January in Bend, Oregon is all about days spent playing in the snow. Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and so much more. We hope you get out and find unforgettable winter adventures for days on end. When night comes, it’s time to relax and rejuvenate with a beer, a fire pit, and some great Bend events. Here is what’s happening in Bend in January.

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January Events in Bend


Craft Cocktail Tasting at Pronghorn Resort!

January 20


Join us in the Clubhouse for complimentary tastings of craft cocktails. A Crafted Life is returns for our monthly series! Visit with local distillers and taste spirits and craft beverages. Complimentary appetizers paired with signature cocktails, followed by a gin-inspired dinner in Chanterelle. Find more information.


First Friday Art Walk

Gather in downtown Bend for First Friday Art Walk. Browse local shops and art exhibits with complementary wine and beverages along the way!

January 6

High Gravity Extravaganza at McMenamins

Dive into Central Oregon’s craft beer scene at the High Gravity Brewfest, where big, bold beers are sipped around the four unique fire pits at McMenamin’s in downtown Bend, Oregon. While you sample, you could capture the perspective of a professional, as brewers will attend to talk shop and to taste the flavorful concoctions produced by their neighboring breweries. Also featuring McMenamins & guest ciders!

January 14

Author! Author! Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is the author of more than ten books, including most recently Heroes of the Frontier; Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?; The Circle; and A Hologram for the King, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2001 for his best-selling memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. He is the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing company that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing and a monthly magazine. Eggers is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of seven tutoring centers around the country and ScholarMatch, a nonprofit organization designed to connect students with resources, schools and donors to make college possible. Author! Author! is the Deschutes Public Library Foundation’s visiting author literary series.

January 19

Robert Earl King at the Tower Theatre

Random Presents: Acclaimed alternative country and Americana musician fresh off the release of his new album, Live Dinner Reunion. Tickets available at the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend.

January 19

Annie The Musical

“One of the best family musicals ever penned,” says the Chicago Tribune. Annie is based on Harold Gray’s popular comic strip Little Orphan Annie. The comic strip premiered in the 1920s in the New York Daily News, and became one of the most widely read strips in the 30s and 40s. Lyricist-director Martin Charnin bought a coffee table book called “The Life and Hard Times of Little Orphan Annie” as a Christmas gift for a friend in 1970. The clerk at the bookstore was too busy to wrap the book, so Charnin took the book home to wrap it. Instead, he read it and fell in love with the strip, and set out to secure the rights, Christmas week of 1970. The friend never got the book. Tickets available at the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend.

January 27 – February 4