Things to do in Bend, September 2013

Technically, Bend’s summer season ends Labor Day but the weather still is gorgeous in September. Here are a few fun things to do in September in Bend, Oregon. Make an escape to Bend, Oregon this September and make sure to stay at the Riverhouse Hotel!

Happening since 1995, The Sister’s Folk Festival is an annual tradition of American roots music, from blues to bluegrass, taking place right after Labor Day weekend in the quaint town of Sisters, OR. This year, the festival will feature the sounds of Jon Cleary & the Philthy Phew, Ryan Montbleau Band, Lake Street Dive, John Fullbright and The White Buffalo among other recognizable names in the folk music industry. For full details, visit the Sister’s Folk Festival’s website.

Wanderlust Tours’ next series of Moonlight Canoe Tours will be offered during the evenings surrounding the full moon on Friday and Saturday, September 20 and 21, each night 7 - 11 pm. This tour takes folks paddling with naturalist guides on a Cascade mountain lake under the light of the full moon and will include locally baked desserts and hot drinks. Cost is $65 per person. Kids 8 and older welcome on Moonlight Canoe Tours.

Wanderlust also offers Starlight Canoe Tours nightly 7 - 11 pm, except during full moon evenings and is similar to the Moonlight tours (except no full moon). Cost is $65 per person. Kids 8 and older welcome on Starlight Canoe Tours. For more information about Wanderlust Tours and what they offer, please visit their website.

T (57).JPG17th Annual Pacific Amateur Golf Classic hits Central Oregon on Sept. 21-24 and the Riverhouse Hotel is one of the hotels offering lodging deals for players and their guests ( For more information how you can participate, please visit stop by our Pac Am page!

Bend Park and Recreation’s Day of Play on September 21 is fun for the whole family! Taking place at Riverbend Park in the Old Mill District, kids can enjoy activities like an obstacle challenge course, canoeing, archery, arts and crafts and tennis along with food booths and live music. More information can be found on Bend Park and Recreation’s website.

2014 Leadman Tri will be happening in Central Oregon on September 21 at Cultus Lake Resort. Race options include 125 and 250 options and athletes finishing within the designated time limits will receive a LeadmanTri Belt Buckle. Relay teams of two or three people can also sign up for either race distance with the chance to win your weight in Deschutes Brewery beer. For special lodging and hotel rates in Bend, Oregon for the LeadmanTri, call us at 866-453-4480 or book online. Visit the LeadmanTri site for information on individual or relay race registration. (

Serving up Brews.jpgDowntown Bend’s Oktoberfest will take place September 20 and 21 on Oregon Ave and is free to attend! An annual fall tradition, the event features Bavarian foods, beer and fun! Activities include yodeling, hammerschlagen (race to hammer a nail into a custom table), a stein holding contest, a costume contest, tricycle races, Medieval Swordplay, The Wiener Dog Parade, and the Wiener Dog Races. For details on activities for Bend’s Oktoberfest, visit their website.

First Central Oregon had the Beer Run. Then the Deschutes Twilight 5K. Enter the Central Oregon Wine Stomp 5K/10K happening in Terrebone on September 29 at Faith Hope and Charity Vineyards. Participants will be treated to extraordinary Cascade Mountain Views. Post race activities will include great music, food and wine. For more information, visit their website.

Ready to book your stay in Bend, Oregon? Check our Hot Deal Hotel rates for the month of September. Save up to 25% off while supplies last.* Rates are reflection on our reservation website. Call us at (866) 452-6883 or make a reservation online.

*Prices subject to change. Based on availability. Some restrictions apply. Rates are already reflected on the reservation website.