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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.

 

July 30-Aug 2   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Albuquerque Isotopes

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional Home games: Aug 7-10 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 20-23 vs Las Vegas 51s, Aug 29-Sept 1 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Sept 2-5 vs Reno Aces.  $7.50-$25.50.

 

Aug 2   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber Government Relations Committee

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.

 

Aug 2   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.   Join us for the fifth season of the Lakewood Farmers Market presented by St. Clare Hospital!  Featuring fresh food, organic produce, arts, gluten free items, sweet treats, crafts, live entertainment, chef demonstrations and a Master Gardener Speaker Series.   Additional dates:  Aug 9, 16, 23, 30. Sept 6, 13.

 

Aug 2   (253) 589-2489

City of Lakewood "National Night Out"

Citywide

An annual event designed to strengthen our communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relations with each other and with their local law enforcement partners.  Free admission.

 

Aug 2   (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. 

 

Aug 3  (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.

 

Aug 3   (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays 6:30pm.  Additional dates: Aug 10, 17, 24, 31.  Free admission.

 

Aug 3  (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Farmers Market

LaFayette & Wilkes 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 dates: Aug 10, 17, 24, 31.  Free admission.

 

Aug 4   (253) 566-5656

Curran Apple Orchard Park Concerts in the Park

3920 Grandview Dr W, University Place. 

6:30-8pm.  Additional concert dates: Aug 18.  In case of inclement weather, events will be held at the Curtis High School Cafeteria, 8425 40th St W, University Place.  Free admission.

 

Aug 4   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.  Reservations required.  $20 members pre-paid, $30 at door.  $35 non-members.

 

Aug 5   (253) 591-5339

Friday at the Fort at Fort Nisqually

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

6-9:30pm.  Ring your friends and enjoy a summertime party in the most unique setting in Puget Sound—Fort Nisqually. The 7th Annual Friday at the Fort.  Must be 21. $15/person.

 

Aug 6   (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.  $10/person.

 

Aug 6   (253) 779-8490

Summer Drive-In Movie Series

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.

 

Aug 6-7   (360) 832-6117

Primate Party at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

10am-4pm.  Celebrate our lemurs, gibbons, and siamangs and learn more about these fascinating primates! Learn more at pdza.org.  $8.95-$21.95; kids 2 and under free.

 

Aug 7-10   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Sacramento River Cats

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional Home games: Aug 20-23 vs Las Vegas 51s, Aug 29-Sept 1 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Sept 2-5 vs Reno Aces.  $7.50-$25.50.

 

Aug 9   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.   Join us for the fifth season of the Lakewood Farmers Market presented by St. Clare Hospital!  Featuring fresh food, organic produce, arts, gluten free items, sweet treats, crafts, live entertainment, chef demonstrations and a Master Gardener Speaker Series.   Additional dates:  Aug 16, 23, 30. Sept 6, 13.

 

Aug 10   (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays 6:30pm.  Additional dates: Aug 17, 24, 31.  Free admission.

 

Aug 10  (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Farmers Market

LaFayette & Wilkes 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 dates: Aug 17, 24, 31.  Free admission.

 

Aug 11   (253) 779-8490

Cruise-Ins at  America's Car Museum

2702 E D St, Tacoma

5-8pm.  Cruise into ACM on the second Thursday of every month from April through October, rain or shine on Haub Family Field! Bring your own vintage vehicle, mix and mingle with other car enthusiasts while listening to music, vote on the People’s Choice Award and enter to win the raffle drawing.  ACM is open until 8pm for Cruise-Ins, so be sure to explore the Museum and check out the new restomod muscle cars on display in ACM’s newest exhibit - American Muscle - Modified Madness!

 

Aug 11-14   (253) 841-8515

Pierce County Fair

Frontier Park, 21718 Meridian E, Graham

Thurs-Sat 10am-10pm.  Sun 10am-6pm.  Join us at our yearly celebration of rural life, agriculture and good ol’  family values. The Pierce County Fair is nestled among the giant firs and green grass of beautiful Frontier Park. Thousands make the choice to sit back and enjoy a wide selection of tasty fair food while viewing many of our free entertainment acts and attractions.  $6 adults, $5 seniors/children (6-15).

 

Aug 12   (253) 584-1040

Emergency Food Network Breaking Hunger

Gig Harbor Sportsman’s Club, 9721 Burnham Dr NW, Gig Harbor

Breaking Hunger is a fundraising trap shooting tournament to benefit Emergency 9am & 1pm.  Food Network.  Join us for an day of shooting, food and fun -  all while raising money for a great cause!  $125/person.

 

Aug 12-13   (408) 755-5433

Rally Round 4 Ultrasound

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

5 events, 2 days, 1 mission.  Events include Luma Glow Fun Run, Run 4US 4 Runs 2 Walks, Ride 4US 2 Bike Rides, Roll 4US Motorcycle Rally, and World's Largest Squirt Gun Fight.  Call for additional information.

 

Aug 13   (877) 24-BLOOD

University Place Safeway Blood Drive

3842 Bridgeport Way, University Place

9am-1pm.   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.

 

Aug 13   (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!  $150/student.  Call to reserve your spot.

 

Aug 13-14   (360) 832-6117

Feeding Frenzy at Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

11am-4pm. See how keepers present food in creative ways to encourage animals’ natural food-finding behaviors. $8.95-$21.95; kids 2 and under free.

 

Aug 13-14   (253) 591-5339

Fort Nisqually "Brigade Encampment"

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

11am-5pm.  Guests will be transported back to 1855 during one of the largest museum events of the year as re-enactors set up dozens of tents at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum.  $5-$9, 4 and younger free.

 

Aug 16   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.   Join us for the fifth season of the Lakewood Farmers Market presented by St. Clare Hospital!  Featuring fresh food, organic produce, arts, gluten free items, sweet treats, crafts, live entertainment, chef demonstrations and a Master Gardener Speaker Series.   Additional dates:  Aug 23, 30. Sept 6, 13.

 

Aug 17   (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays 6:30pm.  Additional dates: Aug 24, 31.  Free admission.

 

Aug 17  (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Farmers Market

LaFayette & Wilkes 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 dates: Aug 24, 31.  Free admission.

 

Aug 17  (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.

 

Aug 17  (253) 798-4177

Gross Out Olympics

Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St S, Tacoma

5-7pm.  K ids ages 3 and up will have fun in extreme gross out challenges such as, the Bologna Toss, Human  Cheese Puff, Lemon Slurp and many more! ALL Olympians earn a gold medal! $13 admission.

 

Aug 18   (253) 460-2530

Curran Apple Orchard Park Concerts in the Park

3920 Grandview Dr W, University Place. 

6:30-8pm.  In case of inclement weather, events will be held at the Curtis High School Cafeteria, 8425 40th St W, University Place.  Free admission.

 

Aug 18   (253) 305-1022

Thirsty Summer Nights 5k

Titlow Park, 8425 6th Ave, Tacoma

7pm.  As summer is winding down, join us for this evening 5k run/walk with an adult social following the race. $20/person.

 

Aug 20-23   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Las Vegas 51s

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional Home games: Aug 29-Sept 1 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Sept 2-5 vs Reno Aces.  $7.50-$25.50.

 

Aug 20   (253) 591-5337

Arctic Blast at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

10am-4pm. Beat the heat! Enjoy an arctic blast in the middle of summer. Watch animals cool off with special ice treats.  $7.95-17.95; kids 2 and under free.

 

Aug 20   (253) 537-2377

Garfield Street Fair & Car Show

Garfield Street from Pacific Ave to Park (PLU), Parkland

100+ vendors, large car show, music, children’s activities, food.

 

Aug 20-21   (253) 964-8121

City of DuPont Hudson Bay Days

Clocktower Park & DuPont Fire Bay, 1401 Palisade Blvd & 1780 Civic Dr. DuPont

11am-3pm.  Saturday the 20th, classic car show in Clocktower Park. Sunday the 21st, Hudson Bay Heritage Day western carnival style fun celebrating DuPont’s rich history.

 

Aug 23   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.   Join us for the fifth season of the Lakewood Farmers Market presented by St. Clare Hospital!  Featuring fresh food, organic produce, arts, gluten free items, sweet treats, crafts, live entertainment, chef demonstrations and a Master Gardener Speaker Series.   Additional dates:  Aug 30. Sept 6, 13.

 

Aug 24   (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays 6:30pm.  Additional dates: Aug 31.  Free admission.

 

Aug 24  (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Farmers Market

LaFayette & Wilkes 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 dates: Aug 31.  Free admission.

 

Aug 27   (253) 272-2336

39th Annual LeMay Car Show

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

9am-5pm.  The LeMay Car Show has been an annual tradition for almost 40 years. Our show is an amazing assortment of over 1,000 vintage vehicles with additional collections of dolls, antiques, and other nostalgic memorabilia. $15 adults, $5 students (6-17), 5 and under free.

 

Aug 27   (253) 922-2200

Griot's Garage Hot Rods For Hearts

3333 38th St. Tacoma

8am-4pm.  A car show to benefit the American Heart Association.

 

Aug 27   (253) 426-1867

Pierce County 2nd Annual Mobile Food Fest

Sprinker Recreation Center,  14824 C St S, Tacoma

11am-6pm.  Time for round two! The second annual Mobile Food Fest will bring  A variety of food trucks with a mixture of tastes from all over the Puget Sound will be invited to share their fare for all you "foodies" to enjoy!

 

Aug 27   (253) 301-1321

Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon

Tacoma Narrows Airport, 1202 26th Ave. NW, Gig Harbor

7:30am.  Run or walk one of the most unique race courses in the Puget Sound Region! This point to point course starts at the Tacoma Narrows Airport, crosses over the majestic Tacoma Narrows Bridge, runs on the warning track at Cheney Stadium (where you will see yourself on the jumbo tron), and finishes in beautiful downtown Tacoma...the city of destiny.

 

Aug 27-28   (253) 982-3976

Joint Base Lewis-McChord 2016 Air Show & Warrior Exp

Joint Base Lewis-McChord

The 2016 JBLM Air Show & Warrior Expo is more than an air show. In addition to the Thunderbirds and Golden Knights, hundreds of JBLM Soldiers and Airmen will be on hand with airframes and vehicles from JBLM as part of dozens of ground displays. This will showcase the equipment our Airmen and Soldiers use right here at the base every day, and it’s our way to thank the people around the Puget Sound area for their support of Service members and military families. In most cases, people will be able to go inside the planes,helicopters, and vehicles on display, and speak directly with the crews who operate them.  The 2016 JBLM Air Show & Warrior Expo is free and open to the general public.

 

Aug 28   (253) 566-5656

Curran Apple Orchard Cider Squeeze

3920 Grandview Dr W, University Place

2-4pm. Come share the bounty harvest as apples are pressed into cider while listening to live music.

 

Aug 28  (253) 798-4104

Kite Festival

Central Meadow at Chambers Creek Regional Park, 6320 Grandview Dr W, University Place

10am-3pm.  The entire family will be captivated by amazing kite demonstrations, family kite flying, face painting, and more! Bring your kites, blankets and cameras and get ready for a day full of fun!

 

Aug 29-Sept 1   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Fresno Grizzlies

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional Home games: Sept 2-5 vs Reno Aces.  $7.50-$25.50.

 

Aug 30   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.   Join us for the fifth season of the Lakewood Farmers Market presented by St. Clare Hospital!  Featuring fresh food, organic produce, arts, gluten free items, sweet treats, crafts, live entertainment, chef demonstrations and a Master Gardener Speaker Series.   Additional dates:  Sept 6, 13.

 

Aug 31  (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Farmers Market

LaFayette & Wilkes 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.  Free admission.