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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: events@visitcentraloregon.com

ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

*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.*

OSU Cascades | Turning No-Fun Fungi into Super Fungi @ OSU-Cascades Cascades Hall Rm 114/115
Dec 3 all-day
12:00 am
To humans, fungi can be both friend and foe. While filamentous fungi have been exploited for their beneficial natural product chemistry since the discovery of penicillin in 1929, they are also the cause of many[...]
OSU | It Takes a Village @ OSU-Cascades, Cascades Hall Rm 117-118
Feb 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
OSU University and Cascades Campus Lecture “It Takes A Village” will be presented February 4, 2015, presented by Brianne Kothari. Nationwide there are approximately 400,000 children in foster care. Many children enter foster care due[...]
OSU Presents: Beneath Antarctic Ice | McMenamin’s Bend @ Father Luke's Room, McMenamins Old St. Francis School
Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm
OSU Presents:  Beneath Antarctic Ice | McMenamin's Bend @ Father Luke's Room, McMenamins Old St. Francis School | Bend | Oregon | United States
5:30 pm
Beneath Antarctic Ice: The Persistence of Life at the End of the Earth Meet some of OSU’s leading researchers. Delve into their fascinating worlds in casual Science Pubs at McMenamins in Bend, and in Sisters[...]
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm
State of the University Address- OSU Cascades @ Oregon State University | Bend | Oregon | United States
6:00 pm
Join OSU President, Edward J. Ray at The Riverhouse for an update on OSU Cascades’ expansion to a four-year university and the innovations that are underway in Central Oregon.  He will also be reviewing the[...]
May 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
OSU Science Pub Pacific Lamprey SHARC @ SHARC
5:30 pm
Learn “What Our Most Ancient Fish Is Telling Us About Our Waters” presented by Carl Schreck, Professor of Fisheries.  The Pacific lamprey has survived for millions of years.  Come learn the basic biology of these[...]
Science Pub: Living Color @ Father Luke's Room, McMenamins Old St. Francis School
Aug 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Science Pub: Living Color @ Father Luke's Room, McMenamins Old St. Francis School | Bend | Oregon | United States
5:30 pm
Meet some of OSU’s leading researchers. Delve into their fascinating worlds in casual Science Pubs at McMenamins in Bend, and in Sisters and Sunriver. No scientific background required—just bring your curiosity, sense of humor and[...]
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Trees Aren’t Just for Monkeys: Phylogenetic Trees and Mathematics|OSU Cascades @ OSU-Cascades, Cascades Hall, RM 107 | Bend | Oregon | United States
12:00 pm
Join us for a free lunchtime lecture by Amelia Taylor at OSU Cascades Hall .   In biology, relationships between species are described using a phylogenetic tree which visually illustrates how species are related to[...]
OSU-Cascades Advisory Board Meeting @ OSU-Cascades Graduate & Research Center, Rm. 227
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
OSU-Cascades Advisory Board Meeting @ OSU-Cascades Graduate & Research Center, Rm. 227 | Bend | Oregon | United States
3:00 pm
The OSU-Cascades Advisory Board Meeting will update board members on progress toward academic, enrollment, development and marketing goals for the campus, and provide an overview of the expansion effort.  Meeting will take place in the[...]
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm
OSU: Nothing is Sacred: Bumblebee from Transformers to John Dewey @ OSU-Cascades, Cascades Hall RM 107 | Bend | Oregon | United States
12:00 pm
New to the OSU-Cascades teaching faculty, interactive-new media and video artist Kiel Fletcher has shown his work at the Tate Britain and Disjecta Contemporary Arts. His work is also included in the collection at Yale[...]
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Free Lunchtime Lecture - OSU Cascades @ OSU Cascades | Bend | Oregon | United States
12:00 pm
Join a free lunchtime lecture at OSU Cascades:  Genes, Gonads, and Goiters. Water Pollution Affects Health and Development in Fish and Humans Environmental contaminants affect normal development in humans and other vertebrates by interacting with hormone[...]
OSU-Cascades Design Team Community Forum @ Bend Parks & Recreation 541headquarters, Riverbend Community Room
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
OSU-Cascades Design Team Community Forum @ Bend Parks & Recreation 541headquarters, Riverbend Community Room | Portland | Oregon | United States
5:30 pm
The community forum will introduce the Page Southerland Page and SERA Architects design team representatives hired to create a long range development plan for the expanded OSU-Cascades campus. Learn more about project goals, the scope[...]
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am
Grand Opening of Tykeson Hall - OSU Cascades @ OSU Cascades Campus | Bend | Oregon | United States
11:00 am
Come celebrate the Grand Opening of OSU-Cascades new campus and Tykeson Hall !!  Join fellow community members as we launch a new era of higher education in Central Oregon.  Public ceremony will be at 11:00[...]
Look Beneath the Surface @ Central Oregon Community College - Hitchcock Auditorium in Pioneer Hall
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Look Beneath the Surface @ Central Oregon Community College - Hitchcock Auditorium in Pioneer Hall | Bend | Oregon | United States
6:00 pm
Human trafficking is an issue affecting men, women and children around the world and right here in Oregon! Speaker and author Nita Bells will be informing us about what human trafficking is and ways to[...]
Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm
OSU-Cascades Bend Eclipse Experience @ OSU-Cascades | Bend | Oregon | United States
4:00 pm
A two-day, family celebration of the eclipse, including educational events with OSU-Cascades’ and science experts, learning activities for kids and family fun. You’ll have time to explore Bend, float the river, go for hike or[...]
Aug 20 – Aug 21 all-day
OSU-Cascades Orange & Black Eclipse Festival @ Culver High School | Culver | Oregon | United States
12:00 pm
It’s a two-day family-friendly festival and camp-out on the Culver High School recreation fields. Culver is in the path of totality of the 2017 solar eclipse. Festival activities include overnight camping, science presentations, entertainment and[...]
"Hope for the Ocean" With Dr. Jane Lubchenco @ Tower Theatre
6:30 pm
Dr. Jane Lubchenco is a Distinguished University Professor and Advisor on Marine Studies at OSU & Former Administrator of NOAA & First US Science Envoy for the Ocean.  Don’t miss this important presentation on the[...]
Oregon Experience @ Tower Theatre
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm
Oregon Experience @ Tower Theatre
7:00 pm
Join Oregon State University – Cascades Vice President Becky Johnson, OSU and OSU-Cascades alumni at the Tower Theater for a premiere screening and discussion with the producer of OPB’s Oregon Experience documentary, “Oregon State University”[...]
Discovery Day @ OSU Cascades
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Discovery Day @ OSU Cascades | Bend | Oregon | United States
10:00 am
Discovery Day is a day of exploration for all ages!  OSU Cascades Campus invites you to this unique event that includes fascinating talks, research demos, kids activities, food and music.  See a 3D food printer[...]
OSU Science Pub @ McMenamins
Jan 15 @ 5:30 pm
OSU Science Pub @ McMenamins
5:30 pm
OSU Cascades Science Pub sessions make learning fun!  Held at McMenamins, you can relax in Father Luke’s room, have a brew and/or dinner and hear top scientists on diverse subjects.  January’s title is “What Will Oregon’s[...]
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Celebration @ OSU Cascades
11:00 am
OSU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration honors the legacy of Dr. King. In its 37th year, the celebration is Oregon State’s longest running annual event focused on social justice and transformative change. Livestream Presentation with[...]
OSU Science Pub @ McMenamins
Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm
OSU Science Pub @ McMenamins
5:30 pm
OSU Science Pub at McMenamins features Sean Fleming, Courtesy Professor, OSU College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. His talk is titled: The Boom and Bust Cycles of Rivers– Learn how mathematics and physics can reveal the[...]
Dam Proud Day @ OSU - Cascades
Apr 30 all-day
Dam Proud Day @ OSU - Cascades
12:00 am
Dam Proud Day is your chance to show your pride in Central Oregon’s first University – OSU Cascades and strengthen higher education for Central Oregon’s students.  This fun inaugural 24-hour online fundraiser happens on 4/30.[...]
Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm
Rendezvous with Risk: A Literary Festival @ OSU Cascades
5:00 pm
OSU Cascades invites you to their first ever Literary Festival.  Celebrate nationally-recognized storytellers and Oregon-based artists who work at the intersection of art-making and risk-taking. The festival is designed for readers and writers to come[...]
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Maragas Winery Grape Stomp @ Maragas Winery
11:00 am
Many of us remember the famous Grape Stomp Episode of “I Love Lucy.” Relive the moment, with you playing the part of Lucy at our Grape Stomp Here’s what to expect: A commemorative crystal wine[...]
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The "Grate" Mac 'N' Cheese Tease @ Crook County Fairgrounds
5:00 pm
The “Grate” Mac ‘N’ Cheese Tease and Harvest Hoedown take place in Prineville at the Crook County Fairground.  Bring your empty bellies down from 5pm – 7pm and get your fill of an American all[...]
Science Pub @ McMenamins
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm
Science Pub @ McMenamins
5:30 pm
McMenamins invites you to Science Pub on Oct. 15th.: Modular and Portable: A New Way to Help Water Stressed Communities  Join OSU-Cascades researcher Bahman Abbasi to learn about efforts underway at the Bend campus to[...]
Trunk or Treat @ OSU-Cascades Parking Lot
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Trunk or Treat @ OSU-Cascades Parking Lot
3:00 pm
Join OSU-Cascades at Trunk or Treat. in trick or treating around decorated cars sponsored by campus offices, clubs, and student groups, booths and activities, a dog and human costume contest, hot cocoa and apple cider,[...]
Science Pub @ McMenamins
Feb 18 @ 5:30 pm
Science Pub @ McMenamins
5:30 pm
OSU Science Pub will be held at McMenamins on Feb. 18th.  Topic will be:  What’s In Your Snowpack?  Presented by: David Hill, Professor, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, OSU College of Engineering; Co-Leader, Community Snow[...]
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday Cookout with Wayfinder Beer @ Suttle Lodge
5:00 pm
Every Wednesday this summer at The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse, we’re barbecuing on the Traeger Grill down at the Beer Garden with a different guest brewery every week. This week’s cookout, Wayfinder will be joining[...]
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