Join Bend’s new Maker’s District for a block party on August 30

Bend Maker's DistrictYou may have heard about the new “Maker’s District” that has formed recently, a group of local businesses located on First and Second streets loosely between Greenwood and Olney Avenues, just east of downtown.

They have a block party celebration coming up on August 30, with over 20 businesses participating and 19 of them offering up a “passport” that you can get stamped by them (think Bend Ale Trail) to be entered into a drawing to win prizes. You can pick up these passports at any of the Maker’s District businesses, and it just needs to be turned in by 8pm on August 30.

Here’s the blurb on the block party event:

August 30, 4-9pm businesses between Olney and Greenwood on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd street (and side streets) will be hosting music, food, drinks, bike events and other special events to cross promote the new district. Come check out our businesses ranging from kombucha to bikes, fitness, produce and a cafe. We will be holding a raffle as well! This a family friendly event!

And among the things they have listed going on that night:

Natural Edge Furniture will have the following, BBQ & freshmen’s, Daniel Paggi-One man band extraordinaire & The Cutmen-Southern style funk band

2nd Street Theatre will have improv!

humm kombucha will have 3 performances: singer songwriter Tyler Robson, singer/songwriters Jesc Miller, and members of Harley bourbon. Oregon Spirits Distillers will have a outside booth for cocktails, and beer from Bridge 99 is available as well as Volcano Vineyards Peach Sangria on tap.

Free Range Equipment & Sara Bella Upcycled will have the band Jigs & Reels free beer on tap. 1234 NE 1st

inMotion will have Cornhole, beer from North Rim Brewing chips and salsa, Giant Jenga, and music!

Hold Fast Kustoms will have Betty Ace Broads & Rods Magazine pin up models! Beer and Five Pint Mary!