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Summer Unlocked: 8 Central Oregon Events to Have on Your Radar This Season

Published on June 22, 2024

With summer in full swing, Caldera Springs comes alive with a vibrant array of events and activities. From music festivals to outdoor adventures, Central Oregon offers something for everyone. To help you make the most of the season, we’ve curated a list of eight unmissable events happening right in our backyard. Whether here for a weekend or the full summer, these experiences are perfect for kids and adults alike.

Sunriver Resort Summer Concert Series

WHEN: Fridays & Saturdays | 6:30pm-8:30pm
WHERE: The Backyard at Sunriver Resort
WHAT: Every Friday and Saturday evening from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, head over to The Backyard at Sunriver Resort for a delightful mix of live music, delicious food, and local beverages. Pack a blanket, bring the family, and enjoy the perfect summer evening under the stars.

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Artisan Market, Hollinshead Barn

WHEN: June 30, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Hollinshead Barn, Bend
WHAT: On June 30, from 11am to 4pm, immerse yourself in local creativity at the Artisan Market. With over 30 vendors showcasing artisan-made apparel, jewelry, home goods, and art, this free event in Bend is a great opportunity to support local craftspeople and find unique treasures.

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Lake House Restaurant Grand Opening

WHEN: July 3
WHERE: Lake House Restaurant, Caldera Springs
WHAT: Sunriver’s most anticipated restaurant opening is happening right here at Caldera Springs on Wednesday, July 3! With its fresh, masterfully designed aesthetic and seamless indoor-outdoor setting, Lake House will offer a carefully curated selection of food and drinks featuring seasonal and regional flavors of the Pacific Northwest. Starting July 3, you’ll be able to make reservations on Resy here. Come join us at what’s sure to be your new favorite dining spot in Sunriver.

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Live Tunes at Lake House

WHEN: Every Wednesday through Labor Day, 5pm-8pm
WHERE: Lake House Restaurant, Caldera Springs
WHAT: Celebrate the sounds of summer at Caldera Springs’ hottest new dining destination. Every Wednesday starting July 3 until Labor Day, come enjoy delicious eats and craft cocktails while local musicians take the stage from 5pm to 8pm. Make sure you get a front-row seat by booking ahead through Resy

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Fourth of July Cornhole Tournament

WHEN: July 6
WHERE: The Backyard at Sunriver Resort
WHAT: Celebrate Independence Day with a bit of friendly competition! On July 6, Sunriver Resort’s Backyard hosts their Second Annual 4th of July Cornhole Tournament. Grab a partner, think up a creative team name, and compete for prizes and bragging rights from 9:30am to 1pm.

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Bend Summer Festival

WHEN: July 12 (4pm-10pm), July 13 (11am-10pm), July 14 (11am-5pm)
WHERE: Downtown Bend
WHAT: From July 12-14, don’t miss Central Oregon’s longest-running arts and crafts festival in Downtown Bend. This vibrant event features a fine arts promenade, music stages, an Oregon lifestyle area, a family fun zone, and much more. With over 70,000 attendees expected, it’s a lively celebration of our region’s creative spirit.

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Full Moon River Float

WHEN: June 21, July 21, & August 19 | 8:30pm-11pm
WHERE: Sunriver Resort Marina
WHAT: Experience the magic of the Deschutes River under a full moon on June 21, July 21, or August 19. This guided 1.5-hour float from Harper’s Bridge offers a unique perspective on our beautiful landscape. With equipment provided and hot chocolate to warm you up, it’s an adventure you won’t soon forget.

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Sunriver Music Festival

WHEN: August 10-23
WHERE: Varying locations in Bend & Sunriver
WHAT: From August 10-23, immerse yourself in world-class music at various locations in Bend and Sunriver. This 47th season features classical concerts, a pops concert, a solo violin recital, and educational events. It’s a fantastic opportunity to experience exceptional musical performances in stunning venues.

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