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4th of July Pet Parade
July 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 amFree
Come celebrate our country’s independence on July 4th with Bend Park & Recreation! Start out your day’s festivities at 10 am 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.
Kids of all ages are invited to participate. Come dressed in costume with your pet or stuffed animal on pulled wagons, floats, bikes or trikes.
Kids will receive a keepsake and popsicle.
No registration necessary. Lineup is downtown on Wall Street next to the School Administration building.
Pet must be leashed – you are responsible for your pet. No rabbits, cats or aggressive dogs.
Please do not give away animals.
No solicitation, commercial floats, banners, motorized vehicles, motorcycles or distribution on anything to spectators.
Parade Schedule, Lineup & Route:
The parade begins promptly at 10:00 am. The decorating party and lineup begin at 9:00 a.m. on Wall Street in front of the Bend-La Pine School Education Center, 520 NW Wall St. Bring 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. BPRD will provide decorations, keepsake buttons and popsicles for the kids. Commercial signage, floats, solicitation, motorized vehicles and distribution of anything to spectators are prohibited. Horses and other large animals, please line up at Wall Street and Idaho by the Boys & Girls Club. Equestrians – wear your helmet.
Downtown road closures take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Alternative transportation is encouraged and there will be a free bike valet area in Drake Park near the permanent restrooms. Riverside Blvd. will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. If you must drive, free weekend parking is available in the parking garage on Lava Street or on-street near Harmon Park. Participants and spectators may not park on the parade route.
ADA spectator areas are located on Wall, Lava and Minnesota streets. Parking is recommended in the City of Bend Parking Garage.