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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, use the green Post Event button below or send to: events@visitcentraloregon.com

ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov
20
Wed
2019
Night Sky Viewing
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm
Night Sky Viewing @ Oregon Observatory

The Oregon Observatory invites you to experience the best sightseeing in Sunriver!  Feast your eyes on faraway galaxies. Witness a meteor shower. Get a glimpse of globular clusters, nebulae and deep space binary stars, as well as our closest star, the Sun. There’s no better place than the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver.

Whether you are an accomplished amateur astronomer or a first timer, you will be amazed by the views. The Observatory is open Friday and Saturday nights in the winter, weather permitting.

Wednesday & Saturday  8pm – 10pm

Solar Viewing 11am-2pm

Nov
23
Sat
2019
New Exhibit Opening
Nov 23 all-day
New Exhibit Opening @ High Desert Museum

High Desert Museum invites you to enjoy their new exhibit “Nature’s Resilience” opening Nov. 23rd.  This exhibit highlights the valuable role of ecological disturbances.  It will feature large-format photography illustrating the dichotomy of devastation and new life.

Nature’s Resilience will feature the work of photographers Bruce Block, David Bar, Ashley Duffus, Paul Glasser and others.  The exhibit will be on display through March 29, 2020.

Photo featured here shows new growth flourishes in a Ponderosa pine forest following a burn.  Photo by Larry Lamsa.

Night Sky Viewing
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm
Night Sky Viewing @ Oregon Observatory

The Oregon Observatory invites you to experience the best sightseeing in Sunriver!  Feast your eyes on faraway galaxies. Witness a meteor shower. Get a glimpse of globular clusters, nebulae and deep space binary stars, as well as our closest star, the Sun. There’s no better place than the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver.

Whether you are an accomplished amateur astronomer or a first timer, you will be amazed by the views. The Observatory is open Friday and Saturday nights in the winter, weather permitting.

Wednesday & Saturday  8pm – 10pm

Solar Viewing 11am-2pm

Nov
27
Wed
2019
Night Sky Viewing
Nov 27 @ 8:00 pm
Night Sky Viewing @ Oregon Observatory

The Oregon Observatory invites you to experience the best sightseeing in Sunriver!  Feast your eyes on faraway galaxies. Witness a meteor shower. Get a glimpse of globular clusters, nebulae and deep space binary stars, as well as our closest star, the Sun. There’s no better place than the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver.

Whether you are an accomplished amateur astronomer or a first timer, you will be amazed by the views. The Observatory is open Friday and Saturday nights in the winter, weather permitting.

Wednesday & Saturday  8pm – 10pm

Solar Viewing 11am-2pm

Nov
30
Sat
2019
Night Sky Viewing
Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm
Night Sky Viewing @ Oregon Observatory

The Oregon Observatory invites you to experience the best sightseeing in Sunriver!  Feast your eyes on faraway galaxies. Witness a meteor shower. Get a glimpse of globular clusters, nebulae and deep space binary stars, as well as our closest star, the Sun. There’s no better place than the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver.

Whether you are an accomplished amateur astronomer or a first timer, you will be amazed by the views. The Observatory is open Friday and Saturday nights in the winter, weather permitting.

Wednesday & Saturday  8pm – 10pm

Solar Viewing 11am-2pm

Jan
11
Sat
2020
Jim O’Neil as Clarence Darrow
Jan 11 @ 7:30 pm
Jim O'Neil as Clarence Darrow @ Tower Theatre

Jim O’Neil launches his national tour of the venerable Broadway drama “Darrow”.  His performance reveals the eloquence and humor of the controversial lawyer – best known for the Scopes “Monkey Trial”.  O’Neil is a distant relative of Darrow and portrays the law school dropout who became “a man of ideas and ideals, a persuasive defender of the seemingly indefensible, and a passionate champion of the underdog”.

The production of “Clarence Darrow” at the Tower will be supplemented by several educational events, provided by the Tower’s LessonPLAN initiative to benefit regional high school students and teachers. There will also be a post-show panel featuring local and regional lawmakers discussing the play, Darrow’s life and times, and the lasting effect of his cases on the judicial system.

Feb
8
Sat
2020
BendBroadband’s FREE Music Education Workshop
Feb 8 @ 11:15 am – 1:15 pm
BendBroadband's FREE Music Education Workshop @ The Oxford Hotel

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 Cow Bop. No advance registration required.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  Free parking at the public garage adjacent to the Oxford Hotel Bend.

About Cow Bop:
Mix swingin’ grooves, thrilling riffs, sweet and hot vocals, western sensibilities and tons of fun…and you have only begun to describe Cow Bop. Formed by internationally-acclaimed guitarist Bruce Forman, the cowboy jazz and western bebop band has toured extensively throughout the world, exciting audiences with their unique brand of music. The band’s collective experience crosses the spectrum of American music and, comfortable in diverse settings ranging from Carnegie Hall to roadside taverns, the band always hits the stage with an electrifying and entertaining assortment of music and frolic.

 

Mar
14
Sat
2020
BendBroadband’s FREE Music Education Workshop
Mar 14 @ 11:15 am – 1:15 pm
BendBroadband's FREE Music Education Workshop @ The Oxford Hotel

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 Patrick Lamb.  No advanced registration required.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  Free parking at the public garage adjacent to the Oxford Hotel .

  • About Patrick Lamb:
    Named the “saxophonist to the stars”, Patrick Lamb has been solidly and consistently recognized by his peers and community as a world-class talent. One of the youngest members inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, Patrick has toured the world with jazz giants. Over the last few years, he has forged his path as a solo artist – selling out concerts and leaving people on their feet. He’s completed six studio albums, and his last three singles have been ranked in the Top 5 on the Billboard Charts.