Community Events

Community Events

The District offers several community events each year including our July 4th Pet Parade & Old Fashioned Festival, Discover Nature Day and more!

4th of July pet parade dog walkers2017 July 4th Pet Parade & Festival:
Sponsored by Bend Pet Express & Zolo Media

Pancake Breakfast & Festival – Drake Park
Pet Parade – Downtown Bend

parademap.jpgJoin us for a Bend tradition dating back to 1932 – a July 4th filled with old fashioned fun, food and festivities brought to you by Bend Park & Recreation District.

Begin your celebration at 8:00 am in Drake Park with the annual Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast. Then move on to downtown Bend for the ever popular Pet Parade sponsored by Bed Pet Express. Line up at Bend’s City Hall parking lot with your dog, wagon, bicycle or stuffed animal by 9:00 am and be ready to walk the 1.5 mile parade route at 10:00 am.

After the Pet Parade, head to Drake Park between 11:00 am – 4:00 pm to enjoy live music, local artisans and lots of delicious food at the Old Fashioned Festival sponsored by Zolo Media. And – don’t forget to cruise through the expanded Kids & Family area where kids of all ages will be entertained with FREE old fashioned fun and games.

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