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Central Oregon Weekend Planner – May 2, 2024

Central Oregon Weekend Planner 05 May

Central Oregon Weekend Planner – May 2, 2024.

Here is our Central Oregon weekend planner – created each week to showcase events throughout Central Oregon!


Selected Events

CINCO DE MAYO
Live music by Estrellas (Musica de la Tierra Caliente) – Specialty Beer & Cocktails – Fresh Elotes & Tamales – Food Trucks (including the best Mexican food in Bend from Sopa) – Come for all the festivities! https://visitcentraloregon.com/event/las-estrellas/

FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK
Stroll through the Old Mill District Galleries on the First Friday of each month. Visit with artists, enjoy wines from the 3 Old Mill wine shops, and experience amazing art! The art walk takes place 3 pm to 6 pm. https://visitcentraloregon.com/event/first-friday-gallery-walk-in-the-old-mill/

LIMONCELLO AND CHEESE PAIRING – A FIRST FRIDAY EVENT
Enjoy a range of limoncellos—classic, lavender, and strawberry—alongside pink gin, each expertly paired with complementary cheeses. Curious about limoncello? Knowledgeable staff will guide you through its ingredients, production, and distinct flavor notes. Admission is free, and cheese and flight pairings are available at $20 each. https://visitcentraloregon.com/event/limoncello-and-cheese-pairing-a-first-friday-event/

2024 BEND WOMEN’S EXPO
Join for the 2024 Bend Women’s Expo, a day-long event celebrating and empowering women of all ages. This event will feature a variety of vendors and exhibitors, offering products and services that cater to women’s needs and interests. The expo will also feature a lineup of educational and inspiring presentations by guest speakers. https://bendwomensexpo.com/speakers/

KEG LEG 1.5 MILE RUN / WALK
Are you feeling the urge to let loose and don a costume while exploring the breweries in downtown Bend? Runners and walkers alike are invited to take part in the 1.5-mile Keg Leg. Enjoy tastings from more than five local breweries and finish at Drake Park with Food trucks and music! https://cascaderelays.com/events/bend-beer-chase/

FIRST FRIDAY QUE PASO PARTY
Join Deschutes Brewery and Public House for the First Friday Cinco de Mayo Que Paso Mexican Lager Beer Release! Live Music from Rhythm Collective, damn tasty beer, special tequila drinks and yummy food. https://visitcentraloregon.com/event/first-friday-que-paso-party/

BEND BIKE SWAP
Sell anything and everything for all styles of biking. Register items online. Consignment cap for high-priced items. Dealers welcome. Buy from Central Oregon’s largest Bike Swap. https://bikeswapbend.com/

PINK DUCK 5K- FUN RUN / FAMILY TRAIL WALK
Join the Pink Duck 5k to raise awareness in partnership with the Bend Women’s Expo! Come race to speak up and stop human trafficking in a positive way in Central Oregon! This is a friendly 5k for all ages. https://visitcentraloregon.com/event/pink-duck-5k-fun-run-family-trail-walk/

FINISH LINE BEER CHASE PARTY
Indulge in brews from more than 20 local breweries at Drake Park during The Beer Chase Finish Line Party! A lively celebration offers craft cocktails, wine, ciders, and non-alcoholic options. Feast on delectable fare from food trucks, join a costume contest, and groove to live music for an unforgettable experience. https://visitcentraloregon.com/event/finish-line-beer-chase-party/

SCRUX SPRING MAKERS MARKET
Come on down to Crux for our Spring Makers Market. We’ll be hosting 20 local vendors. Grab a pint, support small businesses, and discover unique treasures that you won’t find anywhere else. Cheers! https://visitcentraloregon.com/event/crux-spring-makers-market/

RENDEZVAN FESTIVAL
Mt. Bachelor’s most anticipated spring event is making its annual return in May 2024! RendezVan Festival is a one-of-a-kind event that celebrates our amazing community of RVers, campers, and van-lifers who make the annual pilgrimage to Mt. Bachelor in the springtime to enjoy live music, soft spring laps, and sunshine. Families, skiers, riders, and all travelers are welcome — even the dogs are invited! https://www.rendezvan.com/


See Also…

Local Event Calendars:

Local Chambers of Commerce Event Calendars:

For events elsewhere in Oregon, head to Travel Oregon’s Event Calendar and/or see our other event calendars at https://northwest-knowledge.com/category/events/.


Popular Shows On Streaming Services (Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, etc.)

WHICH BRINGS ME TO YOU
Two romantic burnouts, Jane and Will, are immediately drawn to each other at a mutual friend’s wedding. After a disastrous hookup in the coatroom, the two spend the next 24 hours together, trading candid confessions of messy histories and heartbreak, on the off chance that this fling might be the real thing. (Netflix)

HONEYMOONISH
Two newlyweds on their honeymoon discover that they are different in almost every way — but can these opposites attract? (Hulu)

COCO
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. (Disney+)


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Mitch Darby

I am a real estate broker, architect (both licensed in the State of Oregon), and life-long Oregonian. If you are looking to buy or sell, I can help! I have Northwest Knowledge and am proud to be associated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Real Estate's Forever Brand!

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