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Festival or Balloons begins Friday

The Festival begins June 24 and continues through Sunday

Set your alarm, because the Tigard Festival of Balloons begins bright and early tomorrow morning.

All weekend long Tigard will be home to 17 large hot air balloons, which take to the sky at sunrise each morning (weather permitting) and travel delicately all over town.

The Times will have photos and stories from the festival next week, but in the meantime, we've posted along with some photos and interviews from previous years of the festival's 26 year history.

For more information on the festival, and to purchase tickets, visit the Festival of Balloons website