TIGARD, Ore. The Tigard Festival of Balloons kicked off the annual festival Friday morning.

The festival, celebrating its 30th year, takes place June 20 22 at Cook Park on SW 92nd Ave in Tigard.

More than 20 balloons fly every morning of the festival between 5:30 and 6:15 a.m., weather permitting. Balloons did not fly Friday morning, but skies were clear enough Saturday to ignite balloons and set them aloft.

Post by Festival of Balloons in Tigard, Oregon.

The hot-air balloons are also lit but grounded during the Friday and Saturday evening night glows, showcasing the balloons designs at dusk.

The festival includes live music, a carnival, a beer garden, 5K run, kids activities, the Sunday Festival of Cars car show, and more.

Entry to the festival is $7 at the gate and kids 6 and under are free.

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