July – December 2013
The Balloons Over Bend Children’s Festival presented by PacificSource is the largest family festival and Central Oregon, and one of the most beautiful events Bend offers. The 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, and watch as balloons take flight at sunrise. On Friday night, festival-goers are invited to experience NightGlow, when each balloon is lit up at dusk. 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.
Standing over 20 feet tall, The Ranch’s Christmas tree is a magical sight. Join us as we enjoy Christmas festivities including an appearance by Santa Claus, carolers singing and just inside Ranch House, enjoy warm drinks for children and adults, and a hear a story read by Santa in the Library. This special event is complimentary to all, we look forward to getting into the Christmas spirit with you.
Mosey on over to The Ranch House and meet the horses, ready and waiting to take you on a festive mid-morning carriage ride around the property. Grab a seat on the carriage and don’t forget to bring a camera to snap photos along the way. Enjoy the sunny, wintery views from one of the best seats in the house this time of year. Carriage rides are complimentary for all guests.