each year, the Japanese American Association of Lane County uses this event to showcase their unique cultural heritage. This is a great  event for the whole family. Music, including of course taiko drumming, and a communal folk dance will feature prominently. All are encouraged to join in the latter–the dance steps are simple, and dancers …

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Alton Baker Park
Aug 3 @ 5:45 am – 8:30 pm
5:45 am
You probably have a hunch already that there’s more to the Cascade Cream Puff than the unassuming title might imply. And you’d be absolutely correct: as the event’s website puts it, “This ain’t your Gramma’s Sunday roll!” Instead, expect 100 miles of intense singletrack for the full Cream Puff, or opt for the 50 mile Fritter or …

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Westfir Portal Park
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm
10:00 am
Once a year, Eugene’s neighbor to the north, Junction City, puts on its own show: the Scandinavian Festival, which has been going strong for decades–since 1961, in fact. Visitors will need to be on the lookout for the many trolls and vikings that emerge to wander the streets of Junction City, playing pranks and causing …

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W 6th Ave & Greenwood St, Junction City
Aug 15 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 17 @ 11:00 pm
4:00 pm
Okay, this is the summer event you’ve really been waiting for. For a significant portion of residents, visitors, and envious onlookers alike, Bend means beer. Fun fact: Bend has more micro-breweries per capita than almost any other city in the United States. That wouldn’t mean much if the beer weren’t very good, or all of these …

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Les Schwab Ampitheater
Aug 15 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
5:30 pm
Free concerts centrally located in Drake Park next to Downtown with food trucks and beer and wine close by. If that sounds like a winning combo, it’s because it is. Why wait for the weekend to let loose a little bit? The music starts at 5:30pm each Thursday beginning July 11 and continuing through August …

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