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4th of July Festival

Old Fashioned July 4th Festival

Sponsored by Bendbroadband
Held in beautiful Drake Park on Mirror Pond
As much of a tradition as July 4th itself!

The 2013 Old Fashioned July 4th Festival provided a full day of fun in Drake Park. Patrons enjoyed  a variety of Old-Fashioned Gamesponsored by Bend Kiwanis and Alpine Physical Therapy. Located by the footbridge, games included such classics as the three-legged race, sack race and water melon eating contest.After the Pet Parade, come join the full day of fun at Bend Park & Recreation's Old Fashioned July 4th Festival in Drake Park from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

4th of July sack race

Children of all ages enjoyed the Kids & Family Fun Area sponsored by the Law Offices of Warren John West. Kids participated in the Flush-a-Duck , Flying Fish Fling games or one of the many booths or activities offered by various community agencies. 

At the Main Stage area music hosted by Sabrina Sloan from 101.7 The Adult Alternative and Country 99.7 the Mountain included Five Pint Mary, Moon Mountain Ramblers, The Rock Hounds and Austin Merrill.  Visitors were also entertained by instructors and students of Bend Parks & Rec’s Zumba and Zumbatomic Fit Kids classes.

More than 130 artisans, craft, community agencies and food vendors served the thousands of participants. Visitors were also treated by visits from both Air Link and Life Flight medical helicopter at Harmon Park.

Vendors wanting to participate in the 2014 festival should check the Bend Parks & Recreation web site in February 2014 for further information. 

4th-flower-booth-300px.jpgJuly 4th Activities & Schedule:
Pancake Breakfast 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Presented by the Sunrise Lions Club

Live Music & Entertainment 11:00 am – 4:00 pm on Pavillion Stage
Hosted by Sabrina Sloan of  Combined Communications  
101.7 The Adult Alternative & Country 99.7 The Mountain

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm:  Five Pint Mary
  • 12:10 pm: BPRD Zumba Dancers
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm: Moon Mountain Ramblers
  • 1:30 pm:  BPRD FitKids Zumbatomic
  • 1:45 - 2 :45 pm: The Rock Hounds
  • 2:45 pm: BPRD Creative Movement for Kids
  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm: Austin Merrill

4th-watermelon-300px.jpgOld Fashioned Games: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sponsored by Bend Kiwanis Club and Alpine Physical Therapy

Gunny Sack Races ~ Water Balloon Toss ~ Three Legged Race ~ Hula Hoop Contest ~ Watermelon Eating Contest

Kids & Family Fun Area: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sponsored by the Law Offices of Warren John West

  • Glider Toss - LifeFlight
  • Bean Bag Toss - Pepsi-Cola of Bend
  • Kendama and Origami - Wabi Sabi
  • Bike Rodeo - Bend Endurance Academy
  • Tattoos - Humane Society of Central Oregon
  • Flying Fish Fling - Bend Parks & Recreation
  • Pin the Tail on the Boo Boo - American Red Cross
  • Panning & Prospecting - Central Oregon Prospectors
  • Rubber Ducky Dip - Law Offices of Warren John West
  • Fun ‘N’ Games;  Pipes & Drums Band - Bend Fire Dept.
  • Smoky the Bear Camp Fire Fun - Deschutes National Forest
  • Helicopter landings - Harmon Park:  11:30 am AirLink and 2:30 pm LifeFlight
  • Flush A Duck Races - Oregon School Employees Assn. & Bend Parks and Recreation