On September 21 & 22, Downtown Bend will be closed for the largest fundraiser in the city. Oktoberfest is the only event held in Downtown Bend that raises money to help keep Downtown Bend beautiful. It is events like this that help us fulfill our mission – adding to the vitality and success of downtown and its businesses. The Bend Oktoberfest is produced by the Downtown Bend Business Association, a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit organization working to maintain and improve the economic vitality of Downtown Bend. The DBBA works to keep downtown beautiful and is responsible for the flowers, Christmas decorations, banners, sidewalk cleaning, and much more.
“We are thrilled to have so much support!” says Aisling, Executive Director of the DBBA, “We see Downtown as an asset to our entire City and the Central Oregon community. It’s wonderful to see the greater Bend area – and, in fact, businesses from across Central Oregon donating to raise funds for our beloved Downtown.”
“Oktoberfest is more than just a fun weekend to eat brats, drink beer and dress up in dirndl’s or lederhosen,” says Michaela Beechem, DBBA Public Relations, “It’s a time for all Bendites to come down and take pride and celebrate Downtown!”
We will once again, have the wiener dog races at the Irving Arena. We’re also introducing new events from the mini-Olympics to the Bend Beer Choir closing out the event each night. The giant screen will be back with more additions to it. There will also be the kiddie corner along Oregon. It’s a celebration for all of downtown and for locals of all ages.
The DBBA is a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the vitality of Downtown Bend. For more information, or to make a donation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.