A Message from the Mayor

Summer events
As summer takes hold, consider taking part in the many seasonal activities and events scheduled around town.

Summers in Happy Valley are a great time to get out and enjoy community events. You will find something for everyone and create memories to last a lifetime.

This week, we’re kicking things off with the annual 4th of July Family Festival. Join us for a parade, food, music, and fireworks. This truly is one of my favorite events and is a great way to celebrate the holiday.

If you love music, or just like to enjoy catching up with neighbors and friends on a summer evening, then we have two weekly concert series for you. Concerts in the Valley begin July 11 at Happy Valley Park and continue each Thursday night. There will be a new band line-up this year and a variety of fun activities planned to keep you and the kids entertained.

Happy Valley Library’s Concerts in the Park series will also return on Friday nights starting July 26. These concerts take place on the lawn directly across from the main library building and are a great way to unwind after a long week. There are also Family Concerts every Saturday beginning July 27.  If you like to read, don’t forget to visit the library and sign up for the annual Summer Reading Program.

Another community favorite is National Night Out, which takes place Aug. 6. Musical entertainment and educational safety booths will be set up at Happy Valley Park and there will be several activities scheduled throughout that same week to help celebrate our first responders and Happy Valley Police. Learn all about the City’s Public Safety Levy, get to know the deputies that patrol our community, and make connections with members of the Public Safety Team that are committed to keeping us safe.

Whether you attend a summer community event, plan a neighborhood Block Party, rent a park picnic shelter, or visit the local farmers market, I hope you enjoy Happy Valley in the weeks to come.

For more information on summer events, be sure to visit www.happyvalleyor.gov.