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:


Stars Over Newberry
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Stars Over Newberry @ Lava Butte

Stars Over Newberry is a magical event that takes place atop Lava Butte in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.  Enjoy featured stargazing with Worthy Garden Club and Sisters Astronomy Club, live music, a silent auction, delicious Worthy beer, wine from Volcano Vineyards and creative bites from Bowtie Catering.  This event raises much needed funds for conservation education programs which connect over 9000 kids annually with public lands on free field trips.

Bend Brewfest
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 17 @ 11:00 pm
Bend Brewfest @ Les Schwab Amphitheater

Beer lovers rejoice!  The Bend Brewfest is back with over 200+ craft beers plus cider and wine.  This outdoor festival is held at The Les Schwab Amphitheater August 15-17  Admission is FREE.  For tasting, a one-time purchase of a souvenir mug is required.  Mugs are $20 and come with 5 tokens.  Mugs from previous years are not accepted.

Additional tokens are sold in packs of five for $5. Each 4 oz pour is one token, full beers are 4 tokens. X-Tap beers are 2 tokens for 4 oz.  Tokens are non-refundable.  You may not use mugs from previous years.

In addition to the best craft beer ever, fabulous food vendors will be available.  Check out the Bend Brewfest website for a Guide to all the brews that will be available for tasting.

The Wine, Cheese and Brew Showcase
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Wine, Cheese and Brew Showcase @ Sunriver Resort The Homestead | Sunriver | Oregon | United States

The Wine, Cheese and Brew Showcase will feature over a hundred wines, local craft beer, spirits, dozens of gourmet cheeses, hors d’oeuvres, specialty foods, a silent auction and live music.

All proceeds will benefit the Habitat for Humanity of LaPine Sunriver to build housing for needy families.

  • Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019
  • Location: Homestead at Sunriver Resort
  • Cost: $85 per ticket
  • Includes: Unlimited Samples of over 100 wines, a selection of local craft brew, spirits, dozens of gourmet cheeses, hors d’ oeuvres and specialty foods

Schedule of Events

  • Doors Open: 5:00pm
  • Silent Auction Opens: 5:00pm
  • Live Music: 5:30pm-8:00pm
  • Golf Awards and Sponsorship Recognition: 7:00pm
  • Silent Auction Ends: 7:15pm
  • Silent Auction Pick-Up: 7:15pm-7:45pm
  • Wine Service Ends: 8:00pm
Little Woody Bend Barrel-Aged Beer, Cider & Whiskey Festival
Aug 30 – Aug 31 all-day
Little Woody Bend Barrel-Aged Beer, Cider & Whiskey Festival @ Deschutes Historical Museum

Calling all gnomes!!  The Little Woody is back better than ever!  What is it you say??…The Little Woody Bend Barrel-Aged Beer, Cider & Whiskey Festival celebrates barrel aged libations from across the Northwest.  Come taste test choices from 24 Breweries, 3 Cideries and 12 Distillers.  This event takes place the last weekend in August at the Deschutes Historical Society.  Very fitting since oak barrels have been used for centuries to store and transport beer and whiskey.  Feel free to blend in with your favorite gnome persona.

Bend Oktoberfest
Sep 20 – Sep 21 all-day
Bend Oktoberfest @ Downtown Bend

Join us on Sept 20 & 21, 2019 for Downtown Bend’s largest fundraiser, Bend Oktoberfest. The event is free to attend, but we suggest you pre-purchase your steins and tokens to skip the line (link below). Bend Oktoberfest is the most engaging festival of the year, and the ONLY festival where 100% of the funds raised go directly back into Downtown Bend!

Enjoy numerous feats of strength and silly games, live music, great food and lots of local beer! Bring the entire family to enjoy the wiener dog races, stein hold competition, tricycle races, a bratwurst toss, a yodeling contest, costume contest, and more!

For more info:
To pre-purchase: