EVENT DATE : June 23, 6:00AM - June 25, 4:00PM

Pacific Crest is known as the jewel of multi-sport events in the Northwest and it has become a traditional destination race for athletes from across the nation, as well as from across the globe. Coupled with a finishing in a five star destination resort, it is the perfect family vacation destination. WhyRacingEvents.com

EVENT DATE : June 23, 11:00AM - June 25, 3:00PM

The Bite of Bend is a three-day celebration of food and drink in downtown Bend. Food, beer, spirits, music and events Friday night through Sunday. It’s a full weekend devoted to Central Oregon’s food and drink scene, celebrating the “Bite” of restauranteurs from all over the region. LayItOutEvents.com

EVENT DATE : June 24, 6:30PM - June 24, 10:00PM

Midsummer Night in White, a Summer Solstice sunset celebration, benefits Family Resource Center of Central Oregon. A non-profit whose mission is to strengthen and support families in Central Oregon, FRC provides parenting education classes and workshops to parents of children of all ages. $85-$200. FRCOnline.org

EVENT DATE : June 25, 2:30PM - June 25, 4:30PM

Elektrapod plays a mix of funk, soul and rock, with a few jam-band tendencies woven through the music. Lead vocals by Ze Rox are powerful and captivating. She nails the notes, raw to sublime, edgy then cool, Ze Rox will steal your soul. BendConcerts.com

EVENT DATE : July 1, 9:00AM - July 2, 4:00PM

The Central Oregon Wildflower Show exhibits hundreds of native wildflowers each year in celebration of Oregon's floral diversity. Lectures, native plant sale, vendors, botanical hikes and more! SunriverNatureCenter.org

EVENT DATE : July 1, 10:00AM - July 1, 1:00PM
Downtown, Across from Library

The Central Oregon Saturday Market provides an environment that encourages the economic and artistic growth of emerging and accomplished artisans. COSaturdayMarket.wixsite.com

EVENT DATE : July 1, 1:00PM - July 1, 3:00PM

Author Bryan Denson has been awarded scores of national and regional journalism honors. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he now writes for magazines and online publications, offers media consulting to law firms, and is now at work on his next book. Free.  RoundaboutBookshop.com

EVENT DATE : July 2, 2:30PM - July 2, 5:00PM

Get ready to sway and dance to the hip-moving Caribbean flavor, led by musical director Raul Martinez. Dina’s melodic and beautiful voice keeps everyone dancing as the band performs all types of Cuban music and tropical rhythms. Free. BendConcerts.com

EVENT DATE : July 4, 10:00AM - July 4, 4:00PM
Downtown Bend and Drake Park

As Bend’s largest parade, the Pet Parade has been held since 1932 and kicks off another fun-filled July 4th at 10:00 a.m., downtown. Everyone is welcome to participate and no registration is necessary. Free. BendParksAndRec.org

EVENT DATE : July 4, 10:00PM - July 4, 11:00PM
Pilot Butte State Park

Each year, fireworks are launched from the top of Pilot Butte at 10 p.m. You can see fireworks from just about any spot in town with a view of Pilot Butte. City parks are popular viewing spots, so check the Bend Park & Recreation website to find one near you, BendParksAndRec.org

EVENT DATE : July 6, 5:30PM - July 6, 9:00PM

Enjoying its 27th anniversary in 2017, the Drake Park Munch & Music free concert series continues to be a summertime favorite. The weekly series provides the community of Central Oregon with a great chance to strengthen their bond while enjoying the arts, outstanding food and free music. Free. C3Events.com

EVENT DATE : July 7, 5:00PM - July 9, 4:00PM
Downtown Bend

Enjoying 27 years of kicking off the summer season, the Bank of Cascades Bend Summer Festival draws 75,000 visitors for a weekend like no other. Festival features fine artists and craftspeople, artisans and performers, and three stages of some of the best regional and national blues, rock and jazz. Free. C3Events.com

EVENT DATE : July 8, 5:00AM - July 8, 8:00PM

Tour Des Chutes offers supported bike routes of 7, 25, 50, 75 and 100 miles. The 5K run or walk takes place in the beautiful neighborhood of Northwest Crossing on the west side of Bend. The finish line offers a pancake party for the 5K participants and burrito bar for the cyclists. Cost: $10-$65. TourDesChutes.org

EVENT DATE : July 8, 9:00AM - July 9, 4:00PM
Downtown Sisters

More than 10,000 visitors from all 50 states and 27 foreign countries flock to Sisters on the second Saturday in July. Master quilt makers teach classes and workshops during Quilt Week and exhibit their quilts at our annual Quilt Show. Free. SistersOutdoorQuiltShow.org

EVENT DATE : July 11, 6:30PM - July 11, 10:00PM

Since their 2014 reformation, Ali, Astro, and Mickey have been moving full steam ahead. The Birmingham, UK-based reggae group will continue their momentum into 2017 with their U.S. tour with Raging Fyah. Cost: $52 General Admission, $100 Dinner Ticket Admission. AthleticClubOfBend.com

EVENT DATE : July 15, 5:30AM - July 15, 8:00PM

This event features great trails and great support from local bike shop Sagebrush Cycles at each aid station and amazing food and beverages from Deschutes Brewery from 1:30 until 7:30 pm. This event is the largest 100 mile event west of Colorado and finishes 85% of all who start the journey. HighCascades100.com

EVENT DATE : July 18, 9:00AM - July 30, 4:00PM

Oregon High Desert Classics are hosted on a beautiful 40 acre ranch in Bend, Oregon. These premier AA hunter/jumper competitions attract top riders from all over the Western United States and Canada. Proceeds support five youth serving agencies parented by J Bar J Youth Services. OregonHighDesertClassics.org  

EVENT DATE : July 20, 6:00PM - July 22, 9:00PM
Various Locations around Bend

Cork & Barrel is a 3-day fundraising event series benefiting KIDS Center, Central Oregon’s only child abuse intervention center. This year Cork & Barrel is proud to bring "A Taste of the Pacific Northwest" to Central Oregon with 17 guest wineries from Walla Walla, the Willamette Valley, and Columbia Gorge. Cost: $100. CorkAndBarrel.org

EVENT DATE : July 21, 8:00AM - July 23, 5:00PM
Bend’s Big Sky Park - Luke Damon Sports Complex, Fraley Ranch Polo Fields, Buckingham Elementary and Pine Nursery

With a lacrosse festival vibe, this 4th annual tournament will offer eight competitive divisions, positional clinics, players only ‘fun zone’, coaching demonstrations, three on three mini-lacrosse & much more. OregonLacrosse.com    

EVENT DATE : July 21, 11:00AM - July 21, 1:00PM

What’s all the BUZZ About? Presented by Discover Your Forest. Meet and greet the local buzzing, burrowing, and creeping bugs of the forests through science activities, stories, and games. Free. ChildrensForestCo.org

EVENT DATE : July 28, 6:00AM - July 29, 10:00AM
Various Locations

Rise with the sun and venture to R.E. Jewell Elementary School in Bend, for the stunning, memory-filled morning balloon launch. Friday and Saturday include night launches. Sunday, the Deschutes Historical Museum hosts a children's festival. BalloonsOverBend.com