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:


Raptors of the Desert Sky
May 25 @ 11:30 am – Sep 2 @ 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

Art in the West Exhibition Reception
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Art in the West Exhibition Reception @ High Desert Museum

Art in the West is an extraordinary exhibition of traditional and contemporary art that will open at the High Desert Museum on July 19th.  Art in the West is also a silent auction and features an array of price points.  View the art gallery guide online.  The exhibition opens on Friday, July 19th with a reception at the Museum from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.  This free event offers the public a first viewing of the exhibition as well as the chance to mingle with some of the artists.  Silent bidding will begin that evening, and there is also the opportunity to purchase artwork outright.  The bidding culminates on Saturday, August 24 at the 30th annual High Desert Rendezvous, the Museum’s signature fundraising

Bat Walk
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Bat Walk @ High Desert Museum | Bend | Oregon | United States

Join High Desert Museum staff on an exciting evening expedition in search of bats.  You will walk through the museum grounds using echolocator equipment to help find these elusive creatures.  Bring weather appropriate clothing and a flashlight or headlamp for this after hours exploration.   Registration and pre-payment are required.

Miller Ranch Sawmill
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Miller Ranch Sawmill @ High Desert Museum | Bend | Oregon | United States

Come to the High Desert Museum and see how a REAL sawmill runs.  Full steam ahead! Discover how critical this steam-powered sawmill was to homestead families on the High Desert while seeing it in action.  The Lazinka Sawmill is located on museum property at the Miller Homestead Ranch.. Free with admission.

11:00 am—3:00 pm

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Saturday,  June 22, July 13 and Aug 17 – 11:00am to 3:00pm

Huckleberry Harvest & Honors Dinner
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm
Huckleberry Harvest & Honors Dinner @ High Desert Museum

The Museum at Warm Springs is combining the annual Huckleberry Harvest Celebration with an Honors Dinner on August 17th.  This event will be held at The High Desert Museum.  Guest speaker will be renowned linguist and scholar, Philip Cash Cash.

High Desert Rendezvous
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm
High Desert Rendezvous @ High Desert Museum

The High Desert Rendezvous is one of the MOST exciting events of the year!  Don’t miss the 30th anniversary of this festive benefit that helps support the Hight Desert Museum’s educational programs.  Festivities begin at 5:00pm with a reception, silent auction, gambling and a hosted saloon followed by dinner, live auction and live music from The Bucklys.  Be sure to polish your boots because there will be dancing!  It’s a night not to be missed…

It is also the last opportunity to bid on a piece in the juried Art in the West exhibition.  Art in the West is an annual art exhibition and silent auction. This juried, invitation-only, national exhibition showcases the inventive and varied ways in which artists respond to the people, landscapes, history and wildlife of the High Desert.