Events & Street Closures for Summer Season 2014
Wednesdays from June 4th through October 8th: Bend Farmers Market
Bringing together growers and producers with people who hunger for fresh, local, healthful foods from 3–7 pm. Street Closures: Brooks Street Promenade 12pm to 7pm.
Thursdays from mid’July through mid’August: Munch and Music
Located in Drake Park the weekly series provides the community of Central Oregon with a great chance to enjoy the arts, outstanding food, and free music. Begins at 5:30pm, no street closures.
Every First Friday of the month: First Friday Art Walk
Sensational local & national art are displayed at dozens of businesses on the first Friday of every month. Shops are matched with artists, musicians, and performers. Many businesses stay open late and will serve food and wine. From 5pm to 9pm, no street closures.
Saturdays from Memorial Day through September: Central Oregon Saturday Market
Across from the Downtown Public Library located in the School District Parking Lot-enjoy a variety of local artisans, food, and crafts. Fun for all ages. From 10am to 4pm, no street closures.
July 4th: Old Fashioned Festival, Pet Parade
Come celebrate our country’s independence on July 4th! Start out your day’s festivities with the Pet Parade through Downtown Bend then follow up with the Old Fashioned July 4th Festival in Drake Park from 11am to 4pm. Expect traffic due to bicycles in early afternoon. Street Closures: Wall & Bond between Oregon & Bend Public Library Friday 9am-11:30am.
July 11th-13th: Bend Summer Festival -MORE CLOSURE INFO HERE
The Bend Summer Festival is thrilled to be coming upon its 24th year of filling the downtown streets of Bend with music, art, food, laughter & fun! Street Closures: Wall from Greenwood to Franklin, Oregon from Brooks Promenade to Lava, & Minnesota from Wall to Lava.
July 19th: Downtown Twilight Criterium-35th Annual Cascade Cycling Classic
It is the longest consecutively run elite stage race in the country and has attracted most of North America’s top cyclists and teams over the years. Street Closures: Wall and Bond between Oregon and Idaho to form a loop from 12pm-9pm.
July 24th-27th: Sidewalk Sale
Downtown bend merchants need to clear out their shops to bring in new fall merchandise with sale prices up to 80% off! No street closures.
August 8th & 9th: Flashback Classic Car Show-MORE CLOSURE INFO HERE
Classic Car Show and Cruz is a family fun event where cars of all makes and models for years before 1979 will be displayed in Drake Park, as well as a ‘Cruz’ through Downtown Bend from 6pm-8pm. Street Closures: Oregon from Wall to Bond, Wall from Oregon to Franklin, Franklin from Wall to Lava, Lava from Franklin to Minnesota, Bond from Minnesota to Oregon 5pm-8pm.
August 29th -30th: Little Woody Craft Brew Fest
The Little Woody Barrel Aged Brew and Whiskey Fest was created to commemorate one of Central Oregon’s cultural hallmarks – craft beers. Located at Deschutes Historical museum this is a festival for beer lovers and connoisseurs alike! No street closures.
September 19th -20th: Oktoberfest-Street Closure Information
A free community event to raise funds for beautification efforts like flowers, Christmas décor, bike racks, benches, & more that keep Downtown Bend beautiful. Street Closures: Oregon from Bond to Lava, & Irving from Oregon to Harriman (limited access for Gasoline Alley from Greenwood to Irving).