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Festival of Balloons


June 21st - 23rd, 2019

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Festival of Balloons


June 21st - 23rd, 2019

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about the Event and hot air balloons

Welcome to the event that celebrates the community of Tigard! The 35th Festival of Balloons in Tigard will be held June 21st - 23rd, 2019. The hot air balloons are definitely the featured attraction of the Festival, but ... it’s MORE than balloons! The Festival is a place for families and friends to gather, play and relax. Join us in the pre-dawn hours as approximately 20 hot air balloons launch into the morning sky (weather and pilot permitting). Spend the afternoon shopping at the craft and vendor booths, eating great food from local food vendors, and enjoying thrilling Funtastic carnival rides and games. Of course, it wouldn’t be the Festival of Balloons without the ever impressive Night Glow presented by Walmart on Friday and Saturday nights (weather permitting); the Rogue Beer Garden, Live Music on the Main Stage; Twilight Run at Dawn, Saturday morning, Festival of Cars presented by Landmark Ford Lincoln on Sunday. and a whole lot more!

The Festival of Balloons is a non-profit organization raising funds for many non-profit groups in Tigard while providing a premier family event for the entire community. Groups benefiting from Festival funds include: Tigard Breakfast Rotary, Tigard Lunch Rotary, Foundation for Tigard-Tualatin School, THS Boosters, American Cancer Society Relay for Life Tigard-Tualatin, THS Band and Auxiliary Parent Association, Mountain Wave Search & Rescue, Tigard’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Southside Soccer, and more. 

tICKETS

TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE. A 3 day-weekend pass is available in advance online for $5 (or at the gate for $8). This ticket is good for unlimited access to the Festival for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Kids 6 and under are free.

We do not offer any balloon flights during the Festival; however, we do offer tethered rides at no additional cost (weather and pilot permitting). 

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WHERE ARE THE BALLOONS?

Weather and pilot permitting, balloons will only be onsite for morning launches (5:45-6:15am - balloons may be visible in the sky longer depending on wind speed), tether rides (following morning launches as long as fuel lasts) and Night Glow (dusk). Enjoy a number of other Festival attractions (see schedule below) in between these hours.

Why are balloons only onsite in the morning and evening? Hot air balloons can only fly in stable air and no rain (including foreseeable rain). During the day, the sun heats the earth, which creates thermals making it unstable for balloons to fly.

Where do the balloons fly in the morning? Balloons will follow the direction of the wind and for the Tigard Festival of Balloons that wind needs to be blowing generally South to avoid populated areas to the North. Look for the balloons over Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood, Wilsonville, Aurora or Woodburn.

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FESTIVAL SCHEDULE


FESTIVAL SCHEDULE


DAY
ONE

Friday

5:45 AM - 6:15 AM – Hot Air Balloon Launches Begin (Weather and pilot permitting)

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM – Tethered Rides (Weather and pilot permitting, as long as fuel lasts)

No balloons are onsite between morning launches/tethering and the Night Glow.

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM – Joint Chamber Networking Event

10:00 AM - 11:00 PM – Funtastic Carnival Fun Center

12:00 PM - 7:00 PM – Play.Fit.Fun Kids Action Zone

3:00 PM - 11:00 PM – Craft Vendor & Commercial Exhibitor Booths

5:00 PM - 11:00 PM – Live Music on the Main Stage (Click here for the complete schedule)

5:00 PM - 11:00 PM – Rogue Ales Beer Garden

Dusk – Night Glow Presented by Walmart (Weather and pilot permitting)

tICKETS

TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE. A 3 day-weekend pass is available in advance online for $5 (or at the gate for $8). This ticket is good for unlimited access to the Festival for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Kids 6 and under are free.

We do not offer any balloon flights during the Festival; however, we do offer tethered rides at no additional cost (weather and pilot permitting). 

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Day Two


Day Two


DAY
TWO

Saturday

5:45 AM - 6:15 AM – Hot Air Balloon Launches Begin (Weather and pilot permitting)

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM – Tethered Rides (Weather and pilot permitting, as long as fuel lasts)

No balloons are onsite between morning launches/tethering and the Night Glow.

9:00 AM – Twilight Run at Dawn - Kid Mile Run (Register now)

9:30 AM – Twilight Run at Dawn - 5k Run/Walk (Register now)

10:00 AM - 11:00 PM – Funtastic Carnival Fun Center

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM - Play Fit Fun Kids Action Zone

11:00 AM - 11:00 PM – Craft Vendor & Commercial Exhibitor Booths

11:00 AM - 11:00 PM – Rogue Ales Beer Garden

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM – Eating Contests presented by Nicoli's Grill & Sports Bar (Kids at 3 PM & Adults at 4:30 PM)

5:00 PM - 11:00 PM – Live Music on the Main Stage (Click here for the complete schedule)

Dusk – Night Glow Presented by Walmart (Weather and pilot permitting)

tickets

TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE. A 3 day-weekend pass is available in advance online for $5 (or at the gate for $8). This ticket is good for unlimited access to the Festival for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Kids 6 and under are free. 

We do not offer any balloon flights during the Festival; however, we do offer tethered rides at no additional cost (weather and pilot permitting). 

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Day Three


Day Three


DAY
THREE

Sunday

5:45 AM - 6:15 AM – Hot Air Balloon Launches Begin (Weather and pilot permitting)

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM – Tethered Rides (Weather and pilot permitting, as long as fuel lasts)

No balloons are onsite following morning launches/tethering.

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM – Funtastic Carnival Fun Center

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM – Festival of Cars Presented by Landmark Ford Lincoln

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM – Rogue Ales Beer Garden

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM – Craft Vendor & Commercial Exhibitor Booths

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM – Festival of Cars Awards Ceremony

5:00 PM – Festival Closes

tickets

TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE. A 3 day-weekend pass is available in advance online for $5 (or at the gate for $8).This ticket is good for unlimited access to the Festival for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Kids 6 and under are free. 

We do not offer any balloon flights during the Festival; however, we do offer tethered rides at no additional cost (weather and pilot permitting). 

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Sponsors


Sponsors


SPONSORS

There are many opportunities to become a sponsor of this marvelous Festival. Gain exposure for your company and support the community at the same time! The Festival is a non-profit organization which benefits many local non-profit groups.  In 2018, the Festival of Balloons in Tigard raised over $35,000 for local non-profits and schools!

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities available to your organization, please give us a call at 503-612-8204 or email us at info@tigardballoon.org. You may also use our online request form below.