Summer is finally in full swing in Central Oregon. And you know what that mean for folks traveling to and through Sisters: an event-packed calendar that offers folks at least one cultural gathering per weekend (and sometimes more) from now through Labor Day.
Here’s an overview, in case you’d like to plan ahead.
22: Three Creek Butte Hike — Join the Deschutes Land Trust & Jane Meissner for a hike up Three Creek Butte (it’s a 2-mile hike & is fairly steep, similar to Pilot Butte). 9 am-1 pm. www.deschuteslandtrust.org/events or (541) 330-0017.
24: Sisters Farmer’s Market — From 3-7 pm on Ash Street between Main & Adams. (541) 549-1033.
24-26: Woodpecker Weekend — After a gap of a few years, ECAS will run a scaled-down version of the Woodpecker Festival, with a focus on field trips & helping visitor experience the different species of woodpeckers & other woodland birds found in the Cascades. Details at ecbcbirds.org.
25: Bull Springs Hike — Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Wall for a 3-4-mile hike thru Skyline Forest. 9 am-1 pm. (541) 330-0017.
25-26: Views, Brews & Bar-B-Ques — First ever cook-off sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society. Prize money & trophies awarded in all categories, beer garden, live music and other activities. Sat: noon-8 pm; Sun: 11 am-4 pm. (541) 549-0251.
1-3: Sisters Round Up of Gems – More than 40 displays of rocks, minerals & fossils from around the world. 9 am-6 pm. Sisters Elementary School. (503) 829-2680.
2-3: Sisters Summer Faire – More than 100 vendors displaying and selling their arts & crafts, flowers and much more. Join us for food, fun and entertainment at Village Green Park. Time: 10 am-4 pm. Call 541-549-0251 for more information, Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce.
3: 8th Annual Fiber Arts Stroll – More than 30 fiber artists from around Central Oregon demonstrate, exhibit and sell their textile arts (including quilts, weaving, basketry, fabric dying & more), from 2-6 pm. (541) 549-6061 or www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org.
4: Fourth of July Picnic in the Park — Second annual picnic at Creekside Park, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. An old-fashioned Fourth of July family gathering. Bring your own picnic or purchase food from vendors on site. Top your meal off with a piece of homemade pie. Music, games, green artistic creations with a focus on outdoor living space. All profits will be donated to Sisters Habitat for Humanity, www.sistershabitat.org.
7: Poppies’ 1st Anniversary Party – Featuring music by Elephant Revival. 7 pm at Poppies. $10. (541) 549-1033.
9: Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show — The largest outdoor quilt show in the country celebrates its 36th year, with more than 1,100 quilts on display throughout town. 9 am-5 pm Five days of classes precede the quilt show. (541) 549-6061 or www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org
15: Sisters Farmer’s Market — From 3-7 pm on Ash Street between Main & Adams. (541) 549-1033.
16: Sisters “Glory Daze” Car Show — Lots & lots of stylish wheels will be on display; also, raffle drawing, entertainment, contests & more. Awards ceremony at 3 pm. (541) 549-0251.
16-17: Antiques in the Park – Sat from 10-5 & Sun from 10-4 at Creekside Park. (541) 549-8905.
22: Sisters Farmer’s Market — From 3-7 pm on Ash Street between Main & Adams. (541) 549-1033.
23-24: Sisters Arts & Crafts Festival — Arts, crafts, wine tasting, food & silent auction. Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4. Creekside Park. (541) 549-8905. Proceeds benefit Sisters Schools’ art departments.
29: Sisters Farmer’s Market — From 3-7 pm on Ash Street between Main & Adams. (541) 549-1033.
29: Star Watching Party — Stars Over Sisters (a cooperative effort of the Sisters School District, SPRD & amateur astronomers) invite the general public to share in the experience. The event begins with a presentation in the SPRD building, then moves out to the Sisters High School soccer field. 9 pm. (541) 549-8846
5: Sisters Farmer’s Market — From 3-7 pm on Ash Street between Main & Adams. (541) 549-1033
6: Dog Days of Sisters — A combination of art dog parade & fashion show, with vendors selling pet products, agility demos, games, photos & food area. (541) 549-0251.
12: Sisters Farmer’s Market — From 3-7 pm on Ash Street between Main & Adams. (541) 549-1033.
12-13: Sisters Country Faire — Art Show Reception & Silent Auction – Fri 5- 8 pm; Country Fair & Art Show: Sat 10-3; with juried art show, silent auction, book sale, children’s activities, great food, country store & more. Free. (541) 549-7087
13-14: Sisters Bead Stampede – 8th annual event, with artists selling their handmade one-of-a-kind beads, antique beads plus jewelry & buttons. 10-4 at Barclay Park. Hours: 10 am to 4 pm
19: Sisters Farmer’s Market — From 3-7 pm on Ash Street between Main & Adams. (541) 549-1033.
About the Author:
Lisa Broadwater, GRI, CDPE is a Central Oregon-based real estate professional who specializes in listing and selling homes, especially in Sisters, Tumalo, Redmond and Bend.