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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.

 

Sept 1-24   (253) 841-5045

2017 Washington State Fair

Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup

Get ready to PARTY BIG at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. For 20 glorious days enjoy delicious food, wild rides, dazzling entertainment and fun for the whole family. It's the biggest party in the state and you don't want to miss out! Beginning in 2016, the Fair kicked off the Friday of Labor Day weekend and end the last Sunday of the month, providing an additional week of fun.

 

Sept 2-4   (360) 832-6117

Feeding Frenzy at Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

10am-6pm. All animals love to eat! See how keepers present food in creative ways to stimulate each animal’s natural food-finding behaviors and watch the animals enjoy specialized meals.

 

Sept 5   (253) 565-1603

Tacoma Audubon Society Fort Steilacoom Park Bird Walk

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

8am.  A monthly guided walk.  Bring binoculars and a field guide (if you have one).  Birders of all ages and skill levels are welcome at this rain or shine activity!  Free admission.  

 

Sept 5   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber Government Relations

Great American Casino, 10117 South Tacoma Way, Lakewood

7:30-9am.  Join us to meet with elected officials who are invited to attend this casual roundtable discussion ~ get up-to-date information about what is happening in our community and state so you can take away what impacts your bottom line.

 

Sept 5   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.  Shop local, shop fresh!  Right here at Lakewood City Hall.  Featuring fresh food, organic produce,  arts, gluten free items, sweet treats, crafts, live entertainment  and music, chef demonstrations and a Master Gardener  speaker series.  Additional date: Sept 12.

 

Sept 6   (877) 24-BLOOD

Lakewood Community Blood Drive at Big Lots

5401 100th St SW, Lakewood

1:30-5pm.   Give Blood Save Lives!  For 70 years, Cascade Regional Blood Services has provided blood for patients at hospitals in Pierce and South King Counties. Before you donate, be sure to eat well and drink plenty of non-caffeinated beverages. Bring photo ID.

 

Sept 7   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & Installation Banquet

Great American Casino, 10117 South Tacoma Way, Lakewood

11:30am. Recognizing our influential and amazing volunteers and businesses!  Swearing in of new officers.Reservations required.  $25 members pre-paid, $35 at door.  $40 non-members.

 

Sep 8-Oct 8     (253) 588-0042

Lakewood Playhouse "Wait Until Dark"

5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

Susy Hendricks, a blind yet capable woman, and her husband Sam, are imperiled by a trio of con men in the Greenwich Village apartment.  As the climax build, Susy discovers that her blindness might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller’s chilling conclusion.

 

Sept 9   (253) 383-3900

Asia Pacific Cultural Center Taste of Asia with Tea

4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma

11am.  Featuring Guam.  Join us for a fun and tasty culinary journey of Asia and the Pacific Islands.  Learn to cook traditional foods from the many featured countries. Plus an addition of a Tea experience from that country. $20/member.  $25/non-member.

 

Sept 9   (253) 305-1022

Dog Gone Run 2-Mile

Stewart Heights Park, 402 E 56th St, Tacoma

8am. The dog friendly race is 2-miles and begins at 8 am. Run participants will have their own exclusive Pooch Party before the other Pool Party sessions. Run is chip-timed. Strollers welcome. Don't want to run? Bring your dog to enjoy the Pooch Pool Party. Four-legged friends can paddle around with other dogs, lunge through the Lazy River and splash in the sprayground! Two pool sessions to choose from: 10-11:30am, 12-1:30 pm.  $25 Run only.  $30 Run & swim.

 

Sept 9   (253) 591-5339

Harvest Home at Fort Nisqually

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

11am-5pm.  Join us to celebrate the sights, sounds, and smells of autumn at our Harvest Home festival.  The day will include popular Victorian games, traditional music and dance performances, and the arrival of the hock cart carrying the last sheaf of wheat through the fort to the granary.  Everyone is welcome to come down and press cider, make a corn dolly, and help us send off summer 19th century style. $8-$10, children 3 and younger free.

 

Sept 9   (253) 272-2336

Marymount Driver’s Ed Class: Ford Model T

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

This one-day class is a unique hands-on experience for any car lover -  it’s a wonderful chance to actually get behind the wheel of a Ford Model T vehicle. Take the class yourself, or give the experience as a gift to a friend! $175/person. Call to reserve your spot.

 

Sept 9   (253) 798-4703

Touch-A-Truck

Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 S C St, Tacoma

10am-1pm.  Does your child have a love for trucks and large vehicles? Then check out Pierce County's Touch A Truck free event. Kids of all ages will love to climb, run around, sit in and even honk horns of many types of trucks and vehicles.

 

Sept 10   (206) 529-3878

2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's - South Sound

University of Puget Sound, 1500 N Warner, Tacoma

11am registration.  12pm ceremony.  12:30pm walk.

 

Sept 12   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.  Shop local, shop fresh!  Right here at Lakewood City Hall.  Featuring fresh food, organic produce,  arts, gluten free items, sweet treats, crafts, live entertainment  and music, chef demonstrations and a Master Gardener  speaker series.  Last market of season.

 

Sept 14    (253) 383-9463

Port of Tacoma’s Free Bus Tour

Fabulich Center, 3600 Port of Tacoma Rd, Tacoma

1-2pm. Join us on free bus tours of the Port and learn about the valuable jobs related to international trade. Tours are approximately 90 minutes long.

 

Sept 15   (253) 582-9400

1st Annual Lakewood Chamber Foot Golf Classic

Location TBD

Call for additional information

 

Sept 16   (253) 584-4106

Community Kids Day at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

10am-2pm.  A day for the kids at Lakewold Gardens! Join us along with many community partners in garden-related activities for the whole family.

 

Sept 16   (253) 627-5405

Job Carr Museum Pioneer Days Festival

Old Town Park, 2350 N 30th St, Tacoma

Live music, dancing, woodcarvers, weaving, quilting, blacksmithing.  A free family friendly presentation  of the Job Carr Cabin Museum.

 

Sept 16   (360) 832-6117

Run Wild at Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

7:30-11am. Run on forested paths, away from buildings and city traffic. Choose from a 5k or 8k run or a 5k walk and explore Northwest Trek's unique race setting. Your registration fee includes park admission for the day. All runners and walkers will be entered into a raffle to win fabulous prizes!

 

Sept 20   (877) 24-BLOOD

Lakewood Community Blood Drive at Big Lots

5401 100th St SW, Lakewood

1:30-5pm.   Give Blood Save Lives!  For 70 years, Cascade Regional Blood Services has provided blood for patients at hospitals in Pierce and South King Counties. Before you donate, be sure to eat well and drink plenty of non-caffeinated beverages. Bring photo ID.

 

Sept 23   (253) 582-5838

Historic Fort Steilacoom "Museum Day Live - Smithsonian"

9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

10am-4pm.Fort Steilacoom will come alive as reenactors live and work as soldiers, officers, their wives, children and friends. Special invitation to students, home schoolers, and Scouts.

 

Sept 23   (253) 798-4056

HI-TECH Collision Classic Car & Truck Show

Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 S C St, Tacoma

8am-3pm.  Featuring more than 500 classic cars and trucks are anticipated to be on display. This year we're going wild with a "SAFARI" theme, and we're inviting everyone from staff to spectators to participants to join in the festivities with safari inspired attire. There will be additional car-related vendors, an espresso truck, raffle prizes and much more.  It's sure to be a great afternoon in the park with family, friends and classic car enthusiasts. Everyone is invited - so join us, rain or shine.  Free admission.