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Tigard's annual Festival of Balloons kicks off Friday

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TIGARD, OR (KPTV) -

Tigard’s annual Festival of Balloons kicked off Friday at Cook Park.

The Festival of Balloons is a community event and fundraiser for Tigard schools, the American Cancer Society and other non-profit organizations.

The event includes live music, a beer garden, car show, a rib and pie eating contest and much more.

There is also free tethered balloon rides.

Rainy weather prevented the balloons from taking of Friday morning, but organizers said they are glad the weather is looking better for the rest of the weekend.

"This is an excellent community event and we get thousands of people down here. It's not often you get to get up close and personal with a hot air balloon and they are magnificent," said Executive Director Cindy Murphy.

The Festival of Balloons runs through Sunday.

For more details on the festival of balloons, visit TigardBalloon.Org.

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