Balloons Over Bend returns July 23-25, 2021
One special weekend every summer, the morning skies above Bend come alive with the entrancing rainbow colors of hot air balloons. After cancelling in 2020, we are excited to bring back this magical display! This will be a weekend to remember with balloon launches each day at dawn; watch the magic happen as support crews do their part to help the balloons rise into the sky to greet the morning sun. Head down to the Night Glow for an evening of music, food and glow-in-the-dark balloons. Take the kids to the Balloon Blast race for a chance to stack up some points in our Kid’s Rock the Races series!
Thank you to our incredible sponsors who help us bring this unique and joyful event to our community. And thank you to our community for your continued support of festivals and events in Central Oregon. We can’t wait to see you this summer!
Meet The Pilots
Robert Raper received his commercial pilot's certificate in 1996 and bought his first balloon in 1995, while learning to fly. Currently he has five balloons and manages his business, High Plains Drifter Hot Air [...]
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