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Bend, Oregon

Bend is a small but growing city in a beautiful area of Central Oregon. The city is between the scenic Deschutes River and is home to gorgeous green parks, many walking trails, and pleasant neighborhoods. Surrounded by volcanoes, alpine lakes, and wilderness areas, Bend is well-known for its vibrant outdoor scene. Mountain bikers come here from across the United States to hit the trails, and hikers will find an incredibly diverse range of hikes. 

Winter holds its own beauty here, as nearby Mt. Bachelor brings skiers and boarders to the area. Some of the fascinating aspects of Bend are the geological attractions created by the volcanoes, which offer a whole host of unique sites and things to see and do. Plan out your stay with our list of top attractions in Bend. One of the most interesting places to visit in the Bend area is Newberry National Volcanic Monument, where you can explore numerous attractions of the Newberry Volcano. Stand on top of Lava Butte, a cinder cone that rises to 500 feet above the surrounding landscape, looking out over the old lava flow, or walk underground through the Lava River Cave, a one-mile-long lava tube. In another area of the monument, you'll find beautiful lakes and mountain peaks, with wonderful hiking and camping opportunities.

The monument has two main access points. Twenty minutes south of Bend off Highway 97 is the Lava Lands Visitor Center, from where you can ascend Lava Butte or visit the Lava River Cave. The Chitwood Exhibit Hall here provides a wealth of information on the geology of the area and details on things to see and do in the monument, as well as current conditions. This is the most convenient way to see some of the sites in Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

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Roving Carolers in Bend for the Holidays

Friday, Dec. 1
High Desert Men's Barbershop, 6-7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 2
Victorian Caroler, 3-4:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 3
Bend High School Choir, 2-3 p.m.
Mountain View High School Adante Jazz Choir, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 8
High Desert Middle School, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Summit High School Choir, 1-2 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 9
High Desert Men's Barbershop, 2-3 p.m.
Sisters High School Jazz Choir, 3-5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 10
Trinity Lutheran High School Chamber Choir, 6-7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16
High Desert Men's Barbershop, 3-4 p.m.
Victorian Carolers, 3-4 p.m.
Summit High School Choir, 3-4 p.m.
Youth Choir of Central Oregon, 3-5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 17
Mountain View High School Adante Jazz Choir, 1-2 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 18
Trinity Lutheran High School Chamber Choir, 6-7 p.m.
Mastersingers, 7-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 19
Mastersingers, 6-7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 22,
Victorian Carolers, 5:30-7 p.m.

Learn More: https://www.oldmilldistrict.com/holiday-happenings/carolers/

 

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Lava Tube Cave Tours in Bend


Lava Tube Cave Tours

These large, cool lava tube caves are fun and fascinating for the whole family. Outfitted with helmets and headlamps, our guides will help you discover secret rooms, great cave history and what lives and grows in the caves. Tours depart daily at 9:00am and 1:30pm.

When: 9/3/2017 9:00 AM
Cost: $75 per adult $55 for children 11 and under

Wanderlust Tours
61535 S. Hwy 97, Suite 13
Bend, Oregon
541.389.8359

Learn More: http://www.visitbend.com/things-to-do/bend_oregon_events_calendar/Lava-Tube-Cave-Tours_64_0_22_49_87

 

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Bend Spring Festival

Friday, April 7 (5pm - 11pm)
Saturday, April 8 (11am - 11pm)
Sunday, April 9 (11am - 5pm)
Northwest Crossing Drive
Bend, Oregon

Northwest Crossing Drive, will come alive, as we utilize art, food, spirits, music, and family-oriented activities to usher in Spring! Today, enjoy live music with Chiringa! Redmond Son, and Larry & His Flask. Northwest Crossing is located off Mt. Washington Drive, between Skyliners and Shevlin Park Roads.

Learn more:http://www.c3events.com/upcoming-events/northwest_crossing_bend_spring_festival"> http://www.c3events.com/upcoming-events/northwest_crossing_bend_spring_festival

 

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Live Glassblowing near Charlottesville

Daily 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunspots Studios, 202 S. Lewis Street
Staunton, VA

Watch art happen! - See live glassblowing 7 days a week at Sunspots Studios in historic downtown Staunton! Visit our public hot shop to watch our glassblowers practice their craft, ask questions and even get involved! You can assist the glass blower in making a hand-blown ornament in our Blow Your Own Ornament experience.
Sunspots Studios also offers Virginia's most unique shopping experience. Our gallery is filled with beautiful glass made in our adjoining studios. You will find one-of-a-kind art pieces, as well as functional glass for the home and garden. Vases, bird feeders, oil candles, and artisan jewelry glitter in our gallery. Find gifts made by Virginia and American artisans as well as Alex and Ani jewelry.
Come in from the cold; feel our furnaces a'blazing and see the magic of hot glass.

Learn more: http://sunspots.com/

 

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Lava Tube Cave Tours in Bend

March 5, 2017 9:00 AM
Cost: $75 per adult $55 for children 11 and under

61535 S. Hwy 97, Suite 13
Bend, Oregon
541.389.8359

These large, cool lava tube caves are fun and fascinating for the whole family. Outfitted with helmets and headlamps, our guides will help you discover secret rooms, great cave history and what lives and grows in the caves. Tours depart daily at 9:00am and 1:30pm.

Learn more: https://www.wanderlusttours.com/lava-tube-cave-tours

 

 

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Local Pour Craft Beverage Tours in Bend

February 2, 2017 at 1:30
Cost: $75 per person
Bend, Oregon

Your guide will provide insights into distillation and fermentation science, viticulture, and all things tasty. Each Local Pour tour is unique, attending local breweries dependent on their availability. This tour is a great option for gluten intolerant guests.

We provide pick up at your Bend hotel or residence. If you are outside the Bend area, for $5 per person, we will pick you up. This will ensure everyone can enjoy a safe tour.
Visit Wanderlust Tours while you're out exploring Bend!Wanderlust Tours .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Reservation required. Please call 541.389.8359

Learn more: https://www.bendbrewbus.com/thelocalpour/

 

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Bend, Oregon Concerts

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the season of live music in Bend, Oregon at Les Schwab Amphitheater.

Learn More: http://www.bendconcerts.com/

 

 

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2015 LA Pine Frontier Days

Welcome you to our Annual 4th of July Celebration, a long tradition of the La Pine community. It is La Pine's largest event and celebrates our heritage and unique character.

Events include a beard and mustache competition, carnival, fireworks, kids games, lawnmower races, a dutch oven cook-off, and more!

Where: Frontier Heritage Park
16405 1st Street
LaPine, Oregon

When:7/4/2015 6:00 AM

Learn More: http://www.visitbend.com/Bend_Oregon_Activities_Recreation/bend_oregon_events_calendar/2015-La-Pine-Frontier-Days_2

 

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Shoes, Brews & Views Snowshoe Tours in Bend

Come have a blast deep in the forest with a professional naturalist guide and, like a true Bendite, enjoy a hand-crafted micro-brew while staring at magnificent mountain vistas! We blaze our own trail away from other people to little known viewpoints. Sweet nuances of the forest will be brought to life and amazing fun surfing of the hills can be had by all, making this Wanderlust Tour the best winter activity for families in Bend or Sunriver, Oregon!

Where: Wanderlust Tours
61535 S. Hwy 97, Suite 13
Bend, Oregon
When: 4/1/2015 1:30 PM

Learn more: http://www.visitbend.com/Bend_Oregon_Activities_Recreation/bend_oregon_events_calendar/Shoes-Brews-Views-Snowshoe-Tours_1_18

 

 

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