Central Oregon Calendar of Events

Bend, Oregon Events, Festivals, Concerts and More.

Our calendar page provides visitors with a comprehensive list of the myriad events that take place all over Central Oregon. The region includes Bend, Sunriver, Sisters, Redmond, La Pine, Prineville, Madras, and Warm Springs, so no matter where you are in the high desert, there is always something for you to do. You may find yourself watching one of today's hottest bands at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in the Old Mill District one minute, and another you will be walking the streets of Downtown Bend, indulging in samples of Central Oregon's famous craft beer and contemporary brewery food, or attending the annual fair & rodeo or one of hundreds of other events at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds & EXPO Center. If you are traveling from out of town for some of Central Oregon's yearly events, like the Sisters Quilt Show,  the Pacific Amateur Golf Classic, or the Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival, we encourage you to take a look at our many places to stay. Or, if your desired event brings you to town for only a day, check out all of our unique restaurants and brewpubs - there is surely something to please everyone! So whether you are looking for free live music, culinary events, family fun, comedy and theater, races, art exhibitions and workshops, lectures, or festivals, visit our calendar of events page often for the most up to date events in Central Oregon!

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10:00 am
Exhibit Closing: The Buzzsaw Sharks of Long Ago   Exhibit closes at the end of today. Event Date:  Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 10:00am
6:00 pm
The Bracero Program was a bilateral agreement between the United States and Mexico to import guest workers to alleviate labor shortages in agriculture during World War II. Dr. Mario Sifuentez, assistant professor at the University... Read Full Story »
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Preschool Learning Discovery Please note: spring Backpack Explorer classes are now full. Call Marissa Ticus at 541-382-4754 ext. 329 or email her at mticus@highdesertmuseum.org to sign up for the wailtlist.  Come on an Adventure! Parents and children... Read Full Story »
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Preschool Learning Discovery Please note: spring Backpack Explorer classes are now full. Call Marissa Ticus at 541-382-4754 ext. 329 or email her at mticus@highdesertmuseum.org to sign up for the wailtlist.  Come on an Adventure! Parents and children... Read Full Story »
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm
6:00 pm
Our Public Land Heritage: BLM History Jeff Kitchens, Deschutes field office manager for the Bureau of Land Management, will present the history of this federal agency and its role in public land management. 6:00 pm... Read Full Story »
9:00 am
Explore World War II bombers and fighter jets during a field trip to Erickson Aircraft Collection in Madras, Oregon! Tour the planes and hear stories of their missions and battles won and lost. This rare collection of aircraft... Read Full Story »
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
In conjunction with the exhibition WWII: The High Desert Home Front exhibition, a M3A1 Stuart light tank will be on display for one day only out in the meadow. Tanks like the M3A1 were used in... Read Full Story »
Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
4:00 pm
Museum & Me A time for children and adults with physical, cognitive, and/or social disabilities to enjoy the High Desert Museum after hours. 4:00 pm—7:00 pm Free for individuals, friends and family RSVP: highdesertmuseum.org/rsvp Made... Read Full Story »
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am
Summer Hours Begin Museum is open 9:00 am—5:00 pm Event Date:  Monday, May 1, 2017 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Please note: spring Backpack Explorer classes are now full. Call Marissa Ticus at 541-382-4754 ext. 329 or email her at mticus@highdesertmuseum.org to sign up for the wailtlist.  Come on an Adventure! Parents and children ages 3-5 investigate... Read Full Story »
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Please note: spring Backpack Explorer classes are now full. Call Marissa Ticus at 541-382-4754 ext. 329 or email her at mticus@highdesertmuseum.org to sign up for the wailtlist.  Come on an Adventure! Parents and children ages 3-5 investigate... Read Full Story »
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am
9:00 am
Kids Curate An exhibition of musical instruments created by Three Rivers Elementary 4th and 5th graders. Over a period of half a school year, the students worked with Museum staff, professional musicians and science experts... Read Full Story »
5:00 pm
This workshop is FULL. Native Wildlife: Photography and Conservation Workshop Join internationally-renowned photographer George Lepp, field editor of Outdoor Photographer Magazine, to learn wildlife photography techniques. Workshop will include an optional classroom session followed by... Read Full Story »
8:00 am
Sorry this workshop is FULL. Native Wildlife: Photography and Conservation Workshop Join internationally-renowned photographer George Lepp, field editor of Outdoor Photographer Magazine, to learn wildlife photography techniques. Workshop will include an optional classroom session followed... Read Full Story »
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am
Interpret the signs of animal activity at interactive stations, make animal paw prints and create animal track rubbings. Exhibition runs from May 6 through July, 2017.   Event Date:  Saturday, May 6, 2017 – 9:00am... Read Full Story »
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Dutch Oven Dining: Breakfast Enhance your camp kitchen skills with this Dutch oven cooking class. Breakfast will be served after you learn how to select, prepare and fire up your oven and coals.  10:00 am... Read Full Story »
7:00 pm
Satellites and Saddles, Lasers and Grazers: Monitoring Grassland Vegetation with Remote Sensing Technologies The University of Idaho, The Nature Conservancy and a group of private ranchers are teaming up to study remote sensing technologies to monitor... Read Full Story »
May 10 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
7:00 am
Birding for Breakfast The Museum grounds host a diverse population of migrating songbirds. Tour independently or join a wildlife staffer or naturalist volunteer to help you identify the birds. Coffee, tea and pastries provided.  7:00... Read Full Story »
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Please note: spring Backpack Explorer classes are now full. Call Marissa Ticus at 541-382-4754 ext. 329 or email her at mticus@highdesertmuseum.org to sign up for the wailtlist.  Come on an Adventure! Parents and children ages 3-5 investigate... Read Full Story »
12:00 pm
Approximately 200,000 troops, from all military service branches, trained at eight sites along US Highway 97 during WWII. Dick Tobiason, chairman of the Bend Heroes Foundation and a Vietnam veteran, will discuss the Oregon Maneuver,... Read Full Story »
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Please note: spring Backpack Explorer classes are now full. Call Marissa Ticus at 541-382-4754 ext. 329 or email her at mticus@highdesertmuseum.org to sign up for the wailtlist.  Come on an Adventure! Parents and children ages 3-5 investigate... Read Full Story »
6:00 pm
Diversity in the Desert: A Community Celebration  Please join us for a very special evening honoring the Museum and our community! Preview the new exhibit, Capturing Time: Celebrating 35 Years of the High Desert Museum.... Read Full Story »
11:00 am
New Teen Volunteer Orientation/Interview Day Thank you for your interest in the Teen Volunteer Program. Currently, the program is full, sorry. The next volunteer orientation/interview day will be in May 2017.  Please check back for... Read Full Story »
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
11:00 am
Thorn Hollow String Band Stomp your feet and do-si-do to the pioneer-inspired tunes of the frontier. 11:00 am—2:00 pm Event Date:  Saturday, May 13, 2017 – 11:00am to 2:00pm
May 17 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am
9:00 am
Senior Day Free admission for all visitors 65 years or older. Made possible by Event Date:  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – 9:00am
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Please note: spring Backpack Explorer classes are now full. Call Marissa Ticus at 541-382-4754 ext. 329 or email her at mticus@highdesertmuseum.org to sign up for the wailtlist.  Come on an Adventure! Parents and children ages 3-5 investigate... Read Full Story »
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Please note: spring Backpack Explorer classes are now full. Call Marissa Ticus at 541-382-4754 ext. 329 or email her at mticus@highdesertmuseum.org to sign up for the wailtlist.  Come on an Adventure! Parents and children ages 3-5 investigate... Read Full Story »
5:00 pm
Sorry this workshop is FULL. Native Wildlife: Photography and Conservation Workshop Join internationally-renowned photographer George Lepp, field editor of Outdoor Photographer Magazine, to learn wildlife photography techniques. Workshop will include an optional classroom session followed... Read Full Story »
8:00 am
Sorry this workshop is FULL. Native Wildlife: Photography and Conservation Workshop Join internationally-renowned photographer George Lepp, field editor of Outdoor Photographer Magazine, to learn wildlife photography techniques. Workshop will include an optional classroom session followed... Read Full Story »
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Dutch Oven Dining: Dinner and Dessert You’ll be the top chef on your next outdoor adventure after you learn how to make dinner and dessert with an outdoor oven.   10:00 am—12:00 pm Members $10, non-members... Read Full Story »