FRIDAY, JULY 26  |  8:30PM

As the sun sets over the Old Mill District, balloons are setup in Riverbend Park in beautiful Bend, Oregon and inflated for all to see. It’s an opportunity to be up close and personal to these balloons, and to sit back and watch the balloons light up the sky. Food, music and kids’ activities to take place.

Shaved ice, cotton candy, chips, cookies and our famous Strawberry Lemonade.

Cotton candy art, pork buns, stir fry ice cream roll and lemonade.

Little Makana Shave Ice is a mobile shave ice and cotton candy vendor based out of Bend, Oregon.
Greek cuisine.
Mexican food.

Parking Options

  1. Riverbend Park *Very few parking spaces so plan to arrive 1-2 hours early
  2. Old Mill Dog Park: Immediately East of the park, along the river
  3. Lowes Lot: Corner of Shevlin-Hixon and Columbia
  4. Gravel Lot (below Deschutes Brewery): On Shevlin-Hixon, across from the Les Schwab Amphitheater
  5. Deschutes Ridge Business Center: On the corner of Columbia and SW Disk Drive (After 5pm ONLY)

*No loitering during the event, no overnight parking


SATURDAY, JULY 27  |  8:30-10PM

The Balloons Over Bend Redmond Night Glow is FREE to attend! 
As the sun sets over Redmond, balloons are set up in Sam Johnson Park in the middle of the crowd and inflated for all to see. It’s an opportunity to be up close and personal to these balloons, and to sit back and at dusk watch the balloons light up the night sky. This event will take place in conjunction with the Bacon, Brew and Balloons event.


5-10PM | Sam Johnson Park

For the second year, the Redmond Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Bacon and Brew Festival is joining up with Balloons Over Bend to bring a Night Glow to Redmond!

This event will feature several of Central Oregon’s favorite food trucks, breweries, live music by The Tangents and Klassixs Ayre Band, and all the bacon your heart desires! At sundown (approx. 8:30pm), witness picturesque hot air balloons as they illuminate Dry Canyon for the Balloons Over Bend Redmond Night Glow. This will be an event to remember so bring the kids for a day at the park while you enjoy the festivities! Be sure to arrive early to secure your viewing spot.

General Admission to the Park: Free!

Beer Garden Tickets: $15 – Cup + Two Drink Punch Card

Designated Driver Ticket: $20 – Hors Devours and drinks (non-alcoholic) in the VIP Lounge

VIP Tickets: $50 – Hors Devours + Cup + 2 Drink Punch Card + Automatic entry in giveaway

For more information on the Bacon and Brew Festival, contact Kara Roatch at the Redmond Chamber of Commerce at 541-923-5191 or email or go to


  • Parking in the park is limited and is reserved for ADA parking (outlined in blue).
  • Additional parking (outlined in orange) is available in the Spud Bowl, baseball fields, side streets and at Redmond High School.


Visiting Bend and looking to see what Central Oregon has to offer? Check out the Source Weekly’s Visitor’s Guide.


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