Balloons Over Bend

This three-day event will feature morning balloon launches that are free to attend and a paid night glow festival on Friday, July 26th that will be a spectacle not to be missed.

The morning balloon launches will take place from R. E. Jewell Elementary around sunrise on Friday, Saturday and at Tetherow Golf Resort on Sunday morning. Attendees will be able to watch as balloons of varying shapes and sizes are inflated and take flight, filling the sky with a rainbow of colors. The launches are free to attend and are a perfect way to start your day. 

The highlight of the event is the Night Glow Festival on Friday, July 26th at the COCC Athletic Field. Bring the whole family down and watch as the balloons are inflated and lit up. Soak up the summer evening with live music, food trucks and browse our unique vendors at the marketplace. The night glow festival is a magical experience, with balloons illuminating the night sky as the sun sets over Bend.