Located in the heart of Bend, Oregon, the Old Mill District is home to an eclectic mix of restaurants, tasting rooms, shops and trails stretched alongside the Deschutes River. The Bend hotspot is favored year-round, but is most popular whenever a festival rolls into town.
Sisters Folk Festival
The Sisters Folk Festival is a celebration of American music from blues to bluegrass. The festival runs in September in Sisters and covers seven stages with performances by internationally recognized artists and the best of up-and-coming talent in folk, blues, bluegrass and all genres in between. A unique and intimate setting for fantastic music.
Bend Brewfest at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Be sure to check out the daily schedule for the X-Tap featuring very special, very low production beers from a variety of brewers. Visit Bend Brewfest for more information. Read the Brewfest Guide online or print at home.
Munch & Music
Event runs 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM in Drake Park and includes beer, food and craft vendors. Visit C3 Events for more information.
Bend Farmers' Market - Wednesday Market
Bend Farmers Market is one of Oregon's best leading farm–direct marketplaces, bringing together growers and producers with customers with an ever-increasing hunger for fresh, locally grown produce and goods.
Bend Farmers' Market - Saturday Market
Bend Farmers Market is blossoming into one of Oregon’s leading farm–direct marketplaces, bringing together growers and producers with people who hunger for fresh, local, healthful foods and agricultural goods.
Quilts in the Old Mill District
20 shops and restaurants in the Old Mill District will showcase quilts made by talented Central Oregon quilters. A self-guided walking tour of quilts on display. Quilt Walk brochures available at the Ticket Mill and participating businesses in the Old Mill District.
Around the Block Quilt Walk includes over 100 quilts on display in Sisters and Black Butte Ranch during the entire month of July. The Old Mill District proudly displays quilts as an extension of the Around the Block Quilt Walk showcasing quilts in Bend. The world-famous Sisters' Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon.
Balloons Over Bend and Children’s Festival
The Children’s Festival runs Saturday-Sunday, with more than 60 activities including crafts, educational opportunities, face painting, rock climbing, bouncy houses, water toys and numerous game booths. Balloons Over Bend will be Friday-Sunday at Riverbend Park. The hot air balloons launch each morning at 6 AM. Night Glow on Saturday at dusk to see colorful hot air balloons glow brightly against the night sky. The festival is free, and activities range in price with all proceeds benefiting Saving Grace.
Deschutes County Fair
The Deschutes County Fair in Redmond. The Deschutes County Fair offers lots of great family-friendly entertainment including 4-H farm animals, Family-Fun Zone and carnival rides. Rodeo performances are free with admission on a first come first serve basis. Stroll through the barns and see the goats, pigs and bunnies and many more animals raised by local kids.
The massive celebration of all things winter will bring national music acts, snow sports, a fire pit competition, ice sculptures, the OMSI Kids Area, fine art, delicious food, beer, wine and so much more.