Happy 4th of July, Bend, Oregon!!
The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays! Nothing like a hot summer day spent with friends, family and great food.
Here are a few of the events going on around Bend, Oregon this July 4th.
St. Charles Free Summer Sunday Concert Series presents the Staxx Brothers. Bring a picnic, family, friends and even the dogs are allowed at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend’s Old Mill District for a fantastic afternoon of free music. The St. Charles Free Summer Concert Series goes from 2:30-4:30. Check out the web link for the entire summer concert schedule at the Les Schwab Amphitheater.
The July 4th Pet Parade presented by Bend Parks & Rec, Bend Pet Express and Bend Kiwanis Club. The Pet parade The Pet Parade is an annual event for kids to bring their bikes, trikes, wagons, and of course pets live or stuffed (no cats or rabbits allowed) downtown to show off their holiday spirit. Flags, balloons and streamers are provided and live pets must be on a leash. Stuffed animals are free to roam about. Line up starts at 9:30 and the parade begins at 10 am.
Old Fashioned July 4th Festival at Drake Park. After the Pet Parade head down to Drake Park to eat delicious food prepared by local vendors, shop your way through artisan and craft booths, relax and listen to live music or join in on many of the games and activities. Of course there will be the Kid’s and Family Fun Area with a fire truck, games, music and usually a bouncy house or two. The Old Fashioned July 4th Festival at Drake Park runs from 11am – 4pm.
Pancake Breakfast in Drake Park Presented by Bend Sunrise Lions Club. Who doesn’t love pancakes, especially when they’re for a good cause! The charge is $6 for adults and $4 for children and the money is to support Central Oregon Sight and Hearing. The Pancake Breakfast in Drake Park is served from 8am to noon.
Bend Fireworks Spectacular at Pilot Butte! One of my favorite parts of the 4th of July Celebration are the fireworks displays! Bend proudly displays the fireworks from the top of Pilot Butte. They can be seen from all over town and many residents watch from the comfort of their own home to see what will be new this year and of course to see if when Pilot Butte catches on fire. Thank you Bend Fire Department for your efforts each year. The fireworks are scheduled to fire at 10:00pm. If you are not able to make it to a great viewing spot, KOHD will be airing the fireworks on television. The channel depends on your television provider and is listed on their website.
If Bend isn’t your Central Oregon city of choice for July 4th activities and festivals, the Bend Bulletin has a 3 page list of events going on around Redmond, Sister, Sunriver, LaPine and other Central Oregon areas.
Happy Independence day from all of us at Fred Real Estate Group! Have a fun and save holiday!
If I missed a favorite event of yours, please add it to the comments!