Finally, things have opened up again in Oregon and it has been a while since we’ve been able to go out and ENJOY all the summer events that the Bend area has to offer! Having fun year-round is one of the reasons we love living here right? So, whether you’re new to Bend or you’re just having “COVID amnesia,” we have got that Summer-Fun List here for you!
What are some of your favorite things to do in Bend in the Summer months? Please email or call me and let me know! I’m always curious about everyone’s favorite things to do in beautiful Bend.
- Whitewater rafting, river tubing, SUP’ing
- Cave Exploration
- Cascade Lakes
- Mountain Biking
- Mt. Bachelor – ZipTour Adventure, Kids Camps, Scenic Chairlift rides, Hiking, Disc Golf
If you need a break from the heat and the sun, here are a few things to do Indoors:
- High Desert Museum
- Larkspur Community Center – This is run by Bend Parks and Rec and is BRAND NEW! Everything is indoors and they have a pool, lazy river, a fitness center and classes, workshops, and swim lessons.
- For the kiddos with extra summertime energy, a trampoline park is a great way to have fun and get some exercise. For the younger kids, Mountain Air is small and is easy for parents to see and for the bigger kids, Trampoline Zone is the way to go having lots of extra activities… including indoor pickle-ball courts upstairs for the whole family!
- SunMountain Fun Center is open and better than ever! There’s bowling, bumper cars, laser tag, a virtual reality game, billiards, an arcade, and a cafe!
Looking for some events to go to with family or friends? Try these out!
Here are a few key Bend highlights to keep in mind:
1. Private firework use is banned in Bend due to extreme heat.
2. Fireworks are always illegal on the public lands around Bend.
3. Vince Genna Stadium firework show will take place on Saturday, July 3.
4. Pilot Butte firework show will take place on Sunday, July 4.
5. The pet parade and old fashioned festival are canceled this year.
6. Stay hydrated, be safe, and have fun!
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The Environmental Center’s Second Local Challenge Kicks off May 11th!
You can join in the challenge that goes from May 11–June 7, 2020. Participants will be entered to win weekly prize drawings that help prevent wasted food, such as glass food-storage containers and reusable beeswax food wraps, plus a $100 gift card to the grocery store of choice. Two grand prize drawings for $250 in farm bucks to a local farm will be awarded to those who complete the whole challenge. Participants will also gain knowledge and feel good about making changes in their own lives to help their greater community.
The challenge asks participating households to weigh or measure then record their cumulative wasted food weekly for four weeks. They will track what ends up as waste in their home, then learn small yet impactful tips to change habits in order to produce less waste.
The Rethink Food Waste Challenge is made possible through a partnership with Deschutes County Department of Solid Waste and our local garbage and recycling service providers. To learn more about the challenge and sign up visit their website:
Throwback to before social distancing was in place because of the coronavirus and we got to gather with some of our clients at Formation Stone in Bend. We enjoyed a tour by Dan, the owner, and Pamela Armstrong, an interior designer. We tasted appetizers by Bleu Bite and drank delicious wine!
We’re already looking forward to when we can have our next event! In the meantime, check out the video below to see what a fun evening we all had. Also if you haven’t yet, make sure to check out Formation Stone Surfaces once our social distancing has been lifted.
We’ve been thinking about all of our clients and hope you’re taking care of yourselves during this time, please don’t hesitate to reach out if we can help you in any way.Patty & Andrea