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, send to:


*Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19 many upcoming events in 2021 have been cancelled or postponed. Please check with individual event contact or event website to see if there have been changes to the event.*

Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm
2021 Sisters Artist Studio Tour @ Downtown Sisters
10:00 am
Sisters Arts Association invites you the 2021 Sisters Artist Studio Tour celebrating the Arts in Sisters.  This year features thirty-five artists at twenty-five studios.  Meet the artists, explore their studios, learn about their work.  Participating[...]
Ripples @The Riverhouse
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm
Ripples @ The Riverhouse
5:30 pm
Enjoy an evening of fine wines, live music, craft beer, festive auction and seated dinner at the beautiful Riverhouse on the Deschutes. Deschutes Children’s Foundation welcomes our generous community for an evening of laughter and[...]
Sisters Farmers Market @Fir Street Park
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sisters Farmers Market @ Fir Street Park
11:00 am
THE SISTERS FARMERS MARKET IS SUNDAYS, 11AM-2PM, JUNE-OCTOBER AT FIR STREET PARK IN SISTERS, OR. 2021 NEWS: We’re happy to announce that we’ll be able to enjoy live music at the market this year! And our[...]
Lord Huron @Les Schwab Amphitheater
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm
Lord Huron @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
7:00 pm
For fantastic folk rock music, don’t miss Lord Huron’s LSA debut on Sun. Sept. 26th.  They will be joined by Allison Ponthier.  Doors open at 5:30pm, show starts at 7pm.  Tickets can be bought online[...]
Tune Into Fall @The Suttle Lodge
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 28 @ 9:00 pm
Tune Into Fall @ The Suttle Lodge
5:00 pm
Beautiful Suttle Lodge at Suttle Lake is celebrating all things autumn by hosting 6 bands over the course of 2 nights.  “Tune Into Fall”  takes place on Monday 9/27 and Tuesday 9/28. THE DETAILS: DOORS[...]
Sisters Folk Festival @Downtown Sisters
Oct 1 – Oct 3 all-day
Sisters Folk Festival @ Downtown Sisters
12:00 am
All the town will once again be a stage when the Sisters Folk Festival returns in 2021.  Over 20 renowned artists will be performing throughout the 3 day festival. This year will feature 7 venues[...]
First Friday Art Walk @The Old Mill District
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
First Friday Art Walk @ The Old Mill District
3:00 pm
Kick off First Friday festivities in Bend this Friday, August 6, with the First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District. Tumalo Art Co., Lubbesmeyer Art Studio & Gallery, Confluence Fly Shop, Kara’s Kitchenware,[...]
Bend Fall Festival @Downtown Bend
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm
Bend Fall Festival @ Downtown Bend
5:00 pm
Get ready for some fall fun! “The 2021 First Interstate Bank Bend Fall Festival is back and better than ever. We can’t wait to celebrate autumn in Central Oregon with an amazing community! We are[...]
Sisters Farmers Market @Fir Street Park
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sisters Farmers Market @ Fir Street Park
11:00 am
THE SISTERS FARMERS MARKET IS SUNDAYS, 11AM-2PM, JUNE-OCTOBER AT FIR STREET PARK IN SISTERS, OR. 2021 NEWS: We’re happy to announce that we’ll be able to enjoy live music at the market this year! And our[...]
My Morning Jacket @Les Schwab Amphitheater
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm
My Morning Jacket @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
6:00 pm
My Morning Jacket offers a unique music style, blending rock and country with psychedelic and experimental sounds rooted in their southern origin of Louisville Kentucky.  They will be joined by Durand Jones and The Indications.  Doors open at 4:30 show starts[...]
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Natural History Pub @ McMenamins
7:00 pm
Natural History Pub returns to McMenamins with Bobby Brunoe, General Manager of Natural Resources and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.   He will provide an overview of where the Tribes[...]
Todd Snider @Tower Theater
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm
Todd Snider @ Tower Theater
8:00 pm
Americans Folk artist, Todd Snyder, will be performing at the Tower Theater one night only – Oct. 4th.  “You don’t often hear about an artist reinventing their sound eighteen albums into a celebrated career. But[...]
The Secret Sisters @Tower Theater
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm
The Secret Sisters @ Tower Theater
7:30 pm
The Secret Sisters are an Americana singing/songwriting duo hailing from Muscle Shoals, Alabama.  Their music has been compared to duos like The Everly Brothers.  Tickets can be purchased online  Show starts at 7:30, doors[...]
BendFilm Festival @Bend Venues
Oct 7 – Oct 17 all-day
BendFilm Festival @ Bend Venues
12:00 am
BendFilm Festival returns in October!!  “BendFilm celebrates independent films and the risky, passionate, tough and talented people who make them”.  This event has showcased many of the best and most varied independent films in the[...]
311 with Iration and Iya Terra @Les Schwab Amphitheater
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm
311 with Iration and Iya Terra @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
6:00 pm
Enjoy alternative rock , hip hop and reggae performed by 311, Iya Terra and Iration.  You’ll be dancin’ in the grass as these three acts light up the night.  Doors open at 4:30, show starts[...]
The Beauty of The Oregon Coast Photo Workshop
12:00 am
The Oregon Coast is one of the most picturesque places in Oregon, so only makes sense to host a Photo Workshop there! We’ve gone ahead and partnered with some amazing companies to bring you a[...]
Locals Weekend @Artists Gallery Sunriver
Oct 8 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm
Locals Weekend @ Artists Gallery Sunriver
4:00 pm
Enjoy a weekend of Fun, Community and Giving.  The Artists’ Gallery in Sunriver and their partners are celebrating the generous community of Central Oregon. Appetizers, Wine & Beer, Music, Raffle and More Bring nonperishable food[...]
Theory of Relativity @Cascades Theatrical Company
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 17 @ 3:30 pm
Theory of Relativity @ Cascades Theatrical Company
7:00 pm
This moving and unconventional song cycle bursts with originality as it examines the interconnectedness of us all through life’s shared experiences – from the hilarious to the heartbreaking. There will be 6 evening performances on[...]
Sisters Harvest Faire @Downtown Sisters
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm
Sisters Harvest Faire @ Downtown Sisters
10:00 am
The Sisters Harvest Faire has been a tradition for over 40 years.  This juried arts and crafts fair is held in downtown Sisters and features some of the best vendors around with handcrafted items. Live[...]
Blackstrap Bluegrass @High Desert Music Hall
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Blackstrap Bluegrass @ High Desert Music Hall
7:00 pm
The ever popular band, Blackstrap Bluegrass, will be performing at High Desert Music Hall in Redmond on Oct. 9th at 7pm.  Catchy melodies, vocal harmonies and hard driving instrumental jams comprise an event with Blackstrap[...]
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am
Beat Beethoven's 5th 5k & 1-Mile Race @ COCC Track
9:00 am
Support our local Symphony!  Beat Beethoven’s 5th 5k & 1-mile race benefits the Central Oregon Symphony which has had to cancel concerts because of the pandemic.  It’s only $20 to sign up.  This is one[...]
Plein Air Watercolor Painting @Indian Ford Meadow
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Plein Air Watercolor Painting @ Indian Ford Meadow
10:00 am
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Kathleen Riopelle for plein air watercolors at scenic Indian Ford Meadow Preserve. Get your creative juices flowing as you create plein air paintings to celebrate the color, strength, and[...]
Reckless Kelly @Tower Theater
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm
Reckless Kelly @ Tower Theater
8:00 pm
Grammy award winning Reckless Kelly will be performing at the Tower Oct. 12th.  The Reckless Kelly show scheduled for July 28th, 2021, (originally scheduled for July 31, 2020), at the Tower Theatre has been rescheduled[...]
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm
An Evening With Paula Poundstone @ Tower Theater
7:30 pm
Get your laugh on!   The Tower brings you – Paula Poundstone – humorist, author and comedian known for her clever, observational humor and spontaneous wit. When she isn’t collecting hotel soaps while on tour or[...]
Flogging Molly and Violent Femmes @Les Schwab Amphitheater
Oct 15 @ 4:30 pm
Flogging Molly and Violent Femmes @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
4:30 pm
Flogging Molly is an Irish-American seven-piece band blending traditional Irish music and fast paced punk rock.  They will be joined by Violent Femmes, a folk rock cult band of the 1980’s.  Special Guests will be[...]
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Exhibition Opening: Rethinking Fire @ High Desert Museum
9:00 am
High Desert Museum invites you to their new Exhibition Opening.  Rethinking Fire explores the ecological role of fire and the human impacts on forests amid a changing climate and the rise of intense wildfires. Artist Bryan David[...]
Oct 16 @ 12:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Wanderlust's Art in Nature @ Fort Rock Park
12:15 pm
Ft. Rock is a natural, volcanic amphitheater where one can listen to artistic genius and feel the exquisite qualities of the Great Basin Desert. A hike within the tuff ring, prior to settling in for[...]
Art in the West Closing Party @High Desert Museum
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Art in the West Closing Party @ High Desert Museum
2:00 pm
Celebrate the last day of Art in the West! Mingle with participating artists doing plein air demonstrations while enjoying live music and café specialties. The exhibit and auction close at 3:00 pm. Auction winners who are present can[...]
Jimmy Eat World & Taking Back Sunday @Les Schwab Amphitheater
Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm
Jimmy Eat World & Taking Back Sunday @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
4:30 pm
Jimmy Eat World is an American rock band which originated in Mesa, Arizona in 1993.  They have several songs that have charted in the top 20.  Special Guests = The Beaches.  Enjoy this outdoor concert[...]
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fall Foliage Photo Workshop
1:00 pm
There is no question that fall colors are a force to be reckoned with in Central Oregon, and Bend Photo Tours can show you the best places to find those epic colors! Join us for[...]
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