What a great year 2018 was! If you were not here last Spring/Summer, here’s a re-cap of some big events from 2018 in Central Oregon:


Sunriver’s 50th Anniversary Celebration was celebrated on June 30th in The Backyard at Sunriver Resort. The 60’s themed party was a blast! Dancing the night away to The High Street Band performing 60’s classics, classic themed cocktails, and an award for the best 60’s themed costume.

On June 23rd , Downtown Bend celebrated Central Oregon Pride in Drake Park for the annual celebration of LGBTQ equality, diversity and education. This family-friendly event included: booths, music, performances, and food. To learn more about the upcoming event, click here.

Deschutes Brewery celebrated its 30th Anniversary on June 30th, in Drake Park. Live music from Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and various other local acts. They of course had staple and specialty beers to enjoy and included: hot are balloon rides, community art, and a silent disco. To see upcoming Deschutes events, click here.

Sunriver’s Fourth of July Festival was a family-friendly, event-filled day with: games, food, a watermelon eating contest, and a rock climbing wall. All took place in The Village at Sunriver. To see upcoming events, click here.



Starting on July 14th, Sisters celebrated it’s Annual Outdoor Quilt Show. More than 1,300 quilts on display and for sale, this Quilt Show is the largest in the world! To see more info about this year’s show, click here.

Balloons Over Bend has become one of the biggest attractions in Central Oregon! July 27th-July 29th, we had the opportunity to see them float up into the morning and evening skies. Event included not only breathtaking views, but also fun and games for the whole family. To read more about this year’s event, click here.

On Thursday and Friday evenings, starting on June 31st and going until September 2nd, you could enjoy the Outdoor Summer Night movies at SHARC at Sunriver Village. Bring your own blankets and snacks and enjoy a movie with the family. To see more about this event, click here.

Annual Brewfest in Bend at the Les Schwab Amphitheater was August 16th– August 19th. This event is family-friendly until 7pm. We enjoyed testers of beers and ciders from more than 60 vendors. There was food trucks, and dancing. To see about upcoming Brewfest’s, click here.


Click Here for The Source’s Top 10 accomplishments in 2018 for the City of Bend.

Also, from the Source, Bend’s Top food and Drink Happenings in 2018, click here to read.


We hope 2018 was great to you, and 2019 is even better, and hope to see you at some of these events this year!

The Jones Group