Oregon World Cup Sled Dog Race starts and ends at Mount Bachelor Ski Area, with numerous festivities throughout the week at different locations around Central Oregon. Early January.
Free Ski Day at Mount Bachelor where the admission "price" is a donation of canned food. Late January.
Central Oregon Boat Show at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. Late January - early February.
Central Oregon Bridal Expo at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. Late January - early February.
Bend Winterfest offers special events and games at Mount Bachelor and fireworks in downtown Bend. Early February.
Hoodoo Winter Carnival, special events at the ski area near Sisters. Early February.
Eagle Watch at Lake Billy Chinook, Cove Palisades State Park. Late February.
First Friday Art Walk monthly gallery tour in Bend.
Art Hop, at galleries throughout Bend, is a twice-a-year event similar to the monthly First Friday Art Walk, but even bigger and more festive.
Earth Day downtown fair and Procession of the Species Parade in Bend, in which people dress up as animals.
Pole, Pedal, Paddle, one of the biggest multisport races in the U.S., begins at Mount Bachelor and ends in Bend. Mid-May.
Farmer's markets operate from June to September in Bend on Wednesday afternoons at Drake Park and on Friday afternoons at St. Charles Medical Center; in Prineville on Saturday mornings in the plaza next to city hall; in Madras on the first and third Saturdays at Sahalee Park, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; in Redmond, Tuesday afternoons at Centennial Park and Fridays from 3-7 p.m. at Redmond Greenhouse.
Saturday Market brings artisans together in an open-air market downtown. Through mid-September.
Sisters Rodeo, part of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association tour, has been a tradition for more than 60 years.
Bend Summer Festival: The streets of downtown Bend close to traffic to accomodate this celebration of summer with music stages, art displays, food booths and a beer garden, as well as activities for children.
Sagebrush Classic: A charity golf tournament and an outdoor gala the next eventing featuring cuisine by well-known chefs from around the country, fine wines, microbrews, music and dancing.