Community Events


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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.


Jan 1   (253) 305-1000

First Mile Run

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

11am. Start the new year with a flat, fast mile along the waterfront near the Point Defiance Marina.  Free admission.  Just show up and have fun.


Jan 2-4   (253) 874-8711

Puyallup Home & Garden Show

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

Fri-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm.  The Puyallup Home & Garden Show is a show designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. The show includes hundreds of exhibits with product demonstrations geared to enhance a wide variety of interests. Combining new products and expert advice from the pros, the Puyallup Home Show inspires homeowners with wonderful ideas on enhancing their home´s comfort and functionality, as well as the overall look and appeal of their home.  $8 general admission, $7 seniors/military, under 17 free.


Jan 3   (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.


Jan 4, 11, 18, 25   (253) 752-7707

Seahawks Sundays at the Umpqua Bank Summit Club

Cheney Stadium, 3rd Floor, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

1 hour prior to game time through end of the game.  Watch the Super Bowl champions defend their title all season long. Open to the public and live music too!  $20 buffet, $12 for kids (kids 8 & under are free). Guests pay upon arrival.  Runs through January or February depending on playoffs.


Jan 7, 14, 21, 28   (877) 24-BLOOD. 

Bridgeport Center at St Clare Hospital Community Blood Drive

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

1:30-6:pm.  Cascade Regional Blood Services has proudly provided blood to MultiCare Health System and Franciscan Health System, including St. Clare Hospital, since 1946.  Give Blood Save Lives.


Jan 9   (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.


Jan 9-11   (253) 272-3663

Monster Jam "Rock the Dome"

Tacoma Dome, 2727 E "D" St, Tacoma

Call for additional information.  $17 adults, $5 kids.


Jan 9-Feb 1   (253) 588-0042

Lakewood Playhouse "Glengarry Glen Ro$$"

5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

This scalding comedy took Broadway and London by storm. A collection of small-time, cutthroat real estate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their share of the American dream. $24 general, $21 senior/military, $18 under 25 years. 


Jan 10, 24   (877) 24-BLOOD. 

University Place Safeway Blood Drive

3842 Bridgeport Way W, University Place

9am-1pm. Give Blood Save Lives.


Jan 11   (253) 964-2636

Drew Crooks, From Territory to State

DuPont Community Presbyterian Church, 507 Barksdale Ave, DuPont

2-3:30pm.  Drew Crooks presents historic bird's eye view of great changes in Pierce County and Washington State 19th and 20th centuries.  Donations accepted.


Jan 15   (877) 24-BLOOD. 

Western State Hospital Blood Drive

9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

8-11am.  12-3:30pm. Give Blood Save Lives.


Jan 15-18   (253) 756-2121

32nd Annual Tacoma RV Show

Tacoma Dome, 2727 E "D" St, Tacoma

Thurs-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Our 30th annual event will showcase everything the industry has to offer.  And RVers know this is the best place to find it. As usual, it is the first event of the season which means it is strategically scheduled right before the snowbirds head south for the winter and just when the dealers need to  move excess inventory. $12 general admission, free for children (16 & under).


Jan 17   (253) 983-7887

City of Lakewood "12th Annual Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration"

McGavick Conference Center, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

10am-12pm.  All Lakewood citizens are encouraged to attend this multi-ethnic celebration.  Don't miss this outstanding event of music, dancing, song, history and more.  Free admission.


Jan 17   (253) 983-7887

WRPA HotSpot Competition

Pierce College, 9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood

12pm.  A fun opportunity for kids ages 7-14 from our community to compete as individuals in a basketball shooting skills contest.  It's a fun opportunity for kids to test their ability, accept the challenge of competition and learn the value of goal-setting, practicing and personal achievement.  Free admission.


Jan 21   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

Location TBD

4:30-6:30pm.  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.


Jan 21-25   (503) 246-8291

28th Annual Washington Sportsmen's Show & Sport Fishing Boat Show

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

Wed-Fri 12pm-8 pm, Sat 10am-8 pm, Sun 10am-4 pm.  Featuring one-of-a-kind indoor "Steelhead River," over  150 hours of free "how to" seminars, camp cooking demonstrations, the Kid’s Free Trout Pond, the "Head & Horns" competition and much more.  $12 adults, $5 juniors (6-16), under 5 free.


Jan 22-25   (253) 756-2121

32nd Annual Tacoma Home & Garden Show

Tacoma Dome, 2727 E "D" St, Tacoma

Wed-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm. If you are thinking of a new backyard, front courtyard or small side yard, now is the time to find the designer and get planning! Garden lovers wanting to get a jump on the spring season won’t want to miss the plant sale at the Tacoma Home & Garden Show.  $12 adults.  Free to children 16 & younger.