BEND & Central Oregon Calendar of Events
There is always something fun happening in Bend, Oregon! In the heart of Central Oregon there are endless opportunities to enjoy festivals, live music, and adventures to sample the "Mountain Town that has it all - Bend, Oregon."
Beyond the plethora of incredible events there are plenty of daily activities & tours to immerse yourself in all that makes Central Oregon so unique. Check out our Summer Fun, Winter Fun & Family Fun pages for a complete list of opportunities. Once you've decided on what to do in Bend, be sure to check out our where to stay page for all of your lodging needs. From hotels and motels to vacation rentals and B&Bs, we've got you covered.
July 4th Pet Parade & Old Fashioned Festival
As Bend’s largest parade, the Pet Parade has been held since 1932 and kicks off another fun-filled July 4th at 10:00 a.m., downtown. Everyone is welcome to participate and no registration is necessary.
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.