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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.

   

May 31-June 3    (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Salt Lake Bees

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional Home games: June 9-12 vs Reno Aces, June 17-20 vs Fresno Grizzlies, June 30-July3 vs Las Vegas 51s, July 14-17 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, July 18-21 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers, July 26-29 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, July 30-Aug 2 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, 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.

 

June 1  (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.

 

June 1   (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:  June 8, 15, 22, 29.  July 6, 13, 20, 27.  Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.  Free admission.

 

June 2   (253) 584-1040

Emergency Food Network "Growing Awareness - Planting Seeds for Hunger Relief"

Watson's, 6211 Pioneer Way, Puyallup

1-2pm Garden Seminar, 6-9pm Private Shopping.   Join us at this fundraising benefit for Emergency Food Network! Garden Seminar featuring Expert Gardener, Marianne Binetti. Private Shopping & Chef Demonstration featuring Four Star Chef, Emily Moore.  $25 Garden Seminar, $50 Private Shopping.

 

June 2   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Annual Scholarship & General Membership Luncheon

Tacoma Country & Golf  Club,  13204 Country Club Dr SW, 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.

 

June 2  (877) 24-BLOOD

Lakewood Community Blood Drive at Clover Park Technical College

4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

8am-2pm.   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.

 

June 3   (253) 588-2647

National Donut Day

Original House of Donuts, 9638 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

6am-6pm.  Come celebrate National Donut day with OHOD, we will be giving away free donuts to the first 1000 customers in honor of National Donut Day.

 

June 3-4   (253) 207-5142

Relay For Life of Lakewood

Harry E. Lang Stadium, 11023 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

6pm.  Relay For Life is a non-competitive team event to fight cancer.  Team members take turns walking around the track.  It's not an athletic competition, but it is overnight because cancer never sleeps.  Music, entertainment, activities, games, and food all night long.

 

June 3  (877) 24-BLOOD

Lakewood Community Blood Drive at Relay For Life For Lakewood

Harry E. Lang Stadium, 11023 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

5:30-9pm.   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.

 

June 3-July 3   (253) 588-0042

Lakewood Playhouse "Avenue Q: The Musical"

5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

Winner of the TONY "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, "Avenue Q" is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.  Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, “Avenue Q” is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.  $29 general, $26 senior/military, $23 under 25 years.

 

June 4   (877) 422-2030

2016 Tacoma Undy Run/Walk

Wright Park, 316 S G, Tacoma

8am.  Participants are encouraged to run in their boxers to bring attention to the area affected by colon cancer. We have found that by getting people talking about this disease, we can save lives!  5k - adults $40, youth (6-13) $35.  1 Mile run - $30 adults, 5 and younger free.

 

June 4   (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.

 

June 4   (253) 988-9968

AUSA Zombie Apocalypse 5K Run

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

10:30am.   Membership drive in the form of our Annual AUSA Zombie Apocalypse 5K!  Proceeds support the Captain Meriwether Lewis Chapter of the Association of the United States Army.

 

June 4   (253) 584-4336

Exceptionally Talented Showcase

Blue Mouse Theatre, 2611 N Proctor St, Tacoma

11am-1pm.  Be an audience member and help us recognize, support, and cheer for the talents of special needs kids!  Audience members are free, $10 for talent show registration per category.

 

June 4   (253) 862-8890

Rainier to Ruston Rail-Trail Relay and Ultra

Race Start and Check-In is located at the Tacoma Mountaineers' Parking Lot about 1/2 mile from the Carbon River entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park.  7am.  Relay Runners and ultra runners will commemorate the old railroad by passing through bell standardsin each town on the way to the sea. Be sure to attend the bell-ringing in your town! The schedule below will help you know when racers will be coming through.

 

June 4   (253) 584-4106

Rhody Deadhead Party at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

8:30am-12pm.  Join us for our 7th Annual Rhody Deadhead Work Party! This fun and productive morning will start with a complimentary breakfast at 8:30am, followed by deadheading until noon.

 

June 4   (253) 683-2992

University Place "Duck Daze Festival"

27th & Bridgeport to 37th St, University Place

9am-3pm.  At the Duck Daze Festival you will find food booths, local business booths, arts & craft vendors, entertainment, and the Duck Daze Kid Zone with free bounce houses & putt-putt golf.

 

June 4   (253) 564-1623

West Pierce Fire & Rescue Open House

Station 31, 3631 Drexler Dr W, University Place

10am-2pm.  Featuring police demonstrations, vendors from South Sound 911, the West Pierce C.E.R.T. Team, face painting, engine and medic unit tours  for kids and fire safety talks.

 

June 7  (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.

 

June 7   (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:  June 14, 21, 28.  July 5, 12, 19, 26.  Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Sept 6, 13.

 

 

June 7   (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. 

 

June 8   (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:  June 15, 22, 29.  July 6, 13, 20, 27.  Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.  Free admission.

 

June 8   (253) 582-5838

Historic Fort Steilacoom Flag Ceremony & I Corps Band Concert

9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW,  Quarters 3&4, Lakewood

11am - Dignified flag disposal ceremony.  1pm - Concert.  Donations accepted.

 

June 8   (253) 584-4106

Rainier League of Arts at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

10am-4pm.  Rainier League of Arts Show located in The Wagner House at Lakewold will present various works of art from over 30 different artists. The art show is free, Lakewold general admission fees will apply when entering the gardens.

 

June 9-12    (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Reno Aces

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional Home games: June 17-20 vs Fresno Grizzlies, June 30-July3 vs Las Vegas 51s, July 14-17 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, July 18-21 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers, July 26-29 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, July 30-Aug 2 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, 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.

 

June 9   (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!

 

June 11   (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.

 

June 11   (253) 584-1040

Emergency Food Network Casino Royale

Tacoma Mountaineers Club, 2302 N 30th St, Tacoma

7-11pm.  Emergency Food Network’s Ambassador Board is hosting its 3rd Annual Casino Royale Fundraising event. Come eat, drink, and gamble for a great cause!  $50/person.

 

June 11   (253) 403-3065

Sound to Narrows 2016

Vassault Park, Tacoma (starting & ending)

Fearuing 12k course, 5k course, 2k Junior Shuffle and Diaper Dash (12 years and younger.)

 

June 11-12   (253) 207-5156

Relay For Life of Tacoma

Mt Tahoma High School, 4634 74th St, Tacoma

12pm-12pm.  For Life is a celebration of survivorship -– an occasion to express hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. There are many ways you can get involved with your local Relay For Life event.

 

June 13-19   (253) 272-2336

Marymount Motorcycle Week

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

arymount Motorcycle Week features an indoor display of more than 200 vintage and specialty motorcycles, an AHRMA-sanctioned vintage trials course on Saturday, a special display from the PNW Museum of Motorcycling, a motorcycle soccer exhibition, a stunt and drill team performance by the Seattle Cossacks (including their rarely-seen board crash), and an outdoor cruise-in that Father’s Day weekend. The heavy-hitter all-stars of motorcycle history like BMW, BSA, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph, Yamaha, and more will be highlighted during this special week which attracts thousands of automotive and motorcycle enthusiasts. Show your dad some love for Father’s Day, and treat him to a fun day out to see some of his favorite rides!  $15/person.

 

June 14   (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:  June 21, 28.  July 5, 12, 19, 26.  Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Sept 6, 13.

 

 

June 15  (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.

 

June 15   (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:  June 22, 29.  July 6, 13, 20, 27.  Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.  Free admission.

 

June 16   (253) 572-8863

Second City Chamber Series at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

6:30pm.  Northwest’s finest musicians once again come together to perform entertaining chamber music in The Wagner House. Guaranteed to enrich and delight, come early for an evening stroll through the gardens and then relax to the moving sounds of the Second City Chamber Series. Please visit www.scchamberseries.org for additional information and to purchase tickets.

 

June 17-20    (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Fresno Grizzlies

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional Home games: June 30-July3 vs Las Vegas 51s, July 14-17 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, July 18-21 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers, July 26-29 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, July 30-Aug 2 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, 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.

 

June 17-18   (253) 207-5142

Relay For Life of Central Pierce

Franklin Pierce High School, 11002 18th Ave E, Tacoma

6pm.  Relay For Life is a celebration of survivorship - an occasion to express hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. There are many ways you can get involved with your local Relay For Life event.

 

June 18   (253) 426-1867

Food Truck Feast

Sehmel Homestead Park, 10123 78th Ave NW, Gig Harbor

12-5pm.  -The 2016 Food Truck Feast is a BRAND NEW event for Peninsula Metropolitan Park District. Kick off the start of the summer and Father’s Day weekend with 12 tasty food trucks, craft beer and live music.

 

June 18   (253) 591-5339

Heritage Foodways at Fort Nisqually

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

11am-5pm. The aromas of fresh baked bread, savory stews, and roasting game will greet guests during Heritage Foodways. $5-$8, children 4 and younger admitted free.

 

June 18   (253) 305-1022

Tacky Tie  Race 2-Mile

Jefferson Park, 801 N Mason Ave, Tacoma

9am.  Just like the ugliest sweater events, this is your chance to break out that ugly or goofy tie that hides in the back of the closet.   Bring Dad out to Jefferson Park for this fun race, or just put on that wonderful tie and get to the starting line! $20/person.

 

June 19   (253) 591-5337

Half-Price Dads' Day at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

9:30am-6pm.   Bring your dad to the Zoo for a wild time on this special day! All dads get half-off general admission.  Half off general admission for dads.

 

June 19   (253) 272-2336

Marymount Motorcycle Week Father's Day BBQ

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

Bring the entire family out for a day of fun!  Special pricing for fathers!

 

June 21   (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:  June 28.  July 5, 12, 19, 26.  Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Sept 6, 13.

 

June 22   (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:  June 29.  July 6, 13, 20, 27.  Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.  Free admission.

 

June 23   (253) 383-9463

SOLD OUT:  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.

 

June 24   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber Annual Golf Classic

RMG Club Oakbrook, 8102 Zircon Dr SW, Lakewood

1:30pm. Hundreds of dollars in cash prizes for top teams, closest to the pin, and longest drive.  Win big $$$ in the hole-in-one!  $150/person includes green fees, cart, dinner and tons of door prizes!

 

June 24-26   (425) 295-3262

Emerald Queen Casino's Taste of Tacoma

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl, Tacoma

Fri-Sat 11am-9pm. Sun 11am-8pm.  Beautiful and majestic Point Defiance Park will be transformed into a wonderland of taste and sound.

 

June 24-26   (360) 264-2156

Tacoma Highland Games

Frontier Park, 21718 Meridian Ave E, Graham

The 46th Tacoma Highland Games is a "family friendly" cultural event. Competition includes Highland Piping, Dance and the traditional Scottish Highland Athletics. Kilted athletes from around the Pacific Northwest, including some of the best in the nation, compete in the caber toss, stone throw, sheaf toss and hammer throw. Men, women and youth events feature light and heavy events.

 

June 25   (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).  Additional dates:  July 16, Aug 6, Aug 27.  Free admission.

 

June 25-26   (360) 832-6117

Slug Fest at Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

11 am-4 pm.  Celebrate all that is silly and slimy about the Pacific Northwest’s most valuable and misunderstood mollusk: the banana slug.  $8.95-$21.95; kids 2 and under free.

 

June 26   (253) 841-8515

Tour de Pierce Bicycle Ride

Begins at Washington State Fair & Event Center Gold Parking Lot, 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup

7:30am-2:30pm.  Tour de Pierce is a a summer bicycle ride through central Pierce County for fitness and fun, promoting bicycle awareness and safety.

 

June 28   (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:  July 5, 12, 19, 26.  Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Sept 6, 13.

 

June 28  (877) 24-BLOOD

Lakewood Community Blood Drive at Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

10am-3pm.   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.

 

June 29   (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays 6:30pm.  Additional dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27.  Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.  Free admission.

 

June 29   (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: July 6, 13, 20, 27.  Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.  Free admission.

 

June 30-July 3   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Las Vegas 51s

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional Home games: July 14-17 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, July 18-21 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers, July 26-29 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, July 30-Aug 2 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, 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.