Sunriver in Central Oregon is the perfect getaway for your summer vacation. Here in the lush forests at the base of the Cascade Mountains you can enjoy nature at its finest, basking in the solitude of scenic mountain hiking trails, adventuring on the roaring rivers cutting through these rolling hills, or exploring the unique volcanic geology of the high desert plateau. And while Sunriver Pines’ luxurious cabins and vacation homes are wonderful retreats for relaxation, should you find yourself craving excitement it is just a short drive away, all summer long with plenty of festivals in Sunriver to go to.
Bend Summer Festival
For the 27th year in a row, the streets of Bend, Oregon, will welcome more than 75,000 visitors to the epic Bend Summer Festival, July 7-9. This free festival features three days and three stages of some of the best local, regional, and national music acts, from blues to jazz to rock & roll. With live entertainment all day long it might be hard to break away from the stages, but the Fine Art Promenade, Family Fun Street, and the SOUK (an arts and crafts expo) should prove more than enticing enough. Be sure to check out the Gourmet Jazz, Food, and Wine Street on Minnesota Avenue for the hottest jazz, local wines, and artisanal foods, as well as the 25+ food vendors and craft beer vendors on the Food Promenade.
Sunriver Music Festival
This August 10-22, the 41st Annual Summer Music Festival returns to the Great Hall in Sunriver and the Tower Theater in Bend. Featuring two rollicking weeks of classical concerts, pops performances, and open rehearsals, this is a must for any music aficionado. This year the festival will welcome pioneering musicians from across the globe, while continuing their tradition of fundraising and education for the next generation of aspiring musicians here in Oregon. For the full lineup and tickets, visit their website.
There is plenty to do in Central Oregon this summer. Take the family to the 99th annual Deschutes County Fair for a rodeo, classic carnival games, and exciting amusement park rides Aug. 1-5, from 10am daily. If you are feeling festive, grab your gnome hat and tasting glass and hit up the Little Woody Barrel-aged Beer, Cider, and Whiskey Festival in Bend Aug. 31-Sept. 1. This fun event celebrates all things aged, alcoholic, and Oregonian and is a rollicking good time with live music, beer and cider-making workshops, and fabulous local food.
Be sure to reserve your vacation home or cozy alpine cabin at Sunriver Pines today to lock in your savings and assure you will have a comfortable and private home base for all of the summer’s incredible activities.