Visiting Bend in April is a great time of year! The temperatures are warming up, the flowers are blooming, and the town is alive with activity and celebration!


April 2, 2022

Art in Nature Outdoor Performance Series
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Pronghorn Resort, $140

Wanderlust Tours is proud to present another installment of the Art in Nature outdoor performance series! The super talented local acapella group, Bend Camerata, will perform at Pronghorn Resort inside a stunning 80,000-year-old cave. The acoustics of this natural wonder, coupled with their incredible voices, will make for a truly breathtaking performance!

After the concert, enjoy wine and light appetizers while mingling with Bend Camerata members.


April 10, 2022

Bend Marathon and Half
7:00 am – 2:00 pm – $35 – $130

It’s that time of year for the Bend Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k. Our race-filled weekend is the best mountain town races anywhere, with spectacular scenic courses through West Bend, emphasizing the beauty and splendor that makes Bend, Oregon great. You’ll cruise around neighborhood parks, through ponderosa pine forests, along the mighty Deschutes River, and finish in a beautiful iconic Bend location. Celebrate your finish at the afterparty with Cascade Lakes craft beer, delicious food, and relax because you just finished the best race ever! Join us for this edition of the Bend Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k.

The Bend Marathon is offering a FREE virtual running program for local youth. The Bend Marathon Youth Running Program is all about running off some of that extra energy and getting our youth moving. Now, more than ever, it’s essential to keep them moving for their physical and mental health.

This virtual program allows youth in Central Oregon to complete (either at one time or over a series of efforts). Every youth that enters and completes a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, or Marathon will receive a corresponding race medal. The virtual youth program is free for all Central Oregon youth.

For every family and youth who is interested, here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up
  2. Measure your course
  3. Run and keep track of your distance
  4. Email your results
  5. Pick up your medal!


April 16, 2022

Bend Women’s Expo 2022
10:00 am – 5:00 pm – The Riverhouse on the Deschutes, $5

Ladies, join together to celebrate women, community, creators, and small businesses for the largest (and most exciting) Women’s event in Central Oregon. The Women’s Expo is an excellent way to get to know your community, creators, and local businesses.

The first 200 ladies to register will receive a swag bag full of goodies and an entry to the $5000 in raffle giveaways. Enjoy music, local food and goods, a fashion show, speakers, a photo booth, and more!

Celebrate you and other women alike!


April 23, 2022

Celebrate Earth Day Parade and Fair – FREE

After a two-year hiatus from large, in-person events, the annual Earth Day celebration is back! Gather together for a good ol’ street fair on Kansas Ave and a parade in downtown Bend. This family-friendly event features live music and performances, food trucks, kids’ activities, and various local environmental organizations that can help you get connected to local initiatives.

We believe the quest for a better world starts right here in Central Oregon – in our homes, local schools and businesses. It starts with you.

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