Since the 1930’s, attending the 4th of July Pet Parade & Old Fashioned Festival has been a tradition for Central Oregonians and visitors alike. Watch cute dogs and llamas parade in costume, eat food from local vendors, watch live music, and drink delicious beer all in one fun-filled day.

About the Event

The Bend 4th of July Pet Parade & Old Fashioned Festival has been held every year in downtown Bend since the 1930’s. This event in Bend begins in the morning with an adorable 1.5-mile pet parade through downtown Bend. Open to dogs, cats, llamas, horses, hamsters, and even stuffed animals, the parade doesn’t discriminate and simply showcases the city’s cutest, fluffiest, friendliest, and funniest animals.

This great parade ends in Drake Park, which is located on the shore of the Deschutes River in downtown Bend. At Drake Park, live music, local artisans, and food vendors are all set up for your entertainment. There’s also an oversized kids’ area where your little ones can enjoy free old fashioned fun and games.

To get the most out of events in Bend, we recommend starting the morning by eating at one of Bend’s delicious breakfast joints, heading down to the pet parade, and then ending the day by perusing local vendors and drinking local beer at Drake Park. As a fun event for people of all ages, we highly recommend this event to families visiting Bend!

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