We can’t think of a better place to celebrate our nation’s independence than in the great outdoors of beautiful Sunriver, Oregon. From peaceful mountain forests to thrilling river adventures, this four-season wonderland captures the beauty and spirit of living free. Be sure to join our friendly community this Independence Day as we celebrate our nation’s birth with an incredible lineup of barbecues, outdoor concerts, festivals, parades, and of dazzling fireworks in the clear Oregon nighttime skies. Check out these incredible family friendly activities, all conveniently located near your premium vacation home rental in Sunriver, Oregon.
With events for the entire family, you won’t want to miss the annual Sunriver 4th of July Festival in the Village at Sunriver. Bring your own bicycle (many of our rentals have them included, and there are numerous bike shops providing rentals in the area) and decorate it with red, white, and blue before joining in the bike and float parade at 10:30am. The day’s merriment continues with live music all day long, an awards ceremony, and fun competitions like the ever-popular bubblegum blowing contest (12:30pm) and the watermelon eating challenge (3pm). Test your skills in carnival games, enjoy live music from local favorite Michael John, and dine on decadent barbecue in a scenic park setting. The event is free to the public, and activity tickets are $1 each (proceeds go to local charities).
For a trip back to adventure-packed days on the frontier, head down Highway 97 to La Pine for the longest running 4th of July Celebration in Oregon! Featuring historical reenactments, cultural exhibits, hands-on activities, games, and plenty of arts and crafts, this festival runs from 10am to 10pm every day, July 2-4. Popular attractions include the Sunriver 4th of July Parade honoring our firefighters and police officers, lawnmower races, a woodcutter’s jamboree, carnival rides, and live music all day long. The highlight of the festival is a spectacular fireworks show in a beautiful alpine meadow. Bring a blanket, stock up on treats and refreshments at the festival food vendors, and enjoy the scintillating show beginning at 10pm on July 4th.
Another option for stunning fireworks is the culmination of Bend’s 4th of July Festival. Featuring a day packed with live music, parades, pancake breakfasts, carnival games, and challenges like 3-legged races and hula hoop contests, this is a family favorite for everyone in the Sunriver area. The day of games and old-fashioned fun is capped with a brilliant fireworks show atop Pilot Butte at 10pm on July 4th.
Arrived Now has a wide selection of vacation homes and cabin rentals in beautiful Sunriver, all within easy driving distance of these fabulous festivals and firework shows. Book your stay today, and start planning your Independence Day holiday!