Central Oregon and Bend Oregon Calendar of Events
There is always something fun happening in Bend, Oregon! In the heart of Central Oregon there are endless opportunities to enjoy festivals, live music, and adventures to sample the "Mountain Town that has it all - Bend, Oregon".
Beyond the plethora of incredible events there are plenty of daily activities & tours to immerse yourself in all that makes Central Oregon so unique. Check out our Summer Fun, Winter Fun & Family Fun pages for a complete list of opportunities.
Held during the last two weeks of July at the J Bar J Boys Ranch in Bend, the Oregon High Desert Classics feature two consecutive weeks of competition, with events running Wednesday through Sunday each week.
The Classics are a United States Equestrian Federation “AA” rated Hunter / Jumper competition drawing professional and amateur competitors from all over the U.S. and Canada.
Since 1990, this annual J Bar J Youth Services signature fundraiser has become a premier event for riders and spectators alike. Competitors enjoy the show on superb grass footing, while spectators enjoy the athletic skill of the horses and riders and a variety of food and shopping at vendor booths.
OHDC hosts the Grand Prix competition each Saturday evening, showcasing top horses and riders competing for purses up to $25,000. Tickets to the Grand Prix Patrons Table Dinner can be purchased by contacting J Bar J Youth Services.
Classic I held July 18-22; Classic II held July 25-29