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:


*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[...]
Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm
The Billie Holiday Project @ Tower Theater
8:00 pm
The Billie Holiday Project, led by Stella Heath, celebrates the music of Lady Day!  Featuring some of the Bay Area’s finest Jazz musicians, The Billie Holiday Project evokes the electric and intimate feeling of experiencing[...]
Sep 25 all-day
Bend Beer Chase
12:00 am
The Bend Beer Chase is a six-person running relay spanning approximately 55 miles over one epic day. Consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (4-8 miles per leg), each runner on the team runs two[...]
TGR: Stoke the Fire @Tower Theater
Sep 26 all-day
TGR: Stoke the Fire @ Tower Theater
12:00 am
Get ready Bend! On Sunday, September 26th, Teton Gravity Research is returning to the Tower Theatre for the winter kick-off party of the year. Join us to get hyped for winter with their new feature[...]
Lord Huron @Les Schwab Amphitheater
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm
Lord Huron @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
7:00 pm
For fantastic folk rock music, don’t miss Lord Huron’s LSA debut on Sun. Sept. 26th.  They will be joined by Allison Ponthier.  Doors open at 5:30pm, show starts at 7pm.  Tickets can be bought online[...]
First Friday Art Walk @The Old Mill District
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
First Friday Art Walk @ The Old Mill District
3:00 pm
Kick off First Friday festivities in Bend this Friday, August 6, with the First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District. Tumalo Art Co., Lubbesmeyer Art Studio & Gallery, Confluence Fly Shop, Kara’s Kitchenware,[...]
Bend Fall Festival @Downtown Bend
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm
Bend Fall Festival @ Downtown Bend
5:00 pm
Get ready for some fall fun! “The 2021 First Interstate Bank Bend Fall Festival is back and better than ever. We can’t wait to celebrate autumn in Central Oregon with an amazing community! We are[...]
My Morning Jacket @Les Schwab Amphitheater
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm
My Morning Jacket @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
6:00 pm
My Morning Jacket offers a unique music style, blending rock and country with psychedelic and experimental sounds rooted in their southern origin of Louisville Kentucky.  They will be joined by Durand Jones and The Indications.  Doors open at 4:30 show starts[...]
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[...]
Todd Snider @Tower Theater
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm
Todd Snider @ Tower Theater
8:00 pm
Americans Folk artist, Todd Snyder, will be performing at the Tower Theater one night only – Oct. 4th.  “You don’t often hear about an artist reinventing their sound eighteen albums into a celebrated career. But[...]
The Secret Sisters @Tower Theater
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm
The Secret Sisters @ Tower Theater
7:30 pm
The Secret Sisters are an Americana singing/songwriting duo hailing from Muscle Shoals, Alabama.  Their music has been compared to duos like The Everly Brothers.  Tickets can be purchased online  Show starts at 7:30, doors[...]
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[...]
311 with Iration and Iya Terra @Les Schwab Amphitheater
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm
311 with Iration and Iya Terra @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
6:00 pm
Enjoy alternative rock , hip hop and reggae performed by 311, Iya Terra and Iration.  You’ll be dancin’ in the grass as these three acts light up the night.  Doors open at 4:30, show starts[...]
Theory of Relativity @Cascades Theatrical Company
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 17 @ 3:30 pm
Theory of Relativity @ Cascades Theatrical Company
7:00 pm
This moving and unconventional song cycle bursts with originality as it examines the interconnectedness of us all through life’s shared experiences – from the hilarious to the heartbreaking. There will be 6 evening performances on[...]
Pumpkin Patch @New Hope Church
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pumpkin Patch @ New Hope Church
10:00 am
“The Pumpkin Patch” has tons to offer: $5 pumpkins and FREE activities – petting zoo, bounce houses, pie walk, carnival games and MORE!  Located at New Hope Church from 10am to 2pm.  Must register online[...]
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am
Beat Beethoven's 5th 5k & 1-Mile Race @ COCC Track
9:00 am
Support our local Symphony!  Beat Beethoven’s 5th 5k & 1-mile race benefits the Central Oregon Symphony which has had to cancel concerts because of the pandemic.  It’s only $20 to sign up.  This is one[...]
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sole Support Central Oregon Walk @ Drake Park
10:00 am
October 10th Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon is hosting the Sole Support walk in Drake Park. These 5k and 1k walks raise awareness about Parkinson’s and the resources available to patients and families living with this[...]
Shakey Graves w/Sierra Ferrell @Bend Athletic Club
Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm
Shakey Graves w/Sierra Ferrell @ Bend Athletic Club
5:00 pm
Enjoy great music outdoors at this Clear Summer Nights concert.  Shakey Graves will be joined by special guest Sierra Ferrell.  Doors open at 5pm.  Show starts at 6:30pm.
Reckless Kelly @Tower Theater
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm
Reckless Kelly @ Tower Theater
8:00 pm
Grammy award winning Reckless Kelly will be performing at the Tower Oct. 12th.  The Reckless Kelly show scheduled for July 28th, 2021, (originally scheduled for July 31, 2020), at the Tower Theatre has been rescheduled[...]
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm
An Evening With Paula Poundstone @ Tower Theater
7:30 pm
Get your laugh on!   The Tower brings you – Paula Poundstone – humorist, author and comedian known for her clever, observational humor and spontaneous wit. When she isn’t collecting hotel soaps while on tour or[...]
Flogging Molly and Violent Femmes @Les Schwab Amphitheater
Oct 15 @ 4:30 pm
Flogging Molly and Violent Femmes @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
4:30 pm
Flogging Molly is an Irish-American seven-piece band blending traditional Irish music and fast paced punk rock.  They will be joined by Violent Femmes, a folk rock cult band of the 1980’s.  Special Guests will be[...]
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[...]
Art in the West Closing Party @High Desert Museum
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Art in the West Closing Party @ High Desert Museum
2:00 pm
Celebrate the last day of Art in the West! Mingle with participating artists doing plein air demonstrations while enjoying live music and café specialties. The exhibit and auction close at 3:00 pm. Auction winners who are present can[...]
Jimmy Eat World & Taking Back Sunday @Les Schwab Amphitheater
Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm
Jimmy Eat World & Taking Back Sunday @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
4:30 pm
Jimmy Eat World is an American rock band which originated in Mesa, Arizona in 1993.  They have several songs that have charted in the top 20.  Special Guests = The Beaches.  Enjoy this outdoor concert[...]
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm
ABBAFAB The Ultimate Tribute to ABBA @ Tower Theater
7:30 pm
ABBA fans rejoice!  Having played to sold-out crowds across the U.S. and abroad, ABBAFAB is a stunning tribute to the music of ABBA featuring the sensational talents of some of TAD’s most talented and loved[...]
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[...]
High Desert Halloween @High Desert Museum
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
High Desert Halloween @ High Desert Museum
10:00 am
Calling all ghouls and goblins! Celebrate Halloween at the Museum. Hear tales that make you tremble. Uncover myths about not-so-wicked wildlife. Visit the Miller family and explore their favorite spooky traditions from the early 20th[...]
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm
Warren Miller's "Winter Starts Now" @ Tower Theater
4:00 pm
Kick off winter in true Warren Miller fashion.  The Tower presents 3 showings of Warren Miller’s 72nd annual ski and snowboard film – Winter Starts Now.  This season, the snow will feel a little deeper,[...]
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas @ Tower Theater
7:30 pm
The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser, “the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling,” and brilliant Californian cellist, Natalie Haas, spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. Over the last 16 years of[...]
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