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Community Events

COMING SOON:  Snowman Scavenger Hunt
Snowman Scavenger Hunt at Summerlake Park
Starting on Monday, December 17, we will hide five snowmen around Summerlake Park. Be on the lookout!  The first ten families to find all the snowmen have a chance to win a FREE winter gift box. Stay tuned for how to play and the release of the clues.

Winter Break Activites for Kids
Tigard Parks & Recreation is hosting three PlayWell camps! Each camp will encourage children to build and create with LEGO – while exploring the principles of engineering and physics. Participants will be encouraged to let their imaginations go wild! Register here: 

  • Super Hero Engineering with LEGO® 
    Dec 26, 2018 to Dec 28, 2018
    9 a.m. to noon
    Build the hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but Super Hero Engineers! A Play-Well instructor guides young heroes as they design, build and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict.
  • Super Hero Master Engineering LEGO®
    Dec 26, 2018 to Dec 28, 2018
    1 to 4 p.m.
    Participants will explore the tools and techniques of their favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but super engineers.
  • Ninjaneering LEGO®
    Jan 2, 2019 to Jan 4, 2019
    9  a.m to 4 p.m.
    A full-day LEGO® camp packed with S.T.E.M. fun! Build projects inspired by machines close to home, such as cities, garbage trucks and catamarans. Then build Skulltrucks, Dragons and Spinjitzu Spinners from Ninjago City! Engineering and Ninjanuity are the focus of this new full day themed camp for LEGO® fanatics!

Egg Hunt - March

Each year, rain or shine, the City of Tigard celebrates the much-anticipated arrival of spring with an egg hunt for children 0 to 10 years old as well as other family-friendly activities in Cook Park.

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

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Mr. Curtis Tigard on the morning of July 25, 2018. He was the son of Charles F. Tigard and the grandson of Wilson Tigard and the last member of the Tigard family to reside in our fair city.  

Curtis was 109 years old and leaves behind family and countless friends, because when Curtis met someone, they instantly became a friend. He was “Tigard” at its best and a true gentleman.  Rest in Peace, Curtis Tigard (1909-2018)

John Tigard House location: 103rd & Canterbury Lane  
Tigard Historical Association

In Memoriam: Curtis Tigard

Farmers' Market - May 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 Balloons
June 23-25, 2017Balloons

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 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.

Middle of Millen Drive Parade

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.

Location:  Tigard High School Football Field
Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
All activity times are approximate:

  • 6 p.m.  |  Official gates open (people will start showing up as early as 3 pm)
  • 7 or 7:30 p.m.   |   Kid games, face painting, balloon tying, photo booth
  • 8 p.m.   |   Tualatin Valley Community Band performs
  • 8:15 or 8:30 p.m.  |  Life Flight helicopter arrives
  • Around 9:30 p.m.  |  Fireworks 20-30 minute show. ( Start time varies due to darkness)

Tigard Historical Association Ice Cream Social - July

Event date for 2018:  Saturday, July 14 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Location:  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

Movies in the Park - August

Kick back and relax with Tigard Parks & Rec. Enjoy classic or newly released movies on our 20-ft screen while spending time outside with your friends and families. Movie locations include Cook Park, Summerlake Park, Dirksen Nature Park, and Metzger Park.


Latino Festival - September

Join us downtown for a party — fiesta style. Latin American food, dance performances, face painting for kids, community booths, vendors, and so much more!

Te invitamos a una fiesta en el centro de Tigard. ¡La Feria en la Calle de Downtown Tigard llevará a cabo el 3er Festival Latino! ¡La fiesta incluirá comida Latino americana, entretenimiento, pintura de caritas para niños, puestos comunitarios, vendedores y mucho más!

Downtown Tigard Street Fair - September

This annual event typically takes place in September on Main Street. Downtown merchants, sponsors and vendors come together for an event that includes musical performances, fresh food, arts & crafts vendors, kid and adult activities and more. Find plenty of parking on Main & Burnham Streets and in nearby public lots.

LINK: Explore 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

Main Street Trick or Treat - October

Tigard kids and parents have a 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.

Event page:

Potso Dog Park Halloween Costume Contest - October

Organized by the Tigard Dog Park Committee, this annual 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.

Event Details:

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!

Victorian Christmas Celebration - December

Victorian Christmas Celebration
Hosted by the Tigard Historical Association
Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 1 to 4 pm
John Tigard House, 103rd and Canterbury Lane

The 1880 Tigard House will be dressed up for a party and Santa will be there too! Grab a cookie and make adorable sock snowmen to take home. As always, admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted.

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.  

Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events 
Fall/Winter Activity Guide 
If you’re looking to learn a new hobby, meet some new friends, develop your skills, get out of the house or just be entertained—we have something for you!
Activity Guide
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