After what some may consider a lackluster winter, we’re ready to get outside and enjoy the splendor of Central Oregon. Memorial Day Weekend in Sunriver kicks off the summer season with the first taste of relaxation and recreation. Whether you seek a peaceful getaway with long walks along the 30-miles of paved bike path or something more adventurous, like pond skimming at Mt. Bachelor’s closing weekend festivities, find your bliss in Sunriver this Memorial Day weekend.
Things to Do in Sunriver | Memorial Day Weekend
Mt. Bachelor Finale Weekend: Board, Bike & Brew
Saturday, May 26 – Sunday, May 27
Starting at 8:30am
Visiting Sunriver over Memorial Day Weekend 2018 means you can not only enjoy the sights and smells of spring, but also indulge one last time in winter recreation. To close out the winter season at Mt. Bachelor, Finale weekend includes the chance to ski or snowboard, mountain bike and drink craft brews all on the same day. Pine Marten, Skyliner and Summit will be open for skiing and snowboarding, while Sunshine will be open for mountain biking.
Spend time relaxing at the 10 Barrel Beer Garden and BBQ each day between 10am – 3pm. Throughout the weekend the mountain will host a variety of bands playing live music. Saturday, challenge your own strength in the Stein Hoisting competition. Sunday, watch or participate in the Annual North American Pond Skimming Championships. Watch as participants cruise across the 100-foot pond, trying not to wipe out. Participate for the chance to win a 2018-19 Winter Season Pass.
Kids Day in May
Saturday, May 2
11am – 4pm
The Village in Sunriver
Guests seeking family-friendly adventures over Memorial Day Weekend will find Kids Day in May to be a fun-filled event for children of all ages. The event takes place in The Village at Sunriver and includes games and activities. Bring the kids down and enjoy petting animals in the petting zoo, bouncing in the inflatable bounce houses and climbing the rock wall. Kids can get their faces painted and also learn from police officers and firefighters about their jobs and vehicles. A portion of the proceeds benefit nonprofit organizations in South Deschutes County.
Dog Day in May
Sunday, May 27
11am – 3pm
The Village at Sunriver
At Sunset Lodging, we proudly offer a number of pet-friendly vacation rentals in Sunriver, which means you and your furry friend can enjoy Memorial Day Weekend in style. In addition to pet-friendly accommodations, celebrate your canine companion in the Village at Dog Day in May. Start your day with the Bark of Life 5k Poker Dog Walk/Run and then return to the Village for an afternoon of canine-centric activities. Enter your pup in the amateur dog talent contest and visit dog-related vendors offering a range of products and services. J.D. Platt and the K9 Kings bring their flying dog show to the Village, performing at 11:30am and 1:30pm. Looking for a new pet? The Humane Society of Central Oregon will offer dogs for adoption at the event.
Stargazing at the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver
Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27
Oregon Observatory at Sunriver
Explore the infinite abyss that is the night sky with the talented staff of the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver. Night sky viewing includes a tour of the constellations with expert assistance. Enjoy an informative presentation on astronomy and then observe the Milky Way Galaxy as it fills the night sky. Learn about the mythology behind constellations and look deep into the cosmos through telescopes directed by the staff. Weather dependent. Evening program is $10/adults, $8/children under 12.
Explore Central Oregon
Whether participating in one of the special events planned for Memorial Day Weekend in Sunriver or enjoying quality time spent with your family in a beautiful vacation rental, Sunset Lodging provides the perfect backdrop for your weekend getaway. Explore the vast Central Oregon landscape and return to Sunriver to relax in the hot tub, gaze at the stars and create lifelong memories. If you haven’t booked your lodging in Sunriver for Memorial Day Weekend 2018, it’s not too late to find the perfect rental for your needs. Contact Sunset Lodging for current availability and a member of our team can help you find the best Sunriver vacation rental for your group’s needs.