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 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Exhibition Opening: "X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out @ High Desert Museum
9:00 am
The Smithsonian’s National Collection of Fishes represents more than 70 percent of the world’s fish specimens and is the largest and most diverse collection of its kind in the world.  The strikingly elegant images demonstrate[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Senior Day @High Desert Museum
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Senior Day @ High Desert Museum
9:00 am
Visitors 65 and older are invited to enjoy the Museum for free on this day with special programing. The Museum will also be open to the general public.   This event is made possible by Mid[...]
High Desert Halloween @High Desert Museum
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
High Desert Halloween @ High Desert Museum
10:00 am
Calling all ghouls and goblins! Celebrate Halloween at the Museum. Hear tales that make you tremble. Uncover myths about not-so-wicked wildlife. Visit the Miller family and explore their favorite spooky traditions from the early 20th[...]
$20 Art Show Opening Night @High Desert Museum
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$20 Art Show Opening Night @ High Desert Museum
5:00 pm
Bend’s biggest little art show is back, presented by Bright Place Gallery. The Museum is honored to host this year’s $20 Art Show, featuring thousands of pieces of original art by over 100 local artists. Join[...]
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Natural History Pub: A Land of Fire & Ice @ McMenamins
7:00 pm
Fire can have dire consequences for those in its path. How can adaptations of forests in the face of natural disturbances be beneficial to biodiversity? Join Ariel Cowen, regional fire specialist, and Thomas D. Stokely,[...]
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibition Opening:  Carrying Messages @ High Desert Museum
10:00 am
High Desert Museum invites you to an Exhibition Opening –Carrying Messages: Native Runners, Ancestral Homelands and Awakening highlights the historical significance of running in Native cultures in the Western United States and running as an[...]
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