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:


Apr 25 @ 5:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunrise Smith Rock Photo Workshop
5:30 am
Join photographers Ryan Cleary and Richard Bacon on a sunrise shoot at iconic Smith Rock State Park. Following our time in the field, we will have a 2 hour post processing session highlighting Lightroom tricks and tips led by[...]
Swainson’s and Squirrels @ High Desert Museum
Apr 25 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Swainson's and Squirrels @ High Desert Museum
7:00 am
The High Desert Museum invites you to take a field trip with a wildlife curator for this Swainson’s and Squirrels program.. Explore the great migration of the Swainson’s hawk as they return to Central Oregon from[...]
Earth Day Fair & Parade @ Environmental Center
Apr 25 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Earth Day Fair & Parade @ Environmental Center
11:30 am
The Environmental Center invites you to celebrate Earth Day on April 20th.   This is a fun and festive celebration of the natural world!  The day kicks off at 11:30 with a colorful, creative parade and[...]
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
New Hikes in Eastern Oregon @ Tower Theatre
7:00 pm
Join Oregon Natural Desert Association for the final installment in the High Desert Speaker Series! Bill Sullivan, Oregon’s hiking expert will take you on a slideshow tour of a dozen new trails he discovered while[...]
REI Force of Nature-Woman Focused Landscape Photo Workshop
6:30 pm
Bend Photo Tours has partnered with REI for a Woman Focused Landscape Photography Workshop in Beautiful Bend, Oregon at sunset!  We couldn’t be more excited to empower more woman to get out and shoot and we’ll give[...]
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Who Killed Chief Paulina @ McMenamins
7:00 pm
History Pub at McMenamins presents:  Who Killed Chief Paulina? The violent life and mysterious death of a Paiute warrior.. Historian, Nate Pedersen, investigates the life and times of this Northern Paiute war leader who violently[...]
Crater Lake, Diamond Lake Camping Photo Workshop
12:00 am
Want to get the most out of a photography workshop with sunset, night photography, sunrise and day shooting tips and techniques in one of the Wonders of Oregon?  Bend Photo Tours has you covered with[...]
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm
Shipwrecks, Legends and Lost Treasures @ McMenamins
6:00 pm
History Pub at McMenamins presents:  “Shipwrecks, Legends, and Lost Treasures – Historical Archaeology on the Pacific Coast”.  Scott Williams, a professional archaeologist with over thirty-five years of experience will explore tales of mysterious shipwrecks, lost[...]
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Perseid Meteor Shower Photo Workshop
8:00 pm
Join Bend Photo Tours Perseid Meteor Photo Workshop and let a professional photographer Toni Toreno share her secrets with you. The Perseid Meteor Shower is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60[...]
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm
Coop & Garden Tour @ La Pine
9:00 am
See La Pine’s BEST chicken coops, gardens and ponds!  The Little Deschutes Grange and Newberry Habitat for Humanity ReStore, have teamed up to organize their most productive fund-raiser – The Chicken Coop, Garden, and Pond Tour[...]
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Painted Hills Photo Workshop
12:00 pm
The Painted Hills are one of the seven wonders of Oregon.  This incredible landscape provides some of the most unique photography opportunities around. 40 Million year old fossilized soils make up the colorful gold, red,[...]
Steens Mtn and Alvord Desert Camping Photo Workshop
12:00 am
Steens Mountain and the Alvord Desert are “must see” landscapes in any trip out to Eastern Oregon. Join Christian Murrillo on this 3-day/2-night photography workshop, where we will take our photography to one of the most remote[...]
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm
History Pub:  Catch A Thief @ McMenamins
6:00 pm
History Pub at McMenamins presents:  Catch a Thief: International Art Theft and the FBI.  Presented by Lynne McKee, Former FBI Art Theft Program Manager.  Lynne McKee spent eight years at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.[...]
Pet Photography and Social Media Review Workshop
2:30 pm
You know that dog you’ve been following on Instagram for years, wondering how a dog got so many followers? It all starts with the ability to capture amazing photographs of your pet and building a[...]