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.*

The Importance of Being Ernest @Cascades Theatrical Company
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 19 @ 3:30 pm
The Importance of Being Ernest @ Cascades Theatrical Company
7:30 pm
Don’t miss Oscar Wilde’s most famous and final play!  This tried and true comedy will be presented at Cascades Theatrical Company from Sept. 3rd-19th.  Tickets can be purchased online.  There will be 8 evening performances[...]
Bend Ghost Tours @Downtown Bend
Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 25 @ 9:00 pm
Bend Ghost Tours @ Downtown Bend
7:30 pm
Ghost lovers, history buffs rejoice!  This tour is for you… Join the Ghosts and Legends of Downtown Bend Tour and hear all about Bend’s permanent residents!  Your Spirit Guide will lead you through the haunted[...]
Sep 18 all-day
Halfway To St. Patrick's Day @ McMenamins
12:00 am
May the luck of the Irish be with us all!   McMenamin’s is celebrating the halfway point to their favorite holiday with a day full of specials and Irish Stout . Wander a hotel property searching[...]
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[...]
Festival of Cars @Deschutes Historical Society
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Festival of Cars @ Deschutes Historical Society
10:00 am
Don’t miss one of Oregon’s favorite car shows of the year!  The Festival of Cars will have tons of enthusiasts cars on display at the Deschutes Historical Museum from 10am to 3pm, Sat. 9/18.
Free Autumn Equinox Meditation Event @Blissful Heart Wellness Center
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Free Autumn Equinox Meditation Event @ Blissful Heart Wellness Center
6:00 pm
Come celebrate the Harvest moon AND the Fall Equinox at the Blissful Heart!!  The Harvest Moon is a time to recognize new beginning, coming after hard work and dedication. The Autumn Equinox, also known as[...]
Need To Breathe @Les Schwab Amphitheater
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm
Need To Breathe @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
6:00 pm
Indie rockers Need To Breathe will bring their “Into the Mystery Tour” to the Les Schwab Amphitheater on Sat. Sept. 18.  Switchfoot and The New Respects will join the boys from South Carolina.  Doors open[...]
Oktoberfest @McMenamins
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oktoberfest @ McMenamins
1:00 pm
Whether you’re German or not, you’ll have a wundervoll time at McMenamin’s party, with live music and beer – so much delicious beer. Prost! Music: Okane’s Courtyard Dive Bar Theology • 1 – 4 pm Cedar Teeth • 6[...]
Pink Martini Featuring China Forbes @Les Schwab Amphitheater
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm
Pink Martini Featuring China Forbes @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
5:30 pm
The ever-popular Pink Martini returns to the LSA!!   Dubbed as the “little orchestra” Pink Martini is a 13-member musical group from Portland, Oregon. Formed in 1994 by pianist Thomas Lauderdale, the group draws inspiration from[...]
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm
Comedy & A Cause Presents Bob Saget @ Tower Theater
7:30 pm
Enjoy great comedy while supporting our Vets!  See the flip side of the “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos” star when Saget brings out-of-his-mind, Grammy-nominated stand-up comedy to Central Oregon.  This fundraiser for Save[...]
Brandi Carlile Redo @Les Schwab Amphitheater
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm
Brandi Carlile Redo @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
6:30 pm
The Brandi Carlile concert originally scheduled for Sept. 5 was postponed and rescheduled for Monday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the originally scheduled Sept. 5 show are still valid. This famous singer songwriter[...]
Foreigner @Les Schwab Amphitheater
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
Foreigner @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
7:00 pm
Don”t miss the British/American rock band, Foreigner at the LSA on Tuesday, Sept 21.  Doors open at 5:30 show starts at 7pm.  Check out ticket info and what you can and cannot bring to this[...]
Oregon Whiskey Festival @Oregon Spirit Distillers
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm
Oregon Whiskey Festival @ Oregon Spirit Distillers
4:00 pm
The Oregon Whiskey Festival is a celebration of the exceptional whiskey being produced in Oregon and the recognition of distillers who are committed to the art and craft of distilling. You will taste whiskey that[...]
Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm
The Billie Holiday Project @ Tower Theater
8:00 pm
The Billie Holiday Project, led by Stella Heath, celebrates the music of Lady Day!  Featuring some of the Bay Area’s finest Jazz musicians, The Billie Holiday Project evokes the electric and intimate feeling of experiencing[...]
Sep 25 all-day
Bend Beer Chase
12:00 am
The Bend Beer Chase is a six-person running relay spanning approximately 55 miles over one epic day. Consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (4-8 miles per leg), each runner on the team runs two[...]
TGR: Stoke the Fire @Tower Theater
Sep 26 all-day
TGR: Stoke the Fire @ Tower Theater
12:00 am
Get ready Bend! On Sunday, September 26th, Teton Gravity Research is returning to the Tower Theatre for the winter kick-off party of the year. Join us to get hyped for winter with their new feature[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Pumpkin Patch @New Hope Church
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pumpkin Patch @ New Hope Church
10:00 am
“The Pumpkin Patch” has tons to offer: $5 pumpkins and FREE activities – petting zoo, bounce houses, pie walk, carnival games and MORE!  Located at New Hope Church from 10am to 2pm.  Must register online[...]
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[...]
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sole Support Central Oregon Walk @ Drake Park
10:00 am
October 10th Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon is hosting the Sole Support walk in Drake Park. These 5k and 1k walks raise awareness about Parkinson’s and the resources available to patients and families living with this[...]
Shakey Graves w/Sierra Ferrell @Bend Athletic Club
Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm
Shakey Graves w/Sierra Ferrell @ Bend Athletic Club
5:00 pm
Enjoy great music outdoors at this Clear Summer Nights concert.  Shakey Graves will be joined by special guest Sierra Ferrell.  Doors open at 5pm.  Show starts at 6:30pm.
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