Calendar

June 17
Kids Welding Workshop
WELDING — In this “hands- on” class, kids cut steel
with a torch and weld those pieces back together. They’ll learn some amazing skills and take their creations home with them. Ages 8-12.
DIY Cave | $45
DIYCave.com

June 17 – September 16 (Saturdays)
Northwest Crossing
Farmers’ Market
FOOD — Kids will enjoy the friendly animals in the petting zoo, farm fresh produce, live music, guest chefs through- out the season, handmade items and much more.
Northwest Crossing | Free
nwxfarmersmarket.com

June 18 – July 16 (Sundays)
BMC Free Summer Sunday Concert Series
MUSIC — Bring the entire family down to the Amphithe- ater to enjoy free live music every Sunday throughout June and July. Good healthy family fun! Pets welcome.
Les Schwab Amphitheater | Free
bendconcerts.com

June 18
Father’s Day Demolition Derby
CARS — For a smashing good time with Dad, head
to the fairgrounds, see the newest derby cars and over 50 of the best drivers com- peting for over $7000 in prize money. Proceeds support the Bend Sunrise Lions Club.

Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center | Free 6 & under, $6 Kids 7-12, $15 Adults expo.deschutes.org

June 19
Teen Open Studio
CREATE—Come explore a variety of media, make art and connect with other teens. Studio fee includes all materials and a facilitator to help out. Monday, 3:30 – 5:00pm. Drop-in for ages 13-18.
Base Camp Studio | $10 per class
Basecampstudio.org

June 19 (Mondays)
Bend Community Healing Children’s Yoga
YOGA —This class is a playful way of introducing children to the miracles of movement, yoga and music. Ages 4-8. Mondays.
Bend Community Healing | $10
bendcommunityhealing.com  

June 19 (Mondays)
Kids ROCK(!) Choir
SING — Sing Bend is excited to introduce KIDS ROCK(!) CHOIR to Central Oregon. This is a place where kids ages 12 and under can come and sing their faces off with only one goal: to have a great time! No training, experience, or long-term commitment required.
Broken Top Bottle Shop | $10
singbend.com/kids-rock-choir


June 20
Museum & Me
MUSEUM — A time for children and adults with physical, cog- nitive and/or social disabilities to enjoy the High Desert Museum after hours. Explore the Museum’s newest exhibitions and visit your favorites.
High Desert Museum | Free
highdesertmuseum.org/muse-um-me-4

June 20 (Thursdays)
Aquatic Investigations
NATURE — Learn about the creatures that call ponds home. Join a Sunriver Nature Center Naturalist at the Spotted Frog for a 2-hour investigation into the lives of pond wildlife. Reservations required. Every Thursday for ages 4-10.
Sunriver Nature Center | $20/ members, $23/non-members sunriver-resort.com  

June 20 & 22
Toddler Creativity Lab
CREATE—Try out an art class speci cally designed for toddlers. Children will have
a chance to try a variety of materials in a safe and playful environment. Drop-in for ages 1-3.
Base Camp Studio | $10 per class
Basecampstudio.org  

June 20 & 22
Preschool Creativity Lab
CREATE – Witness the limitless possibilities of what a pre- schooler can do when given the opportunity for open-ended art experiences. Children will be introduced to a variety of media and techniques through process-oriented exploration. Drop-in for ages 3-5, with a caregiver.
Base Camp Studio | $10 per class
Basecampstudio.org

June 23
Creative Movement
PLAY – Enjoy movement games, imaginary play, as well as physical and spatial explorations. 10:30-11:30am. Drop-in for ages 4-6.
Base Camp Studio | $10 per class
Basecampstudio.org

June 23
Glow-in-the-Dark Family Fun Night
FAMILY — Get ready for a great family fun night. It’s glow in
the dark! Wear white or bright colors and bring glow sticks for maximum effect. Pizza and soda included for up to four people.
Bouncing Off the Wall | $20/family of four
bouncingoffthewallbend.com

June 23-25
Bite of Bend
FESTIVAL — Head downtown for the largest food festival in Central Oregon. Try bites from local restaurants and food carts. This event has some- thing for everyone –don’t miss the live music and entertain-ment, including the Top Chef Competition.
Downtown Bend | Free
biteofbend.com  

June 24
Kids Night Out- Superhero Training
NIGHT OUT— Parents, drop your kids (ages 3-10) off for a night of fun, while you enjoy yourselves! Kids can dress
as their favorite superhero and complete their training for an of cial certi cate. Dinner, snack, craft and movie included. Advanced registration required via website.Bouncing off the Wall | $20
bouncingoffthewallbend.com

June 24
Kids Woodshop Workshop
WOODWORK — Kids ages 8-12 learn some great skills in this class including measuring, cutting with a saw and building their project. A supervising parent or guardian is required for each participating child.
DIYcave | $35
diycave.com/classes

June 24
Little Hopper Root Beer Run
RACE — Join us for another Kids Rock the Races event
at The Bite of Bend, this time featuring root beer and frozen yogurt. Kids between the ages of 3-10 run the course while building the key components of their root beer oat.
Troy Field | $5
biteofbend.com/root-beer-run  

June 24
Academie de Ballet “Mary Poppins”
DANCE — The Academie de Ballet’s annual recital show- cases the hard work of their students in a program themed around “Mary Poppins.”
Tower Theatre | $16 Adults, $10 Students, kids 6 & under FREE
towertheatre.org

June 24 – September 3 (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays)
Parent-Child Swim
SWIM—Parents and their young kids can explore
the wonderful world of water while practicing swimming skills. Duck slide, squirting sh and otherfun water toys are available. Adult supervision in the
water is required. Swim diapers are required for those who are not potty trained.
F: 4-6:30pm, Sa: 7am 8:30pm, Su: 8-10:30am
Juniper Swim and Fitness | Basic pass or drop-in fee
Bendparksandrec.org
 

June 28 – Sept 6 (Wednesdays)
Music on the Green
MUSIC — Biweekly live music at Sam Johnson Park in Redmond. Enjoy free concerts with a block party atmosphere that offers community and family fun. Expect great music, in atable bounce houses, playground activities and other adventures. Every other Wednesday in the summer.
Sam Johnson Park, Redmond | Free
visitredmondoregon.com

July 2 – Sept 3
Summer Concert Series
MUSIC — Head down to Sunriver Resort for weekly l ive music each concert day. Pull up a blanket and bring the whole family.
Sunriver Resort | Free
sunriver-resort.com

July 4
July 4th Pet Parade & Festival
FESTIVAL — A Bend tradition dating back to 1932 – a July 4th lled with old-fashioned fun, food and festivities brought to you by Bend Park & Recreation District. Pet Parade at 10 am. Live music, local artisans, delicious food, expanded Kids & Family area from 11am-4pm.
Drake Park | Free
bendparksandrec.org

July 4
4th of July Bike Parade
BIKES — Ride from the Bike Barn parking lot and end at The Village at Sunriver. Fashion your bike in red, white and blue. Prizes awarded for best bike decorations. Raf e for kid-friendly prizes.
The Village at Sunriver | $12/bike
sunriver-resort.com

July 4
Bend July 4th Fireworks Spectacular
VIEW — Each year, reworks are launched from the top of Pilot Butte at 10 pm. You can see reworks 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 nd one near you.
Pilot Butte State Park | Free
Bendparksandrec.org

July 6 – August 10
Munch and Music
MUSIC — Free live music in the heart of Drake Park. Featur- ing delicious grub from local vendors, Deschutes Brewery Libation Station and activities for kids including a bouncy house! Thursdays.
Drake Park | Free
munchandmusic.com

July 7
First Friday Art Walk (First Friday of every month)
ART — Come join us as we celebrate First Friday Art Walk with a wide assortment of local artists. Local beverages, food, and music are always on the agenda, and demos and other fun surprises are always a possibility!
Downtown | Free  

July 7-9
Bend Summer Festival
FESTIVAL — Enjoying 27 years of kicking off the summer sea- son, the Bank of the Cascades Bend Summer Festival draws 75,000 visitors for a weekend like no other. Festival features ne artists and craftspeople, artisans and performers, and three stages of some of the best regional and national blues, rock and jazz. There’s even a kid’s area!
Downtown Bend | Free
c3events.com

July 8
Bluestone Natural Farms Tour
FARM–Goats, cows, piglets oh my! Experience a diversi- ed farm at Bluestone Natural Farms!

July 8
Powell Butte
Call 541-610-4339 for more information.

July 8
Kids Night Out
NIGHT OUT — Parents, drop your kids (ages 3-10) off for a night of fun while you go enjoy yourselves. Dinner, snack, craft and movie included. Advanced registration required via website.
Bouncing off the Wall | $20
bouncingoffthewallbend.com

July 8
Tour Des Chutes
BIKE — Tour des Chutes is a multi-distance cycling event and 5K run or walk to raise funds for local cancer survivorship programs for children and adults. This is the 13th year of supporting programs in Central Oregon. Join the fun with a distance that suits just about any family member. It’s for a great cause!
High Lakes Elementary School | Prices vary
tourdeschutes.org

July 13
Discover Nature Days
OUTDOORS — Bring your family to a different park each week for an interactive experience
to learn, play and have fun in nature.
Various Parks Throughout Central Oregon | Free
childrensforestco.org

July 14
Family Fun Night
FAMILY — A great family fun night. Pizza and soda included for up to four people for this price. Additional people are $6/ each. Additional pizzas and sodas can be added as well.
Bouncing o the Wall | $25/family of four
bouncingoffthewallbend.com

July 15
Kids Splash and Dash
RACE — An athletic obstacle course designed for children ages 3 to 10. The race begins with a dash through pools of water and continues through
a sea of tires, a slide under a moat, a traverse along a misty balance beam and a nal climb up the monkey bars to the water slide nish.
Old Mill District | $20-25
deschutesdash.com

July 18-July 23 & July 26-30
Oregon High Desert Classics
EQUESTRIAN — The Oregon High Desert Classics is a hunt- er-jumper horse show taking place the last two weeks of July at the J Bar J Boys Ranch. The Oregon High Desert Clas- sics is the premier fundraiser for J Bar J Youth Services. The show attracts over 600 horses and 3,000 professionals and amateur competitors from all over the United States and Canada.
J Bar J Boys Ranch | Prices vary
oregonhighdesertclassics.org

July 19-23
Cascade Cycling Classic
RACE — Don’t miss one of the most exciting spectator events to come to Bend. Watch the pro cyclists as they whiz around downtown as part of the Twilight Criterion or watch one of the longer stages in and around Bend. There are even a couple of kids’ races this year.
Various locations | Free
cascade-classic.org

July 22
Lotus Book Class
CREATE — Adult and child work side by side to learn how to assemble these unique and lovely books. You will think of many ways to present them, use them and treasure them. Each registration is for adult and child. Ages 8 and up. 9:30am – 12:30pm
Art Station | $49 – $59
Bendparksandrec.org  

July 22
Kids Night Out
NIGHT OUT — Drop your kids (ages 3-10) off for a night of fun while you go enjoy yourselves. Dinner, snack, craft and movie included. Advanced registration required via website.
Bouncing off the Wall | $20
Bouncingoffthewallbend.com  

July 22
Run for the Birds 5k
RACE — Run or walk a 5k race or do the 1k kids race with stun- ning views of Mt. Bachelor, the meadows and Central Oregon wildlife. Post-race celebration after the kids run. Win a one- night stay at Sunriver Resort. Proceeds bene t the Sunriver Nature Center and Oregon Observatory.
Sunriver Resort | $30-$40
sunriver-resort.com

July 23-29
SHARK WEEK AT SHARC
FUN — Join the fun at SHARC! This special week includes activites such as arts and crafts and shark scavenger hunt & interactive games.
Sunriver | Free with daily admission
sunriversharc.com

July 29
Balloons Over Bend Children’s Festival
FESTIVAL — Spend the day en- joying tons of activities including a bouncy house, Bend Endur- ance Academy’s bike rodeo, the Shootout Marble Tournament, crafts, education and more.
Deschutes Historical Museum | $10
balloonsoverbend.com/childrens-festival

Calendar Picks Hot Air Balloons!
Don’t miss your chance this summer to watch the hot air balloons take off as part of the Balloons Over Bend Chil-dren’s Festival, which comes to town July 28 – 30. Launch-es are scheduled at dawn, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

at R.E. Jewell Elementary School. And if you’re more of a night owl, you’ll nd another chance to see the balloons up close at the Night Glow at sunset, Friday at Riverbend Park and Saturday in Sunriver. Don’t miss it – this is one the kids will never forget! balloonsoverbend.com

Out of Town Guests?
Rather than aimlessly strolling around town, why not book
a tour with the Bend Tour Company? Co-owner, John Flannery is known for his entertaining and informative tours, including scenic historical, art safari, sunset, and so much more. Jump on a Segway or why not try one of those cool eCruiser cars? Bend Tour Company recently moved into its convenient new digs right in the Box Factory in the Old Mill District and is now offering a stellar variety of options for literally all ages.They even book helicopter tours! thebendtourcompany.com

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