Sunriver and Central Oregon are loaded with fantastic events all year long. Click on the one of the items below to get some details on events that you might be interested in.
The Sunriver – La Pine Relay for life, will be partnering with the Village at Sunriver and Alpine Entertainment for the annual Family Fun Fest. The event will include a 5K fun run beginning at 9am and an array of games, activities and family fun with proceeds benefiting the Relay for Life.
Kids of all ages can celebrate the final days of summer with a variety of fun games and activities. Get the family together and play life size Foosball, then head over to the bounce houses and jump to your hearts content. If you still have energy to spare try your hand at batters up, shooting star or soccer rush. Enter the bubble gum chewing contest and see who can blow the biggest bubble! Bring the family out for a fun filled day, and leave with memories that last a lifetime.
View nationally acclaimed, hand-picked, visual artists along the banks of the Deschutes River.
Ranked 10th in the nation for Fine Art Fairs, art lovers and collectors will enjoy the juried fine art and crafts.
Photo courtesy of Art In The High Desert
Gather together in Drake Park for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar”.
The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years. A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.
The story is loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus‘s life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire. It depicts political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus that are not present in the Bible.
The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.” A true global phenomenon, Superstar continues to touch new generations of audiences and performers.
Friday, August 24 – Doors open at 6pm – Performance at 7pm
Saturday, August 25 – Doors open at 6pm – Performance at 7pm
Photo credit: Theater in the Park, Theater Bend
Sunriver Owners Association presents Jonny Lang at SHARC’s John Gray Amphitheater. Don’t miss the first performance in Central Oregon in over 5 years.
Since the release of his debut album, Grammy Award winning Jonny Lang has built a reputation as one of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation. The path Lang has been on has brought him the opportunity to support or perform with some of the most respected legends in music. He has shared the stage with everyone from The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aerosmith and Buddy Guy, who he continues to tour with today.
Video & Photo credit: Jonny Lang
Sunriver Marathon for a Cause, celebrating the 8th Annual Labor Day event for runners of all ages!
A USATF certified course. Proceeds benefit St. Charles Cancer Services. St. Charles Cancer Center brings together leading research, technology and personalized guidance to deliver the highest quality patient care. We offer radiation oncology, medical oncology, integrative therapies, prevention programs, screenings and patient support services. As the only comprehensive cancer center in the region, the St. Charles team provides compassionate care close to home
2018 summer concert series, Music on the Water, presented by Elk Lake Resort, Boneyard Beer, and Crater Lake Spirits. This is a fun free series for the community to kick back by Elk Lake and enjoy some great music by local and regional bands. Music starts at 5:00pm and each week we’ll have drink specials from Crater Lake Spirits and Boneyard Beer!
September 1 … Melanie Rose Dyer & Daniel Cooper
September 8 … Mark Ransom
Image Courtesy of Elk Lake Resort
Fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and farmers.
It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week!
Each Saturday | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm | Through September 15th on NW Crossing Drive.
Deschutes Land Trust is offering a variety of Hikes and Walks during the month of September. Visit their website to view dates, descriptions and register here >>>.
Lots of great options to choose from!
A self-professed bird nerd Noah Strycker of Oregon, set off in 2015 to become the first human to see more than half of the planet’s bird species in a 1-year, around-the-world birding trip.
Visiting 7 continents and carrying only a backpack, he enlisted the enthusiastic support of local birders to check off more than 6,000 species, including:
– Adelie Penguins in Antarctica
– Harpy Eagle in Brazil
– Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Thailand
– Green-breasted Pitta in Uganda
Enjoy an evening of humor and inspiring tales from his epic year! Guaranteed you will leave with a new appreciation of birds and bird lovers.
A book signing will follow.
Tickets: $10/person | Register to attend >>>
Presented by Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory and East Cascades Audubon Society.
Location: Sunriver SHARC Aquatics & Recreation Center
Photo credit: Noah Strycker
If your age 12 and older grab the bike and get racin’ this fall in Bend! Every Thursday in September thru the 1st Thursday in October.
5:15 p.m – Start of the 30 Minute Race
Cat 3/4/5 Junior Men and Wmn (12-18), Cat 5 Men, Cat 4 Men, Cat 4 Masters Men 35+, Cat 5 Women, Cat 4 Women, Masters Women 50+, Masters Men 50+, Masters Men 60+, Masters Men 70+, Clydesdale & Athena.
6:00 p.m – Start of the 45 Minute Race
Cat 1 / 2 Men, Cat 1 / 2 Women, Cat 1 / 2 Masters Men 35+, Cat 1 / 2 Masters Women 35+, Cat 3 Men, Cat 3 Masters Men 35+, Cat 3 Women, Cat 3 Masters Women 35+, SS Men and SS Women.
Be sure to read up on the racing rules based on OBRA Cyclocross Rules.
Hosted by MBSEF – Mt Bachelor Sports Education Foundation.
Racing takes place at The Athletic Club of Bend.
Ride, Run or Walk the East Rim Drive at Crater Lake National Park when it will be closed to motor vehicles on the following days:
Saturday, September 8
Saturday, September 15
Enjoy 24 miles of scenic roadway without vehicle noise and traffic.
The closures will last from approximately 8 am to 6 pm.
Image courtesy of Discover Klamath
Best of all you can choose which event to participate in:
– Short Course – 1.7 miles
– Long Course – 5 miles
– Kids race
Finally, select from two race dates. Race #1 takes place August 11, 2018 with the Grande Finale on September 8, 2018.
A fun event to participate in or just be a spectator and cheer everyone else on! Probably the best part of all this is the fun for the whole family!
There will be an awards ceremony and BBQ lunch following the day’s race events with cool prizes from our great sponsors.
All proceeds to benefit the Youth Brigade in Bend.
Online registration cost $35 for adults, $40 for adults on race day. Kids $20.
Registration for Competitive Races – 8:30-9:30am
Competitive Races – 10:00am
Photo credit – Elk Lake Resort
Enjoy Live Music from Dancehall Days, Juju Eyeball, and Gbots & The Jouneyman
Indulge in tasting chocolates fro Lidia’s Chocolates and Holm Made Toffee Co.
For trail running enthusiasts and professionals, this series provides unmatched racing experience in beautiful mountain settings at the most iconic resort destinations.
Mt. Bachelor’s single track course with a vertical challenge, offers 360-degree views from the peak of the volcano (peak elevation: 9,065 ft)
Enjoy a 2-day celebration featuring games, food, beer, cider, live music, and kids’ entertainment at the Bend Oktoberfest.
Probably the most anticipated event is the annual Wiener Dog Races!
Enjoy traditional music, dancing, stein holds, and much more.
Not to be left out is the “absurd games of skill”, from yodeling to tricycle races the laughter is non stop.
The Pacific Amateur Golf Classic is the driving force for championship-caliber amateur golf in the West.
Best of all every registered participant is guaranteed 1-round of tournament play on the nationally renowned Crosswater Course.
The tournament takes place on some of the finest golf courses in the west and offers divisions for golfers of every skill level.
Brought to you by the Central Oregon Visitors Association.
Get ready for pumpkin carving, food and wine, a harvest market, family fun, and live music
Best of all 3 days of live music from 23 different performers, you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy listening too.
And for every kid and kid at heart is the Family Fun Street – bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, gardening and more!
Make you’re way over to the Harvest Market, Pie Baking Contest, Chili Cook-Off, Fine Artist Promenade and more.
Deschutes Land Trust is offering a variety of Hikes and Walks during the month of October. Visit their website to view dates, descriptions and register here >>>.
Lots of great options to choose from!
Spooktacular fun on Halloween!
Kids of all ages are welcome to enjoy trick or treating with the village merchants an show off their favorite costume during the costume contest where winners will receive frightfully fun prizes. New this year is the pet costume contest, held at 5:30, prizes for best overall pet and owner! Join us for bounce house fun, a cupcake walk, ghoulish games at our spooky Halloween party.
Deschutes Land Trust is offering a variety of Hikes and Walks during the month of November. Visit their website to view dates, descriptions and register here >>>.
Lots of great options to choose from!
Traveling with children can be rewarding and it can also be challenging.
Our goal at Bennington Properties is to make your time in Sunriver as worry free as possible and to keep your whole family safe. For a home on our program to qualify to be a Family Loving Vacation Rental™, it must have the following:
- At least one quality pack-n-play
- At least two kids stools available, one in the kitchen and one in a bathroom
- At least one quality high chair
- If the home has stairs, a baby gate that fits at the top and bottom of your stairs.
- A bowl of outlet covers available for parent use
- A set of at least 2 night lights
- A set of plastic kids cups and dishware
- First aid kit
- A large family game such as ping-pong, foosball, air hockey, pool table, or cornhole
Upon Request (available for all Bennington guests):
– Additional pack-n-plays, high chairs, baby gates, outlet covers, & night lights
– DVD Movies (wide selection of new and old, including large children's section)
– Floor futons for the older kids in the family (or the young at heart)
– Camp Bennington Ranger Guides
– Toy Chest
– Ice cream, coffee, hot chocolate, beer, juice and soft drinks at our office
– Reimburse 100% tennis/pickle ball court passes all year
– 50% SHARC reimbursement from Memorial Weekend to Labor Day weekend
– Sports Equipment: Basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, tennis rackets & balls, pickle ball rackets & balls, badminton rackets & birdies, snow sleds, cornhole game, and more
– Housekeeping Guarantee
– Vacation You Deserve Guarantee
– Shampoo, Conditioner, Salt & Pepper, Aluminum Foil, Plastic Wrap, Quart/Gallon Zip Bags
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With so many amazing vacation rental homes to choose from, it can be hard to pick just one for your Sunriver vacation! To help you decide where to stay, we've highlighted the benefits of 10 unique areas within our small community below.
If you are looking to be in the heart of the action, staying in the SHARC area will be your go-to spot in Sunriver! A favorite for young families, the SHARC is an amazing facility offering a multitude of activities: outdoor pools; indoor pools; lazy river; water slides; social hot tub; tot splash & play areas; event space/ amphitheatre; cafe; park; picnic areas; playground; bocce ball; basketball and a year-round tubing hill. With the shops and restaurants at the Village on one side and a great playground, tennis courts and ball fields at Fort Rock Park on the other, guests staying in the central SHARC area enjoy being able to walk to all!
The Village at Sunriver offers something for everyone. Coffee and pastries, craft beer, great restaurants, boutique shopping, fine art gallery, outdoor recreation and rentals, family entertainment and events - all can be found just steps away from your Sunriver vacation rental when you stay in this area. Most homes and condos in this area are 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, making it perfect for a couple's retreat or small family getaway. From summer mini-golf to winter ice skating, the Sage Spring Spa, Sunriver Lodge and pools at SHARC, there is fun to enjoy year-round all within a one-mile radius of the Village.
Located in the heart of Sunriver between Circles 4 and 11, the Fort Rock area is perfect for groups of all ages - the kids can walk to Fort Rock Park, and you are also just a short run, walk or bike ride to the SHARC, Nature Center, Deschutes River trails and Village at Sunriver. Sunriver's fabulous Fort Rock Park features a large grassy field, pavilion shelter, and a playground with new and updated equipment, along with several picnic tables located around the park itself. This amazing park offers basketball and tennis courts, softball and volleyball facilities as well as horseshoes, ensuring each member of your group will find something to enjoy. A large inventory of homes and the accessibility to activities, make this area a big win for family reunions.
Known for its walkability, staying in the south end of Sunriver means you will be in the heart of the action. Bordered by the Deschutes River, Sunriver Lodge and The Village, this area offers something for everyone. You will find restaurants, shopping and the main grocery store conveniently located nearby, while miles of bike paths and the green links of the award-winning Meadows Golf Course wind through the quiet, tree-lined streets, making it easy to escape the crowds. Be sure to check out Harper's Bridge - a popular swimming spot for families along the river - with a bike path running alongside. A fitness center, sauna, and steam rooms can be found in this area at Sage Spring Spa. The best part? Guests in a Bennington home receive complimentary access! Located off the main entrance to Sunriver and near the conference and event centers at the Great Hall, accessibility is key in Sunriver's southern end.
Enjoy the peaceful Central Oregon outdoors! Away from the crowds and noise you can relax and enjoy the beauty all around. Take a bike ride or hike on the paved pathways that are all around Sunriver. If your up for more adventure you are close to Circle 7 and a variety of hiking options that will take you to the trails at Beneham Falls, either family friendly or more extreme for the adventurous. It's also the location for exiting the Deschutes River for those floating, kayaking, in a canoe or stand up paddle boarding to exit the river. And not to be left out is the 5.5 mile Sun-Lava paved trail to Lava Lands Visitor Center, opened in 2014 by the Forest Service. Other services include a market, gas station, woodlands golf course and restaurant (summer only), and Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Enjoy the quite beauty and surroundings of the Deschutes River as it flows by. Take a bide ride or hike on the paved pathways that follow along the river in several areas. Journey over to Cardinal Landing foot bridge and cast a line to catch your dinner! Watch for the Interpretive Trail Sign, off of Circle 6 letting you know you've entered The Riparian Zone (river bank in Latin). View a large variety of flora and fauna, and vistas of the Cascade Mountain Range to the west. Do you enjoy bird watching or photography? You'll be pleased with the surroundings giving you countless opportunities to enjoy both.
You will love, love, love this location, near everything but away from it all...located in the quieter center of Sunriver but within walking distance to Fort Rock Park and the SHARC for those little feet. The Woodlands course itself features dense forests of Ponderosa and Lodgepole Pine, outcroppings of lava rock and an abundance of water. Noted by golfers for superb conditioning and its beautiful setting, the Woodlands is one of the Northwest's finest championship courses.
Staying nearby the Meadows Golf Course on the southern end of Sunriver not only means you will have easy access to the award-winning 18 hole course, 9-hole putting course, and driving range, but also to restaurants, boutique shops, and the beautiful Sunriver Lodge. Enjoy dramatic views of Mt. Bachelor fronted by the peaceful Sun River from Carson's Kitchen on the deck at the Lodge or head out on miles of paved pathways that meander through the quiet, tree-lined Sunriver streets and out along the Deschutes River. From go-karts in the Village to swimming at SHARC, beer tasting at Sunriver Brewing and star-gazing at the Oregon Observatory, there will indeed be endless fun just steps from your front door. Whether you need a cozy cabin for two or luxury vacation home for the whole family, the Meadows area offers something for everyone and is a favorite among long-time Sunriver vacationers.
Nestled next to Sunriver, Caldera Springs is a small, gated resort with everything you love about Sunriver and more . . . A beautiful lake setting surrounded by a rich forest of ponderosa, Caldera Springs offers access to all of the Sunriver amenities, plus also private access to the Caldera Springs - Quarry Pool (summer only), Fitness Center, Playground & Sports Courts (playground, tennis, basketball, softball, Frisbee, and soccer). Enjoy paddling and fishing the lakes, walking along the trails or gathering around the Lake House fire pit to share stories and memories.
Enjoy seclusion on the outskirts of Sunriver - if tranquility is what you seek, where you will find what you are looking for a stone's throw from the resort. Nestled in the Deschutes National Forest just south of Sunriver, this area is perfect for anyone ready to lose themselves in nature. Escape the crowds and be one step closer to world-class skiing at Mt. Bachelor, flyfishing, hiking and mountain biking. The best part is since most Sunriver amenities are open to the public, you won't miss out on the fun when you head to the resort for the day. A Bennington Staff favorite in this area? Starting a leisurely river float at the Big River Campground a few miles upstream and taking out at Harper's Bridge on the edge of Sunriver.
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