July 4th in Bend Oregon
There couldn't be a better time of year or a better place to spend the 4th of July. Bend Oregon takes the spirit of the 4th of July and brings it to the big scale, and this year is no exception. Make sure to keep your schedule open and let the folks over at Bend Parks and Recreation Department make your holiday fun for the whole family.
Since the 30’s family and friends have lined the streets of downtown Bend to partake in celebrations of our country’s independence. 2019 will be no exception.
4th of July Pet Parade - 10:00 am
In front of the Bend-La Pine School Educations Center:
520 NW Wall St.
Start your day off downtown with the 4th of July Pet Parade. Grab the leash and load you best buddy in the car, your going on a walk! Also go ahead and dust off your bicycle and grab your tow behind wagon, decorate it up and stick the little on in! Kids of all ages are not only invited to the festival, but encouraged to deck themselves out in red white & blue.
The decorating party and lineup begins at 9:00am and the parade itself promptly at 10:00am. Decorations, keepsake buttons and popsicles will all be provided free for the kids by Bend Parks and Recreation Department. No registration is needed.
After the festivities you’ll be off to Drake Park where live music, games, and food are awaiting.
July 4th Old Fashioned Festival - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Drake Park - 777 NW Riverside Blvd
It might actually be impossible to hit all the attractions that cultivate around drake park in just 5 hours, but if you want to try, these are the types of things you need to prepare yourself for:
Brought to you by Bigfoot Beverages, from 11:00am - 3:00pm there will be:
Three Legged Races
Gunny Sack Races
Hula Hoop Contest
Water Balloon Toss
Watermelon Eating Contest
Think you got what it takes to compete with the best of them? Well it’s time to toss your hat into the ring!
Kids will especially love the Kids & Family Fun Area: 11:00am - 4:00pm where they will find fun activities and spectacles like:
The Fish Fling - brought by Hydro Flask
Flush-a-Duck - brought by Brown & Brown Northwest Insurance
Helicopter Landing at 11:30am in Harmon Park - brought by AirLink
The Bend Fire Department (Get ready for some stickers!!)
Deschutes National Forest
Friends of the Children
The Humane Society of Central Oregon
Fireworks at Pilot Butte - 10:00 pm
1310 NE HWY 20
After all the festivities wind down go take a load off, you will need to save your strength for an amazing fireworks display over Pilot Butte. You can see the spectacle from just about anywhere in the city so finding a nice spot for you and your family shouldn’t be too hard.
Bend really does pull out all the stops for its residents and guests. They know that nothing is more meaningful than making happy and fun memories with your family and they do everything in their power to help make those memories. Come on down this 4th to see what Bend has to offer you!