Event Spotlight: 2011 Tigard Festival of Balloons

Don’t Miss the 2011 Tigard Festival of Balloons: June 24th – 26th, 2011

If you are planning to be in the Tigard, Oregon the weekend of June 24-26th, you are in for a wonderful summer treat! You must check out the Tigard Festival of Balloons in Cook Park!  We are especially excited about this event because The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport  just signed on as a sponsor!

If you want to catch the balloon launch, plan to arrive VERY EARLY in the a.m. to Cook Park to experience the spectacular hot air balloons as they launch. Balloons launch from the field on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Ascensions are between 5:45 AM – 6:15 AM (weather and winds permitting).

If waking up that early is not your thing, there is much much more to do and see!  2011 Festival of Balloons will include a carnival from Funtastic Traveling Shows, a premier youth soccer tournament, exhibitors, food, Festival of Cars, Rogue beer garden and and NW Natural Night Glows!

Learn more about tickets for this spectacular event by visiting their site:  www.tigardballoon.org You can also Like them on Facebook and share with friends and family! Check out this video from the 2010 Festival of Balloons:

Driving directions to Cook Park from The Grand Hotel in Bridgeport (via Google Maps)

2.2 mi – about 7 mins

1. Head north on SW Hazelfern Rd 102 ft
2. Turn right to stay on SW Hazelfern Rd 167 ft
3. Turn left at Lower Boones Ferry Rd 0.1 mi
4. Continue onto SW 72nd Ave 0.2 mi
5. Turn left at SW Durham Rd 1.3 mi
6. Turn left at SW 92nd Ave 0.5 mi

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