Join local nonprofit Central Oregon Collective at their Halloween fundraiser October 26 through 31. The cost is $7 and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. All proceeds from their haunted house benefit their cause of serving individuals with different abilities. InTheCollective.com
Monthly art openings, live music, food carts happen each month from 6 - 10 p.m. on the Last Saturday of every month. TheWorkhouseBend.com
Head to the Summit Saloon to watch some of the area's funniest comedians perform every Thursday night. Facebook.com
As the doors close and the lights dim, art and science come to life during this sleepover at the Museum. During this family-friendly adventure, meet living dinosaurs, find out what T. Rex tastes like and create your own dinosaur-inspired masterpiece. Dinner and light breakfast provided. For kids ages five to 13 and their adult chaperones. Members $75, Non-members $85. HighDesertMuseum.org
Join Bend residents and visitors as they celebrate First Friday Art Walk with a wide assortment of local artists. Local beverages, food, and music are always on the agenda, and demos and other fun surprises are always a possibility. DowntownBend.org
To fit the needs of a skilled runner or a fun-seeking novice, choose from the all-women’s point to point half marathon with single-track dirt trails, rolling hills and forest areas of the picturesque Peterson Ridge trail or follow the 5k road race that winds through the scenic downtown of Sisters. $75 Half Marathon, $30 5k. LayItOutEvents.com
This event benefits Kôr Community Land Trust, and provides fun for the whole family! High school science teams will be making their own trebuchet, doing preliminary calculations, and launching pumpkins across a heritage pig farm in Bend for the win. $8 per vehicle. KorLandTrust.org
Renowned tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show engage in a musical showdown of the hits. The show is appropriate for all ages. Reserved Seating $35, $45, $55 (plus historic preservation fee). TowerTheatre.org
Bend's annual parade of veterans, schools, bands, businesses and organizations. This year's theme follows, “Honoring The Military Order of the Purple Heart.” Business.BendChamber.org
You’re invited! Come indulge your creative curiosities and mingle with others during the popular Second Saturday Art Receptions.
Attendees will receive a beautifully handcrafted bowl made by local potters as well as lunch consisting of soup or chili, bread, refreshments, and dessert. Guests will enjoy a relaxed dining experience and the music of local acoustic artists, Parlour. Funds raised from the event support NeighborImpact’s Emergency Food Assistance program.
For five weekends from October through March, world-class jazz comes to the OXFORD hotel’s intimate jazz ballroom located in the heart of downtown Bend. November features the more intimate realms of improvised music with the Peter Erskine New Trio, featuring two-time Grammy Award winner and drummer Peter Erskine, pianist Vardan Ovsepian and bassist Damian Erskine. JazzAtTheOxford.com
Join Sunriver Traditions behind the Lodge for holiday fun for the entire family at the Grand Illumination tree lighting ceremony! This year's event will include a visit from Santa, live music, children's craft projects, train rides, Oregon Observatory telescope viewing, face painting, sleigh rides, works from select local artisan, huggable characters, fireworks and more.
Monthly art openings, live music, food carts each month from 6-10pm the Last Saturday of every month at The Workhouse. TheWorkHouseBend.com