Sunriver Resort, the Pacific Northwest's treasured resort destination, located moments from Bend, OR, in partnership with drone light show innovator, SkyLites, is thrilled to unveil a new summer tradition in Central Oregon: 'Independence Illumination.' Emulating the resort's winter event, Grand Illumination, which lights up the holiday trees, the resort is set to light up the night sky to celebrate Independence Day with a 75-drone light show spectacle on Saturday, July 8, 2023. Attendees can look forward to witnessing a mesmerizing display of technology and artistry as 75 drones create a symphony of color and movement in the night sky. The evening will kick off on the Backyard of the Lodge at Sunriver Resort with live music featuring Boomer Country at 7:00 pm, followed by the drone show at 9:30 pm.  "Celebrating the Fourth of July at Sunriver Resort has always been about creating unforgettable experiences," said Lindsay Borkowski, director of sales and marketing at Sunriver Resort. "This year, we're excited to elevate that sense of celebration with our first-ever drone light show, 'Independence Illumination.' This spectacular event showcases the stunning blend of technology and creativity, promising to amaze as the SkyLites team of skilled pilots navigate their drones with precision to create stunning formations. We can't wait for everyone to join us under the stars for an evening that promises to inspire and create lasting memories."  The event will be open to resort guests and the public. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and claim their spot in the backyard of the Lodge at Sunriver Resort. There is no admission fee. All Sunriver Resort dining establishments will be open and reservations are recommended. For more information about the 'Independence Illumination' drone light show, live music event, or dining reservations, please visit

July 8, 2023


09:30 PM


Sunriver Resort Backyard Cafe & Bar 17600 Center Drive Sunriver, Oregon United States

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