Best Things to Do in Bend, Oregon | Summer Tours and Adventures

Visiting Bend this Summer? Discover Bend tours and things to do in a jewel of a craft beer town shadowed by snow-capped Cascade Mountains. Summer is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds!

Summer Concerts at Les Schwab in Bend

On the west bank of the Deschutes River is Les Schwab Amphitheater in the historic old Mill District. The amphitheater is large and open aired, and it can accommodate up to 8,000 patrons for regular concerts and events. The vibe is eclectic, and some of the biggest names in entertainment have played here, including Coldplay, Dave Matthews Band, and Bob Dylan.

During the summer, sit in the sun and listen to the sound of the orchestra play, go to free concerts by local and national performers, or attend the second largest brewfest in the Northwest each August. Visit their website for a calendar of events.

Summer Helicopter Tours and Adventures in Bend

The snow-capped Cascades are calling and Big Mountain Heli Tours has your ticket to the BEST scenic tours and adventures in Bend. Soar over our local mountains, or take a private helicopter tour to one of our local high desert vineyards. Fun for the whole family, helicopter tour flights start at $79!

Tent Camper Rentals to Oregon’s Outback in Bend

Rent a $99 rugged tent camper in Bend this summer and go explore Oregon’s outback for less. Bordering the Cascade Range from the east, the Deschutes National Forest is a combination of land from the Blue Mountains and Cascade and Fremont National Forest, totaling over 1.8 million acres of tent trailer camping fun!. There is a wide range tent camper rental activities on offer that draw over three million visitors each year. Spend your days boating, fishing, wildlife spotting, and hiking as well as horseback riding and mountain biking on the extensive trails. With so much to do, take your time to explore such a beautiful location.

Visit Deschutes Brewery for a Refreshing Summer Tour

Deschutes Brewery, open since 1988, offers the daily brewery tour that takes visitors behind the scenes and gives them an up close look at what makes beer from Deschute Brewery special. Learn about the history of the brewery and see beer being bottled before your eyes. Best of all, its free. Those over 21 can enjoy four complimentary beer samples, and with 19 beers on tap there is a flavor for everyone. Try their famous Porter, Pale Ale, IPA, Stout, and Pilsner alongside fresh, local cuisine. All visitors must be over 12.