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.

   

May 29-June 28   (253) 588-0042

Lakewood Playhouse "The MysterY of Edwin Drood"

5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

This wildly warm-hearted theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale (a hilariously loony Victorian musical troupe) “puts on” its flamboyant rendition of Dickens’ unfinished mystery. The giddy playfulness of this “play-within-a-play” is capped off by YOU choosing the solution to the mystery every night from one of 33 Possible Endings! Never the same show twice because you decide what the unusual, and hilarious, finale will be! $29 general, $26 senior/military, $23 under 25 years.

 

June 2   (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 2-5   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs New Orleans Zephyrs

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional home games:  June 11-14 vs Albuquerque Isotopes,  June 23-25 vs Reno Aces,  June 26-29 vs El Paso Chihuahuas,  June 30-July 3 vs Las Vegas 51s,  July 16-19 vs Sacramento River Cats,  July 20-23 vs Salt Lake Bees,  July 24-27 vs Fresno Grizzlies,  Aug 5-9 vs Reno Aces,  Aug 11-14 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 23-26 vs Memphis Redbirds,  Aug 27-30 vs Nashville Sounds.

 

June 2   (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 dates:  June 9, 16, 23, 30.  July 7, 15, 21, 28. Aug 4, 11, 18, 25.  Sept 1, 8, 15.

 

June 3, 10, 17, 24   (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! 

 

June 4   (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 5   (253) 460-8913

Lakewood Family YMCA Community Event

9715 Lakewood Dr Sw, Lakewood

5:30-7pm.  Attend a cooking demonstration led by CHI Franciscan Health, taste-test fruits and vegetables, learn how to make healthy financial decisions from Associated Ministries, take a family-friendly group exercise class, swim in the pool and learn about summer camp at the Y.  Free admission.

 

June 6   (202) 628-0123

2015 Tacoma Undy Run/Walk 5k & 1Mile

Cheney Stadium, 2501 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Participants are encouraged to run in their boxers to bring attention to the area affected by colon cancer. Wehave 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 6   (253) 584-4106

Annual Rhodie Deadhead Work Party at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

8:30am-12pm.  ‘Tis time for spring cleaning and our annual mass-deadheading of the rhodies beckons volunteers to reach out and lend a hand. This group event is a great way to be involved, work alongside other volunteers and beautify our beloved gardens.

 

June 6   (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 6   (253) 584-1040

Emergency Food Network "Casino Royale"

Tacoma Mountaineers Club, 2302 N 30th St, Tacoma

7-11pm.  Come eat, drink, and gamble for a great cause! Proceeds benefit Emergency Food Network.  $75/person.

 

June 6   (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. Take the class yourself, or give the experience as a gift to a friend! You are going to love learning about the “Tin Lizzie” history, maintenance, tips & tricks, and then a road test where you  can actually drive a Model T yourself, apply what you learned, and see what makes it so special! This course will teach the skills required to drive any Ford Model T including: Coordination of hand and foot controls, use of spark and throttle control levers, proper shifting and stopping techniques, use of neutral and brake levers, and reversing, etc. Plus, you’ll get a unique chance to tour the LeMay Collection and Marymount property! 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.

 

June 6   (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 willhelp you know when racers will be coming through.

 

June 6   (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 6   (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 6-7   (253) 272-5767

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 9   (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 dates:  June 16, 23, 30.  July 7, 15, 21, 28. Aug 4, 11, 18, 25.  Sept 1, 8, 15.

 

 

June 10   (253) 964-8121

City of DuPont "Ice Cream Social"

Clock Tower Park, DuPont

3-4pm.  A celebration to end the school year. Come and enjoy lots of ice cream and welcome in the summerbreak from school!  Free admission.

 

June 11   (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.

 

June 11-14   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Albuquerque Isotopes

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional home games:  June 23-25 vs Reno Aces,  June 26-29 vs El Paso Chihuahuas,  June 30-July 3 vs Las Vegas 51s,  July 16-19 vs Sacramento River Cats,  July 20-23 vs Salt Lake Bees,  July 24-27 vs Fresno Grizzlies,  Aug 5-9 vs Reno Aces,  Aug 11-14 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 23-26 vs Memphis Redbirds,  Aug 27-30 vs Nashville Sounds.

 

June 12-13   (253) 983-8617

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.  $10/team. 

 

June 13   (253) 964-8121

City of DuPont "Citywide Yard Sale"

DuPont

All day.  Round up all that stuff that is clogging your garages and attics for this very popular event. You can use your front yard or your garage for this sale.

 

June 13   (253) 403-3065

Sound to Narrows 2015

Vassault Park, Tacoma (starting & ending)

Fearuing 12k course, 5k course, 2k Junion Shuffle (4-11yrs) and 20-yard Diaper Dash (3 and under).

 

June 13   (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.

 

June 14   (253) 582-5838

Historic Fort Steilacoom "United States Flag - Its History and Customs"

9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW,  Quarters 2, Lakewood

2pm.  On the 238th Flag Day (1777-2015), the Sons of Veterans Reserve (SVR) will present a program on the history and customs related to the flag of the United States. Preced­ing the program, the SVR will conduct adignified flag disposal ceremony.  Donations accepted.

 

June 15   (253) 460-4653

2015 U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay

6320 Grandview Dr W, University Place

Check out website for detailed information www.usopen.com.

 

June 15-21   (253) 272-2336

Marymount Motorcycle Week

9am-5pm.  If you love two-wheeler beauties as much as four-wheel vintage vehicles, you are in luck! Marymount Motorcycle Week features an indoor display of more than 200 vintage and specialty motorcycles, an AHRMA-sanctioned vintage  motorcycle trials course on Saturday, an outdoor cruise-in, a Motorcycle Soccer exhibition game, and a special performance by the Seattle Cossacks Stunt Drill Team, as well as a display from the Pacific Northwest Museum of Motorcycling. 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 for automotive and motorcycle enthusiasts.  $15/person.

 

June 16   (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 dates:  June 23, 30.  July 7, 15, 21, 28. Aug 4, 11, 18, 25.  Sept 1, 8, 15.

 

June 19   (253) 964-8121

City of DuPont "US Open Wine Tasting Event"

DuPont

Call for additional information.

 

June 19-20 (253) 272-5767

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 20   (253) 591-5339

Fort Nisqually "What's Cooking"

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

11am-5pm. The smell of campfires, sizzling bacon, and simmering stews will greet visitors at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum.

 

June 20   (253) 272-2336

Marymount Motorcycle Week "AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Observed Trials"

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

10am trials start time (9:45am Rider’s Meeting), 1:30pm Award Presentation.Spectators are welcome to watch  this fun observed trials course where skilled novice, intermediate, and expert riders on vintage motorcycles compete on a very specific and challenging obstacle course at Marymount - testing both man AND machine. This safe and historically accurate racing environment will showcase these vintage machines. Observed trials are a very significant part of historic motorcycle competition. Cross-country riding is how motorcycling began, and as the motorcycles and roads improved, riders still challenged themselves with off-road competitions on ancient Roman roads and on “cow and wagon” trails in the USA. As this “gentleman’s sport” has developed, eventually the competition organized into reliability runs, enduros, “hare and hounds”, and closed course hare scrambles. This observed trials course at Marymount will feature observed sections open to spectators composed of some wide-open areas of challenging terrain and other sections. With period-accurate sections, machines will remain true to their original concept, and the techniques required to ride them will do the same, enhancing the entire vintage trials event for spectators and participants. The trials-riding (and watching!) experience undoubtedly results in good friends, good rides and good fun for all! $15/person.

 

June 20   (253) 305-1022

Tacky Tie  Race 2-Mile

Jefferson Park, 801 N Mason Ave, Tacoma

9am.  We are breaking out the new 2015 Tacky Tie Race! Just like the ugliest sweater events, this is your chance to break out that ugly or goofy tie or bowtie 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. We want to see the  ties.  $20/person.

 

June 21   (253) 272-2336

Father’s Day Cruise-In & BBQ

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

$5 museum admission for dads on this day! 9am-5pm. We know you're going to want to do something extra special for your dad on Father's Day, and we can't think of anything better than bringing him out to Marymount to enjoy cool cars! Dads get to tour the LeMay Collection at Marymount for only $5.00 ($10 off general admission pricing) on Father’s Day, and we are open 9am-5pm that weekend. You can even have a BBQ picnic lunch - we'll have picnic tables available, and BBQ will be served up at reasonable prices. We'll have special parking area reserved for collector cars and motorcycles, so cruise in to Marymount on Father's Day and show your dad some love while treating him to a fun day out to see some of his favorite rides!  $15/person. 

 

June 21   (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!

 

June 21   (253) 272-2336

Marymount Motorcycle Week - Motorcycle Soccer Exhibition Game

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

2pm.  Come watch the Tacoma Tigers take on the Seattle Sharks in this fun exhibition game of motorcycle soccer! They play by most standard soccer rules (+ no crashing, and no stopping with feet down), with the objective of moving the ball through their opponents’ goalposts, but all the players are doing this while riding on vintage motorcycles (primarily 1970s Honda TL125 trials bikes). Come root on these guys, and observe their skills as they navigate the field with a soccer ball AND motorcycles! $15/person.

 

June 21   (253) 272-2336

Marymount Motorcycle Week - Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Stunt & Drill Team Performance

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

Wherever the Seattle Cossacks ride, people watch and wonder – how can they do that on motorcycles!?! No ropes, no props, no gimmicks - they just have skills. The stunts, motorcycles (and the applause) have been going on for over 70 years. The Seattle Cossacks are a motorcycle stunt and drill team that first organized in the late 1930s, and they strive "to entertain and promote the positive image of motorcycling and rider safety". They are named after Russia's cavalry members, the Cossacks, who were known the world over for their masterful horsemanship. Motorcycles were often called "iron horses" in those days, so the name "Seattle Cossacks" is appropriate. They generally ride vintage 1930s or 1940s Harley-Davidsons. All bikes are stock except for the handlebars, and these great old bikes are sturdy and stable enough to bear the weight of multiple riders, and their masterful ridership. At our Marymount Motorcycle Week  event, not only will they be doing their stunt and drill performance, but they will even be doing a special, thrilling stunt that is rarely, if ever seen by the public: their flaming board crash, where a motorcycle rider crashes a bike through a wall of flames!  You won’t want to miss this special performance!  $15/person.

 

June 22   (253) 383-9463

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 23   (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 dates:  June 30.  July 7, 15, 21, 28. Aug 4, 11, 18, 25.  Sept 1, 8, 15.

 

June 23   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Library "Your Business - Start Smart"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

5-7pm.  Are you thinking of going into business for yourself? Join an entrepreneur and business coach from the Washington Center for Women in Business and representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration and Pierce County Library System as they walk you through what it really takes to start and run a business. Whether you are purchasing a company, starting a new venture, or seeking a franchise award, you’ll learn whether starting a business is right for you at this time in your life and in this economic cycle.

 

June 23-25   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Reno Aces

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional home games:  June 26-29 vs El Paso Chihuahuas,  June 30-July 3 vs Las Vegas 51s,  July 16-19 vs Sacramento River Cats,  July 20-23 vs Salt Lake Bees,  July 24-27 vs Fresno Grizzlies,  Aug 5-9 vs Reno Aces,  Aug 11-14 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 23-26 vs Memphis Redbirds,  Aug 27-30 vs Nashville Sounds.

 

June 24   (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 dates July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Aug 5, 12, 19, 26.  Free admission.

 

June 24 (253) 581-1076

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays, 6:30pm.  Free admission.  Additional dates July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Aug 5, 12, 19, 26. 

 

June 26    (253) 779-8490

Wheels & Heels Annual Gala "Kentucky Derby: A Celebration of Horsepower"

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

6:30-11:30pm. Enjoy live Bluegrass music, mint juleps and place your bets on best Derby hat. In addition tosplendid gourmet cuisine and an extraordinary silent and live auction, purchase a raffle rose and  experience a fireworks display unlike any other.

 

June 26-27   (360) 264-2156

Tacoma Highland Games

Frontier Park, 217th & Meridian/Highway 161, 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 26-28   (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 26-29   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs El Paso Chihuahuas

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional home games:  June 30-July 3 vs Las Vegas 51s,  July 16-19 vs Sacramento River Cats,  July 20-23 vs Salt Lake Bees,  July 24-27 vs Fresno Grizzlies,  Aug 5-9 vs Reno Aces,  Aug 11-14 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 23-26 vs Memphis Redbirds,  Aug 27-30 vs Nashville Sounds.

 

June 27   (253) 912-3214

AUSA Zombie Epidemic 5K

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

10:30am-1pm  Membership drive in the form of our First Annual AUSA Zombie Apocalypse 5K! Runners willnot only have to run 3.1 miles, but they’ll have to avoid getting “killed” by zombies. Those that finish with their lives intact will be entered into a drawing for some great prizes. I think everyone will have lots of fun!

 

June 27   (253) 779-8490

Summer Drive-In Movie Series "Night at the Museum"

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.

 

June 27-28   (360) 832-6117

Slug Fest at Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

Slug Fest reigns supreme as one of the zaniest weekends of the year at Northwest Trek. Celebrate all that is slimy and silly about the Pacific Northwest’s most valuable and misunderstood mollusk: the yellow-greenish banana slug. Join us for slug-themed games, crafts, and presentations!

 

June 28   (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 summer bicycle ride through central Pierce County for fitness and fun, promoting bicycle awareness and safety.

 

June 23   (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 dates:  July 7, 15, 21, 28. Aug 4, 11, 18, 25.  Sept 1, 8, 15.

 

June 30-July 3   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Las Vegas 51s

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional home games:  July 16-19 vs Sacramento River Cats,  July 20-23 vs Salt Lake Bees,  July 24-27 vs Fresno Grizzlies,  Aug 5-9 vs Reno Aces,  Aug 11-14 vs Sacramento River Cats, Aug 23-26 vs Memphis Redbirds,  Aug 27-30 vs Nashville Sounds.