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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.

 

Aug 1   (253) 566-5656

University Place Sun Fest

Cirque Park, University Place

10am-5pm.  Enjoy live entertainment, Adult & Kids Fun Zone, vendors of all kinds, food, games and even a movie in the park at dusk, sponsored by Click! Cable TV.

 

Aug 1   (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 2   (877) 24-BLOOD

St. Frances Cabrini School Blood Drive

5505 108th St SW, Lakewood

1pm.   Support your community by donating blood!

 

Aug 4   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.   Join us for the fourth season of the Lakewood Farmers Market presented by St. Clare Hospital!  Featuring fresh food, arts, crafts and entertainment.  Additional market dates:  Aug 11, 18, 25.  Sept 1, 8, 15.

 

Aug 4   (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 4   (253) 964-8121

City of DuPont "National Night Out"

Citywide

Call for additional information.

 

Aug 4   (253) 404-0891

The Business Examiner's "40 Under Forty"

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Business Examiner Media Group's 40 Under Forty program recognizes outstanding South Sound business and community leaders under the age of 40. Each class of 40 Under Forty represents the diversity and excellence of the South Sound and includes those who have made great accomplishments and significant contributions to their businesses, industries and communities. An alumni panel reviews the candidates to provide direction in the selection of the 40.

 

Aug 5, 12, 19, 26   (877) 24-BLOOD

Bridgeport Center at St Clare Hospital Community Blood Drive

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

Wednesdays, 1:30-6pm.   Support your community by donating blood! 

 

Aug 5   (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Farmers Market

Multi-purpose tennis court on Lafayette 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.  Additional market dates:  Aug 12, 19, 26. 

 

Aug 5   (253) 581-1076

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays, 6:30pm.  Free admission.  Additional dates Aug 12, 19, 26. 

 

Aug 5   (253) 584-4106

Summer Nights at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

Wednesdays in August, 10am-8pm. Take advantage of our extended summertime hours and enjoy the beautiful calm that embraces these 10-acres as day becomes night. Garden Shop hours are extended too, so plan a picnic along with a visit and embrace Lakewold ‘s subtle romance and  charm.  Standard general admission fees apply, with free admission to our military all day.

 

Aug 5-9   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Reno Aces

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional home games:  Aug 11-14 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 23-26 vs Memphis Redbirds,  Aug 27-30 vs Nashville Sounds.

 

Aug 6  apples@curranappleorchard.com

Curran Apple Orchard Park Concerts in the Park

3920 Grandview Dr W, University Place

6:30-8pm. Additional concert dates: Aug 30.  Free admission.

 

Aug 6-9   (253) 843-1173

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.  $5/person.

 

Aug 7   (253) 584-1040

Emergency Food Network "Breaking Hunger"

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

Take aim and fight hunger! Proceeds benefit Emergency Food Network.  Prizes awarded for top shooters and top fundraisers.  $100/shooter.

 

Aug 7   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber "Tacoma Open FootGolf"

Meadow Park Golf Course, 7108 Lakewood Dr W, Tacoma

Experience the thrill of playing next to over 150 professional FootGolfers from 30 countries with the Lakewood Chamber!  Played on shortened holes, with a regulation soccer ball and 21" diameter cups, FootGolf is a blast for sports fans of all ages!  Must pre-register.

 

Aug 8   (253) 272-2336

Marymount Driver’s Ed: Ford Model T

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

9:30am.  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. Class size is limited, pre-registration required. Lunch is included. Students must be at least 16 years old with  a valid driver’s license.  $90/student, $75/student for Foundation members.

 

Aug 8   (253) 591-5337

Sharks! at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

10am-4pm.  Explore the watery world of sharks! Join us for a weekend jam-packed with shark-themed activities. Enjoy games and hands-on activities, learn about shark conservation and join us in pledging to protect sharks around the world!

 

Aug 8   (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 8   (253) 564-1623

West Pierce Fire & Rescue CPR & First Aid Course

Station 20, 10928 Pacific Hwy SW, Lakewood

9am-5pm.  Lessons include CPR and airway management for one person, how to control bleeding, splinting, bandaging, first aid for burns, sprains, strains, poison control and more.  $40/person.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

 

Aug 8-9   (253) 591-5339

Fort Nisqually "Brigade Encampment"

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

11am-5pm.  The annual Brigade Encampment recreates the bustle and excitement of the historic visit of fur traders to the Fort in 1855.

 

Aug 11   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.   Join us for the fourth season of the Lakewood Farmers Market presented by St. Clare Hospital!  Featuring fresh food, arts, crafts and entertainment.  Additional market dates:  Aug 18, 25.  Sept 1, 8, 15.

 

Aug 11-14   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Sacramento River Cats

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional home games:  Aug 23-26 vs Memphis Redbirds,  Aug 27-30 vs Nashville Sounds.

 

Aug 12   (253) 584-4106

Summer Nights at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

Wednesdays in August, 10am-8pm. Take advantage of our extended summertime hours and enjoy the beautiful calm that embraces these 10-acres as day becomes night. Garden Shop hours are extended too, so plan a picnic along with a visit and embrace Lakewold‘s subtle romance and  charm.  Standard general admission fees apply, with free admission to our military all day.

 

Aug 12   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Library  "QuickBooks Training"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

3-7pm.  Cover the basics of the software that allows you to organize finances, create invoices, track sales, trim expenses, view key financial reports and be ready at tax time.

 

Aug 12   (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Farmers Market

Multi-purpose tennis court on Lafayette 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.  Additional market dates:  Aug 19, 26.  Free admission.

 

Aug 12   (253) 581-1076

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays, 6:30pm.  Free admission.  Additional dates Aug 19, 26. 

 

Aug 13 & 27   (877) 24-BLOOD

 University Place Safeway Blood Drive

3842 Brideport Way, University Place

3-7pm.   Support your community by donating blood!

 

Aug 13   (253) 779-8490

LeMay America's Car Museum "Cruise-Ins"

LeMay - America's Car Museum, 2702 E D St, Tacoma

5-8pm.   Every second Thursday we feature vintage vehicles on the Anderson Plaza, April through October, rain or shine! The Cruise-Ins are free and anyone can participate.  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.

 

Aug 14   (877) 24-BLOOD

 Lakewood Family YMCA Blood Drive

9715 Lakewood Dr SW, Lakewood

4-7pm.   Support your community by donating blood!

 

Aug 14-15   (253) 224-9432

Rally Round 4 Ultrasound

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

5events, 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, an d World's Largest Squirt Gun Fight.  Call for additional information.

 

Aug 15   (253) 964-8121

City of DuPont "Hudson Bay Heritage Days Car Show"

City of DuPont.

Call for additional information.

 

Aug 15   (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 18   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.   Join us for the fourth season of the Lakewood Farmers Market presented by St. Clare Hospital!  Featuring fresh food, arts, crafts and entertainment.  Additional market dates:  Aug 25.  Sept 1, 8, 15.

 

Aug 18   (877) 24-BLOOD

 Lakewood Farmers Market Blood Drive

6000 Main St, Lakewood

10am-3pm.   Support your community by donating blood!

 

Aug 19   (253) 584-4106

Summer Nights at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

Wednesdays in August, 10am-8pm. Take advantage of our extended summertime hours and enjoy the beautiful calm that embraces these 10-acres as day becomes night. Garden Shop hours are extended too, so plan a picnic along with a visit and embrace Lakewold ‘s subtle romance and  charm.  Standard general admission fees apply, with free admission to our military all day.

 

Aug 19   (253) 798-4177

Gross Out Olympics

Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St S, Tacoma

2-4pm.  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 many more! ALL Olympians earn a gold medal!

 

Aug 19   (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Farmers Market

Multi-purpose tennis court on Lafayette 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.  Additional market dates:  Aug 26.  Free admission.

 

Aug 19   (253) 581-1076

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays, 6:30pm.  Free admission.  Additional dates Aug 26. 

 

Aug 19   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

Adriatic Grill Italian Cuisine & Wine Bar, 4201 S Steele St, Tacoma

4:30-6:30pm.  Come and join us for an evening of great networking with food 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.

 

Aug 20   (253) 305-1022

Thirsty Summer Nights 5K

Titlow Park, 8425 6th Ave, Tacoma

7pm.  Celebrate the end of the summer with a run through the park with an adult social afterwards. The run is open for all-ages. Come and spend a Thursday evening with Metro Parks and one of our local establishments and let loose before the end of the summer. For those over 21, the post-race social will be held at a the location TBA with activities hosted by Metro Parks Staff.  The beer, other drinks and/or food are on you! Children are not permitted at the social but are welcome at the run.  $20/person.

 

Aug 21   (253) 798-4177

Movies in the Park "Paddington"

Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St S, Tacoma

Movies start at dusk.  Grab a blanket and your favorite lawn chair for our Movies in the Park series.  We will be offering four different family friendly movies in three different parks throughout the summer on our jumbo screen.  All the movies are free and start at dusk. Come early to play for preshow activities and games at 7pm. Concessions on site will also be available.

 

Aug 22   (253) 591-5337

Artic Blast at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

10am-5pm.  Beat the heat! Join us for an arctic blast in the middle of summer. Watch animals cool off with special ice treats. Frolic in piles of shaved ice on the main Zoo lawn, then "chill out" with an ice cream treat from the cafe!

 

Aug 23-26   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Memphis Redbirds

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional home games:  Aug 27-30 vs Nashville Sounds.

 

Aug 25   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.   Join us for the fourth season of the Lakewood Farmers Market presented by St. Clare Hospital!  Featuring fresh food, arts, crafts and entertainment.  Additional market dates:  Sept 1, 8, 15.

 

Aug 26   (253) 584-4106

Summer Nights at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

Wednesdays in August, 10am-8pm. Take advantage of our extended summertime hours and enjoy the beautiful calm that embraces these 10-acres as day becomes night. Garden Shop hours are extended too, so plan a picnic along with a visit and embrace Lakewold ‘s subtle romance and  charm.  Standard general admission fees apply, with free admission to our military all day.

 

Aug 26   (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Farmers Market

Multi-purpose tennis court on Lafayette 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.  Last market of season.

 

Aug 26   (253) 581-1076

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays, 6:30pm.  Free admission.  Last concert of season. 

 

Aug 27-30   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Memphis Redbirds

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Last home game of the season.

 

Aug 29   (253) 272-2336

38th Annual LeMay Car Show

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

Over 500 vintage vehicles from the LeMay Family Collection are on view at Marymount, plus hundreds more at the LeMay home grounds, and local owners of vintage cars bring their vehicles for display on the Marymount show fields. Lots to see!  The LeMay Car Show is a TWO location car show, which means that it's the ONE day a year that in addition to the LeMay Collections at Marymount, Nancy LeMay and her family open their private LeMay homestead property in Spanaway for the general public to come gawk and walk. In addition to the vintage vehicles, there are special displays of dolls, antiques, a General Store & Soda Fountain Room and all sorts of Americana. At Marymount at the LeMay Car Show, collector car owners are invited to bring their vehicles to display on the show fields (parking is first-come, first-serve, no need to pre-register). You'll see a great display of vintage vehicles at the LeMay Car Show - there’s a reason it’s one of the premier car events in the Pacific Northwest!  $15/person.

 

Aug 29-30   (360) 832-6117

Feeding Frenzy at Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

11am-5pm. 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.

 

Aug 29-30   (206) 467-6531

Lucky Collector Car Auction Fall Classic

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

Auction Preview – Saturday 9am-10:30am; Saturday Auction – starts 10:30am, Sunday Auction – Gates open 9am, Auction starts 10:30am The Lucky Collector Car Auction Fall Classic is held in conjunction with the Annual LeMay Car Show - it's a 2-day auction featuring 200+ collector cars! There will be plenty of vehicles to choose from! There are sports cars, muscle cars, true classics, a few pickup trucks and motorcycles, some automobilia, and some really unusual rarities. Whether you are hunting for another collector car, or whether you are a first-timer waiting to "fall in love" with your first collector car, we know that you won't want to miss out on all the auction action! Register to bid ahead of time or you can register at the auction (If you can't make it to the auction, you can even bid remotely off-site through Proxibid.) Preview the lot listings ahead of time, and pick out a new old car!  Saturday $15/person. Free admission on Sunday.

 

Aug 30  apples@curranappleorchard.com

Curran Apple Orchard Cider Squeeze

3920 Grandview Dr W, University Place

12-4pm.  Crunchy red apples and delicious golden cider are

among the highlights at the annual squeeze. Toss apples into old fashioned cider presses, meet The Big Apple and Johnny Appleseed and enjoy bluegrass music at this long-time FREE U.P. tradition. Visit with the Bee Man, participate in children’s activities and talk with artist Barry Crust who makes wonderful walking sticks out of pruned apple branches.

 

Aug 30  apples@curranappleorchard.com

Curran Apple Orchard Park Concerts in the Park

3920 Grandview Dr W, University Place

6:30-8pm. Free admission.  Last concert of season.