A guide to free summer fun

A guide to free summer fun

SummerFunWhether you are a music fan, nature lover, movie buff or just want to hang out and enjoy the long summer days, Central Oregon offers up something for everyone. And you don’t even have to reach for the wallet.

The summer season officially arrived in Central Oregon, which means the event season is upon us. The list of activities and special events reaches from now until early September. Many events have an impact on your wallet, but don’t despair! Lots of summer events can best be described using the best-liked four-letter word in the English language: FREE!

Follow the links below to check out free events in Central Oregon:

Summer Sunday Concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater (Bend)
June 29-July 27

Alive after Five in the Old Mill District (Bend)
July 16-July 30

Munch & Music (Drake Park, Bend)
Every Thursday from July 10 through Aug. 14. Concerts begin at 5:30 p.m.

Bend Summer Festival (downtown Bend)
July 11-13

Music in the Canyon (Redmond)
July 2-Aug. 27

Music on the Green (Redmond)
July 9-Sept. 3

Rhythm on the Range (Sunriver)
July 4-July 5

Summer Turf Tunes Concert Series (Sunriver)
July 6-Aug. 17


Sunriver Twilight Cinema (Sunriver)
Free movies during August


Balloons over Bend
July 18-20

Cascade Cycling Classic Criterium (downtown Bend)
July 19


Sisters Quilt Show
Saturday July 21

Quilts in the Old Mill (Bend)
Self-guided walking tour July 4-20


Float the Deschutes River (Bend)
Float the Deschutes River from Riverbend Park to Drake Park.

Bend cycling trails

Redmond cycling trails

Sisters cycling trails

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