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.
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
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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