Area Attractions

The Les Schwab Amphitheater is a beautiful outdoor riverfront Amphitheater built in the historic Old Mill District in 2001. The venue accommodateS approximately 9000 patrons for concerts and other events in a casual outdoor setting. All summer long the Amphitheater presents some of the biggest names in entertainment, plus free concerts by local and national performers every Sunday. With its riverfront location, The Amphitheater also offers the perfect spot for your family reunion, company picnic or other outdoor event. For more information on upcoming events, click here.

Mt. Bachelor is one of the largest resorts in North America. Skiers, Snowboarders and Nordic Skiers will find great conditions, plenty of snow, big terrain, short lift lines and a great value. Minutes from Bend, Redmond, Sunriver and Sisters, Oregon, Mt. Bachelor offers nearly 3700 acres of varied terrain and sits in the high desert of the Central Cascades therefore being known for dry snow and the best skiing and riding in Oregon and the Northwest. It also features 4 very different terrain parks and an Olympic size superpipe. Mt. bachelor even offers tubing, snowshoeing and dogsledding for other winter activities.

The Tower Theatre is Central Oregon’s Center Stage for local and international performances. Renovated in 2002, the Tower is located in the heart of historic downtown Bend and offers something for everyone. The Tower Theatre is an ideal venue for film. This historic theatre is packed with a 35 mm film projector, state-of-the-art sound system, industry standard screen, theatre seating and community-priced concessions. Visit their web site to learn more about the upcoming film, live theater, and musical offerings - you'll be in for a treat.

When you’re in town, be sure to stop by the Bend Visitor Center at the location in Downtown Bend. Their friendly staff will greet you with a smile and offer suggestions on what to do and see during your visit. While at the Visitor Center you can pick up maps to help you find your way on the streets and trails, shop for Bend souvenirs in the gift shop or sit down with a cup of coffee while you check your e-mail at the free public internet station. The Visitor Center will help you discover what makes Bend, Oregon so spectacular – only moments away from the wilderness, mountains, rivers, lakes and desert. All uniquely balanced with the indulgence of an urban nightlife, fine dining, music and much more.

Against the backdrop of the majestic Cascade Mountains, the rustic recreational haven of Bend, Oregon, is transformed for four days into a bustling center for filmmakers and film lovers alike. Centered entirely in historic downtown Bend, the BendFilm Festival features over 60 films on four screens, filmmaking lectures, a frenzy of parties, and special events for an audiences of over 11,000 patrons of alternative cinema. Visit for more information.

Be sure and visit our Arts & Entertainment section to learn even more about what Bend has to offer.