Calendar of Events

What's happening in and around Central Oregon

Central Oregon Calendar of Events

Bend, Oregon Events, Festivals, Concerts and More.

Our calendar page provides visitors with a comprehensive list of the myriad events that take place all over Central Oregon. The region includes Bend, Sunriver, Sisters, Redmond, La Pine, Prineville, Madras, 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 Show or the Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival, 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 and workshops, lectures, or festivals, visit our calendar of events page often for the most up to date events in Central Oregon!


New Exhibit Opens @ High Desert Museum
Sep 8 – Sep 30 all-day
New Exhibit Opens @ High Desert Museum | Bend | Oregon | United States
12:00 am
High Desert Museum will open a new exhibit on Sept. 8th – “Animal Journeys:  Navigating in Nature” explores how animals perform astounding navigational feats.  Did you ever wonder how salmon find their way back to[...]
Oct 5 @ 3:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Wild & Scenic Film Festival @ Tower Theater | Bend | Oregon | United States
3:30 pm
Come see where epic adventure and environmental advocacy meet at the Oregon Natural Desert Association’s annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Join us for an evening of short films showcasing our earth’s natural wonders, feats[...]
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm
Natural History Pub @ McMenamins | Bend | Oregon | United States
7:00 pm
McMenamins will host the ever popular Natural History Pub on October 9th.  Topic for this month is: ” Cascadia:  The Next Big Earthquake and Tsunami”.  Daniel McKay, adjunct instructor at UO will explore the geologic[...]
BendFilm Festival 2018 @ Various Venues
Oct 11 – Oct 14 all-day
BendFilm Festival 2018 @ Various Venues | Bend | Oregon | United States
12:00 am
BendFilm celebrates 15 years of bringing independent film to Bend.  For 4 days in October, Bend will be transformed into a small town fascinated by film.  Enjoy the work of the most talented independent filmmakers[...]
Discovery Day @ OSU Cascades
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Discovery Day @ OSU Cascades | Bend | Oregon | United States
10:00 am
Discovery Day is a day of exploration for all ages!  OSU Cascades Campus invites you to this unique event that includes fascinating talks, research demos, kids activities, food and music.  See a 3D food printer[...]
Oct 13 @ 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fall Sunset/Night Photo Workshop @ Bend Photo Tours | Bend | Oregon | United States
4:30 pm
Bend Photo Tours invites you to join them for some amazing stargazing after capturing a mountainous sunset .  Their Fall Sunset/Night Photo Workshop will definitely up your night photo skills..and…top the evening off with beer[...]
Senior Day @ High Desert Museum
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Senior Day @ High Desert Museum | Bend | Oregon | United States
9:00 am
Visitors 65 and older are invited to enjoy the High Desert Museum for FREE on Senior Day, October 17th, from 9-5pm.  This will be a day of special programming so gather friends and make it[...]
BendBroadband's Jazz at the Oxford Free Music Education Workshop @ Bend | Oregon | United States
11:15 am
BendBroadband’s FREE Music Education Workshop, hosted by Georges Bouhey, offers local music students and professionals the opportunity to talk with, learn from and play with Lee Ritenour. No advance registration required. All ages and skill[...]
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm
Wild Kingdom's Peter Gross @ Tower Theatre | Bend | Oregon | United States
7:30 pm
Wild Kingdom’s Peter Gross will be at The Tower Theater for one night only on October 22nd at 7:30.  Peter’s life is dedicated to inspiring young people to care about wildlife and wild places. He continues[...]
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm
Fall Mushroom Hunt With Wildcraft @ The Suttle Lodge | Sisters | Oregon | United States
6:30 pm
Join Rachel Zoller for a weekend of mycology and mushroom hunting at Suttle Lodge.  This class will begin on Friday evening, with a lesson, conversation and communal dinner prepared by the chefs at Suttle Lodge. [...]
Nov 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Weekend Workshop: Museum Geocache @ High Desert Museum | Bend | Oregon | United States
10:30 am
High Desert Museum invites you to a Weekend Geocache Workshop.  Learn how animals navigate through nature, then get out your smartphones to explore how humans use technology to find their way.  Several caches will be[...]
Mining Day @ High Desert Museum
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mining Day @ High Desert Museum | Bend | Oregon | United States
11:00 am
Ah…. the thrill of finding gold !  Its Mining Day at the Museum… Stake a claim, pan for gold and have your earnings authenticated in the museum’s indoor placer mine and boomtown.  This event happens[...]