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4th of July pet parade dog walkersJuly 4th Pet Parade & Old Fashioned Festival - Free
Downtown Bend & Drake Park

Pet-Parade-Map-2015.Celebrate Independence Day in Bend and wish America a "happy birthday" with a day filled with old fashioned fun, food and festivities brought to you by Bend Park & Recreation.

Begin the festivities at 8:00 am in Drake Park with the annual Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast.

Next, head to downtown for one of Bend’s oldest traditions, the Pet Parade sponsored by Bend Pet Express. The decorating party and lineup begin at 9:00 a.m. on Wall Street in front of the Bend-LaPine School Education Center at 520 NW Wall St.

Bring your leashed pet (sorry, no rabbits, cats or aggressive dogs) or favorite stuffed animal, plenty of water, pet clean-up bags and your bike, trike or wagon and be ready to walk the 1.5 mile parade route at 10:00 am. Bend Park & Recreation will provide decorations, keepsake buttons and popsicles for the kids. Commercial signage, floats, solicitation, motorized vehicles and distribution of anything to spectators are prohibited. More details available on our Pet Parade webpage.

After the Pet Parade, go to Drake Park for the Old Fashioned Festival from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm to enjoy live music, local artisans and lots of delicious food presented by Zolo. And – 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.

3golf04.jpgGopherBroke.jpgGopher Broke Scramble:
September 11, 2015


The annual “Gopher Broke Scramble” ~ Bend’s Own Caddyshack for Kid’s Sake fundraiser. Held at a local golf course with a 12:30 pm start, this fun-filled event is a four-person scramble that includes 18 holes of golf and a happy hour & hors d'œuvre awards presentation. The money raised in the tournament is used for creating a scholarship endowment fund to help provide families in our district the opportunity to participate in our recreation programs. In the past year the Scholarship fund has been used to award over $100,000 to families in need. We still have room for a couple more teams so sign up today!

Players and sponsors are needed for the 2015 event!

For more information contact Sue Boettner at (541) 706-6105, or email her at