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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.*

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[...]
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[...]
Observatory Nighttime Visit @Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Observatory Nighttime Visit @ Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
8:00 pm
Seek the stars at the nation’s largest publicly accessible observatory. One-hour sessions include night sky viewing through various telescopes with staff astronomers, a guided constellation tour, meteorite displays, and an educational presentation. Capacity for each[...]
Observatory Nighttime Visit @Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Observatory Nighttime Visit @ Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
8:00 pm
Seek the stars at the nation’s largest publicly accessible observatory. One-hour sessions include night sky viewing through various telescopes with staff astronomers, a guided constellation tour, meteorite displays, and an educational presentation. Capacity for each[...]
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wild and Scenic Film Festival @ Virtual
6:00 pm
Join Oregon Natural Desert Association on Friday, October 1 as they host a virtual, streamed-in-HD, Wild and Scenic Film Festival, and share a collection of films that speak to environmental concerns and celebrate our planet.[...]
Observatory Nighttime Visit @Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Observatory Nighttime Visit @ Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
8:00 pm
Seek the stars at the nation’s largest publicly accessible observatory. One-hour sessions include night sky viewing through various telescopes with staff astronomers, a guided constellation tour, meteorite displays, and an educational presentation. Capacity for each[...]
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[...]
Observatory Nighttime Visit @Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Observatory Nighttime Visit @ Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
8:00 pm
Seek the stars at the nation’s largest publicly accessible observatory. One-hour sessions include night sky viewing through various telescopes with staff astronomers, a guided constellation tour, meteorite displays, and an educational presentation. Capacity for each[...]
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[...]
Santiam Wagon Road Walk @Wychus Canyon Preserve
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Santiam Wagon Road Walk @ Wychus Canyon Preserve
9:00 am
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Wall to explore the 150-year old Santiam Wagon Road at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Hike back in time and imagine traveling west in a wagon train to transport wool[...]
Star Party @Rimrock Ranch
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Star Party @ Rimrock Ranch
6:00 pm
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jim Hammond for an exploration of the night sky at Rimrock Ranch. Jim and friends will set up powerful telescopes and help you identify constellations, planets, and far-away galaxies.[...]
5th Annual FungiFest @Sunriver Nature Center
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
5th Annual FungiFest @ Sunriver Nature Center
10:00 am
Celebrate the fantastic world of fungi with Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory and the Central Oregon Mushroom Club. Admission includes: Mushroom display showcasing hundreds of fungi specimen Mushroom marketplace – Specialty vendors offering fresh and[...]
Kids Fairy Houses @Metolius Preserve
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids Fairy Houses @ Metolius Preserve
1:00 pm
Let your little one’s imagination run wild! Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Martha Lussenhop at the Metolius Preserve to build your own fairy house. Use materials found in the forest, create your own small[...]
Observatory Nighttime Visit @Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Observatory Nighttime Visit @ Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
8:00 pm
Seek the stars at the nation’s largest publicly accessible observatory. One-hour sessions include night sky viewing through various telescopes with staff astronomers, a guided constellation tour, meteorite displays, and an educational presentation. Capacity for each[...]
Observatory Nighttime Visit @Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Observatory Nighttime Visit @ Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
8:00 pm
Seek the stars at the nation’s largest publicly accessible observatory. One-hour sessions include night sky viewing through various telescopes with staff astronomers, a guided constellation tour, meteorite displays, and an educational presentation. Capacity for each[...]
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[...]
Mad Science Family Program @Sunriver Nature Center
Oct 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Mad Science Family Program @ Sunriver Nature Center
10:30 am
Unleash you inner Mad Scientist while your family experiments with colorful, fun, and messy chemistry. See if you can inflate balloons using chemical reactions, discover membrane madness to create bouncy eggs, and experience the chaos[...]
Observatory Nighttime Visit @Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Observatory Nighttime Visit @ Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
8:00 pm
Seek the stars at the nation’s largest publicly accessible observatory. One-hour sessions include night sky viewing through various telescopes with staff astronomers, a guided constellation tour, meteorite displays, and an educational presentation. Capacity for each[...]
Geology Hike @Rimrock Ranch
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Geology Hike @ Rimrock Ranch
9:00 am
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Derek Loeb for a geology hike at Rimrock Ranch. Explore basalt flows, tuff created by volcanic ash, and sedimentary rocks deposited by ancient streams, all while hiking from the[...]
Geology Hike @Rimrock Ranch
Oct 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Geology Hike @ Rimrock Ranch
1:30 pm
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Derek Loeb for a geology hike at Rimrock Ranch. Explore basalt flows, tuff created by volcanic ash, and sedimentary rocks deposited by ancient streams, all while hiking from the[...]
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[...]
Observatory Nighttime Visit @Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Observatory Nighttime Visit @ Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
8:00 pm
Seek the stars at the nation’s largest publicly accessible observatory. One-hour sessions include night sky viewing through various telescopes with staff astronomers, a guided constellation tour, meteorite displays, and an educational presentation. Capacity for each[...]
Observatory Nighttime Visit @Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Observatory Nighttime Visit @ Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
8:00 pm
Seek the stars at the nation’s largest publicly accessible observatory. One-hour sessions include night sky viewing through various telescopes with staff astronomers, a guided constellation tour, meteorite displays, and an educational presentation. Capacity for each[...]
Observatory Nighttime Visit @Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Observatory Nighttime Visit @ Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
8:00 pm
Seek the stars at the nation’s largest publicly accessible observatory. One-hour sessions include night sky viewing through various telescopes with staff astronomers, a guided constellation tour, meteorite displays, and an educational presentation. Capacity for each[...]
Mad Science Family Program @Sunriver Nature Center
Oct 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Mad Science Family Program @ Sunriver Nature Center
10:30 am
Unleash you inner Mad Scientist while your family experiments with colorful, fun, and messy chemistry. See if you can inflate balloons using chemical reactions, discover membrane madness to create bouncy eggs, and experience the chaos[...]
Observatory Nighttime Visit @Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
Oct 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Observatory Nighttime Visit @ Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
8:00 pm
Seek the stars at the nation’s largest publicly accessible observatory. One-hour sessions include night sky viewing through various telescopes with staff astronomers, a guided constellation tour, meteorite displays, and an educational presentation. Capacity for each[...]
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,[...]
Geology Hike @Priday Ranch
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Geology Hike @ Priday Ranch
9:00 am
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Derek Loeb for a geology hike at Priday Ranch, the Land Trust’s newest conserved area. Learn more about the conservation values of the property and get to know some[...]
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