July 18-20, 2014 | Riverbend Park

Be a part of one of the most beautiful and largest family festivals in Central Oregon.

Balloons Over Bend 2011 Timelapse from Jason Brownlee on Vimeo.

The RBC Balloons Over Bend Children’s Festival brings families, visitors and businesses together in a community celebration that has something for every generation and demographic to enjoy.

  • Enjoy the picturesque balloon launches on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings at sunrise, weather permitting.
  • On Friday night at dusk, festival-goers are invited to experience NightGlow, when each balloon is lit up, weather permitting.
  • The Children’s Festival runs from 10am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-2pm on Sunday with over 60 activities including bouncy houses, face painting, crafts and educational opportunities.


Kids Rock the Races: Balloon Blast Children’s Scavenger Scramble

Kids age 3 – 10 can participate in the Balloon Blast Children’s Scavenger Scramble!  The scramble runs the duration of event hours with stops at marked booth spaces. Pick up your Scramble map at the Info Booth to participate!