What began as a couple of kayakers pickin’ tunes on the back deck after a long day on the river, has grown into a huge community celebration in to raise funds for the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance and their efforts to transform the Colorado Bridge Dam into Oregon’s first whitewater playpark.
Sip, bike, splash, paddle, run, dine, laugh and play at the Subaru of Bend Outside Games. Bring the kids. Bring a dog. Challenge yourself, learn from the pros, try a new sport, head out to a concert, or just relax under the summer skies in the best of company, and for the best of causes.
Celebrate the local flavor of Central Oregon during the region’s largest food festival on June 28th (11am-10pm) & June 29th (11am-6pm). The First Community Credit Union’s Bite of Bend presented by Eberhard’s Dairy is a two-day food party on the streets of downtown Bend!
2014 Bite of Bend Highlights:
THE BITE. Bring your appetite and feast on small plates ($1-$2 each) and libations from the best restaurants in the region.
TOP CHEF COMPETITION. Watch eight rock-star chefs knock each other out in a live kitchen battle.
Make the Bite of Bend Beer Run an annual June tradition! The Bite of Bend Beer Run sends participants along a 5k race loop through Drake Park to Alpine Physical Therapy and back through Columbia Park, enjoying the fine beer from 10 Barrel, Cascade Lakes and Deschutes Brewery along the way. Bonus prizes are awarded to participants in best costume!