This Week: August 18th – 24th


As Summer begins to wind down, there is still plenty of fun to be had.  Check out some of this week’s highlights for family-friendly events in Bend and the surrounding Central Oregon area!

Highlights – August 18-24, 2014

The Old Mill - Bend, OR

The Old Mill – Bend, OR

  • Family Fitness In the Parks – Mon, 8/18 :: Beginning at 11:30am, enjoy a little outdoor organized fun at Juniper Park with the fam and Bend Parks & Rec.  All ages welcome.  Bring a water bottle and healthy snack.  FREE
  • SHARC Twilight Cinema – Tue, 8/19 :: Elsa and Olaf are that much more exciting when you can watch them outside at SHARC’s Twilight Cinema viewing of “Frozen”.  Low-profile chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, and coolers are welcome.  Movies start at dusk.  Pre-movie entertainment and activities begin at 6:30pm. FREE
  • Airshow of the Cascades – Fri-Sat, 8/22-23 :: We have a little guy who loves “things that go” so we’re really hoping we can make the trip out to the Madras Airport for this family-friendly event.  On Friday, the airshow begins at 7pm, but on Saturday runs from 1:30-5pm.  See here for the complete schedule.  $10 admission, $15 for both days and kids 12 & under are FREE.
  • Art in the High Desert – Fri-Sun, 8/22-24 :: The Old Mill District will be hosting 110 visual artists for the 7th Annual Art in the High Desert.  Stroll along the banks of the Deschutes River to shop and/or just appreciate the arts and crafts!  Open 10am-6pm each day. FREE
  • Kids Obstacle Challenge – Sat, 8/23 :: Head out to Eagle Crest Resort for an obstacle race designed for kids (ages 5-16)!  Check-in opens at 9am, and the first race wave begins at 10am.  Parents are welcome to run alongside their child. $25 to participate ($35 if registering after 8/10).  For registration details here.  FREE to watch!

Check out the Calendar Page for the complete list of events each day.  Enjoy the week!