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However, the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce assumes no responsibility for omissions, errors or changes  in  the material. 
We encourage you to confirm any item of interest with the event promoter.

 

June 13-July 13   (253) 588-0042

Lakewood Playhouse "Monty Python's Spamalot"

5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

A musical comedy "lovingly ripped off from" the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the film, it is a  highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend, but it differs from the film in many ways, beginning with women slapping men in the face with fish. The Winner of the 2004 Tony Award for Best Musical!

 

June 24-Aug 12   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Summer Stories for Babies and Toddlers"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

10:30am. Help build your baby’s brain with books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more.  Ages 0 - 3 with an adult.

 

June 25-Aug 13   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Summer Stories and Crafts"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

10:30am.  Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.  Ages 3 - 6 with an adult.

 

June 30-July 3   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Reno Aces

Addition home games: July 11-13 vs Fresno Grizzlies, July 21-24 vs Las Vegas 51s, July 25-28 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 7-11 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Aug 20-23 vs Omaha Storm Chasers, Aug 24-27 vs Iowa Cubs.

 

July 1   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.   Join us for the third season of the Lakewood Farmers Market presented by St. ClareHospital!  Featuring fresh food, arts, crafts and entertainment. Additional market dates:  July 8, 15, 22, 29.  Aug 5, 12, 19, 26.  Sept 2, 9, 16.

 

July 1   (877) 24-BLOOD

 Lakewood Farmers Market Blood Drive

6000 Main St SW, Lakewood

10am-3pm.  Support your community by donating blood!

 

July 1   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Marshmallow Shooters"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

2pm.  Make and take your own PVC pipe mini marshmallow blow gun, while supplies last.  Ages 6 and up.

 

July 2   (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Farmers Market

Multi-purpose tennis court on Lafayette St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays 3-7pm.  Fresh produce, meat, cheese, flowers, and a variety of specialty foods and crafts will be offered as well as prepared foods, perfect for picking up on the way to the concerts in the park.  Additional market dates:  July 9, 16, 23, 30.  Aug 6, 13, 20, 27.

 

July 2   (253) 581-1076

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series "Danny Vernon (The Illusion of Elvis)"

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

6:30pm.  Additional date:  July 9, 16, 23, 30.  Aug 6, 13, 20, 27. Free admission.

 

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30   (877) 24-BLOOD

Bridgeport Center at St Clare Hospital Blood Drive

St Clare Hospital Parking Lot, 11315 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood

1:30-6pm.  July 2 11am-3pm (holiday hours).  Support your community by donating blood!

 

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Drop-In Technology Help"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

3-5pm.  Bring your technology questions and your laptop or device to the library and we will get you started or unstuck.  Part of our computer classes for adults.  Assistance also provided in Spanish.

 

July 2   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Project Zine Revolution"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

6-8pm.  Come to the library to explore the art of zine-making and publish your own!  Ages 12 - 18.

 

July 3   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Library on Your Tablet"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

4-5:30pm.  Learn how to access a variety of Pierce County Library resources on your tablet.  Registration required.

 

July 3   (253) 537-3700

Visiting Angels "Home Care Aide Training"

1401 S Union, Tacoma

1-7pm.   Start a rewarding career as a caregiver and become a licensed Home Care Aide in 4 weeks.  RSVP to Marian.

 

July 4   (253) 507-9357

Tacoma Freedom Fair, Airshow & Fireworks Extravaganza

Tacoma Waterfront on Ruston Way, Tacoma

On July 4th, finally, the big event all along the Ruston Way waterfront!! Join us all day on the 4th of July for Freedom Fair, featuring all the usual 4th of July activities, airshows, great food, vendors, exhibits, rides, and events - along with a lot of very exciting new ones! It's the South Sound's biggest annual event, and a party that  you don't want to miss, which ends with the Northwest's biggest firework show over Puget Sound!

 

July 4   (253) 967-4294

Freedom Fest

JBLM Cowan & Memorial Stadium, Joint Base Lewis-McChord

12-10:30pm. Celebrate the 4th of July at one of the largest fireworks shows in the South Sound! Plenty of entertainment, food, fun, rides & activities to keep you busy. This year we will have Kristian Bush of Sugarland! http://www.kristianbush.com/ FREE admission! Also new this year, flying acts! Open to the public (public must take exit 119 off I-5 & park. Shuttles available to venue).  Free admission.

 

July 4   (253) 584-4177

Steilacoom's Grand Old Fourth of July 2014

Lafayette St, Steilacoom

9am.  Fun run, street fair, beer garden, entertainment, ice cream social, parade and street dance.

 

July 4   (253) 912-9245

DuPont July 4th Celebration

Clocktower Park, 1408 Thompson Circle, DuPont

11am-3pm.    10am Parade.  Parade & Celebration, Dynamite Dash, and Duck Race.

 

July 4-6   (970) 672-0519

Triple Crown Washington State Championship

Heritage Recreation Center, 9010 - 128th St, Puyallup

Tacoma/Pierce County has hosted this event since 2010, and each year the event has attracted the finest competition in the state of Washington! Teams have the opportunity to be named the "Washington State Champs" at this event!

 

July 5   (253) 383-3900

Asia Pacific Cultural Center Monthly Tea Experience

4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma

10am. Come and learn about different teas and customs of the vibrant cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands.

 

July 6   (253) 507-9357

Gig Harbor Wings & Wheels

Tacoma Narrows Airport, Gig Harbor

11am-5pm.  It's an aviation event with a car show - featuring bi-plane rides, amazing cars and aircraft, live music and the Smoke 'N' Thunder Jet Dragster making a 300 mph run down the runway, plus three hours of aerial demonstrations and displays, featuring warbirds and aerobatic airplanes.  $15 adults, $10 seniors/military, $5 kids (6-17), 5 and under free.

 

July 7-Aug 25   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "CoderDojo: Learn to Code"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

5:30-7:30pm.  Tinker, play, and work with mentors to learn how to code, show off your programming skills, and  develop your own websites, apps, and games. Parents and families welcome!  Ages 12 – 18.

 

July 7-Aug 25   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Teen Summer Challenge Meet-ups"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

2-5:30pm.  Are you up to the Teen Summer Challenge? Gather up your wits, roll up your sleeves, and dive in! Visit teensummerchallenge.org to play, and meet up with other players at your local Pierce County Library throughout the summer.  Ages 13 - 18.

 

July 8   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.   Join us for the third season of the Lakewood Farmers Market presented by St. Clare Hospital!  Featuring fresh food, arts, crafts and entertainment. Additional market dates:  July 15, 22, 29.  Aug 5, 12, 19, 26.  Sept 2, 9, 16.

 

July 8   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Minecraft Club"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

3pm.  Build and play with other Minecraft fans, create a Minecraft themed craft to take home.  Ages 8-13.

 

July 9   (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Farmers Market

Multi-purpose tennis court on Lafayette St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays 3-7pm.  Fresh produce, meat, cheese, flowers, and a variety of specialty foods and crafts will be offered as well as prepared foods, perfect for picking up on the way to the concerts in the park.  Additional market dates:  July 16, 23, 30.  Aug 6, 13, 20, 27.

 

July 9   (253) 581-1076

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series "Swing Reunion Orchestra"

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

6:30pm.  Additional dates:  July 16, 23, 30.  Aug 6, 13, 20, 27.  Free admission.

 

July 9   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Lego Mindstorms"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

3:30-5:30pm.  Build and program robots!  Ages 12 - 18.

 

July 10   (253) 460-2530

Curran Apple Orchard Park Concerts in the Park "Washington National Guard 133rd Army Band"

3920 Grandview Dr W, University Place

6:30-8pm. Additional dates: July 24, Aug 7, 21, 22.  Free admission.

 

July 10   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce General Membership Luncheon

Great American Casino, 10117 South Tacoma Way, Lakewood

11:30am. Learn about Chamber programs and marketing opportunities.  Enjoy educational and informative speakers.  Great networking opportunity.  Reservations required.  $20 members pre-paid, $30 at door.  $35 non-members.

 

July 10, 24   (877) 24-BLOOD

 University Place Safetway Blood Drive

3842 Bridgeport Way W, University Place

3-7pm.  Support your community by donating blood!

 

July 10   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Eth-Noh-Tec"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

2pm.  Meet wise creatures, foolish rulers, tricksters and pranksters plus a spirit or two in the world of imagination with storyteller Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo.  All ages.

 

July 11-13   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Fresno Grizzlies

Addition home games: July 21-24 vs Las Vegas 51s, July 25-28 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 7-11 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Aug 20-23 vs Omaha Storm Chasers, Aug 24-27 vs Iowa Cubs.

 

July 11   (253) 798-4177

Movies in the Park "Free Birds"

Meridian Habitat Park, 14422 Meridian E, South Hill, Puyallup

Movie will start at dusk.  Grab a blanket and your favorite lawn chair for our Movies in the Park series.  We will be offering four different family friendly movies in three different parks throughout the summer on our jumbo screen.  Come early to play for preshow activities and games at 7 p.m.  Concessions on site will also be available.  All the movies are FREE and rated PG.

 

July 12   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood SummerFEST

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

11am-11:30pm.   Join us at Fort Steilacoom Park for a fun filled free community event great for the whole family!  Festivities begin.  Fun for all ages.  Featuring kids activities, live music, public market, car show, Sprint Triathlon, movie "The Princess Bride" at dusk and much more!  Free admission.

 

July 12   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood SummerFEST Triathlon

American Lake & Fort Steilacoom Park, Lakewood

9am.  Grab your swim cap, bike helmet, running shoes and head to the SummerFEST Sprint Triathlon presented by St. Clare Hospital.

 

July 12  (877) 24-BLOOD

Lakewood SummerFEST Blood Drive

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

10am-6:30pm.  Support your community by donating blood!

 

July 12   (253) 582-5838

Historic Fort Steilacoom "Living History Day Open House"

9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

10am-4pm.  Re-enactors will show the historic buildings and answer questions about the U.S. Army’s activities  in the Puget Sound region.  Donations accepted.

 

July 12   (253) 588-0042

The Lakewood Institute of Theatre Presents "The Jungle Book"

Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

12pm.  The Young Actors of Lakewood Playhouse's LiT Program present this classic tale that is suitable for the entire family!  Call the Lakewood Playhouse for more information!

 

July 12   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Rene Bibaud - Hot Dog Jump Rope

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

2pm.  Dazzling jump rope performance with fun audience participation.  Ages 5 and up.

 

July 12   (253) 305-1022

Run to the Top

McKinley Park, 907 Upper Park St, Tacoma

8:30am.  Run to the Top is Tacoma's toughest, most gritty, most hilly 5k—and runners and walker of all types will love every second of it! Ongoing renovations by a dedicated group of park volunteers have made McKinley Park a wonderful place to run.  5k - $35/person.  Kids Dash - $25/person.

 

July 12   (253) 471-2960

Tacoma's Old Town Rhythm and  Blues Festival

Old Town Park, Tacoma

The event in the park is open to the public and will be family-friendly.  We will feature local vendors, a beer garden, food, and of course great music!

 

July 12-13   (253) 591-5337

Wild Cat Weekend at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

10am-5pm.  Watch tigers and clouded leopards enjoy special treats designed by their keepers and learn about their conservation.

 

July 13   (253) 219-1011

Go Kart Races Club Series

24718 Mountian Highway E, Spanaway

This is an activity for the whole family From 5 and up.  Kids moms dads grandparents .  All come out to watch and or participate.

 

July 13   (206) 445-2097

Sounders U-23 vs Victoria Highlanders

Sunset Chevrolet Stadium, 901 Valley Ave, Sumner

$10/gate.  Call for additional information.

 

July 15   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.   Join us for the third season of the Lakewood Farmers Market presented by St. ClareHospital!  Featuring fresh food, arts, crafts and entertainment. Additional market dates:  July 22, 29.  Aug 5, 12, 19, 26.  Sept 2, 9, 16.

 

July 15  (877) 24-BLOOD

Harborstone Credit Union Blood Drive

6019 Lake Grove SW, Lakewood

10am-1:30pm.  Support your community by donating blood!

 

July 15   253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Puppet Theatre Presents"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

2:30pm.  The Pierce County Library puppeteers present classic stories, "Little Red Riding Hood" and "The Dog House."  Ages 6 and up.

 

July 16   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours & Blue Ribbon Cutting

Hunke Equipment and Truck Sales, 125 165th St, Spanaway

5-7pm.  Come enjoy a fabulous sampling of delicious hors d'oeuvres and beverages!   Remember to bring lots of business cards ... there'll be plenty of time for networking with our friendly members!  $5 members, $15 non-members.

 

July 16   (206) 445-2097

Sounders U-23 vs Kitsap Pumas

Sunset Chevrolet Stadium, 901 Valley Ave, Sumner

$10/gate.  Call for additional information.

 

July 16   (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Farmers Market

Multi-purpose tennis court on Lafayette St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays 3-7pm.  Fresh produce, meat, cheese, flowers, and a variety of specialty foods and crafts will be offered as well as prepared foods, perfect for picking up on the way to the concerts in the park.  Additional market dates:  July 23, 30.  Aug 6, 13, 20, 27.

 

July 16   (253) 581-1076

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series "312 United States Army Band"

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

6:30pm.  Additional dates:  July 23, 30.  Aug 6, 13, 20, 27. Free admission.

 

July 17   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "PDZA -Honk Howl Squeak Chuff Bellow Snort!"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

2pm.  Explore the noisy world of wildlife and put on your best listening ears for a communication game. Meet a  live animal visitor and touch real bio-facts (pelts, feathers, bones, shells, etc.)  Ages 6 and up.

 

July 18   (253) 798-4141

Cinema on the Sound "Thor 2"

Chambers Creek Regional Park, 6320 Grandview Dr W, University Place

Movie begins at dusk.  Pre-movie entertainment 7-8:30 pm.  Grab a blanket and come out  this summer. Bring the family and we'll supply the stars.  Free admission.

 

July 18   (888) 831-7655

Emerald Queen Casino "Wynonna & The Big Noise"

2024 E 29th St, Tacoma

8:30pm. Whether performing alongside her mother as one half of the legendary duo The Judds, or pushing the boundaries on her own mega-successful solo path, Wynonna’s ability to reach the heart of the human spirit through her bold and unflinching honesty, is the entertainer’s true gift.  Must be 21.

 

July 18   (253) 591-5339

Fort Nisqually "Family Fun Night"

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

6pm-9pm. Enjoy an evening of old fashioned fun! Bring a picnic supper and join in games and dancing of the mid-1800s.  $8 adults, children 4 and under free.

 

July 18   (253) 591-5337

Zoobilee

Point Defiance Zoo, 5400 N Pearl, Tacoma

6pm-1am.  VIP guests will enjoy a stroll through the Zoo peppered with live entertainment, cocktails, a silent auction, and animal appearances.

 

July 19   (253) 798-4141

Chambers Bay Challenge

Chamber Bay Regional Park Trails, 9850 64th St W, University Place

7am.  5k and one mile course.This fun run is for all ages and abilities and will take you along the Soundview Trail, which boasts some of the most amazing views in the Pacific Northwest.  5k - $25,  1 mile - $10.

 

July 19   (888) 831-7655

Emerald Queen Casino "CagerSport MMA XXXI"

2024 E 29th St, Tacoma

7pm. Another round of thrilling mixed martial arts will take place in the EQC I-5 Showroom - get your tickets now!  Must be 21.

 

July 19   (253) 588-0042

The Lakewood Institute of Theatre Presents "The Knights of the Round Table"

Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

12pm.  The Young Actors of Lakewood Playhouse's LiT Program present this classic tale that is suitable for the entire family!  Call the Lakewood Playhouse for more information!

 

July 19   (360) 832-6117

Endangered Species Weekend at Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

10am-4pm.  Bring your herd to Northwest Trek for a weekend honoring endangered species and learn how to protect these animals.

 

July 21   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Minecraft Club"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

3pm.  Build and play with other Minecraft fans, create a Minecraft themed craft to take home.  Ages 8-13.

 

July 21-24   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Las Vegas 51s

Addition home games: July 25-28 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 7-11 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Aug 20-23 vs Omaha Storm Chasers, Aug 24-27 vs Iowa Cubs.

 

 

July 22   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.   Join us for the third season of the Lakewood Farmers Market presented by St. Clare Hospital!  Featuring fresh food, arts, crafts and entertainment. Additional market dates:  July 29.  Aug 5, 12, 19, 26.  Sept 2, 9, 16.

 

July 22   (253) 584-4106

Bridal Tasting with Occasion's Catering at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

5-8pm.  Developed by Occasion’s Catering, this tasting at Lakewold Gardens gives engaged couples the opportunity to visit and view a wedding setting while enjoying a bridal menu of delectable’s and meeting selected vendors.

 

July 23   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "K-Pop Club"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

3:30-4:30pm.  Whether you’re a newbie, or you’ve been addicted for years, celebrate K-Pop’s explosion of color, fashion and style. Bring your obsessed friends, meet other fans, and build community!  Ages 12 – 18.

 

July 23   (253) 383-9463

Port of Tacoma’s Free Bus Tour

3600 Port of Tacoma Rd, Tacoma

10am.   75 minute tour.  Join us for free, guided bus tour of the Port and learn how our operations are connected to more than 113,000 jobs across Washington state.  Space is limited and reservations are required. Children age 6 and over are welcome. Photo identification is required for passengers over 17 years of age.

 

July 23   (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Farmers Market

Multi-purpose tennis court on Lafayette St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays 3-7pm.  Fresh produce, meat, cheese, flowers, and a variety of specialty foods and crafts will be offered as well as prepared foods, perfect for picking up on the way to the concerts in the park.  Additional market dates:  July 30.  Aug 6, 13, 20, 27.

 

July 23   (253) 581-1076

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series "Wally &The Beaves"

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

6:30pm.  Additional dates:  July 30.  Aug 6, 13, 20, 27.  Free admission.

 

July 24   (253) 460-2530

Curran Apple Orchard Park Concerts in the Park "Maia Santell and House Blend"

3920 Grandview Dr W, University Place

6:30-8pm. Additional dates:  Aug 7, 21, 22.  Free admission.

 

July 24   (253) 798-4176

Gross Out Olympics

Frontier Park, 21718 Meridian E, Graham

5:30-7:30pm.  The Gross Out Olympics is an event all kids can participate in. Get ready for extreme gross out challenges, such as the bologna toss, human cheese puff, lemon slurp and many more disgusting events. Every Olympian earns a gold medal in these games.  $10 admission.

 

July 24   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Puppet Theatre Presents"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

2:30pm.  The Pierce County Library puppeteers present classic stories, "When Turtle Grew Feathers" and "Henny Penny."  Ages 6 and up.

 

July 25   (253) 591-5339

Fort Nisqually "Friday at the Fort"

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

6-9pm.  Bring your friends for an evening of modern music and dance at historic Fort Nisqually. Quench your thirst and feed your hunger with local refreshments available for purchase. Seating is on the lawn so attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or a folding chair.  $10 adults.  Must be 21.

 

July 25   (253) 588-0042

The Lakewood Institute of Theatre Presents "Butterfly Shoes"

Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

7pm. The Young Actors of Lakewood Playhouse's LiT Program present this classic tale that is suitable for the  entire family!  Call the Lakewood Playhouse for more information!

 

July 25-28   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Sacramento River Cats

Addition home games: Aug 7-11 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Aug 20-23 vs Omaha Storm Chasers, Aug 24-27 vs Iowa Cubs.

 

July 25-27   (425) 445-6028

Seattle Invitational

Dacca Park Athletic Fields,2820 54th Ave E, Fife

Call for additional information.

 

July 26   (253) 983-7887

Black Tie & Blue Jeans Ball "Do the Waughop"

8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

Join Partners for Parks for an evening of hay rides, live music, & fun! Funds raised go to Waughop Lake trail repair.

 

July 26   (253) 383-2733

Dog-A-Thon: The Humane Society's Walk For Homeless Pets

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

9am-2pm.  The Dog-A-Thon provides vital support for adoption programs at the shelter. Last year, participants  raised a record $240,000 for homeless animals, which helped find loving, forever homes for more than 6,000 pets.

 

July 26   (253) 862-8890

Foothills B & O Half Marathon

Orting Park, Downton Orting

rpasquier@comcast.net   It starts at the Armory in Buckley and descends across four beautiful bridges along "The Loop" to South Prairie before finishing at Orting's town park. The course uses the paved Foothills Trail to the extent possible (87%) and roads (8%), sidewalks (0%) and rough trails (5%) when not.

 

July 26   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Spoken Word & Slam Poetry: Urban Arts Workshop with Fab-5"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

3-5pm.  Learn about spoken word and slam poetry from Fab-5.  Ages 13-18.

 

July 26   (253) 779-8490

Summer Drive-In Movie Series "Smokey and the Bandit"

LeMay - America's Car Museum, 2702 E D St, Tacoma

Select Saturdays this summer, join us for car-themed movies on the Haub Family Showfield. Parking for the show starts 4:30 PM, with showtime at dusk (around 9pm).  Free admission.

 

July 26-27   (253) 305-1043

Ethnic Fest

Wright Park, 501 S "I" St, Tacoma

12-7pm. Since 1986 the festival has featured the many cultures and ethnic groups that make Pierce County a great place to live.  Enjoy two full days of music, dance, art, and foods from around the world!  Free admission.

 

July 27   (253) 584-4133

Steilacoom Salmon Bake

Sunnyside Beach, Chambers Creek Rd, Steilacoom

12-4pm.  Live entertainment.

 

July 29  (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.   Join us for the third season of the Lakewood Farmers Market presented by St. Clare

Hospital!  Featuring fresh food, arts, crafts and entertainment. Additional market dates:  Aug 5, 12, 19, 26.  Sept 2, 9, 16.

 

July 29   (253) 381-3835

GIG Gluten Free Support Group

Forza @ Cirque, 4828 Bridgeport Way Ste D, University Place

6:45pm.  Join us for information on Gluten allergies and intolerances as well as other allergies, recipe sharing, guest speakers, product samples and general support as you learn to live with food allergies.

 

July 29   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Learn About Universal Class"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

2-3:30pm.  Universal Class provides free, self-paced online classes to anyone who has a valid Pierce County Library Card.  Classes include a variety of technology, business, arts & crafts, photography, pet care, real estate and more.

 

July 30   (888) 831-7655

Emerald Queen Casino "Josh Turner"

2024 E 29th St, Tacoma

8pm.  One of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers earning numerous CMA, ACM and GRAMMY nominations since the release of his debut album, Long Black Train, Josh Turner has sold more than five million.  Must be 21.

 

July 30   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Oregon Shadow Theater - Jack Chapeau Meets the Gill

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

7pm.  A marine scientist uses submarines, diving suits, robotics and sonar to discover a fantastical creature.    A hilarious show with puppets, live music and good humor.  Ages 5 and up.

 

July 30   (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Farmers Market

Multi-purpose tennis court on Lafayette St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays 3-7pm.  Fresh produce, meat, cheese, flowers, and a variety of specialty foods and crafts will be offered as well as prepared foods, perfect for picking up on the way to the concerts in the park.  Additional market dates:  Aug 6, 13, 20, 27.

 

July 30   (253) 581-1076

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series "Michael Powers"

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

6:30pm.  Additional dates:  Aug 6, 13, 20, 27.  Free admission.

 

uly 31  (877) 24-BLOOD

Western State Hospital Blood Drive

9601 Steilacoom Blvd S@, Lakewood

8-11am, 12-3:30pm.  Support your community by donating blood!

 

July 31   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Project Zine Revolution"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

6-8pm.  Come to the library to explore the art of zine-making and publish your own!  Ages 12 - 18.

 

July 31   (253) 584-4106

Second City Chamber Series at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

Twice a year, some of the Northwest’s finest musicians come together to perform intriguing, challenging, and entertaining chamber music in The Wagner House.

 

July 31-Aug 3   (253) 778-6155

Association of Pacific West Quilters Symposium

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma

Two and a half days of workshops are scheduled with nine classes offered each day. For each day you'll choose one.