Sunshine and summertime not only mark the start of outdoor adventure season, they also signal the return of some of Bend’s best seasonal activities. Whether you are looking for local produce, artisans or music events, there’s something going on for everyone!
Bend Farmers Market
Since it’s start in 1999, the Bend Farmers Market has grown into one of Oregon’s leading farm-direct marketplaces, providing Bendites access to fresh, local foods and agricultural goods from area vendors. Market visitors can explore a variety of products including fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, cheeses, flowers and more. All products are 100% grown, produced or collected in Oregon.
Wednesday Market, Downtown
When: June 7th through October 11th
Where: Brooks Alley, Downtown Bend (between Oregon and Franklin Avenues)
Time: 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Friday Market, Northeast
When: June 30th through August 18th
Where: Mountain View High School, North Parking Lot (2755 NE 27th Street)
Time: 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Central Oregon Saturday Market
The Central Oregon Saturday Market was first held in May 1974 and has been a staple for artisans since. Located in Downtown Bend, the market promotes economic and artistic growth for local vendors, supporting the “Where the Seller is the Maker” philosophy.
Saturday Market, Downtown
When: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend
Where: School Administration Building, Parking Lot (across from Downtown Bend Public Library)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bend Memorial Clinic Free Summer Sunday Concerts
Put on your dancing shoes and head down to the Les Schwab Amphitheater for free summer concerts, select Sundays in June and July. With food vendors, bounce houses, and other family fun activities on site, BMC Free Summer Sunday Concerts make for an enjoyable afternoon for everyone.
When: Select Sundays, June through mid-July
Where: Les Schwab Amphitheater
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
June 25: Elektrapod
July 2: Dina Y Los Rumberos
July 9: The Grove Cabin
July 16: Streetlight Moon
Bend Memorial Clinic Munch & Music
In it’s 27th year, Munch & Music free concerts have become a summertime favorite! Arrive hungry and enjoy great food from local food trucks and vendors, and cool of with drinks from the Deschutes Brewery Libation Station. Complete with a bouncy house, even kids will love this weekly outing!
When: Every Thursday, July 6th through August 10th
Where: Drake Park
Time: 5:30 p.m.
July 6: Arrival from Sweden
July 13: Cowboy Junkies
July 20: Ozomatli
July 27: The Brothers Comatose
August 3: Too Slim and the Taildraggers
August 10: Pigs on the Wing
Getting around Bend just got a lot easier this summer! Beginning Friday, June 23rd and extending through Labor Day, residents and visitors can hop on a summer shuttle to access some of Bend’s core destinations. This shuttle will run seven days a week from 2-10 p.m. (every fifteen minutes) in a clockwise loop connecting downtown Bend, the Old District, OSU-Cascades campus and Galveston Avenue. Best of all, it’s free for all riders! For more information, follow this link.