Bend Film Festival. This popular local film festival takes place in October. 1000 N.W. Wall St., Suite 260, Bend, Oregon, 97701. 541/388–3378; www.bendfilm.org.
Bend Summer and Fall Festival. Downtown Bend is blocked off with food, crafts, art booths, and music in July and September. Box 1424, Bend, Oregon, 97709. 541/508–4280; www.bendfestivals.com.
Oregon Winterfest. February brings music, food, brews, wine, ice carving, and other winter sports to Bend's Old Mill District. Bend, Oregon, 97701. www.oregonwinterfest.com.
Pole, Pedal, Paddle. Bend's popular ski, bike, run, and kayak or canoe race is held in May. Bend, Oregon, 97701. 541/388–0002; www.pppbend.com.
Sisters Folk Festival. A celebration of American music is held in September. Sisters, Oregon, 97759. 541/549–4979; www.sistersfolkfestival.org.
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. The second Saturday in July, Sisters transforms into a Western town covered with colorful quilts hanging from building exteriors. Sisters, Oregon, 97759. 541/549–0989; www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org.
Sisters Rodeo. Multiple rodeo and community events, held annually for more than 70 years, take place over a weekend in June. 67637 U.S. 20, south of Sisters, Sisters, Oregon, 97759. 541/549–0121; 800/827–7522; www.sistersrodeo.com.