Tigard Festival of Balloons under way

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by Sara Roth, KGW.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 21 at 10:54 AM

TIGARD, Ore. – The Tigard Festival of Balloons kicked off the annual festival Friday morning.

The festival, celebrating its 30th year, takes place June 20 – 22 at Cook Park on SW 92nd Ave in Tigard.

More than 20 balloons fly every morning of the festival between 5:30 and 6:15 a.m., weather permitting. Balloons did not fly Friday morning, but skies were clear enough Saturday to ignite balloons and set them aloft.

 

 

 

The hot-air balloons are also lit but grounded during the Friday and Saturday evening ‘night glows,’ showcasing the balloons’ designs at dusk.

The festival includes live music, a carnival, a beer garden, 5K run, kids activities, the Sunday Festival of Cars car show, and more.

Entry to the festival is $7 at the gate and kids 6 and under are free.

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