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Happy Birthday Curtis Tigard!
In 1917, 8 year old Curtis Tigard celebrated his birthday. Although we weren’t there to celebrate with him, often birthday parties consisted of family and friends gathering and having a good time enjoying each other’s company. One hundred years later, we ask you, Tigard Historical Association’s family and friends, to gather and enjoy a good time while celebrating Mr. Tigard’s 108th birthday. We will serve refreshments and carrot cake. All visitors will have an opportunity to chat with Curtis Tigard and have their picture taken. Tours of the museum will also be available.

WHEN: Festivities will be from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 15.
WHERE: John Tigard House Museum (corner of SW 103rd and Canterbury in Tigard)
DETAILS: Tigard Historical Association

The event is free, however we do rely upon contributions to preserve the history of Tigard. For information contact Martha Worley at 503-747-9856. Curtis Tigard Youth

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 

Egg Hunt - April

Rain or shine, the City of Tigard will celebrate 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.

Link: www.tigard-or.gov/recreation

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, 2017, Mr. Tigard will celebrate his 108th 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

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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
 

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.

Link: www.tigard-or.gov/recreation

Downtown Tigard Street Fair - September

This annual event 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
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
 

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.
                                       

Family Fest - September

This three day festival surrounds the weekend of Tigard’s birthday and includes a variety of family-friendly activities. Planned and put on by all divisions of the city (and then some), there should be something for everyone. Past events have included a 5k run, movie in the park, magic show, bike ride, and a Latin festival.

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.  
 
Tigard Walks
Tigard WalksWe host walking events each month that feature different parts of the city. 
NEXT WALK: Saturday, April 1 @ 10 a.m.
Spring 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 Spring

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