There is so much to do at the Village at Sunriver this Labor Day Weekend 2016. Enjoy live music, lots of outdoor activities, our Summer sidewalk Sale and more! Come out and enjoy the weekend!
1. Live Music
Brought To You by Village Bar & Grill
Friday, September 2nd, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
KLASSICS AYRE BAND – The Klassics perform the greatest classics from the ’50’s and ’60’s. They’ll have the whole family up and dancing.
Saturday, September 3rd, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SLICK SIDE DOWN SATURDAY – One of Bend’s most popular local bands, keyboardist A.J. Cohen, saxophonist Andy Warr, bassist/ vocalist Joe Plass and drummer Howard Clarke light it up with fusion-acid jazz-funky R&B. Pssst: In addition to recording and performing with a long list of world-class musicians, Andy Warr composes and records for major network and cable television programs, independent films, and blockbuster video games.
Sunday, September 4th 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
THE HIT MACHINE SUNDAY – This 5 piece band is highly contagious, to say the least. The band plays hits from all eras as it’s not uncommon to here Stayin’ Alive (Bee Gees), Kiss (Prince), Dynamite (Taio Cruz), You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC) all in the same set. Get ready to get down!
2. End-of-Summer Sidewalk Sale
Stroll the Village at Sunriver shops and score big during the End of Summer Sidewalk Sale! Enjoy the season’s best discounts on fabulous items!
3. Movies Under the Stars
September 3rd: Star Wars the Force Awakens
Sept 4th: Disney’s The Jungle Book (2016)
The Sunriver Twilight Cinema is presented by Cascade Sotheby’s and Sunset Lodging in Sunriver. All movie activities start at 6:30pm with concession stands (proceeds benefit the Sunriver Women’s Club Fundraiser), an inflatable bouncy house, and entertainment for the whole family! Be sure to bring low-profile chairs and blankets! Movies will start at Dusk.
4. Float the River
Visit Good2Go (G2G) at the Village in Sunriver for Central Oregon’s largest supply of water sports rental toys. Rent old school river tubes, stand-up-paddleboards (SUP), kayakes, and more.
G2G has joined up with Central Oregon River Adventures to provide guided and unguided river trips on both the “Wild & Scenic” Deschutes River and the serene Little Deschutes River. Their staff of drivers will explain local history and geology as you are shuttled to the river section of your choice. All waterways are just minutes from Sunriver Village.
5. Bike Sunriver Trails
Sunriver offers 35 miles of paved paths and miles of open mountain roads for cycling enthusiasts of all levels. Village Bike and Ski and Sunriver Sports have the gear and knowledge you need to have an epic day on the road or on the trail. Hop on the Wild and Scenic Deschutes River Trail and head for Benham Falls, ride the epic Cascade Lakes Loop on a road bike, or take a 1-hour jaunt on the gorgeous Sunriver Deschutes River loop.
Prize money will be awarded to the First Place Male and Female Marathoner and Half Marathoner winners. The Marathon is a Boston Qualifier (#11007CM), one of the last qualifying races of the year and the 5K (#11005CM), half course (#11006CM) are USATF Certified.
7. Meet Jane Kirkpatrick September 3rd
Visit Sunriver Books and Music on Saturday, September 3rd at 5:00 p.m. for a reading by author Jane Kirkpatrick. Kirkpatrick is internationally recognized for her lively presentations and well-researched stories that encourage and inspire. Kirkpatrick will give a presentation on her latest historical novel, This Road We Traveled. According to Amazon.com:
Drama, Adventure, and Family Struggles Abound as Three Generations Head West on the Oregon Trail
When Tabitha Brown’s son makes the fateful decision to leave Missouri and strike out for Oregon, she refuses to be left behind. Despite her son’s concerns, Tabitha hires her own wagon to join the party. The trials they face along the way will severely test Tabitha’s faith, courage, and ability to hope. With her family’s survival on the line, she must make the ultimate sacrifice, plunging deeper into the wilderness to seek aid. What she couldn’t know was how this frightening journey would impact how she understood her own life–and the greater part she had to play in history.
8. Create a Memento
Bring the kids to Live, Laugh, Love Art for a day of creativity and fun. Live Laugh Love Art offers workshops in Glass Blowing, Glass Sculpting, Welding, Glass Fusing, and Canvas Painting. Or drop in to paint ceramics!
9. Ice Cream, Of Course
Be part of the tradition that is Goody’s. Goody’s is a family run tradition of handmade chocolates, candies and ice cream. First created by Marne and Marion Palmateer in Sunriver, Oregon in 1984, Goody’s Candy Store very quickly became a legendary and loved Central Oregon tradition. The store moved to its current location in the Sunriver Village Mall where the Palmateers started making their own award winning ice cream. The Sunriver Goody’s store continues to be a family favorite.
10. Hike to Benham Falls
Located just 3 short miles from Sunriver, Benham Falls is one of the most easily accessible and readily visible waterfalls. Benham Falls has been cited as one of the largest waterfalls on the Deschutes River. The falls drop about 95 vertical feet in half of a linear mile if you combine both the 25 foot cascading freefalling and the beautifully descending rapids. Benham Falls is unique because it is not surrounded by lava flows like most of the other local falls. Rather, the falls are flanked by long-needle pine forest.
Benham Falls is a 6.6-mile trail that is good for all skill levels.