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  • Earth Day Fair & Parade – Sat April 21
    Join The Environmental Center for a fun and festive celebration of the natural world! The festivities kick off with a colorful, creative parade filled with children and adults costumed as their favorite plant or animal. B Side Brass Band and three Earth Guardian puppets will lead the parade through Downtown Bend. Here’s the scoop: 11:00 am: Assemble on Louisiana Ave. next to McMenamin’s 11:30 am: Parade starts (about 8 blocks) No motorized vehicles or written words allowed in the parade. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are allowed. Make your own costume for the parade! We encourage you to organize a costume-making workshop with your school, club, church, etc. Check out these upcoming costume workshops: Following the parade, enjoy live music from Broken Down Guitars and a street fair featuring local businesses, nonprofits and food carts. Head over to Troy Field for the Kid’s Zone with interactive games for all ages. Our garden will be buzzing with... Read more »
  • Central Oregon Guitar and Gear Swap
    Central Oregon’s Biggest Guitar Event Is Back!!! Saturday April 21st from 9am-4pm at the Bend Factory Stores. Come Buy, Sell or Trade: guitars, amps, pedals, speakers, cables, picks, straps, banjos, ukuleles, harps, toys, knickknacks, cases, stands, tripods, mics, pianos, drums, trumpets, saxophones, etc… EVERYTHING!!!  More INFO HERE! $3 at the door. Bring individual items to sell at $2/ea. Vendor Tables are available at $50/ea. For one big day discover a wide selection of unique finds, amazing deals & special items! Brought to you by Sunday Guitars & Flip Flop Sounds A Benefit for CROCK (Cascades Rock Ensemble) The post Central Oregon Guitar and Gear Swap appeared first on Backyardbend.... Read more »