If you are planning on spending the 4th of July in Sunriver this year, you won’t be missing out on any patriotic festivities, as there is lots going on right here. We’ve got the day lined out for you below. You won’t have to go very far either.
If you enjoy running, start your day at the Sunriver, behind the main lodge for the 4th of July 5k Fun Run. Start the holiday with a scenic run through the Sunriver meadows with views of Mt. Bachelor and Central Oregon wildlife. All participants receive a commemorative pint glass as well as a complimentary beer or soda after the run. What a great way to start off your 4th of July in Sunriver!
Next, head to the Bike Barn at the Sunriver and join in on the Bike parade fun. The parade begins at 11:30am, but you can check-in beginning at 10am. With purchase of parade ticket you get entered into a contest to win a brand new bike! Add on a bracelet to get admission into bounce houses and an obstacle course at the conclusion of the parade for only $5. Help your family show off their independence by tie-dying some groovy garments or stuff a “far out” furry friend to celebrate Sunriver’s 50th anniversary! (Additional fees apply) If you want to participate, be sure to decorate your bike in red, white and blue and join in on the fun!
From the parade ending point, head over to the Village at Sunriver for the Sunriver 4th of July Festival and enjoy free music, a watermelon eating contest and so much more. The festival goes from 11am – 4pm and will be tons of fun!
If you’re looking for a traditional fireworks show, you may want to plan on a short drive to one of our neighboring communities of Bend or Lapine, as Sunriver doesn’t offer this tradition due to fire dangers in the area. Head north to Bend, and park just about anywhere in to see the fireworks being launched from the top of Pilot Butte at 10pm. There are several options for parking off of Knott Road, on the south end of Bend. We advise that you turn your car so that you’re parked on the north side of the road and have easy access to head back to Sunriver once the show has finished. Another option for a fireworks show Or, head south to Lapine and see their display from Frontier Heritage Park at 10pm.
Whatever you choose to do with your big day, you know you’ll have a cozy vacation home to return to that evening. Pour a cool beverage and head to your deck surrounded by the trees and the bright stars of the Central Oregon night sky to talk about the days events and continue the memory-making.
If you haven’t already secured Sunriver vacation home for 4th of July this year, make your plans fast, as homes are filing quickly. Call our Sunriver experts today. They will be happy to assist in finding your perfect holiday home. Or, check out our listings here.