Throughout central Oregon, there are numerous local activities happening at any given time. Every year the area hosts a number of marquee events. Here are some of the most popular.
- Oregon Winterfest
The massive celebration of all things winter takes place in Bend's Old Mill District and bring's together national music acts, snow sports, a fire pit competition, ice sculptures, the OMSI Kids Area, fine art, delicious food, beer, wine and much more.
- The Northwest Crossing Bend Spring Festival
Celebrate spring with of the region's best organic artisans in produce, meats, baked goods, skincare and other lifestyle products. The participating vendors, musicians and restaurants personify the superior quality of life in central Oregon.
- Pole Pedal Paddle
This annual race benefits the non-profit Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation
- Bend Farmer's Market
Held weekly each Wednesday from June 3rd through October 7th in downtown Bend.
- La Pine Rodeo
The greatest little rodeo in Oregon!
- The Bite Of Bend
Central Oregon's largest festival of food is a three-day food party in downtown Bend.
- Flashback Classic Car Show
Classic Car Show and Cruz is a family fun event where cars of all makes and models for years before 1979 will be displayed in Drake Park, as well as a ‘Cruz’ through Downtown Bend.
- Crook County Fair
Four days of fun, food, vendors, and entertainment.
- Deschutes County Fair
Five days of fun, food, vendors, and entertainment.
- Oregon Festival of Cars
The northwest's premier car enthusiast weekend has been held annually each summer for over twenty years in central Oregon.
- Bend Oktoberfest
Inspired by the annual event in southern Germany, sample traditional Bavarian style music, beers, wines, cider, & foods.
For a more comprehensive list of local events, check out the event calendars maintained by following:
The Source Weekly | Hack Bend | Visit Central Oregon | Visit Bend
The local chambers of commerce also maintain event calendars:
Bend | La Pine | Madras | Prineville | Redmond | Sisters | Sunriver
As do some of the larger resorts:
Black Butte Ranch (see “Event Calendar” @ top of page) | Brasada Ranch | Pronghorn
For events elsewhere in Oregon, head to Travel Oregon's Event Calendar.
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