The Bend Summer Festival draws nearly 40 thousand locals and visitors each year for a weekend like no other. The event features fine food and libations, talented artists, vendors at The Souk, showcase of fine art, Family Play Zone, two stages of first class blues, rock and jazz from Central Oregon and across the nation. It's more than an event—it’s a destination. It will be held from July 12 - 14 along NW Minnesota Ave. in Bend. For more, go to bendsummerfestival.com.