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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.

 

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.

 

July 2   (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.

 

July 3   (253) 507-9357

Gig Harbor Wings & Wheels

Tacoma Narrows Airport, Gig Harbor

11am-5pm.  Featuring a car show, kid's zone, airplane fly-bys, plane rides, food, vintage warbirds and live entertainment.  $15 adults, $10 seniors/military, $5 kids (6-17), 5 and under free.

 

July 4   (253) 964-8121

City of DuPont July 4th Celebration

Clocktower Park, 1401 Palisade Blvd, DuPont

10am-3pm.  Award winning July 4th celebration. Free kids activities, music, inexpensive food and much more.  Free admission.

 

July 4   (253) 507-9357

Tacoma Freedom Fair, Airshow & Fireworks Extravaganza

Tacoma Waterfront on Ruston Way, Tacoma

Ffeaturing all the usual 4th of July activities, airshows, great food, vendors, exhibits, rides, and events - along with a lot of very exciting new ones! It's the South Sound's biggest annual event, and a party that you don't want to miss, which ends with the Northwest's biggest firework show over Puget Sound!

 

July 4   253) 584-4177

Town of Steilacoom Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

Lafayette St, Steilacoom

9am.  Fun run, street fair, beer garden, entertainment, ice cream social, parade, street dance

 

July 5   (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.

 

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

 

July 5   (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.

 

July 5   (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. 

 

July 6   (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.

 

July 6   (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

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

 

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

 

July 7   (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.

 

July 7   (253) 566-5656

Curran Apple Orchard Park Concerts in the Park

3920 Grandview Dr W, University Place. 

6:30-8pm.  Concert dates July 21.  Aug 4, 18.  In case of inclement weather, events will be held at the Curtis High School Cafeteria, 8425 40th St W, University Place.  Free admission.

 

July 9   (253) 983-7758

City of Lakewood SummerFEST and International Festival

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

11am-11pm.  11am-5pm Art Activities & Vendors.  Free movie at dusk.  Enjoy a memorable outdoor festival for the whole family, at no cost. With hands-on art activities, multi-sporting events, yoga, trapeze, food trucks, live music, car show, international festival, public vendors and Kids Zone; there is something for everyone. Then settle in to see Reptile Isle strolling petting zoo and the movie Minions at dusk!  This magnificent 340 acre park features one of the state’s biggest dog parks with an obstacle course, expansive biking trails, and running trails for the SummerFEST Sprint Triathlon, 5k, 10k and 1 mile kids run. Bring your picnic blanket for dinner in the park and free concert featuring electric violinist Geoffrey Castle. The amazing bands Tacocat and Euro Dance Party USA during the day. Get your free “Passport” stamped at over 13 multi-sporting activities, and hands-on Art stations and be eligible for raffle prizes and give-aways.  Free admission.

 

July 9 (253) 906-1346

Lakewood Sister Cities International Festival

 Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

11am-5:30pm.  Lakewood Sister Cities International Festival is joining Lakewood's Annual SummerFEST event to bring the diversity of the city to the community with international entertainment and food. Free admission.

 

July 9   (253) 837-7758

City of Lakewood’s SummerFEST Triathlon 2016

Fort Steilacoom Park, 9200 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

9am-5pm - Multi Sporting Events including SummerFEST Sprint Triathlon, Triple Threat Series, 5k race, 10k race, 1 mile Kids Run. The SummerfEST sprint triathlon is a perfect sprint triathlon for both first-timers and high caliber athletes. If your company has a wellness program,  put together a team! See the triathlon first-hand by watching this fabulous video that highlights the ½-mile swim that starts and ends at the American Lake Park shore, the 14-mile bike course that loops through the streets of Lakewood, Steilacoom, and JBLM,  and the 3.1-mile run at Fort Steilacoom Park.  Registration opens October 1st on active.com. This year we will provide open water swim clinics and transition clinics. Join the Triple Threat Triathlon Series by participating in the Black Hills spring triathlon in Lacey, the Lakewood SummerFEST sprint triathlon, and finally the JBLM Deuces Wild spring triathlon.

 

July 9   (253) 582-5838

Historic Fort Steilacoom SummerFEST Open House

Quarters 2, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

10am-4pm.  Reenactors will show the historic buildings and talk about the Army’s role in the Puget Sound region.  Donations accepted.

 

July 9   (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.

 

July 9-10   (253) 591-5337

Sharks! at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

10am-5pm. Dive into the world of sharks! Learn about a shark's role in the ocean ecosystem through interactive activity stations.   $7.95-17.95; kids 2 and under free.

 

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

 

July 13   (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.

 

July 13   (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

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

 

July 13   (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 20, 27.  Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.  Free admission.

 

July 13   (253) 798-4177

Gross Out Olympics

Frontier Park, 21718 Meridian E, Graham

5:30-7:30pm.  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.

 

July 14-17   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional Home games: 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.

 

July 14   (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!

 

July 14   (877) 24-BLOOD

University Place Safeway Blood Drive

3842 Bridgeport Way, University Place

3-7pm.   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.

 

July 15   (253) 591-5339

Fort Nisqually "Family Fun Night"

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

6pm-9pm. Families are invited to bring their own picnic dinner to the Fort, located in Point Defiance Park, and  join in games, dancing, and relay races with the Fort’s re-enactors during Family Fun Night.  $5-$8, children 4 and younger admitted free.

 

July 16   (253) 471-2960

Tacoma's Old Town Rhythm and  Blues Festival

Old Town Park, Tacoma

The event in the park is open to the public and will be family-friendly.  We will feature local vendors, a beer garden, food, and of course great music!

 

July 16   (360) 832-6117

Zoo Keeper Academy at Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

11am-4pm.  Learn about careers in animal care through activities and demonstrations. $8.95-$21.95; kids 2 and under free.

 

July 16-17   (253) 617-7172

Tacoma Maritime Fest

Thea Foss Waterway,705 Dock St, Tacoma

10am-5pm.  This year’s festival will have a host of fun activities, roving entertainment, music, and food for the entire family to enjoy.   From a variety of ships to Quick & Dirty Boat Building, to tours of the waterfront and lots of activities for kids and kids-at-heart, there will be something for everyone.  Free admission.

 

July 18-21   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Oklahoma City Dodgers

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional Home games: 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.

 

July 19   (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 26.  Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Sept 6, 13.

 

July 19  (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.

 

July 20  (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.

 

July 20  (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

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

 

July 20  (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 27.  Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.  Free admission.

 

July 21   (253) 566-5656

Curran Apple Orchard Park Concerts in the Park

3920 Grandview Dr W, University Place. 

6:30-8pm.  Additional concert dates: Aug 4, 18.  In case of inclement weather, events will be held at the Curtis High School Cafeteria, 8425 40th St W, University Place.  Free admission.

 

July 21   (253) 426-1867

National Hot Dog Month Celebration

Centerforce Events Center, 5204 Solberg Dr SW, Lakewood

July is national hot dog month, and we are celebrating in style! Join you friends and neighbors and nosh on a truly American classic, one of our delicious gourmet hot dogs.

 

July 21   (253) 584-4106

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.

 

July 22   (253) 591-5337

Zoobilee

Point Defiance Zoo, 5400 N Pearl, Tacoma

6pm - Gala, receiption, auction & twilight stroll.  9pm - Twilight stroll only.  $225/person. $75 Twilight stroll.

 

July 23   (253) 383-2733

Dog-A-Thon: The Humane Society's Walk For Homeless Pets

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

9am-2pm.  The Dog-A-Thon provides vital support for adoption programs at the shelter. Last year, participants raised a record $253,000 for homeless animals, which helped find loving, forever homes for more than 6,000 pets.

 

July 23   (253) 305-1022

Swan Creek 5k

Swan Creek Park, E 44th St & T, Tacoma

9am.  Start your July morning off right with a run through the old Salishan neighborhood that is now known as Swan Creek Park. The course is along paved roads that are cushioned by trees to give runners a unique running experience.$20/person.

 

July 24   (253) 426-1867

Tacoma Food Truck Fest

Wright Park,  501 South I St,Tacoma

10:30am-6pm.  Join us for the biggest gathering of Food Trucks in Tacoma. Trucks from far and wide (including yours truly) are coming together to serve you fast, fresh and delicious meals. Combine that with live entertainment and a locally sourced beer garden and you have a recipe for a good time.

 

July 26   (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 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Sept 6, 13.

 

 

July 26-29   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs El Paso Chihuahuas

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional Home games: 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.

 

July 26   (877) 24-BLOOD

Community Blood Drive at Environmental Services

9850 64th St W, University Place

12-3pm.   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.

 

July 27   (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.

 

July 27  (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

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

 

July 27  (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 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.  Free admission.

 

July 28   (877) 24-BLOOD

University Place Safeway Blood Drive

3842 Bridgeport Way, University Place

3-7pm.   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.

 

July 30-31   (253) 305-1000

Ethnic Fest

Wright Park, 501 S "I" St, Tacoma

12-7pm. Since 1986 the festival has featured the many cultures and ethnic groups that make Pierce County a great place to live.  Enjoy two full days of music, dance, art, and foods from around the world!  Free admission.

 

July 30-31   (253) 591-5337

Wild Cat Weekend at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

10am-5pm. Pounce over to the Zoo for this celebration that’s purrfect for the entire family. Watch our cats enjoy special treats.  $7.95-17.95; kids 2 and under free.

 

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.

 

July 31   (253) 584-4133

Steilacoom Salmon Bake

Sunnyside Beach, Chambers Creek Rd, Steilacoom

12-4pm.  Live entertainment.