Frequently Asked Questions2021-01-06T09:25:07-08:00

Questions? Check out the frequently asked questions below. Still have questions? Use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Is the festival free?2021-01-06T09:26:47-08:00

Yes! There is no charge to attend the Bend Summer Festival. Enjoy three days of browsing local arts, businesses and live performances in The Center Ring!

Can I bring my dog?2019-07-09T21:35:01-07:00

PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED on the Bend Summer Festival premises. Additionally, the sidewalks and pavement get extremely hot under the summer sun—and can burn paws. Leave fido at home where it is cool and shaded.

Service animals are allowed per ADA and Oregon State Law policies.

Where should I park?2019-07-08T15:21:35-07:00

Free parking is available at the Deschutes County Administration building parking lots on Friday after 5pm and all day Saturday & Sunday. 

The lots are located just two blocks from the festival in downtown Bend, making for an easy walk. For those that would rather catch a ride from another location or require mobility assistance, the new Ride Bend shuttle service offers free rides by request between Noon and 8pm daily. Riders can request a ride using the Ride Bend app.

Ride Bend Shuttle Service Area

Are bars cash only?2019-07-08T15:24:11-07:00

Nope! Bend Summer Festival bars will take both cash and card. Methods of payment accepted by other vendors will vary based on their preference.

Where can I register for the Kids Droplet Dash?2019-07-08T15:23:41-07:00

You can register your kiddos for the PacificSource Kids Rock the Races Droplet Dash through Thursday, July 11 at Cost is $5 per child.

On-site registration

Info Booth – Friday, July 12, 5-10pm

Troy Field – Saturday, July 13, 11-11:45am

Is there a beneficiary for Bend Summer Festival?2021-01-06T09:32:26-08:00

Yes! The First Interstate Bank Bend Summer Festival beneficiary is the Family Access Network.

FAN is unique to Central Oregon, located in all public schools in Deschutes and Crook Counties. Working through a dedicated FAN advocate, a child or parent is connected to essential services such as food, shelter, heating, health care, clothing and more.

Who produces the event?2019-07-08T15:24:48-07:00

Bend Summer Festival is produced by Lay It Out Events — a local Bend, OR events company.

Lay It Out Events produces more than 20 festivals, races and contract events each year. For each ticketed event and race, LIOE donates a portion of proceeds to local nonprofit organizations. Through our beneficiaries, we raise awareness and much-needed funds for vital nonprofit groups across the Northwest. In the past 10 years, LIOE has donated over $225,000 to local charities and nonprofits.


Find the stages, vendor areas, bars and bathrooms.


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