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:


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.

Prohibition Party
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Prohibition Party @ High Desert Museum

The roaring ‘20s are back! And it’s time to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Prohibition in the High Desert. Join this High Desert Museum event for live music, Charleston lessons by Bend Lindy Hop, signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a ritzy costume contest (come dressed in 1920s attire), photo booth and far-out trivia to make your head spin! This joint will be the cat’s meow! This event is for ages 21 and older.

Doors at 5:30 pm
No-host bar
Café open 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
$15, Members receive 20% discount

New Exhibition Opening
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The High Desert Museum, in cooperation with the Burning Man organization invites you to the opening of their New Exhibit:  Infinite Moment: Burning Man on the Horizon.  The exhibit features original art and will evoke the spirit of interaction and discovery that Burning Man creates in its High Desert home, the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.  Art at Burning Man often invites participation and play.  Here people climb on part of the sculpture “The Phoenix and the Butterfly” by artist Swig Miller during the 2019 event.  Photo courtesy of Jill Rosell.