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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May 27 @ 12:30 pm – Sep 4 @ 1:00 pm
12:30 pm
May 27 through Labor Day, September 4, 2017.  In our signature summer program hawks, owls, falcons and even a vulture fly close enough to raise the hair on your head. The Museum’s biologists narrate the... Read Full Story »
6:00 pm
What’s being done to help native pollinators in Central Oregon? Hear from a panel of speakers including Dirk Renner of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Susie Werts from the Sisters Middle School, Yvonne Babb... Read Full Story »
Jun 6 @ 1:30 pm – 1:30 pm
1:30 pm
Author and historian Les Joslin will give an illustrated talk on Camp Abbot, a U.S. Army training center on the Deschutes River just a few miles south of the High Desert Museum. About 90,000 combat... Read Full Story »
Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm
4:00 pm
For most of our modern history, service in the United States military has been seen as a noble profession; one that garners respect, admiration and honor for the service member. This is no different for... Read Full Story »
Jun 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
8:00 am
Vulture Venture 5K Trail Run, Walk & Kids’ Dash Saturday, June 17 In honor of the Museum’s 35th anniversary, we are bringing back one of our earliest fundraisers! This family-friendly event will be held on... Read Full Story »
Jun 17 @ 8:00 am
Vulture Venture - High Desert Museum @ High Desert Museum | Bend | Oregon | United States
8:00 am
Vulture Venture is a 5K trail run/walk in honor of the High Desert Museum’s 35th anniversary.  This commemorates one of the earliest fundraisers for the Museum .  Bring the whole family and run/walk the beautiful... Read Full Story »
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
11:00 am
Come for the Vulture Venture and stay for the music! 11:00 am—2:00 pm Event Date:  Saturday, June 17, 2017 – 11:00am to 2:00pm
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am
Happy Father’s Day Fathers admitted free. Event Date:  Sunday, June 18, 2017 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5:00 pm
A time for children and adults with physical, cognitive and/or social disabilities to enjoy the High Desert Museum after hours. Explore the Museum’s newest exhibitions and visit your favorites.  5:00 pm—8:00 pm Free for individuals,... Read Full Story »
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
9:00 am
1-Day Camp – June 23   Jaws and Claws (K-1st): Why do animals have different types of jaws? What are claws used for? Through live animals and nature exploration learn what and how animals eat, why some... Read Full Story »
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
11:00 am
Full steam ahead! Discover how critical this steam-powered sawmill was to homestead families on the High Desert while seeing it in action. 11:00 am—3:00 pm Event Date:  Repeats every month on July on the third... Read Full Story »
8:30 am
Learn methods and strategies to enhance and extend students’ Outdoor School experiences. Fifth- and sixth-grade teachers will come away with the content knowledge, skills and materials needed to develop and use natural-resources-based lessons that are... Read Full Story »
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – Jun 30 @ 3:00 pm
9:00 am
Summer Camp! Kids Camp 9:00 am—3:00 pm All camps this session are K—5th     Register Now by ACTIVE Network     5-Day Camp   June 26—30 Animal Defenders (K-1st): Slime, venom, quills and blood are just... Read Full Story »
6:30 pm
The Waterston Desert Writing Prize Award ceremony honors the winner and finalists with a reception and readings at the Museum. This year’s awards ceremony will include ‘A Desert Conversation’ featuring author, philosopher and environmental advocate... Read Full Story »
Jun 30 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
8:30 pm
Join an exciting evening expedition in search of bats on our grounds using echolocator equipment. Bring weather-appropriate clothing and a flashlight to be prepared for touring the Museum after hours. 8:30 pm—10:00 pm Members $5,... Read Full Story »
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm
9:00 am
Summer Camp! Kids Camp 9:00 am—3:00 pm All camps this session are K—5th     Register Now by ACTIVE Network     4-Day Camp   July 3-7 (No camp on July 4)   Budding Naturalist (K-1st): Can you... Read Full Story »
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am
The High Desert Museum will be closed for Independence Day. Have a safe Fourth of July! Event Date:  Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
11:00 am
Join in the fun with Bend Community Contra Dancers and lessons from Dance Caller Ron Bell-Roemer.  11:00 am – 2:00 pm Free with admission Event Date:  Saturday, July 8, 2017 – 11:00am to 2:00pm
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm
9:00 am
Summer Camp! Kids Camp 9:00 am—3:00 pm All camps this session are K—5th     Register Now by ACTIVE Network   July 10—14 Flying Wild (K-1st): It’s and eagle, an owl, no it’s a turkey vulture! Learn... Read Full Story »
6:00 pm
Oregonians love the wild beauty of our coastline, but finding truly local seafood can be hard, even on the coast. The US imports approximately 90 percent of its seafood and ships out nearly as much... Read Full Story »
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
11:00 am
Full steam ahead! Discover how critical this steam-powered sawmill was to homestead families on the High Desert while seeing it in action. 11:00 am—3:00 pm Event Date:  Repeats every month on July on the third... Read Full Story »
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm
9:00 am
Summer Camp! Kids Camp 9:00 am—3:00 pm All camps this session are K—5th     Register Now by ACTIVE Network   July 17—21 Art week: Skin, Skulls and Bones (K-1st): Animals come in all different colors, shapes... Read Full Story »
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
8:00 pm
Join an exciting evening expedition in search of bats on our grounds using echolocator equipment.  Bring weather-appropriate clothing and a flashlight to be prepared for touring the Museum after hours. 8:00 pm—9:30 pmMembers $5, non-members... Read Full Story »
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
8:00 pm
Join an exciting evening expedition in search of bats on our grounds using echolocator equipment.  Bring weather-appropriate clothing and a flashlight to be prepared for touring the Museum after hours. 8:00 pm—9:30 pmMembers $5, non-members... Read Full Story »
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm
9:00 am
Summer Camp! Kids Camp 9:00 am—3:00 pm All camps this session are K—5th     Register Now by ACTIVE Network     July 24—28 Jaws and Claws (K-1st): Why do animals have different types of jaws? What... Read Full Story »
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Join us for an evening filled with art and excitement. The opening event includes artist demonstrations and a chance to mingle with the artists. This is your first chance to bid on a piece, so... Read Full Story »
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Join us for an evening filled with art and excitement. The opening event includes artist demonstrations and a chance to mingle with the artists. This is your first chance to bid on a piece, so... Read Full Story »
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am
 View beautiful artwork and place your bid. Art of the West closes during the High Desert Rendezvous on August 26.  Event Date:  Friday, July 28, 2017 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm
9:00 am
Summer Camp! Kids Camp 9:00 am—3:00 pm All camps this session are K—5th     Register Now by ACTIVE Network     July 31—August 4 Animal Defenders (K-1st): Slime, venom, quills and blood are just some of... Read Full Story »
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – Aug 11 @ 3:00 pm
9:00 am
Summer Camp! Kids Camp 9:00 am—3:00 pm All camps this session are K—5th     Register Now by ACTIVE Network               August 7—11 Art week: Skin, Skulls and Bones (K-1st): Animals... Read Full Story »