EVENT DATE : July 19, 2:30AM
Broken Top Club

A three-day event series featuring winemaker dinners and the Sip of Cork & Barrel— food & wine pairings, guest chefs and silent auction. Proceeds benefit KIDS Center of Bend. CorkandBarrel.org  

EVENT DATE : July 20, 2:30AM
Big Sky Park, Fraley Ranch Polo Fields, Buckingham Elementary, Pine Nursery

The 5th annual event offers eight competitive divisions, position clinics, coaching demonstrations, and a players-only “fun zone.” OregonLaCrosse.com

EVENT DATE : July 27, 2:30AM
Riverbend Park, R.E.Jewell Elementary, Deschutes Historical Museum

Balloons Over Bend features a Nightglow Friday evening, 5 p.m. at Riverbend Park, three sunrise balloon launches on Saturday from R.E. Jewell Elementary School, and a Children’s Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday at Deschutes Historical Museum with proceeds to benefit Saving Grace Imagine Life Without Violence. BalloonsOverBend.com

EVENT DATE : July 27, 12:00PM

Central Oregon Region All level photo workshops offered. Learn photo concepts & techniques from professional photographers. We’ll guide you to beautiful scenery and teach you how to create dramatic photographs. Learn more and book your workshop at www.oregoninspired.com.

EVENT DATE : August 1, 10:00AM
Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center

Celebrating “Cheers to 99 Years” of the Fair, the event provides carnival rides, 4-H and FFA exhibits, food and concerts. The rodeo showcases horses, bulls, and professional riders. ExpoDeschutes.org

EVENT DATE : August 3, 7:00AM
Routes throughout Central Oregon

This unique 216.6-mile overnight relay provides 36 segments for teams of six to twelve, along with a 132-mile walking version. Most teams finish in 30-34 hours, after racing through the night, with a celebration in Riverbend Park. CascadeRelays.com

EVENT DATE : August 3, 5:00PM
Village Green Park, Sisters

This two-day music festival brings high-quality musicians to Central Oregon including headliner Los Lobos. The event benefits the community by supporting Sisters Habitat for Humanity and The Heart of Oregon Youth Build Program. SistersRhythmandBrews.com

EVENT DATE : August 11, 7:00AM
Wanoga Sno-Park

Starting at an elevation of 5,500 feet, the race is Central Oregon’s only full marathon run on trails and also features a 6.5-mile course and a half marathon option. The event benefits Bend Endurance Academy. BendRaces.com/Haulin-Aspen

EVENT DATE : August 11, 10:00AM
Elk Lake Resort

The competitive race series includes a 1.7-mile short course and 5-mile long course, followed by a kids race, and concluding with an awards ceremony and barbeque. The series finale takes place September 8. All proceeds benefit Bend Youth Brigade. ElkLakeResort.net

EVENT DATE : August 16, 12:00PM
Les Schwab Amphitheater

Celebrating hand-crafted beer, the event is a chance to sample beer, ciders and wine from both nano-breweries and some of the most popular breweries in the region. Open to all ages until 5 p.m. when accompanied by a guardian. Proceeds benefit Deschutes River Conservancy, NeighborImpact, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon and Bend Fire Community Assistance Program. BendBrewfest.com

EVENT DATE : August 24, 10:00AM
Old Mill District

Celebrating its 10th year, Art in the High Desert presents 115 nationally acclaimed visual artists to this juried fine art and craft show on the banks of the Deschutes River. ArtInTheHighDesert.com

EVENT DATE : August 25, 9:00AM
Central Oregon Community College

The goal of this 4th-annual event is not only to have fun and support Central Oregon Symphony, but to finish before Beethoven’s famous 5th Symphony finishes, in approximately 33 minutes. This fun run includes a kid’s race, one-mile option, costume contest (dress as your favorite musician or composer) and photo op with “Beethoven” before and after the race. BeatBeethoven5k.com