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Family fest Friday
Movie in the Park "Inside Out"

Friday, September 9 | Dusk
Cook Park (located near Durham & 92nd in Tigard)
Kick off Family Fest and join Tigard Parks & Rec at Cook Park for a free movie under the stars! We will be showing Disney’s "Inside Out." Bring a blanket and enjoy the show. Movie will begin at dusk.

Family Fest Saturday
Tour de Parks
Saturday, September 10 | 10:00 am
Begin/End: Tigard TC Wes Station (off of Main Street and Commercial)

Washington County Bicycle Transportation Coalition has created this popular, free, family fun bike ride that visits several Tigard parks using low traffic streets and car-free trails. See parts of Tigard you may not have seen before and have fun riding with friends and family. Register online.
Fun Run Registration
Fun Run

Saturday, September 10 | 10:30 am
Run/walk with Tigard Parks & Rec and Tigard Basketball Association. The route starts at City Hall, winds through beautiful trails and ends downtown at the Street Fair! Strollers are welcome; children under 5 years can participate for free! Register online  |  View route map

Downtown Tigard Street Fair
Saturday, September 10 | 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Main Street Tigard
Get a taste of downtown life with vendors, entertainment, and food for all day excitement! Head to the Kid’s Zone to play basketball in a Hot Shots Tournament with Tigard Basketball Association. Street Fair organized by the Tigard Downtown Alliance. Learn more.

Tour of Latin America
Saturday, September 10 | 5:00 to 9:00 pm
Main Street Tigard
Join us downtown for the party — fiesta style. The Downtown Tigard Street Fair will feature the first ever "Tour of Latin America" including Latin food, dance performances, sugar skull face painting for kids of all ages, dance competitions and so much more! Event organized by the Tigard Latino Volunteer Network.

Family Fest Sunday
Tigard Farmers Market
Sunday, September 11 | 9:00 am to 2 pm
Where:  8777 SW Burnham Street (Public Works Parking Lot located at the corner of Hall and Burnham)
Take a trip to the market. The Tigard Area Farmers Market features fun, food, entertainment, locally grown fruit and vegetables, flowers, plants, honey, baked goods and more. Learn more at www.tigardfarmersmarket.org.

Festival of Fun 
Sunday, September 11 | 2:00 pm
Tigard Library Community Room
Laugh it up with Angel Ocasio’s zany comedy show, then stick around for crafts and cupcakes to celebrate the City of Tigard’s 55th birthday!

 

Arbor Month - April

Each April, Tigard celebrates Arbor Day all month long! The city offers a multitude of family-friendly activities dedicated to planting, protecting and appreciating our trees. The Mayor proclaims April as Arbor Month and celebrates by planting trees with local students on the grounds of their school. 
  
LINK: Trees in Tigard 

Happy Birthday Mr. Tigard - April

Each April, the city celebrates the birthday of Curtis Tigard, a member of the city’s founding family. On April 16, 2016, Mr. Tigard will celebrate his 107th birthday with the public at the John Tigard House at 103rd & Canterbury Lane. All are welcome!
 
LINK: Tigard Historical Association
 

Farmers' Market - April through October

Tigard boasts two Farmers Markets. Many vendors participate and bring the fruits of the surrounding agricultural land including flowers, fresh fruit, vegetables and local honey.  
 
LINK: Farmers Market
 

Memorial Day Remembrance - May

The Tigard American Legion Post 158, lines Burnham Street with American flags in a tribute to our nation. Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum (9925 SW Greenburg Road) hosts an annual ceremony event that includes many veterans, keynote speakers and a military fly-over.
 
LINK: American Legion Post 158
 

Festival of Balloons - June

Festival of BalloonsBalloons
Cook Park (located near Durham & 92nd in Tigard)

The annual Festival of Balloons in Cook Park is a summer tradition. Dozens of balloons take flight in the early morning skies (weather permitting), while several events and activities provide fun for the entire family. Carnival rides, a 5K run, a car show and beer garden are among the festivities each year.  Visit www.tigardballoon.org for details.
 

Middle of Millen Drive Parade - July

Organized by residents and enjoyed by all residents, this home-grown parade always begins at 4 p.m. on the 4th of July. The starting point is 9255 SW Millen Drive near Tigard High School and the entrance to Cook Park. Visit MOMDIDP Facebook for details.

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration - JULY

A family event featuring fireworks, live music, kids’ games, police and fire vehicles and a concession stand offering light snacks for sale. No pets, barbeques, alcohol, personal fireworks or smoking allowed on school grounds. As part of the 4th of July festivities, the Tualatin Valley Community Band performs before the fireworks.

Tigard Historical Association Ice Cream Social - July

Typically, this event occurs early in July from 1 to 4 p.m. at the John Tigard House Museum at Canterbury Lane and 103rd Avenue. Participants can enjoy ice cream while viewing historical collections, music and games from a time gone by.
 
LINK: Tigard Historical Association
 

National Night Out - August

Each August, neighbors across Tigard gather to give crime “a going-away party” as part of National Night Out, a nationwide crime and drug prevention event. Neighborhoods who pre-register their celebration (ex: block party, cookout or dessert potluck) with the Tigard Police Department get a visit (in a good way!) from police and fire personnel.
 
LINK: Tigard Police National Night Out
 

Downtown Tigard Street Fair - September

The newest annual event in Tigard typically takes place in September on Main Street. Downtown merchants, sponsors and vendors come together for a great mid-summer event that includes musical performances, a car show, pet contests, fresh food, arts & crafts vendors, kid and adult activities and more.  Max’s Fanno Creek Brew pub hosts their annual Nano Brew Fest at the same time. Find plenty of parking on Main & Burnham Streets and in nearby public lots.

LINK: Downtown Tigard
 

Apple Harvest @ John Tigard House - September

In September of each year, the Tigard Historical Association hosts an old-fashioned apple harvest at the John Tigard House. This three-room Carpenter Gothic Victorian building was constructed in 1880 and thanks to Tigard Historical Association efforts, was restored and recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. It’s located at the corner of Canterbury Lane and 103rd Avenue.
  
LINK: Tigard Historical Association
 

Happy Birthday City of Tigard - September

Celebrating the city’s incorporation date (September 11, 1961), residents are treated
to birthday cake at the library. Details are announced each year as the event nears.
                                       

Main Street Trick or Treat - October

Tigard kids and parents have a safe and safe and fun Halloween on Main Street in Tigard.  The event is planned through a partnership of the Tigard Chamber of Commerce, the Tigard Central Business District Association and participating downtown merchants. Details are announced each year as the event nears.
 

Potso Dog Park Halloween Costume Contest - October

Organized by the Tigard Dog Park Committee, this event is held at Potso Dog Park (7930 SW Hunziker St.) on the Saturday closest to Halloween in October. Dog lovers and their canine companions dress up in costume and compete for prizes and laughs in front of a celebrity panel of judges.

Special Holiday Meal at the Senior Center - November

The Meals on Wheels people invite residents to a free community meal at the Tigard Senior Center (8815 SW OMara St.) each Thanksgiving between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. All ages are welcome!
 
LINK: http://tigardseniorcenter.org/
 

Downtown Tree Lighting - December

The holiday season kicks off on the first Friday evening in December with the Holiday Tree Lighting. Head to Liberty Park, located on Main Street near the intersection of Pacific Highway, across from the McDonalds restaurant. Festivities include Santa’s arrival on a fire truck, musical performances, cocoa and cookies and more!
 
Tigard Public Library
Mon-Fri   10 AM–9 PM
Saturday   10 AM–6 PM
Sunday  12 PM–6 PM
The Tigard Public Library offers free programs for kids, teens and adults.

Fireside Chat
Fireside Chat with the Mayor
•  Next Chat:   
  Thursday, September 8, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Symposium Coffee
12345 SW Main Street, Tigard   

Mayor Cook will be out of town; Jason Snider, your City Council President will host.

I invite Tigard residents to join me once a month for open discussion regarding Tigard. Bring your concerns and/or ideas regarding our city or simply stop in and say hello. I am looking forward to meeting with you. 

Tigard Walks
Tigard WalksWe host walking events each month that feature different parts of the city. 
NEXT WALK: Saturday, September 10
Summer 2016 Activity Guide Now Available Activity Guide
Summer's coming, and Tigard has activities galore! Take a look through the new Activity Guide, which lists activities, events and summer camps through September. Highlights include movies in the park, swim lessons at the Tigard pool, the return of Family Fest and lots of other fun activities. See the Activity Guide.

Farmers Markets!
Tigard boasts two Farmers Markets each week beginning on April 24. Many vendors participate and bring the fruits of the surrounding agricultural land including flowers, fresh fruit, vegetables and local honey.  

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