Mark your calendars for the 6th Annual NorthWest Crossing Hullabaloo, presented by Bend Memorial Clinic, Friday, June 28, 2013! The Hullabaloo is a celebration as unique as its name. This unofficial kickoff to summer features food, fun, music, bike races and more, all in a friendly, street festival atmosphere. It’s a party and everyone is invited!
Kids, Crit, presented by Umpqua Bank – 3:15-4:00pm
A popular race with kids 11 and under, this year’s Kids’ Crit course is around the uniquely round Compass Park, located in the heart of NorthWest Crossing. At approximately 1/3 of a mile, participants are grouped by age, and (starting with the youngest racers first), will complete a number of laps appropriate for their age:
3 and under: 1 lap
4-5 years old: 1 lap
6-8 years old: 2 lap
9 – 11 years old: 3 laps
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each age category. Free ice cream from the Umpqua Bank Ice Cream Truck provides a very cool and yummy finish! Registration information will be posted soon.
This year’s Hullabaloo Mainstage headliner: BLIND PILOT. We Are The Tide, the sophomore album from Portland-based band Blind Pilot, follows the band’s grassroots break-out debut, 3 Rounds and a Sound, which has sold over 65,000 units to date and was featured in NPR’s “Best Music of 2008” roundup. Recorded at Type Foundry in Portland, OR during the spring of 2011, the new album was produced by the band and Skyler Norwood and mixed by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket). Blind Pilot began in 2007 when Israel (vocals, guitar) and Ryan (drums) embarked on a West Coast bicycle tour playing mostly to unfamiliar listeners at small-town venues. The band now exists as a 6-piece ensemble featuring fellow Oregonians Luke Ydstie (upright bass, backing vocals), Kati Claborn (banjo, dulcimer, backing vocals), Ian Krist (vibraphones) and Dave Jorgensen (keyboards, trumpet). In the years since its inception, the band has toured with various world-renowned musicians including The Decemberists, Josh Ritter, The Low Anthem, Laura Viers and Andrew Bird and appeared at the Sasquatch! Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. Additionally, multiple music placements have recently aired in episodes of “Chuck,” “Covert Affairs” and “One Tree Hill.” They recently performed on The Ellen Show earlier this year as one of her favorite bands.
Their act will begin at around 8:30 on Friday, June 28th at the NorthWest Crossing Hullabaloo, preceded by several other musical acts which are not yet confirmed. The Hullabaloo mainstage line-up is presented by The Garner Group.
NWX Crit, presented by BendBroadband – 4:30 – 9:00pm
The 6th annual NWX Criterium, presented by BendBroadband is back with exciting races for pros, masters, juniors and amateur cyclists. Visitors won’t want to miss the action and with races starting at 4:25pm and concluding at dusk, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to see some amazing athletes. This year’s races are under a new race producer, Trinity Bikes Cycling Promotions and feature an exciting new course around Compass Park .
Get it in gear and get here!
As a sustainable community, NorthWest Crossing would like to encourage Hullabaloo-goers to consider alternative forms of transportation. For neighbors who bike to the festivities, there will be ample bike parking available next to Pisano’s Pizza; just be sure to bring your own lock!
The Cascades East Transit system offers bus service to NorthWest Crossing via the #3 route, which operates until the 6:00 hour.
The Green Energy Bus will also be offering FREE shuttle service, 4pm – 10pm to and from downtown Bend. Pick-up/Drop off site is 900 Wall Street at the top and bottom of every hour.
We understand that sometimes, a vehicle is necessary. Parking is available at Summit High School, as well as street parking. We ask that you be considerate of our residents and their landscaping when parking on the street, taking care not to block driveways.
And when you shouldn’t drive home, Sober Dudes will be on hand to drive you (and your vehicle) home safely! Look for them by the mainstage.
C3 Events and NorthWest Crossing are excited to launch our “Towards Zero Waste” campaign, as we work with local partners to make a huge impact on our community in terms of preservation. Come visit our “Toward Zero Waste” stations throughout the event grounds to dispose of your recycling and compost, and chat with our wonderful volunteers in green about the campaign.