Calendar of Events

What's happening in and around Central Oregon

Central Oregon Calendar of Events

Bend, Sunriver, Redmond, Sisters, La Pine, Warm Springs, Prineville and Maupin

Our calendar page provides visitors with a comprehensive list of events taking place all over Central Oregon. The region includes Bend, Sunriver, Sisters, Redmond, La Pine, Prineville, Madras, Maupin 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 the 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 ShowPacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival or Airshow of the Cascades, 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 or festivals, visit our calendar of events often for the most up to date info in Central Oregon!   To submit a tourist related event, use the green Post Event button below or send to:


Time and Place: Ecological Work by Leah Wilson
Nov 1 2019 – Jan 4 2020 all-day

Leah Wilson lives in Eugene Oregon and makes paintings and installations that are place-based records of changes that occur within environmental ecosystems over time. Her process-oriented work frequently uses or interprets scientific data or the results of observation. The majority of work in this exhibition has focused on the H.J. Andrews Research Forest, a 16,000-acre ecological research site in Oregon’s Western Cascades Mountains administered cooperatively by the U.S. Forest Service. Exhibit on view through January 4, 2020.

Jesse Cook
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm
Jesse Cook @ Tower Theatre

Jesse Cook will be playing at The Tower Theater on November 19th at 8pm.  Cook is an award winning Master Guitarist known for his “intoxicating fusion of world music”.  He likes to create  “A place where modern sounds can mix with ancient timbres.”  Performance starts at 8:00pm.

Pedaling Princess Party
Nov 20 all-day

Join the Bend Bella Cyclists, Bend Area Cycling Enthusiasts, DMC, BACE and COWS 5-8pm at Princess Athletic in downtown Bend for free beer, wine tasting, prizes, 25% off all bike apparel and a chance to win a free Descutes Dash entry!

Night Sky Viewing
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm
Night Sky Viewing @ Oregon Observatory

The Oregon Observatory invites you to experience the best sightseeing in Sunriver!  Feast your eyes on faraway galaxies. Witness a meteor shower. Get a glimpse of globular clusters, nebulae and deep space binary stars, as well as our closest star, the Sun. There’s no better place than the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver.

Whether you are an accomplished amateur astronomer or a first timer, you will be amazed by the views. The Observatory is open Friday and Saturday nights in the winter, weather permitting.

Wednesday & Saturday  8pm – 10pm

Solar Viewing 11am-2pm

Santa’s Little Helper Workshops
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Santa's Little Helper Workshops @ Live Laugh Love Art

Live Laugh Love Art in the Village at Sunriver is conducting Santa’s Little Helper Workshops in November and December.  This KIDS ONLY event allows the little guys to choose a special holiday gift to create for mom, dad or a loved one…The in-studio Elf Team will be on hand with all the materials to help create these masterpieces.  Event includes a holiday snack.  All gifts will be ready to pick up the next day.  Each workshop is limited to 12 kids ages 5-12.

The Spinners
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm
The Spinners @ Tower Theatre

Enjoy the sounds of legendary R&B recording artists “The Spinners” .   Led by original member Henry Fambrough, they bring all their hits to Bend for an evening of smooth nostalgia.  Best known as a Motown recording act, the classic group sound of The Spinners has never lost its universal appeal. Throughout the years they have sold millions of records and topped both the Pop and R&B charts with smash hits like “I’ll Be Around” , “Then Came You”, “Working My Way Back To You”.  Inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999, they have also been awarded the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Award for their contribution to the genre. The group has performed for presidents, received a star on the Hollywood “Walk of Fame,” and has appeared in numerous network and cable television specials paying tribute to the music of the 70’s.  Don’t miss this stroll down memory lane at The Tower Theater…

Holiday Food & Gift Festival
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – Nov 24 @ 4:00 pm
Holiday Food & Gift Festival @ Deschutes County Expo Center

The 20th Annual Holiday Food & Gift Festival returns to Redmond November 22-24 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. This Festival is one of the largest holiday celebrations in the Northwest, drawing thousands of attendees annually who happily complete their holiday shopping early. With many exhibitors, the Festival will provide shoppers with one-of-a-kind gifts that cannot be found anywhere else. Featuring art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, woodcraft, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and much more makes this a gift buyer’s delight. There is a large gourmet food area where you can sample and purchase a wide range of food items including tea, chocolates, pasta, soups, dips, meats, coffee, jams, shortbread, salsas, oils & vinegars, honey, sauces and many more delights!


4th Friday Art Stroll in Sisters
Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
4th Friday Art Stroll in Sisters @ Downtown Sisters | Sisters | Oregon | United States
Sisters Arts Association and the Galleries of Sisters know how to put on an art stroll.  This event features beautiful art, good company, refreshments, music, demonstrations, hors d’oeuvres, plus additional sponsoring restaurants and food venues.  You can visit with several of the artists whose work ranges from contemporary paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass artistry, jewelry, fiber arts and many more types of artistry.  Don’t miss 4th Friday Art Stroll in beautiful downtown Sisters.

Over 20 galleries and businesses participating. Maps available at downtown businesses.

The Santa Claus
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm
The Santa Claus @ Tower Theatre

Get your holiday spirit on with the showing of “The Santa Clause” at the Tower Theater on Nov. 22nd.  Holiday laughs. Seasonal sentiments. Costume contests. Adult beverages. and you will be supporting a great cause!!
A collaboration with the Bend Radio Group benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Bend.

Grand Illumination at Sunriver Resort
Nov 23 all-day
Grand Illumination at Sunriver Resort @ Sunriver Resort

Join us behind the Lodge for holiday fun for the entire family at our Grand Illumination tree lighting ceremony! This year’s event will include a visit from Santa, live music, children’s craft projects, train rides, Oregon Observatory telescope viewing, bounce houses, Putt Putt, huggable holiday characters, and more. Grab a bite from local vendors or at one of our resort restaurants.  Live entertainment will take place outdoors on the main stage.