A Community Tradition in Downtown Bend since the 1930’s.
Come celebrate our country’s independence on July 4th with Bend Park & Recreation!
Start out your day’s festivities with the Pet Parade through downtown Bend then follow up with the Old Fashioned July 4th Festival in Drake Park from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Make a day of it: Begin at 8:00 am in Drake Park with the annual Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast then cruise to downtown Bend by 9:30 am with your dog, llama, wagon, bicycle or stuffed animal for the popular Bend Park & Recreation District Pet Parade, brought to you by Bend Pend Express. The parade kicks off at 10:00 am sharp and circles through downtown for 1.5 miles.
Parade Schedule, Lineup & Route:
The decorating party and lineup begins at 9:30 am on Wall Street in front of the Bend Lapine School Dist. Admin Building at 520 NW Wall Street. Horses and other large animals, please line up at Wall Street and Idaho by the Boys & Girls Club. Equestrians – please wear your helmet. The parade begins at 10:00 am, sharp!
After the Pet Parade, head back to Drake Park between 11:00 am – 4:00 pm to enjoy the Festival with live music, local artisans, and delicious food. Don’t forget to cruise through the expanded Kids & Family Area brought to you by the Law Offices of Warren John West where kids of all ages will be entertained with FREE old fashioned fun and games.