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.


Sept 12-Oct 12   (253) 588-0042

Lakewood Playhouse "Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None"

5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

Fri 8pm, Sun 2pm.  Ten strangers are trapped on an island resort and one of them is eliminating them one by one until there are none. We challenge you to figure out who the murderer is in this terrifying mystery adapted from Agatha Christie’s "Ten Little Indians." $24 general, $21 senior/military, $18 under 25 years. 


Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   (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.


Oct 2   (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.


Oct 3   (253) 983-7887

Monster Mash Bash Kids Night Out

Lakewood Activity Center, 9112 Lakewood Dr SW, Lakewood

6-10pm.  Parents take the night off while your kids spend the night out!  Your kids will have a blast at the second annual Monster mash Bash!  They will play games and create hauntingly amazing crafts and, as always, will end the night with a showing of a family favorite movie.  $16/child (ages 6-12).  Spots fill quickly, please sign-up today!


Oct 3-4   (253) 591-5339

Fort Nisqually "Candlelight Tour"

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

7pm-9:30am.  Campfires and candlelight provide illumination for this magical evening walking tour of Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Visitors can eavesdrop as more than a hundred re-enactors bring to life the  laborers, servants, gentlemen and ladies of the Hudson’s Bay Company. The people from the past won’t be aware of their 21st century visitors.  $12 adult, $8 youth. $31 family.  Advance ticket purchase required.


Oct 3-5   (425) 295-3262

10th Annual Oktoberfest Northwest

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

Fri 12pm-12am, Sat 11am-12am, Sun 11am-6pm.  Families are welcome in the Festhalle Biergarten until 7p.m. each evening (Sunday, families are welcome all day!); for the remainder of the evening, guests must be21 years of age or older.  Free on Friday from12n-3pm.  $10  after 3pm on Friday and all day Saturday. $5 Sunday.  Children 12 and under  free all weekend.


Oct 3-5   (253) 272-0466

The 53rd Tacoma Greek Festival at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

1523 S Yakima, Tacoma

Fri-Sat 11am-9pm.  Sun 11am-6pm.  Family fun, Greek dancers, music, food, entertainment, and education tours.


Oct 3-6   (253) 752-9708

Celebration of Western & Wildlife Art

Washington State Fair, 9th Ave SW, Puyallup

Join us for some down home hospitality, great art, and a fun auction.


Oct 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.


Oct 4   (888) 831-7655

Emerald Queen Casino "Mixed Martial Art #32"

2024 E 29th St, Tacoma

7pm-10pm.    Call for additional information.  Must be 21.


Oct 4   (253) 591-6439

Pier Peer In Tacoma

Foss Waterway Seaport Piers Peers, Tacoma

7:30-9pm.  Bring your family and join us for an aquatic night-time adventure as you explore hundreds of mysterious life forms below the docks with experienced naturalists!  Ages 8 and up only.  $8/person.  Reservations required.


Oct 4   (253) 591-6439

Tacoma Nature Center Fall Native Plant Sale

1919 S Tyler St, Tacoma

9am.  Landscape your yard with plants that are native to our area. Planting natives ensures the conservation of  our precious water resources and provides habitat for local birds, mammals and insects. Available plants include groundcover, shrubs, trees and more.


Oct 5   (253) 584-4133

41st Annual Steilacoom Apple Squeeze

Lafayette & Wilkes St, Downtown Steilacoom

10am-4pm. Make cider with hand operated presses!  Featuring food, hand crafts, music, pony rides and children's activities.  Free admission.


Oct 5   (253) 426-1502

Emergency Food Network "Hunger Walk 5k & 10 Walk & Run"

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

12-5pm.  1pm - Run begins.  2pm - Walk begins.  12-4pm - Entertainment food and family fun.  Join us in the fight against hunger in Pierce County.  $20 adults, $10 youth (6-18), 5 and under free.


Oct 5   (253) 301-1321

Oktoberfest Northwest 5K Stein Dash

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

The 5K course starts and finishes in the Washington State Fair and Events Center in Puyallup. And even better...the finish line leads straight into the largest beer garden in Pierce County (all ages).  $45/person.


Oct 5   (253) 380-9075

Sporty Diva's4th Annual 1/2, 15k, 10k and 5k

Chambers Bay, 62nd & Grandview, University Place

Sporty Diva Walk/Run Events are designed to encourage, motivate and inspire the first time athlete and or people who are returning to fitness in a fun, friendly and supportive and non-competitive race environment with a philanthropic/pay it forward mission.


Oct 5   (877) 24-BLOOD

Steilacoom Annual Apple Squeeze Blood Drive

Lafayette & Wilkes St, Downtown Steilacoom

10am-4pm.   Support your community by donating blood!


Oct 5, 12, 19, 26   (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.


Oct 6   (888) 831-7655

Emerald Queen Casino "Seahawks Football"

2024 E 29th St, Tacoma

5:30-8:30pm.  Call for additional information.  Must be 21.


Oct 9   (877) 24-BLOOD

City of Lakewood Blood Drive

6000 Main St SW, Lakewood

8am-12pm.  Support your community by donating blood!


Oct 9   (253) 426-1867

Dine Out For Disabilities

Gig Harbor, Lakewood and Tacoma

Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness month by dining at any of the participating restaurants to beneft Centerforce.  Gig Harbor:  The Tides Tavern, Moctezuma's.  Lakewood:  Carrs Restaurant.  Tacoma:  The Harmon, Indochine, Moctezuma's.


Oct 9-12   (253) 756-2121

31st Annual Tacoma Fall RV Show

Tacoma Dome, 2727 E "D" St, Tacoma

Thurs-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm.  This show gives you the opportunity to see hundreds of the latest makes and models.  $12 adults, $6 military.   Free to children 16 & under.


Oct 10   (253) 566-5656

University Place Fall Art & Concert Series

Civic Building, 3609 Market Place W, University Place

7-8:30pm.  Internationally renowned Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet from St. Petersburg, Russia along with an exciting array of dancers, artists and musicians will delight audience members in the UP for Arts “Fall Arts  & Concerts Series.  $10/person.


Oct 11   (253) 879-3100

4th Annual Logger 5k

University of Puget Sound, 1500 N Warner, Tacoma

9am.  Join fellow Loggers in this 5k fun run through campus. Remember to wear your maroon and white to show off your Logger spirit.


Oct 11   (253) 582-8682

LHS Debut of New Lakewood Book & Reception For Lakes HS Students' Art

6211 Mt Tacoma Dr SW, Lakewood

12-4pm.  Nancy Covert will be available for a book signing of her long awaited book, "American Lake Vignettes". The artwork from  Lakes High School students will be on view for October.  Free admission.


Oct 11 & 25   (877) 24-BLOOD

University Place Safeway Blood Drive

3842 Bridgeport Way, University Place

Oct 11 & 25.   . 9am-12:30pm.   Support your community by donating blood!


Oct 12   (253) 301-1321

Defiance 50K/30K/15K

Owens Beach, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

8am.  Defiance 50k / 30k / 15k is a race on the beautiful trails in Tacoma's Point Defiance Park.  15k - $65/person.  30k - $75/person.  50k - $85/person.


Oct 12   (888) 831-7655

Emerald Queen Casino "Seahawks Sunday"

2024 E 29th St, Tacoma

1:25-4:50pm. Call for additional information.  Must be 21.


Oct 14-31   (253) 591-5330

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory "Pumpkin Patch"

316 S G St,Tacoma

Tues-Sun 10am-4:30pm.  Fanciful exhibition mums and a plethora of pumpkins provide a unique indoor

opportunity for pictures around Halloween.  $3 admission.


Oct 15   (253) 404-8091

2014 Women of Influence

Historical 1625 Tacoma Place, Tacoma

5:30-8:30pm.  Women of Influence recognizes outstanding female leaders in the South Puget Sound.  Honorees are selected for their achievement in community, business, government, military and/or nonprofit sectors.


Oct 15   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Boo Bash Business After Hours & Trade Show

Great American Casino, 10117 South Tacoma Way, Lakewood

4:30-7pm.  We're dying to see you at this Spooktacular Trade Show.  Prowl through the myriad of vendors for a  chance to win fabulous door prizes.  Bewitch potential clients as you network the night away.  Sink your teeth into monstrously delicious hors d’oeuvres.  Enjoy a Ghoulishly good beverage from the no-host bar.  Costumes are optional, but always a scream!  Free admission.  Must be 21.


Oct 16   (253) 588-8495

Friends of Lakewood Libraries Book Sale - Member Appreciation Night

6300 Wildaire RD SW, Lakewood

5:30-7:30pm. Members may check in beginning at 4 p.m. but early check-in is not necessary. If you are not yet a FRIENDS member, join and receive an attractive tote bag. At this sale only, there is a limit of 25 items per member. No boxes, carts, large containers or scanners, please. Refreshments will be served. Memberships: Individual, $15; Associate, $25; Family, $35; Sponsor, $50; Community Partner, $100.


Oct 17   (253) 404-3900

Harvest Fest at Norpoint

Center at Norpoint, 4818 Nassau Ave NE, Tacoma

5:30-7pm.  Enjoy hands-on arts and crafts, carnival-style games, pumpkin fun and live entertainment. Free admission.


Oct 18   (253) 305-1022

Black Cat Fun Run

Point Defiance Five Mile Drive, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

5:30pm.  Ghouls, goblins and humans with a desire for devilish fun can choose from two routes - 5 miles or 2.5 miles.  $35 for 2.5 mile, $40 for 5 mile.


Oct 18   (253) 964-8414

City of DuPont "Pumpkin Patch, Safety Fair & Fall Food Drive"

Fire Department, 1780 Civic Dr, DuPont

10am-2pm.  For the kids, there will be tours of the fire engines and more! For the adults, there will be tours of the station and free blood pressure checks.


Oct 18   (253) 983-7887

City of Lakewood's 8th Annual Truck and Tractor Day

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

12-3pm.  This free event features trucks & tractors perfect for climbing on, hayrides, pumpkins & hard hats forthe kids while supplies last!


Oct 18   (877) 24-BLOOD

City of Lakewood Annual Truck and Tractor Day Blood Drive

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW,  Lakewood

12-3pm.  Support your community by donating blood!


Oct 18   (888) 831-7655

Emerald Queen Casino "Tim Allen"

2024 E 29th St, Tacoma

8:30-10pm.  Call for additional information.  Must be 21.


Oct 18   (253) 502-8900

The Click! Family Flick "Casper"

The Grand Cinema, 606 S Fawcett Ave, Tacoma

10am, doors open at 9:30am.  Free family movies every 3rd Saturday at the Grand Cinema. Seating is limited so come early. Hosted by Click! Cable TV, yoru local choice for cable, Internet and broadband services.  Free admission.


Oct 18-19   (253) 591-5337

Point Defiance Zoo Boo

5400 N Pearl, Tacoma

10am-3pm. Wear your favorite costume for a fun, fall-themed weekend at the Zoo. Watch our animals enjoy special pumpkin enrichments!


Oct 19   (888) 831-7655

Emerald Queen Casino "Seahawks Sunday"

2024 E 29th St, Tacoma

10am-1pm.  Call for additional information.  Must be 21.


Oct 19   (425) 301-7009

Ft. Steilacoom 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon, Marathon and 50K Trail Run

8700 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

We offer 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon (13.1 Mile), Marathon (26.2 Mile) and 50K options . There will be plenty of aid stations and the courses are well marked with signs at intersections. The courses start and finish at the main Ft. Steilacoom Shelter.  $37 - 5K, $42 - 10K, $51 - half marathon, $58 -marathon, $63 - 5k.


Oct 19   (253) 582-5838

Historic Fort Steilacoom Annual Meeting & Program

Quarters 2, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

2pm.  After the short meeting and election, Nancy Covert will talk about her new book, American Lake



Oct 19   (253) 582-8682

Lakewood Historical Society "Salute Pierce County"

American Lakewood Conference Center, Lakewood

4-8pm.  Joint fund raising event sponsored by Lakewood and Tacoma Historical Societies, commemorate the Centennial of World War I.  Tickets $50 or table of 8 for $400.


Oct 20-21   (877) 24-BLOOD

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Blood Drive

9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood

8:30am-2:30pm.   Support your community by donating blood!


Oct 21   (253) 588-8495

Friends of Lakewood Libraries Book Sale - Members-only Presale

6300 Wildaire RD SW, Lakewood

5:30-8pm.  Check-in begins at 3 p.m. Silent auction items will be available. No limits at this sale. Refreshments will be served.  Memberships: Individual, $15; Associate, $25; Family, $35; Sponsor, $50; Community Partner, $100.


Oct 22   (253) 537-3700

Making the Link

Metro Parks STAR Center, 3873 S 66th St, Tacoma

11am-5pm.  City wide resource fair for social workers, discharge planners, and community resource providers in Tacoma.  Meet vendors for a vast array of service providers for seniors and disabled persons


Oct 22-26   (800) 521-7469

Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival

Tacoma Dome, 2727 E "D" St, Tacoma

Wed 11am-8pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-8 pm, Sun 10am-5pm.   One of the nation's largest holiday gift shows.   In it's 32nd year, a grand tradition in the northwest.  Millions spent annually at this event.  Over 40,000 in attendance annually.  With over 600 exhibits and displays.  Exciting entertainment and culinary demonstrations by local chefs.   Specialty foods to sample and buy.   Plenty of on-site & off-site parking.


Oct 23   (253) 625-5011

Safety and Empowerment:  Seniors in the Know

Patriots Landing, 1600 Marshall Circle, DuPont

2-3:30pm.  Events include:  Self defense demos by JBLM, self awareness training by Crystal Wolf, classes on  preventing identity theft and senior safety issues, by Detective Cummings of the DuPont Police.


Oct 23-26   (253) 584-4106

Beautiful Tables Showcase at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

10am-4pm, extended hours Friday night until 7pm.  This event is the perfect opportunity to see the colorful fall  foliage of the gardens and over 30 themed “beautiful” table settings.  $7-$12 admission.


Oct 24   (253) 588-8495

Friends of Lakewood Libraries Book Sale

6300 Wildaire RD SW, Lakewood

10am-4:30pm.   Books are shelved, categorized and re-stocked.  If you are looking for a variety of materials for all ages and interests including hardback and paperback fiction and non-fiction, children's books, computer and business, cookbooks, vocal and instrumental music, anthropology, poetry, sports, pet care, mysteries, family and parenting, health and fitness, fantasy, interior design, literature, audio books, DVDs, CDs and LP records and much more.  As a bonus, the more than 30,000 books are shelved and categorized.  No limits at these sales. As a courtesy to other patrons, please don't sort or stack books in the aisles. Your boxes of books can be held for you at the tally tables while you finish shopping.


Oct 24   (253) 591-5391

Harvest Fest at Portland Ave Community Center

Portland Ave Community Center, 3513 E Portland Ave, Tacoma

5:30-9pm.  Enjoy hands-on arts and crafts, carnival-style games, pumpkin fun and live entertainment.  Free admission.


Oct 24   (253) 383-9463

Port of Tacoma’s Free Bus Tour

3600 Port of Tacoma Rd, Tacoma

1pm.  75 minute tour.  Join us for free, 75-minute guided bus tours 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.


Oct 24-25   (253) 591-5339

Fort Nisqually "Bonfires, Beaver Pelts & Bogeymen"

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

7-9pm.  Celebrate Halloween in the style of past centuries at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Follow a trail of glowing Jack-o’-lanterns to a blazing bonfire where storytellers from 1855 will send shivers down your spine as their ghost stories bring forth the spirits of the fur trade.  $6 adults, $4 children 12 and under.


Oct 24-25   (360) 832-6117

Hoot 'N Howl at Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

6-10pm. Don your best costume and bring your brood to Northwest Trek for the spookiest event of the year.  Navigate through the park to search for animals in the dark on a special nighttime tram tour. Revelers young and young-at-heart can play games, win prizes, and eat treats during this wild weekend!  $13 adults, $9 youth (4-12), 3 and under free.


Oct 24-25   (253) 588-0042

Lakewood Playhouse Live Radio Show "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde"

5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

Fri-Sat 8pm.  We celebrate our 7th Annual Live Radio Show with something truly special . . .  the terrifying story of Jekyll & Hyde. Don’t forget: our show will open with another twisted episode from the iconic radio show  "Lights Out," and many more surprises!  $24 general, $21 senior/military, $18 under 25 years. 


Oct 25   (253) 564-4402

Annual St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church "Celtic Faire"

7410 South 12th St, Tacoma

9:30am-4pm.  Enjoy a Bake Shoppe, Tea Room, and a marketplace where wares for sale include leather items, Celtic jewelry and gifts, quilted and handmade items, and knitted and woven goods.  Free admission.


Oct 25   (253) 845-9770

City of Lakewood "Rain Garden Planting"

6000 Main St SW, Lakewood

8am-12pm.  To highlight these beautiful gardens, Pierce Conservation District and the City of Lakewood are changing the City Hall rain garden from a wild planting to a demonstration of what a residential rain garden can look like and add sustainable conservation plantings around the rain garden as further demonstration of water-wise plants.  Tools provided, professional help, and free lunch.


Oct 25   (253) 983-7835

City of Lakewood Celebrates Make a Difference Day!

Kick-Off Evet at Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St SW, Lakewood

8:30am.  Join millions of Americans doing volunteer projects for their community! The Lakewood Youth Council coordinates projects all throughout Lakewood.


Oct 25   (253) 584-1040

Emergency Food Network "Abundance Dinner & Auction"

McGavick Center, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

6-10pm.  Share your Abundance and support Emergency Food Network! Enjoy a delicious dinner, exciting liveand silent auctions. Reserve your seat today!  $100 general admission.


Oct 25   (253) 272-2336

LeMay Halloween Trunk-or-Treat

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

2-4pm.  Rain or shine…Enjoy a unique way to trick-or-treat! Our LeMay Halloween Trunk-or-Treat provides a safe environment for families to enjoy an inexpensive afternoon of Halloween fun in a neat atmosphere!  Costumed children (age 12 & under) trick-or-treat outdoors by going from car trunk to car trunk to get their bag filled with goodies. Families, individuals or groups host and decorate a collector car, motorcycle, or hearse (or regular driver cars are welcome, too!) and provide packaged candy to be given out to the children at the event. There is no charge to participate – the more the merrier!  Free admission.


Oct 25   (253) 845-9770

Rain Garden Planting!

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St SW, Lakewood

8am-12pm.  Join Pierce County conservation District and the City of  Lakewood as they turn the City Hall rain garden wild planting into a residential rain garden!


Oct 25   (253) 820-5018

Sacks of love 5k Walk/Run

Heritage Park, 9010 128th St, Puyallup

10am.  .We mean to create a supportive aware community centered around those struggling with testicular cancer, while reducing incidents by funding research.  $40/person.


Oct 25   (253) 983-4553

West Pierce Fire & Rescue’s Fall Safety Day

West Pierce Fire & Rescue, Fire Station 21, 5000 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

10am-1pm.  Join us for a day of fun this fall!  Rain or shine, come and enjoy all the activities.  Wear a costume.  Food drive - please bring a non-perishable food item.  Free pumpkins for kids.  Free car seat check.  Free digial picture for kids in costume (ages 10-12).  Free jump house and train ride.  Bake sale and refreshments.  Free admission.


Oct 26   (888) 831-7655

Emerald Queen Casino "Seahawks Sunday"

2024 E 29th St, Tacoma

10am-1pm.  Call for additional information.  Must be 21.


Oct 30   (360) 412-5000 

Nisqually Red Wind Casino Annual Costume Contest

12819 Yelm Hwy, Olympia

7-10pm.  Come dressed in your best cotume to enter in one of three categories (Scariest, Funniest and Most Creative) and you could win $200, $400 or $1,000 in cash. 


Oct 30   (206) 592-3350

Highline Community College Fall Job Fair

2400 S 240th St , Des Moines

9am1-pm.  Dress professionally, have copies of your resume, be prepared to talk about your education and abilities, ask questions, put away distractions, and relax! This is a great opportunity to network. Learn how to prepare for a job fair.  Schedule an appointment to have Student Employment review your resume or to learn about being prepared for a job fair.  Free admission general public.


Oct 31   (253) 912-5245

City of DuPont "Downtown Trick or Treating"

City of DuPont

3-5pm.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Oct 31   (888) 831-7655

Emerald Queen Casino "Halloween"

2024 E 29th St, Tacoma

Call for additional information.  Must be 21.


Oct 31   (253) 591-5321

Harvest Fest at Peoples

Peoples Center, 1602 MLK Jr Way, Tacoma

6-8pm.   Enjoy hands-on arts and crafts, carnival-style games, pumpkin fun and live entertainment.  Free admission.


Oct 31   (253) 305-1022

Harvest Fest at STAR Center

STAR Center, 3873 S 66th St, Tacoma

6-9pm Enjoy hands-on arts and crafts, carnival-style games, pumpkin fun and live entertainment.  Free admission.


Oct 31   (253) 584-4133

Town of Steilacoom "Ghost & Pumpkin Walk"


Call for additional information.


Oct 31   (253) 591-5330

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory "Halloween Open House"

316 S G St, Tacoma

4:30-7pm.  Bring the kids for Halloween fun including a spooky story, games, treats and more!