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June 10, 2016

Get Entered to Win a Back to Summer Prize Package for Bend, Oregon

You can feel it in the air, school’s almost out and soon we’ll be back to summer! To add to the excitement of a new season, we’ve put together a special prize package for two.

Back to Summer in Bend Oregon

Bend is Here!

In Bend, summer fun includes a full array of shopping, dining on patios, and playing options. We put together 5 reasons of some of the summery things we are looking forward to as we get Back to Summer.

1. Les Schwab Amphitheater – Live Music is Here

There’s something about wide open skies and Bend Concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater.

Our 2016 Summer Concert Series began with a sold out Alabama Shakes show that simply dazzled all in attendance. The live music season continues with Slightly Stoopid, Ben Harper, Widespread Panic, Brandi Carlile, Jackson Browne, Michael Franti, Huey Lewis, Steve Miller Band and Need To Breathe.

The BMC Free Summer Sunday Concert Series features a variety of rocking bands on select dates in June and July. Bel Mizik, Five Pint Mary, Kinzel & Hyde, Summit Express and Kitchen Dwellers. Find all of the event specifics and beta you need to plan a great day.

 

2. Craft Beer is Here

What’s better than tasting beer from your favorite brewers with the beautiful Deschutes River flowing by? Here in the Old Mill District we have two very special events for lovers of malt, barley, and hops.

First up is the Fermentation Celebration, on Thursday, June 23. Local brewers are on hand to pour beer and talk hops with beer-loving fans aged 21 and older. Live music performances and an easygoing atmosphere make this event one of Bend’s surprising summertime gems.

The Bend Brewfest goes one gargantuan step further for three days of brewed bliss. The popular event draws beer aficionados as well as dance party revelers from all over the land to celebrate craft beer in Bend. Powered by over 1,000 volunteers the Bend Brewfest donates 10% of profits to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon, NeighborImpact and Deschutes River Conservancy. For the beer aficionado, the event provides the opportunity to sample beers that they cannot find in a bottle nor a pub. A curated selection of brewers add appeal to the XTAP which showcases special low-production offering.

 

3. Movie Blockbusters and Regal Summer Movie Express

Summer wouldn’t be summer without some popcorn worthy films. Fortunately we’ve got a great lineup of flicks including Finding Dory, Independence Day: Resurgence, The BFG, Ghostbusters, Jason Bourne, and others to escape the heat and have some fun.

The Regal Summer Movie express is a family friendly way to enjoy a morning movie. Make time for $1 movies on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10am with a weekly lineup that includes crowd-pleasing favorites for the young and young at heart. 

 

4. Summertime Shopping

From sundresses and flip flops to gear for your next adventure, shopping in the Old Mill District makes finding something that suits your fancy easy breezy. Did you know that weekly sales and shopping discounts are regularly updated on our website? Visit this link for a first look at the latest deals from your favorite retailers.

 

5. Seasonal Menus and Drinks, Oh My

Strawberry Shortcake and seasonal sangria. Restaurant menus reflect the local bounty of ripe fruit and fresh catches and dining al fresco along the Deschutes River absolutely seals the deal. Be sure to check out Va Piano Wine Tasting Room, which opened in late May and just might be your next favorite hangout.

 

Get Entered to Win 

Our list of summertime favorites goes on and on, what about yours? Be sure to let us know what you look forward to celebrating this season when you get entered to win our Back To Summer Prize Package. And don’t forget to share this contest with friends who just might invite you as their plus one. Best of luck!


 


 

 

6 Comments

  1. Garret June 14, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Love the Old Mill.

  2. Brandon June 15, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    #inbend rocks! We love Bend

  3. Crystal Sellers June 16, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Breaking Barriers with Crystal
    @bbwithCrystal
    http://breakingbarrierswithcrystal.com

    HUGE supporter of the Old Mill, and the amphitheater!!!! Bend was voted in the top 52 places to visit in the WORLD by the New York Times. I feature/follow musicians, athletes, sports, and exercise. Bend is full of outdoor activities, and we always have amazing talent performing in town. Take a look at my website and don’t stop following the Old Mill to see what new. Cheers!
    ~Crystal Sellers~

  4. Kathleen L. June 21, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Love staying in the Old Mill district. Always start and end my day walking the river trail. Coffee in the morning and walking off a great meal in the evening.

  5. Cara Langenfeld June 29, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Absolutely love Bend! Beautiful big city with that small town friendly feel.

  6. Jack July 3, 2016 at 9:28 am

    So much fun. With the heat turning up in Bend it was so nice to get away from junk hauling for a while..THANKS

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