Bend and Eugene, Oregon Events Calendar

Looking for things to do in Bend or Eugene, Oregon this weekend, next weekend, or a few months from now? You shouldn’t have to look very wide or far: both Bend and Eugene are, after all, quite happening places. But we wouldn’t discourage you from seeking out special events to go along with their normal embarassment of riches. Browse Bend events and Eugene events below. There are, of course, a few common denominators in the events you’ll find in Bend and Eugene: outdoor events and competitions of physical endurance  are, of course, quite popular. In Bend, you’ll find that a lot of events revolve around beer in one form or another.  Eugene has plenty of outre cultural and artistic events going for it. Whatever kind of fun you’re looking for, though, look no further than here for the top things to do in Bend and Eugene.
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm
5:00 pm
Bend’s festival culture is a strong one–strong enough even to withstand the cold of Central Oregon’s winter, as Oregon Winterfest proves. The event promises three days of live music, drink, food, non-musical live performances and all-around merriment. Headliners include Boxcar Stringband, Precious Byrd, Bodeans, Toast and Jam, Mowo, and A Night of Bowie. But music …

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The Old Mill District
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm
10:00 am
Eugene’s Asian-American community is an especially vibrant one, and every year, the Oregon Asian Celebration showcases this cultural heritage. The event features traditional performances, live music, fine arts, martial arts demonstrations, Asian cuisine, and more. This year’s theme is “Get Spirited Away!” a reference to the Hayao Miyazaki film of the same name and to …

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Lane Events Center
12:00 am
Beergarden, one of our absolute favorite venues in Eugene for beer and gourmet-level food cart edibles, is the place to be for the extended weekend of February 21-February 24. You might not be so into bacon, or not so into bluegrass, or not so into beer. But one of the three ought to be right …

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Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 9:30 pm
7:00 pm
Bend, we’re sure you’re well aware, is a destination for all things outdoors. It’s also a burgeoning destination for film lovers, with festivals occurring throughout the year. What do you get when you combine those two things? Well, something like Mountainfilm on Tour, which features some of the best selection of outdoor and adventure films …

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Tower Theater
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
11:00 am
What does “zwickelmania” mean? For clarification’s sake, it’s a portmanteau of the German word for lager and, well, the English word “mania.” But we’re honestly more excited about the other three words here: Oregon Brewery Tour. Zwickelmania is happening all over Oregon, and Eugene’s iteration is sure not to disappoint. How better to spend a …

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Various Eugene Breweries + Pubs
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
11:00 am
What does “zwickelmania” mean? For clarification’s sake, it’s a portmanteau of the German word for lager and, well, the English word “mania.” But we’re honestly more excited about the other three words here: Oregon Brewery Tour. Zwickelmania is happening all over Oregon, and Bend’s iteration is sure not to disappoint. How better to spend a …

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Various Bend Breweries
Feb 28 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 3 @ 11:00 am
4:00 pm
The Muse Women’s Conference is an annual Bend event, kicking off Bend Women’s History Month (a.k.a. Women’s History March) with a series of art installations, interactive panel discussions, presentations, workshops, and live performances. Inspiration and connection will be the order of the weekend. The conference kicks off at 5 p.m. on Thursday with a film …

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Mar 1 – Mar 9 all-day
12:00 am
Downtown Bend has a special treat for you the the first week of March: the first-ever Bend Restaurant Week. Some of Bend’s finest restaurants will participate, offering special dishes and discount prices. Which restaurants are participating? Glad you asked. Try Mantra Indian Kitchen & Tap, 5 Fusion Sushi Bar, Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails, and The …

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Mar 1 @ 3:00 pm – Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
Wanoga Ski Park in Bend’s Mount Bachelor Ski area is going to the dogs March 1-3. Bend’s residents love dogs, and they love endurance competitions, so it’s only natural that the area would be home to one of the Northwest’s premiere dog mushing races. Expect 25 miles of action per each of the event’s three …

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Wanoga Sno-Park
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
If you haven’t heard the intricate, gospel-tinged African polyrhythms of long-time world music heavyweights Ladysmith Black Mambazo, now is your chance. Nelson Mandela called them “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors,” and Ladysmith Black Mambazo collaborated with Paul Simon on his famed album Graceland. The group brings not only fantastic music but also plenty of tightly-choreographed dance moves to …

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The Shedd
Mar 7 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm
5:00 pm
We’re a Eugene real estate company, so of course we had to include this one. The Lane County Home and Garden Show is an annual extravaganza of everything you’ll need to make both the interior and exterior of your home shine. What do we mean by “extravaganza?” Try 325 different home and garden exhibits, including 60 …

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Lane Events Center
9:30 am
Mount Bachelor’s steep slopes get a lot of buzz in Bend, but if you haven’t utilized the area’s many beautiful and challenging cross-country trails, you’re missing out. For those already initiated into the joys of nordic skiing, this is your chance to test your meddle against world-class competition. The main events are 50k and 25k, …

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Mount Bachelor Nordic Center
8:00 pm
Local cider and local music: you’re going to want to head to Wildcraft Ciderworks the evening of March 9 for your fill of both. We’ve written in the past about our love of Wildcraft’s new ciderhouse, just completed last year. If you’re into dry, wild-fermented cider pressed exclusively from Oregon fruit and botanicals, it’s hard not …

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Wildcraft Ciderworks
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm
12:00 pm
Like tattoos, or maybe thinking of getting inked up yourself? Then the Evergreen Tattoo Expo is not an event to be missed. Over 200 tattoo artists from 30 different states and four countries will be on deck, displaying their handiwork, offering workshops, and of course tattooing. There will be contests for categories such as sleeve, …

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Lane Events Center
7:00 pm
Bend and outdoor adventure films go together like, well, Bend and outdoor adventurers. This particular film festival, which falls in the middle of Women’s History Month, highlights an all-female group of adventurers. No Man’s Land Film Festival’s goal is to “meet a need and desire to highlight and connect women in pursuit of the radical.” …

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Tower Theater
10:05 am
This is one of those days when Bend’s residents turn out en masse to celebrate the two things most emblematic of Bend: beer and strenuous outdoor activity. (There are several celebrations involving this combo: just wait till the summer!) Mind you, the beer will come after the running. The order of the day is a …

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Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm
4:00 pm
Running is big in Eugene. Steve Prefontaine and Nike founder Phil Knight both cut their mustard here, and today Eugene is known as “Track Town USA.” So naturally, there are a lot of races going on. Before you race your way into St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on Sunday, March 17, it might make sense to …

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Doris Ranch Living History Farm
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am
Did you know that in 2012, the United Nations established March 20 as the official International Day of Happiness? Bend, Oregon is of course as good a place as any to celebrate the occasion, with winter starting to give away to the spectacular joys of the warmer season. But to make it official, the Old …

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Old Mill District
8:00 am
Join She Moves Mountains in celebrating the opening of the 2019 climbing season with a day (or weekend) jammed-packed with activities, including yoga, beer, and relaxing around the fire to go with all of the climbing. She Moves Mountains’ mission “to create an educational space for women to realize their strength through rock climbing clinics.” …

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Smith Rock State Park
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm
6:30 pm
Eugene is a burgeoning epicenter of Pacific Northwest cuisine, known for its rustic (yet delicious) simplicity and farm-to-table ethos. It also features a growing number of top-notch eateries featuring cuisines from all over the world. Normally, you’d have to take in the best of Eugene’s culinary scene over the course of weeks, if not months …

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Hult Center
7:00 pm
There’s something about the Pacific Northwest, Eugene included, that draws intrepid outdoor adventurers of all stripes. Well, on the evening of April 9, two of the most intrepid adventurers around will be giving a special presentation at Wildcraft Ciderworks. The duo of Ras Vaughan and Kathy “OBAL Unbranded” Vaughan, AKA “Team Ultrapedestrian,” recently covered a …

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Apr 20 @ 7:00 am
7:00 am
We’re not sure what you might have planned for April 20 this year, but we’d encourage you to put on a pair of running shoes and hit the streets and trails of West Bend for what’s bound to be the run of the season this side of the Cascades. Bend has incredible scenery, and the …

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Les Schwab Ampitheater
Apr 22 – Apr 29 all-day
12:00 am
National Dance Week is April 22-29, and Eugene is joining the party this year. Different events will be going on across the city, but the centerpiece of Dance Week’s activities will happen at Ballet Fantastique the evening of Wednesday, April 24. From 5:30 to 7:30, the venue will host an open house with excerpts from …

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8:00 pm
Eugene isn’t a huge place, but we’ve still had our fair share of rock legends coming through town in the past few years. Those have included Bob Dylan, Neil Young, David Byrne, and now fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee John Cougar Mellencamp. The Hult Center is a fantastic venue with world-class acoustics, …

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Hult Center
7:00 am
Did you know that Eugene is home to one of the nation’s premiere marathon events? The Eugene Marathon is a qualifier for both the Boston Marathon and Olympic trials, so the stakes will be high for competitive runners both in and outside the area. But more than anything else, the event is just a great …

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Autzen Stadium
May 3 – May 5 all-day
12:00 am
Oakridge is a bit of a drive east from Eugene, but the Tree Planting Festival is well worth the journey. What began way back in 1953 as a community gathering for planting trees has since blossomed into a full-blown community-wide festival. The main event takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5 when volunteers will …

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Various venues, Oakridge OR
May 3 @ 10:00 am – May 5 @ 4:00 pm
10:00 am
Being a real estate company, of course we’re going to tell you to go to the Central Oregon Home and Garden Show. With nearly 400 exhibitors, there’s sure to be something for everyone who owns a home and has had at least some glimmer of home improvement-related inspiration. Head north of Bend to Redmond to …

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Deschutes County Fairgrounds & Expo Center
May 3 @ 10:00 am – May 5 @ 11:00 am
10:00 am
You read that right: International Roller Derby. Although roller derby occupies something of a fringe in the larger sporting world, it’s certainly taken Eugene by storm, with four local teams vying for supremacy. And Roller Derby is beginning to take over the world too, with 1,250 amateur teams worldwide. Come to the Big O Tournament, …

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Lane Events Center
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – May 5 @ 7:00 pm
2:00 pm
As the summer months draw nearer and nearer, it seems that the pulse of Bend starts to revolve more and more around the Deschutes River. By our reckoning, Bend’s paddling season begins in early May with Spring Paddlefest Weekend. With heavily discounted paddleboard and kayak lessons available courtesy of Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, this …

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Riverbend Park
May 11 @ 9:00 am
9:00 am
The McKenzie River trail is not only one of the most beautiful in the Pacific Northwest, it’s also one of the finest mountain biking and running trails you’ll find anywhere. (If you’re not familiar with it yet, check out our article on the McKenzie River Trail here.) What better way to experience it than an …

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