Bend Summer Festival

Fun for Everyone at the Bend Summer Festival

Things to do in Bend

The Bend Summer Festival is back in town for its 29th year, kicking off the season in Central Oregon with true Pacific Northwest passion! Hosted by Lay It Out Events, a local organization that produces many of the top things to do in Bend throughout the year, the three-day festival has become more than just an event but a destination for the nearly 40 thousand locals and visitors who attend each and every year.

Festivals in Oregon

As one of the top summer festivals in Oregon, this event has become a yearly tradition full of fabulous food and drink, eclectic live performances from top local talent, fine art and handmade artisan goods, and a variety of other family fun activities. The festival is entirely free to attend and takes place throughout the stress of Downtown Bend with the “Center Ring” being located in the heart of Minnesota Avenue and Wall Street.

Bend Summer Festival

The Bend Summer Festival takes place this year between July 12 and July 14, 2019. At the heart of the festival, there will be a series of concerts and performances happening across two stages, the Oregrown Main Stage on Oregon Avenue and the AT&T Jazz Stage on Minnesota Avenue. All three days have full schedules planned spanning a variety of genres to ensure there is something for everyone, from the All-Gal Southern Rock & Folk of Ashleigh Flynn and The Riveters on Friday to the Eclectic Rock stylings of Natty Red on Sunday.

While music may be at the core of the event, there are a variety of other areas for festival frequenters to visit. The Souk marketplace is the perfect place to find unique wares from all over the globe. Local food carts will provide the provisions and libations that promise to be as eclectic as the music on the stages. And the Bend Family Play Zone will keep even the youngest festivalgoers entertained!

Hotels in Bend

If you are searching through the hotels in Bend looking for the perfect place to stay during this festival or any other summer happenings in the area, look no further than Riverhouse on the Deschutes. Our recently reimagined hotel offers spacious, contemporary rooms and modern amenities, while our stellar location right along the Deschutes River provides easy access to all the festival action (less than two miles away). The Bend Summer Festival is the true kick off to the summer season in Central Oregon, and the Riverhouse is your perfect home base for experiencing all the festivities!