Though the town of Sunriver may seem like a quiet mountain town from the outside, when the temperature rises in summer, it’s quite the opposite! There are a number of fun events to attend every summer in Sunriver, and here are our top five picks for the ones you need to make sure to check out this year:
Sunriver Concert Series
Looking for some good fun, great food, and some of the best live music that the Sunriver area has to offer? Then look no further than the Sunriver Concert Series! Taking place every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6:30pm-8:30pm at The Brickyard at Sunriver Resort, the Sunriver Concert Series promises fun for the whole family with a different live band featured each concert day! Bring a blanket, enjoy some delicious local brews and grub, and relax under the stars with some of the hottest local talent you’ll find anywhere in all of Sunriver.
Sunriver 4th of July Festival
We can’t mention summer without bringing up the 4th of July, and the town of Sunriver celebrates America’s birthday better than anywhere else in the Pacific Northwest! This free Sunriver event kicks off with a bike parade at 10:30 AM (starting at the Sunriver Resort), and events continue throughout the day, including a watermelon eating contest, live entertainment, and more! To check out all of the festivities, make sure to head over to The Village at Sunriver, where the event runs until approximately 4 PM.
Sunriver Antique & Classic Car Show
Returning for its fifth year this year is the Sunriver Antique & Classic Car Show, held right at The Village at Sunriver on July 21st from 10am-2pm. This free event is filled with classic cars from all eras, ranging from 1920’s classics to the power muscle cars of the 70’s! This event is fun for the whole family, so make sure to head out and enjoy the music and entertainment!
Sunriver Quilt Show
Hosted by the Mountain Meadow Quilters, the Sunriver Quilt Show has been a staple of Sunriver fun since 1988 and returns this year bigger and better than ever! This free Sunriver event will take place on August 4th from 9am-4pm and will resonate from The Village at Sunriver. Find beautiful handcrafted and one of a kind pieces for sale or attend one of the many incredible special exhibits at the show—the choice is yours!
Sunriver Art Fair
The 9th Annual Sunriver Art Fair will be taking place this year from August 10th-12th at The Village at Sunriver, and this year’s event will feature 75 different artists with pieces of work in all shapes and sizes! Ceramics, glass work, jewelry, textiles—all of this will be available and more, so you’ll be certain to find a one of a kind locally-made piece to add to your collection. Add in live music and you’ve got the perfect summer event that’s fun for the whole family!
The Best Place to Stay While Enjoying Summer Sunriver Events
No matter how you choose to spend your summer in Sunriver, one thing is for certain: You need to make sure you have a Sunriver Pines rental ready to go. Sunriver Pines is the premier rental company property in all of Sunriver and is ready to help you find the perfect place to call home this summer! Don’t wait, contact us with any questions or to make your reservation today!
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.