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!   To submit an event, use the green Post Event button below or send to:


Glow Ball Golf
Jul 17 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 2 @ 10:30 pm
Glow Ball Golf @ Sunriver Resort Meadows Putting Course | Sunriver | Oregon | United States

Grab a putter after dark and keep the party “glowing’ with one of Sunriver Resort’s most popular programs.  Wed. Fri. Sat. Using glowing golf balls, try your luck as you putt away on the 9-hole grass putting course.

Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday | 9:00pm – 10:30pm | $15 per person

We accept walk-up players until 10:15.  Check inside the Merchant Trader Gift Shop then head out to the putting course!

Raptors of the Desert Sky
Jul 18 @ 11:30 am – Oct 26 @ 12:30 pm
Raptors of the Desert Sky @ High Desert Museum | Bend | Oregon | United States

The High Desert Museum invites you to “Raptors of the Desert Sky”.  Raptors take flight overhead in this intimate demonstration.  Experience these powerful predators up close as wildlife specialists showcase the birds’ agility and grace.  This program is a highlight of the Museum’s summer experience.  Hawks, owls, falcons and turkey vultures soar from perch to perch directly over the crowd seated in a natural amphitheater nestled in the Museum’s pine forest.  A Museum expert narrates the action and shares about the hunting strategies and natural behaviors of these spectacular birds of prey.

You can register and prepay for specific dates or pay admission same day.  For more info call 541-382-4754

For The Love of Pets Benefit Festival
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
For The Love of Pets Benefit Festival @ American Legion Park
For the Love of Pets Benefit Festival is a fun family event that takes place in Redmond’s American Legion Park on July 20th.  “Bring the whole family (two- and four-legged) to enjoy a good time benefiting local shelters and rescues.
This FREE, dog-friendly community festival is host to an IPA tasting, music, great food and adoptable pets galore. 100% of funds raised at the event are split among the beneficiaries, which for 2019 are Brightside Animal Center, Three Rivers Humane Society, Humane Society of the Ochocos and Cascade Canine Rescue (in Tumalo).
Raffle announcements and giveaways every hour! Bring product donations (e.g. cat litter, tennis balls, bleach) in exchange for raffle tickets.
IPA tasting participation is $10-$12 and includes 10 tastes plus a take-home glass or Silipint. Visit for more details!”
The Legacy of Apollo
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:15 pm
The Legacy of Apollo @ Oregon Observatory

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon. The Observatory’s NASA Solar System Ambassadors will offer special presentations followed by telescope viewing of the moon and night sky.

Programs begin at 8pm and are followed by night sky viewing and a laser-guided constellation tour.

Bike Day
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bike Day @ Eurosports

Bike decorating, a mini parade, and raffle prizes will brighten the streets of Sisters on July 21.   Courtesy of Sisters Farmers Market and EuroSports, Bike Day celebrates healthy outdoor activity and creativity for all ages.
The fun kicks off at EuroSports in Sisters at 11:00 a.m., where all are invited to decorate their bikes. EuroSports will provide decoration supplies free of charge, in addition to raffle prizes.
At 11:30 a.m., Kaleb and Rachel Kelleher will lead a mini bike parade through town, ending at Fir Street Park for a full farmers’ market day.  A raffle follows after noon, with prizes donated by EuroSports, Sisters Saloon, Paulina Springs Books, market vendors, and others.

Sisters Farmers Market
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sisters Farmers Market @ Fir Street Park

Sisters Farmers Market invites you to come on down for some small-town fun!  Share the bounty of our special town in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Microlocal produce, artisanal foods, handcrafted goods, & more!  Now on Sundays—featuring lunch, coffee, wellness demos, music, and a splash pad for the kids.

Family Rocketry
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family Rocketry @ Oregon Observatory

Family Rocketry is a summer activity the entire family can enjoy at The Oregon Observatory in Sunriver.  Participants will learn about the basic principles and history of rockets.  They will have time to do some assembly and decorating of their rockets before going out to launch them on site. This class is open to younger rocketeers ages 5 and up.  We also ask every group to have at least one adult present during the class.

Kids Night Out
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kids Night Out @ Sunriver Resort Outpost | Sunriver | Oregon | United States

Treat mom and dad to a night out while the kids have a ball at The Outpost.  Kids Night Out is three hours of fun-filled games galore and so much more! Whether kids choose arts and crafts, outdoor adventures or just ‘monkey-around,’ Sunriver Resort has created the perfect evening programs for your children ages 3-10.

LOCATION: The Outpost at Sunriver Resort
COST: $45 Resort Guest • $55 General Public

Reservations are required. Call 541-593-4609 for more information and reservations. 24-hour advance cancellations.

Jefferson County Fair
Jul 24 – Jul 27 all-day
Jefferson County Fair @ Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo

The Jefferson County Fair in Madras is considered Central Oregon’s Best Free Fair!  Bring the whole family and enjoy concerts, food, carnival, animals, exhibits, rodeo and a whole lot more!  This event is held at the beautiful Jefferson County Fair complex. There will be concerts each night.

Concert Lineup:

7/24 Wed    8:00pm – Box Canyon Bluegrass

7/25 Thurs. 8:00pm – Super Escandalo

7/26 Friday 9:00pm – Portland Hit Factory

7/27 Sat.     9:00pm – Satin Love Orchestra

Space Rovers
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Space Rovers @ Oregon Observatory

Do you have what it takes to navigate a space rover?  Come to the Oregon Observatory and test your skills on Earth by navigating an obstacle course with a remote-controlled rock crawler and learn how rovers have played a key role in our understanding of other worlds. Each child will then build and personalize their own solar rover to take home. Ages 8-15.