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One special weekend every summer, the morning skies above Bend come alive with the entrancing rainbow colors of hot air balloons.
Join us for three days of family fun, including balloon launches, night glows, live music, and more. Come on out, bring your friends or family and make some great memories that will last a lifetime.
Thank you to our incredible sponsors who help us bring this unique and joyful event to our community all in support of COCC Foundation. 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!
Balloon launches are free to attend! Tickets are only needed for the Balloon Blast Race and the Night Glow portions of the event.
Bend Night Glow Celebration
COCC • JULY 22 • 4 -11PM
Bring the whole family 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. Soak up the summer evening with live music, food trucks and browse our unique vendors at the marketplace. There is something for everyone!
Pack a blanket and spread out as you wait for the sky to darken so the balloons can begin their magical glow.
Check out everything happening at this year’s event below!
Balloon Blast Kid's Race
Head down early for one of Central Oregon’s favorites: a kids-only obstacle race course. The Balloon Blast combines obstacles with a colorful course, perfect for kids ages 3-10. The exciting obstacles are appropriate for all types of children with a wide range of skill levels to tackle. We encourage parents and guardians to come and cheer their little athletes on as they enjoy being part of a supportive, healthy and motivational community event!
COCC • FRIDAY, JULY 22
Race Start Times
Ages 3 to 4 — 4:00pm
Ages 5 to 7 — 4:10pm
Ages 8 to 10 — 4:20pm
About PacificSource Kids Rock the Races
Does your kid want to join in on the fun? Are you hoping to instill your love for running and the outdoors? Not only is this race series a chance for little ones to be a part of the “Big Kid” races, but it’s also a great way to teach children how to lead a healthy lifestyle.
The races are non-competitive — everyone receives a finishers ribbon and a punch card to earn more prizes. Run multiple races, earn more prizes! Learn More >>>
Family Fun & Entertainment
FRIDAY, JULY 22
Each perfomance demonstrates the amazing ATHLETICISM of these amazing working dogs. They will captivate the audience with their skills of spinning, flipping and jumping.
From the smallest dog to the largest these dogs love to show off for the packed crowds.
FRIDAY, JULY 22
2022 LINE UP ANNOUNCED SOON