Spring Ahead with Top Events Near Sisters, OR

Chris Smith | 01.27.20

Spring is a time of change, and nowhere is that more apparent than in Sisters. Snow still sits heavy on the mountains, but spring comes earlier to those below, making it easy to ski and smell the flowers all in one afternoon! We celebrate the arrival of spring with a variety of seasonal events around the area. From winter games to riverside runs and more, there’s a way for everyone to say goodbye to winter and spring ahead with the top events near Sisters, Oregon.

Spring Events in Sisters

SkiBike Festival

March 6-8, 2020
HooDoo Ski Area

If you’ve never seen a skibike before, the concept is simple – attach skis to a bike where the wheels should be and hit the snow. At this annual weekend festival, HooDoo will open the slopes to skibikes, Trikkes, snowskates, and snowscoots for a weekend of fun mountain play. It’s perfect for families who are looking for a safe, low-impact way to hit the runs. Come out and celebrate your love for alternative sports at the SkiBike Festival!

Viking Festival

March 21, 2020
HooDoo Ski Area

Celebrate the history of skiing as you strap on a pair of free-heel skis and journey into the Nordic culture. You’ll enjoy a day of Nordic ski lessons, stories, and cultural exhibits as you learn about a people as old as the seasons themselves. The event is free and open to all ages.

High Desert Stampede

March 27, 2020
Deschutes County Fairgrounds & Expo Center

This award-winning rodeo experience combines athletes and animals for unforgettable family fun. Watch some of the best cowboys in the world go head-to-head in the arena, enjoy live music, attend a parking lot tailgate party, and more! It’s a top 40 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) tour stop and a can’t-miss event for the spring season.

Subaru Winter Fest

April 3-5, 2020
Mt. Bachelor

This winter-themed festival says goodbye to the snowy season by bringing together skiers, snowboarders, and snow-lovers for a one-of-a-kind concert and mountain lifestyle tour. Enjoy live music, free food and drinks, event demos, and more. The festival also benefits avalanche dogs and promotes eco-friendly practices, so you can feel good about having fun.


April 22-26, 2020
Mt. Bachelor

Each year, a community of campers makes the trek to Mt. Bachelor to soak up the spring sunshine. This annual festival celebrates those Rvers, campers, and van-lifers in a five-day event. It features live music, fun mountain activities, and local brews, culminating in the annual Woodward Peace Park Championship. Everyone is welcome, so be sure to bring your family and friends – especially the four-legged variety!

The Salmon Run

April 5, 2020
Bend, Oregon

This racing event is a local favorite. It’s one of the first half-marathons in the Northwest, making it a popular event for racing enthusiasts across the country. The course winds through some of the most scenic areas in Bend, including the iconic Deschutes River Trail. Run a half-marathon, 10k, 5k, or “little fry” kids’ race – there’s plenty of course for every runner.

Spring Fling

April 11, 2020
HooDoo Ski Area

As the snow begins to melt, thrill-seekers converge on HooDoo Ski Area for the annual Spring Fling event! This fun seasonal festival features the Pond Skimming Battle Royale, where participants race across 100 feet of icy water for bragging rights. There are also fun snow games and live music for those who prefer to stay dry. Don’t forget to dress in your funniest costume for a chance to win the costume contest!

Are you ready to kick the winter cold and step into spring in Sisters style? (Okay, there’s still snow and it’s still chilly, but spring still arrives!) Browse our Sisters rentals to find the perfect spot to stay during your getaway. To really get into the spring spirit, check out one of our luxurious Metolius River cabins. Just feet from the water, you’ll have the perfect place to bask in the rising temperatures and enjoy the spring scenery.

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