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 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm
No, we’re not making this one up. Central Oregon is a mecca for dog-lovers and beer-lovers alike, so what could make more sense than an event like this which combines both? The races begin at noon, and whether your dog is big or small or somewhere in between, there will be a variety of different …

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Village at Sunriver
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 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 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
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
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 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 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