EVENT DATE : July 26, 7:30AM
Riverbend Park

Carnival games, creativity stations, nature nooks, a bike rodeo, educational experiments, and bouncy house are part of Balloons Over Bend during the Children’s Festival, noon a.m.-8 p.m., with proceeds to benefit Saving Grace Imagine Life Without Violence. BalloonsOverBend.com, SavingGrace.org

EVENT DATE : 26-28
Riverbend Park and R.E. Jewell Elementary

Balloons Over Bend features a Nightglow Friday evening, 5 p.m. at Riverbend Park, and three sunrise balloon launches on Saturday from R.E. Jewell Elementary School. BalloonsOverBend.com

EVENT DATE : July 26, 1:00PM
Mill View Memory Care

Mill View Memory Care hosts a Street Fair fundraiser from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. to support Alzheimer’s of Oregon. The event includes face painting, a petting zoo, music, games and food. MillViewMemoryCare.com

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

The Village at Sunriver

Voted #1 Small Town Art Fair in the nation for a second year in a row, the juried event features more than 70 artists, entertainment and food. Organized by the Sunriver Women’s Club, net proceeds support nonprofit agencies in Deschutes County. SunriverArtFair.com

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

The competitive race series includes a short course and long course, followed by a kids’ race, and concluding with an awards ceremony and barbeque. ElkLakeResort.net

EVENT DATE : August 10, 6:30PM
Les Schwab Amphitheater

New wave classic band, The B-52s celebrate their 40th Anniversary Tour, joined by OMD and Berlin. BendConcerts.com  

EVENT DATE : 15-17
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 : 23-24
Drake Park

Two performances of the musical La Cage aux Folles will be presented in the outdoor amphitheater of Drake Park in downtown Bend. The event also offers a dinner plus show option. TheaterBend.com

EVENT DATE : 23-25
Old Mill District

Celebrating its 12th year, Art in the High Desert presents 120 nationally-acclaimed visual artists to this juried fine art and craft show on the banks of the Deschutes River. ArtInTheHighDesert.com

EVENT DATE : August 23, 5:30PM
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The Humane Society of Central Oregon presents Fur Ball, a fundraiser for pets and their people. The event includes a fashion show where dogs strut the cat walk, dinner auction, and live music. HSCO.org