Just in time for the arrival of the nicer weather (or rather, the weather arrived just in time for this), Northwest Crossing is having a Bend Spring Festival from Friday through Sunday.
Celebrating the return of the sun, the renewal of the earth, and the launching of a busy Central Oregon outdoor season, the free Bend Spring Festival takes place in the downtown-like corridor of NW Crossing Drive, in the award winning NorthWest Crossing Neighborhood on Bend’s Westside. Thousands will come out to explore the original art, to get some tips from the Oregon State University Master Gardeners, to enjoy live music, great food, wine and beer. This is a lovely festival.
The NorthWest Crossing Bend Spring Festival will take place Friday, April 16th through Sunday April 18th. Friday evening kicks off with the Cascade Community School of Music – Wine Bop from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. through the NWX shops/restaurants on NWCrossing Drive. The activities Saturday run from 11a.m. – 10 p.m. and include a children’s performance area and an artist promenade with over 40 artists. Sunday the fun continues from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. with dance performances, live music, and outdoor gear retailers to get you ready for summer play.
Friday, April 16 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 17 – 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, April 18 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission is free, and this sounds like it could be fun. There’s a full list of performers and schedules on the events page.