Want to pack it all in one weekend? You can do it during the Bite of Bend, a sensational taste exploration of flavors, fun and Bend tours. Get in your fill Friday through Sunday with a weekend dedicated to the best of Central Oregon at restaurant tours, a Beer Run, live music, kids activities and more. It all starts on Friday at 5pm with a pre-event celebration and pig roast, followed by tunes from Woebegone and a mixology demo (plus free sample) at The BITE. The festivities continue with a Little Hopper Root Beer Run, music from Notables Swing Band, Corner Gospel Explosion, Second Sun, Wilderness, Franchot Tone and Common Kinds, and another round of bites and brews. Finish your Sunday with the Beer Run that has a starting gun at noon and race to the finish with upbeat tunes from Da Chara Duo, Honey Don't, The Run and the Sea, and Elektrapod. Make sure you bring your appetite to this free event, as bites showcase the cultural diversity of the city's dining scene with bites priced $1 to $2 each. Everything from house-cured salmon to artisan pizza, fresh noodles or vegan treats will be available for sampling from some of your favorite Bend restaurants. No doubt you'll have worked up a thirst - join The Mixology Showcase and enjoy the artisan craft of mixed drink making for a $10 fee. Finish the festivities off with the annual Bend tradition, the Bite of Bend Beer Run! The 5k race loop takes you through Drake Park along Deschutes River to give you a taste of local breweries like 10 Barrel, Cascade Lakes and Deschutes.