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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 2020 have been cancelled or postponed. Please check with individual event contact or event website to see if there have been changes to the event.*

Jan 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
High Desert Museum | Off-Site Field Trip: High Desert Winter Wildlife @ High Desert Museum
8:00 am
Search for High Desert wildlife species like mule deer, elk, coyotes and small mammals east of Bend. We’ll also look for tracks, scats and signs of these animals. Transportation provided by the High Desert Museum[...]
Jan 31 – Feb 1 all-day
12:00 am
Exhibit Opening: Deadly by Nature: Venom and Poison
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
Fermentation gives us some of our most beneficial bacteria and fun flavors. In this hands-on workshop put on by the High Desert Museum, explore how it was important as a historic food preservation method and[...]
Feb 5 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
4:00 pm
Drop in to explore the Brewing Culture exhibit and taste the differences between porters and stouts. RSVP
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
High Desert Meseum | Exploring Environmental Issues Through Inquiry @ High Desert Museum
9:00 am
From the hungry coyote to the majestic salmon, wildlife and humans are inherently connected. In this training, put on by the High Desert Museum, for K-8th grade teachers, educators will use hands-on, inquiry-based methods to[...]
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 7 @ 9:00 pm
Sunriver Chillout @ SHARC | Sunriver | Oregon | United States
5:00 pm
The 2nd annual Sunriver Chillout will celebrate winter with a variety of events taking place at The Village at Sunriver, SHARC, and Sunriver Nature Center. Sunriver Chillout starts off on February 6th at 7pm with[...]
Feb 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
High Desert Museum | Field Trip: Wintering Birds @ High Desert Museum
8:00 am
Join naturalist and master birder Damian Fagan with the High Desert Museum on a field trip to several birding hotspots in the Bend area to look for wintering birds such as songbirds, waterfowl and raptors.[...]
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
11:00 am
Stomp your feet and dosey doe to the pioneer-inspired jigs of the frontier at the High Desert Museum.
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
4:00 pm
A time for children and adults with physical, cognitive and/or social disabilities to enjoy the Museum after hours in a low-stimulation environment. Bring your family to make lasting memories of quality experiences within the Museum.
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm
6:30 pm
In his new book Welcome to Subirdia, John Marzluff reveals that our suburbs and city parks are often remarkably rich in bird diversity—holding more species than either wilderness areas or urban centers. In fact, suburbs[...]
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
Taking inspiration from the temporary exhibit Out on a Limb, explore several art mediums combining contemporary art movements with natural materials. Join us as we transform our classroom space into an art studio where you[...]
Cascade Women’s Expo @ Riverhouse Convention Center
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cascade Women's Expo @ Riverhouse Convention Center | Bend | Oregon | United States
10:00 am
You won’t want to miss this large event in Central Oregon that is just for women! Explore an unforgettable day of fashion, beauty, entertainment, inspiration, pampering, education, retail therapy, raffles and fun giveaways at the[...]
Sisters Rodeo @ Sisters Rodeo Fairgrounds
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm
Sisters Rodeo @ Sisters Rodeo Fairgrounds | Sisters | Oregon | United States
7:00 pm
Let’s Rodeo !  Bring the whole family to enjoy “The Biggest Little Show On Earth” .  Sisters Rodeo is three days of rodeo performances, gatherings, and activities for the entire family.  Featured entertainment is the[...]
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Grease Sing-A-Long - The Regal Old Mill Stadium @ Regal Cinema | Bend | Oregon | United States
2:00 pm
If you always wanted to be in “Grease”,  here’s your chance.   Come to the  sing-a-long version of this 1978 classic at The Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 and IMAX. Two showings at 2pm and[...]
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm
Classical Concert IV - Sunriver Music Festival @ Sunriver Resort | Sunriver | Oregon | United States
7:30 pm
Another phenomenal concert in the line up of Sunriver Music Festival‘s 2015 season.  This concert is titled “Unity and Justice and Freedom”.  It features the Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra with renowned pianist, Sean Chen, who[...]
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Discover Nature Festival @ Riverbend Park | Portland | Oregon | United States
10:00 am
With more than 30 fun, nature-based activities, the Discover Nature Festival offers children and families the chance to explore new ways to enjoy time together outside. There will be something for everyone – whether you[...]
Oct 14 – Oct 15 all-day
Bend Design Conference 2015 @ Liberty Theatre | Bend | Oregon | United States
12:00 am
Bend Design Conference 2015 is a celebration of design thinking and design doing. We will stoke curiosity, spark innovation, empower collaboration, and make things happen. Drawing inspiration from multidisciplinary design thinkers in Bend and across[...]
High Desert Speaker Series: Sagebrush Sisters | Presented by Oregon Natural Desert Association @ Old Stone Church | Bend | Oregon | United States
7:00 pm
Last June, three stalwart Oregon women – hale and hearty despite their combined 200 and some odd years – hiked more than 50 miles along the pronghorn antelope migration route between Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge[...]
Bend Comedy presents: Jason VanGlass, Lewis Sequeira, and Aaron Klopfer @ summit saloon and stage | Bend | Oregon | United States
12:00 am
– JASON VANGLASS – @JasonVanGlass Master of the one-liner, and favorite comedian of servicemen and presidents alike, Jason Van Glass is one of the nation’s most-beloved entertainers, a millionaire many times over, and a star[...]
Balloons Over Sunriver @ Sunriver Resort
Jul 21 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
Balloons Over Sunriver @ Sunriver Resort | Sunriver | Oregon | United States
6:00 am
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness picturesque hot air balloons over Sunriver, with Mt. Bachelor as a breathtaking backdrop. Witness a sunrise tethered balloon launch behind the Sunriver Resort main lodge. Get a close[...]
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm
An Evening With Jackson Browne - Les Schwab Amphitheater @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
5:00 pm
Spend and evening with world renowned Jackson Browne.  He will be performing in the Bend Summer Concerts at Les Schwab Amphitheater on Tues. 8/9.  Don’t miss this very special singer/songwriter who was inducted into the[...]
2017 Wild Desert Calendar Release Party @ Deschutes Brewery Public House
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2017 Wild Desert Calendar Release Party @ Deschutes Brewery Public House | Bend | Oregon | United States
5:00 pm
Beverages… check. Live band… check. Stunning images of Oregon’s high desert… check! Come join the Oregon Natural Desert Association for an evening of First Friday revelry as we unveil our 2017 Wild Desert Calendar at[...]
Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show @ Bank of the Cascades Center and Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center
Mar 2 – Mar 5 all-day
Central Oregon Sportsmen's Show @ Bank of the Cascades Center and Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center | Redmond | Oregon | United States
12:00 am
March 2 – 5, the Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show and Boat/RV Sale® returns to the Bank of the Cascades Center and Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center for its 18th year! The 2017 Central Oregon[...]
Balloons Over Sunriver @ Sunriver Resort
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Balloons Over Sunriver @ Sunriver Resort | Sunriver | Oregon | United States
8:00 pm
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness picturesque hot air balloons over Sunriver, with Mt. Bachelor as a breathtaking backdrop.  Experience a night glow as balloons are launched as the sun sets behind the Cascade[...]
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[...]
Run for the Birds 1K, 5K Race @ Sunriver Resort Lodge
Jun 30 @ 8:00 am
Run for the Birds 1K, 5K  Race @ Sunriver Resort Lodge | Sunriver | Oregon | United States
8:00 am
Join us for Sunriver Resort’s Annual Run for the Birds! Proceeds will support the Sunriver Nature Center and Oregon Observatory! Run/walk the 5K race (untimed) and enjoy some stunning views of Mt. Bachelor, the meadow,[...]
Sep 28 all-day
Great Harvest Challenge Obstacle Race @ DD Ranch
12:00 am
The Good Thought Good Action Foundation proudly presents The Great Harvest Challenge Obstacle Race. This 3+mile multi-obstacle course will challenge participants in strength, agility and mental fitness. A great opportunity to individuals, teams and families.[...]
2019 COBKA Beginner’s Bee School with Dr. Dewey Caron @ OSU Extension Building, Fair & Expo Center - Building 4
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 19 @ 9:00 pm
2019 COBKA Beginner's Bee School with Dr. Dewey Caron @ OSU Extension Building, Fair & Expo Center - Building 4
7:00 pm
We’re excited to welcome Dr. Dewey Caron back to Central Oregon!  He’ll be discussing How to Start Beekeeping in Central Oregon and what it will take to get through the first year. Space is limited! Register:[...]
23rd Annual Fiber Market Day @ Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
23rd Annual Fiber Market Day @ Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center
9:00 am
Annual Fiber Market Day shares the love of natural fibers and all the ways they can be creatively used and enjoyed!  Demonstrations and sales from fiber animal producers, spinners, weavers, felters, dyers, rug makers, knitters,[...]
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