Central Oregon Pride continues throughout June with events promoting inclusivity, visibility, and fun for the LGBTQAI+ community, family, and friends area unit happening in Bend and Central Oregon.
Join the high desert celebration of diversity and inclusivity in Central Oregon. Find amusement, vendors booths, and activities. We have highlighted some places to wine and dine in Bend, including activities for the family.
Where to Eat
Sisters in Sisters
June 16, Thursday | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pride Kickoff in Sisters @ The Barn – June 16th
Learn more about the venue: https://www.facebook.com/The-Barn-in-Sisters-102085872111050/
Pride Wine Tasting: Celebrating Oregon-based LGBTQ+ Winemakers
June 17 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Landmass Wines‘ Melaney and Malia, partners in business and life, and taste their most recent releases, including a rosé of Grenache named after their hero, Dolly Parton.
Lares Wines‘ Luke Wylde has just as much flair with a name: Try his “Wicked Liquid” sparkling rosé and “Disco Made Me Do It” blend featuring barrel-aged apple cider.
Mike with Franchere Wine Co., a gay-owned and operated winery.
Franchere Acadia Vineyards Grüner Veltliner 2021 (Columbia Gorge): Sourced from high-elevation Underwood Mountain near Hood River, this is a complete and harmonious white wine that hits the pleasure button in a big way. It’s bursting with ripe juicy tangerine on the attack, with hints of peach and apricot, and revved up by the warm spice flavor of cinnamon. Understated characteristics of hay, stones, and green herbs add still more interest. The wine resolves toward tarter flavors on the medium finish, accented by tangerine zest. Fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Franchere “For Heaven’s Sake, Don’t Move Here” 2021 (Willamette Valley): “For Heaven’s Sake” is a juicy and mineral orange wine made by fermenting 85% Pinot Gris and 15% Grüner veltliner with 10 days of skin contact. It’s unfined, unfiltered, and the color of tequila sunrise! Even as it’s plenty juicy on the palate – think nectarine, orange zest, and tart cherries – it’s also strongly suggestive of stones and petrichor, while the fine and persistent tannins provide structure. The minerality on the finish evokes alpine creek water infused with quinine; it’s very refreshing. Finished and aged for 7 months in neutral oak barrels.
Pride Celebration – Dice Ent + Silvermoon
June 17, Friday | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Hosted by the beautiful Drag Queen, Deb Auchery and acccompanied by Caressa Banana for drag performances throughout the night! Support and celebrate Pride Month with LadyDice & GoonSquad, Roulette Delgato, Daboylala, Ladydreamer, Cadillac Monte, and CRKX. 50% of proceeds will be donated to OUTCentralOregon! So come hang with us for a night of fun, PRIDE, music, and love on June 17th at Silvermoon Brewery in Bend Oregon!
If you are not able to make it, you can also send donations directly thru Venmo to @outcentraloregon
Where to Play
Roller Pride Dance & Skate Party
June 10, Friday | 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Let’s celebrate Pride! Bring the smiles and The Pavilion will have the party rollin’! Dance and roller skate the night away at the first annual Roller Pride Dance & Skate Party brought to you by Bend Park & Recreation District and Out Central Oregon. With the disco ball spinning, enjoy a live DJ for the best of beats, the option to skate or dance, fire pits, drag queens, and more.
Food and beverage are available at the Pavilion Cafe.
Bend Pride 5k Run/Walk 2022
June 25, Monday | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Join Drag Queens & Kings in costume within the Drag Dash as they contend for the in demand title of Drag Dash Darling.
OUT Central OR is excited to continue on 2019’s inaugural Bend Pride 5K Fun Run/Walk on Sat, June 25, 2022, in Drake Park. In association with the Central OR Pride competition (Central OR Pride), we tend to area unit excited to possess you be a part of North American nation for this fun 5K run and walk that celebrates inclusivity and pride in our numerous community.
The out-and-back course runs on the gorgeous Deschutes stream and thru the previous Mill District. The event starts with the Pride 5K Fun Run/Walk*, followed by the Drag Dash (a ‘dash’ of fun, silliness, and pride for everyone), associates degree awards ceremony, and ends with a raffle.
Proposed Schedule of Events:
8:00am – 9:20am :: Day of Registration
9:30am – 10:30am :: 5k Run/Walk
10:30am – 10:45am :: Drag Dash/Awards
10:45am – 11:00am :: Raffle
Central Oregon Pride! June 2022
June 25, Monday | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Oregon Pride 2022 on June 25th. A celebration of Pride in the diversity of our LGBTQ+ community and allies. Expanding on 15 years of celebrating Central Oregon Pride, presented by Human Dignity Coalition, OUT Central Oregon brings Central Oregon Pride 2022 to Bend with new energy, focus, and commitment.
Sponsors and vendors bring renewed energy and fun to this annual celebration in Drake Park. More details coming soon!
To signup as a Vendor or Sponsor, check out here!
Happy Pride! To read more about other cities' Pride Month celebrations on the West Coast.