Spring break is well underway, the sun is shining and, look around you– the grins are big. We are relishing all of the signals that a new season has truly arrived. Yes, there will be more days of down coats to come but today we celebrate four cues that collectively herald Spring’s arrival.

Wheel Fun Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals opened for the season on Saturday, March 21 kicking off spring break week in Bend, Oregon. With a fantastic selection of bikes, surreys, coupes, tandem bikes and cruisers, Wheel Fun Rentals also carries kids bikes, electric bikes, trailers and baby joggers for riders of every age.

Plan on a fun family outing on the weekends now through May 17, when Wheel Fun rentals extends to weekday availability.

Wheel Fun Rentals

Pedaling Fun For All Ages


Bi-Weekly Bird Walks

We’ll confess it, YES we’re bird nerds and proud of it. The good news is that you don’t have to be an ornithologist to enjoy bird walks offered bi-weekly to the public every other Friday through the end of May. We’ve partnered with the East Cascades Audubon Society to offer free walks that wind around the trails of the Old Mill District with expert guidance from the Society. The area is a migratory corridor and attracts a whole host of incredible birds either passing through or as cherished residents.

The two-hour walks are appropriate for all ages and interested parties, from novices to experienced avian experts. Groups will meet at10 am at the Ticket Mill in the heart of the Old Mill District, where binoculars are available for check out. Participants can also pick up a specially designed birding list to help identify birds and some common animals seen along the walk.


Blossoms Everywhere

Can we all agree that the beauty of spring blossoms is stop-you-in-your-tracks gorgeous? We’ve noticed that more than a couple of you are taking time to document the natural wonder on Instagram and other social channels. Thank you for sharing your artistic eyes with us–we delight in the photos shared and invite you to continue using the #HowWeOMD hashtag for chances to win weekly prizes.


The photo contest culminates in April when we’ll be giving the GRAND PRIZE of a pair of concert tickets to two of our Memorial Day shows in the Les Schwab Amphitheater: The Decemberists with Spoon and Ryan Adams with Jenny Lewis. Visit this recent blog post for complete details on the contest.

Dave Matthews Band in the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend Oregon

Photo by Nate Wyeth Photography

Bend Concert Summer Announcements

By now you’ve heard the news, we’ve got a stellar line-up on the way to Les Schwab Amphitheater. We’ve done our utmost to ensure that there is something for everyone, whether your tastes run toward Indie, Classic, Country, Rock or Epic Jam Band.

With tickets in demand, we encourage everyone to plan ahead–buy advance, make lodging reservations and dedicate a few extra days to fun!

Please visit BendConcerts.com for ticket sales and save the date information for the following:

The Decemberists with Spoon

Ryan Adams with Jenny Lewis

Robert Plant with Sensational Space Shifters

The Doobie Brothers

Willie Nelson & Family with Alison Krauss and Union Station

Death Cab for Cutie with Built to Spill

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band


“Weird Al” Yankovich

Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals

See, we told you it was awesome! We have a couple announcements yet to come…be sure that you’re connected with Les Schwab Amphitheater for eNews and Facebook updates to keep up on all of the Summer Concert news.

All of these signs are pointing in the direction of something distinctly wonderful– a new season of enjoyment is straight ahead here in the Old Mill District. Be sure to stay in touch on Facebook, and by all means, do subscribe to our eNews updates. More good things are in store…