Labor Day Weekend offers three wonderful days to take advantage of the plethora of community events and outdoor activities sprinkled throughout our beautiful town. Take a peek!

First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District Friday, Sept. 3 3-6 p.m.

Tumalo Art Co.Lubbesmeyer Art Studio & GalleryAmejko ArtistrySaxon’s Fine JewelersKara’s Kitchenware and City Home will host events showcasing an array of artists and mediums. Art has a way of bringing people together, and the community in our area is inspiring! Enjoy not only art from around Central Oregon, but different white, red, and bubbly wine samples from Va Piano Vineyards and Evoke Winery , plus, Kara’s Kitchenware is offering samples of regional wine available in her store. First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District is the perfect aperitif before downtown Bend’s activities that start at 5 p.m.

Scalehouse Gallery Exhibition: “Be Nice (White)… You’re In Bend” Friday, Sept. 3 5-9 p.m.

This exhibition by Central Oregon BIPOC seeks to increase BIPOC visibility, promote reflection and connection; and see the region through a different lens by inviting visitors to share their ideas and confront their preconceptions as they experience and interact with the exhibit. Scalehouse Gallery is located downtown Bend at 550 NW Franklin Suite 138.

The Little Woody Barrel-Aged Beer, Cider & Whiskey Festival Friday, Sept. 3 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 4 noon-10 p.m.

Celebrate craft barrel-aged beer and cider from across the Northwest, along with whiskey, during the ninth annual festival happening on the grounds of the Deschutes Historical Museum. Space is limited and tickets are required. Learn more HERE.

Six-time GRAMMY Award-winner Brandi Carlile with special guest Rickie Lee Jones Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4 and 5 7 p.m.

Throughout the years, Brandi Carlile’s music has been characterized as Americana, pop, rock, alt-country and folk, and her vocal power, unparalleled.  She returns to Bend for two nights joined by famed singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones.

High Desert Museum Exhibition Closing: “In Time’s Hum The Art and Science of Pollination” Monday, Sept. 6 9-5 p.m.

Bees, butterflies and other pollinators are essential to thriving High Desert ecosystems and agriculture. Yet their numbers are declining. This exhibit offers visitors an opportunity to learn more about the art, intricacy and importance of pollination. Visual artist Jasna Guy and entomologist Lincoln Best bring their reverence for pollinators and the plants on which they depend. Learn more at

Indie-rockers Death Cab for Cutie with special guest Deep Sea Diver Monday, Sept. 6 7 p.m.

Seattle’s Death Cab for Cutie is bringing their signature grunge-rock meets indie-pop sound to town to share a number of hits like “Soul Meets Body,” “Crooked Teeth,” and “I Dreamt We Spoke,” to name a few!

Stay safe, be kind to one another, and have a blast out there this weekend, Bend!