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:


Oregon High Desert Classic I
Jul 17 – Jul 21 all-day
Oregon High Desert Classic I @ J Bar J Youth Ranch | Bend | Oregon | United States

Oregon High Desert Classics are hosted on a beautiful 40-acre ranch in sunny Bend, Oregon. These premier AA hunter/jumper competitions attract top riders from all over the Western United States and Canada.

Proceeds of the Oregon High Desert Classics support five youth-serving agencies parented by J Bar J Youth Services. To learn more about J Bar J and their programs, click here.

Cork & Barrel
Jul 18 – Jul 20 all-day
Cork & Barrel @ varies | Bend | Oregon | United States

Held in Bend, Oregon, Cork & Barrel is an annual three-day wine and food event series benefiting KIDS Center. Each year Cork & Barrel brings a different and unique wine region to Central Oregon.  In 2019, we are proud to feature the wines of Southern Oregon!

There’s something for everyone during these three days of events. From the intimate Winemaker Dinners, to A Sip of Cork & Barrel where you can mingle with winemakers and meet local and regional guest chefs, to the Grand Cru gala fundraising event with a 5-course dinner and Central Oregon’s best live auction…you don’t want to miss it!

July 18th, 2019 – Winemaker Dinners, Held at various locations throughout Central Oregon

July 19th, 2019 – A Sip of Cork & Barrel,  Held at Broken Top Club on the green

July 20th, 2019 – Grand Cru,  Held at Broken Top Club on the green

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!”
Subaru Outside Games
Jul 25 – Jul 28 all-day
Subaru Outside Games @ Mt Bachelor & Elk Lake

“The Subaru of Bend Outside Games is four days of celebrating the best that Central Oregon has to offer: live music, local brews, and fun and games on the trails, around the town, at Mt Bachelor, at Elk Lake and on the beautiful Deschutes River.

We will sip, bike, splash, paddle, run, dine, laugh and play with you.  Bring the kids & the dogs. You will challenge yourselves, learn from the pros, try a new sport, head out to a concert, and just relax under the summer skies in the best of company, and for the best of causes.

The Subaru of Bend Outside Games is proud to benefit those local non-profit organizations that support our community and make this a wonderful place to live and thrive.  Come play with us in 2019!”

Sisters Arts & Crafts Festival
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm
Sisters Arts & Crafts Festival @ Creekside Campground

Don’t miss the Sisters Arts & Crafts Festival plus Antiques in the Park at Sisters Creekside Campground.  There will be incredible Arts, Crafts, Food and Entertainment.  This is event benefits a local wish through the Make‑A‑Wish Foundation of Oregon.  This is a juried event.  Applications can be obtained at website listed above.

Ghost Tree Invitational
Aug 9 – Aug 10 all-day
Ghost Tree Invitational @ Pronghorn Resort

The Ghost Tree Invitational is a signature Bend event that is both a golf tournament and an incredible night of dining and dancing at beautiful Pronghorn Resort.  This is the party of the season!!  Proceeds benefit local charities.

The event kicks off with a double shotgun golf tournament at the award winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Course.  Tee prizes and gifts will be given to each player, in addition you will have hole sponsors spread throughout the course that will be serving drinks and food on select tee boxes. Players will also enjoy a continental breakfast for the morning round and a bbq lunch between rounds. On course prizes will consist of closest to the pin contests on par three holes, longest drives for men and women and more.

Dinner (you don’t have to play golf to enjoy the “Dinner On The Range”.)

On Saturday August 10th, 2019 beginning at 5pm at Pronghorn Resort guests will be allowed to enter a culinary and beverage heaven. Once inside their ticket gets them unlimited food and beverage throughout the evening. Sample amazing cuisine made onsite from up to 16 of the finest local and regional chefs/restaurants as you wander from booth to booth. In addition to the culinary delights, guests can enjoy up to 12 wineries, brews from GoodLife & Deschutes Breweries and try unique cocktails from the spirits tent. The culinary expertise of our chefs will continually surprise your taste buds from one tent to the next.
See who The Chefs are this year

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.

Bigstock Music Festival
Aug 10 all-day
Bigstock Music Festival @ Coyote Ranch

Please join Bend Magazine on August 10, 2019 as we present the 10th annual Bigstock Music Festival benefiting Oregon Adaptive Sports. Bigstock is Central Oregon’s premier private concert and the largest fundraiser of the year for Oregon Adaptive Sports. Big Head Todd & The Monsters are the headlining act for Bigstock 2019, in addition to The Freddy Jones Band, The Sleepless Truckers and more. General Admission tickets include hosted beverages all evening as well as one food voucher from our food truck partners. All ticket sales are final.

Fur Ball
Aug 23 all-day
Fur Ball @ Humane Society of Central Oregon

When:   Friday August 23, 2019
Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 61980 Skyline Ranch Rd, Bend
Why:     Fundraiser for Humane Society of Central Oregon

The Fur Ball has been voted “Best Local Fundraiser” in Central Oregon.  Don’t miss this chance to see pets and their people put their best paw forward for a fun and furry fashion show benefiting our fur-friends.  With dogs dolled up and strutting their stuff on the catwalk, it’s no surprise that this unusual fashion show sells out every year, keeping the animal-loving nonprofit up and running.

Pine Hollow 6th Annual Poker Run
Aug 23 – Aug 25 all-day
Pine Hollow 6th Annual Poker Run @ Pine Hollow

Pine Hollow Lakeside Resort invites you to come and enjoy the 6th annual motorcycle Poker Run. This is a day of riding, dinner and prizes.  All finishing up with live music. For more details, check out Pine Hollow Laskeside Resort.