Ready for take off?
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.
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 28 • 4 -10PM
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 28
Race Start Times
Ages 3 to 4 — 4:30pm
Ages 5 to 6 — 4:45pm
Ages 7 to 8 — 5:00pm
Ages 9 to 10 — 5:15pm
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 >>>
Live Music from 2022
Milo Matthews: 5:30-6:30pm
Milo Matthew demonstrates versatility unlike any other bassist. By using a drum pad, effects pedal, and a looping machine Milo can provide his own rhythm, bass line, keys and lead guitar turning him into an unstoppable one man show. Milo's styles range from Jazz to blues, rock, pop, funk and even folk. Milo performes his own origionals as well as as addig his unique flavor to 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's to the Present cover songs. It's very rare to see Milo play the same song the same way, which makes every performance fresh and new!!!
Soul'd Out: 7-8:30pm
Soul, R&B & funk are the influences of Soul'd Out. With over 30 years of professional playing & touring experience each: Dennis Morris (guitar,vocals), Steve Hartwell (keyboards, vocals), Rutledge Waterhouse (bass, vocals) & Bruce Klouda (drums, vocals.)