The signs of the comeback are everywhere as the people of Hillsboro, Oregon all try to put COVID-19 in the rearview mirror. From restaurants to schools, parks, and City Hall, things are opening up. We are almost back to the old days and the old ways. One of the best signs of this is the return of two of our town’s favorite events, Hillsboro Art Walk and Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market. Both events have been on hold for over a year and both have been considered the favorite events by man locals.
Here is what we know about the return of each.
For now, the Tuesday Night Market will be a bit different this year. The footprint will be the same as Saturday Market‘s (Main between 1st and 2nd, 2nd between Main and Washington), which is MUCH smaller than in years past. There will be no music or entertainment on the Courthouse lawn or the Plaza. Food sales will be limited and the Car shows held on the 2nd will be on hold too. But the event is back starting June 15th and it runs every Tuesday Night through August 31st.
You can find out more about Tuesday Night Market right here- crowds numbering into the thousands often descend into Downtown with Music being a big part of the night. Even though Music will not officially be a part of the event to start that could change as Governor Brown is close to unrestricting the State, and that should give City of Hillsboro officials the ability to allow it. No matter, this is a great event and we expect a nice big turnout. The Herald Staff will be out and we hope to see you all on Tuesday nights!
Hillsboro Art Walk is back too! Also held on Tuesday Nights on the first Tuesday of each month. Here is a little snippet from the website for the long-standing event.
“Join us the first Tuesday of every month, between 5 and 8 pm, in beautiful downtown Hillsboro for culture, arts and entertainment. Local businesses come together in the support of the arts and our vibrant local community. Follow us at #hillsboroartwalk“
Here is a map of the galleries and artists who will participate in the event this year and you can check-in for additions anytime by visiting the interactive webpage.
The Herald welcomes both events back and we ask all of you to get out and support these terrific events, the organizations that run them, and the great people and merchants that make this all work!