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Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information listed. 
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 24-Aug 12   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Summer Stories for Babies and Toddlers"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

10:30am. Help build your baby’s brain with books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more.  Ages 0 - 3 with an adult.

 

June 25-Aug 13   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Summer Stories and Crafts"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

10:30am.  Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.  Ages 3 - 6 with an adult.

 

July 7-Aug 25   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "CoderDojo: Learn to Code"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

5:30-7:30pm.  Tinker, play, and work with mentors to learn how to code, show off your programming skills, and  develop your own websites, apps, and games. Parents and families welcome!  Ages 12 – 18.

 

July 7-Aug 25   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Teen Summer Challenge Meet-ups"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

2-5:30pm.  Are you up to the Teen Summer Challenge? Gather up your wits, roll up your sleeves, and dive in! Visit teensummerchallenge.org to play, and meet up with other players at your local Pierce County Library throughout the summer.  Ages 13 - 18.

 

Aug 1   (253) 584-1040

Emergency Food Network "Breaking Hunger Trap Shooting Tournament"

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

12-5pm.  Take aim and fight hunger! Proceeds benefit Emergency Food Network. Admission $100. Prizes awarded for top shooters and top fundraisers.

 

Aug 1   (253) 798-4177

Movies in the Park "The Lego Movie"

Heritage Recreation Center, 9010 - 128th St, South Hill, Puyallup

Movie will 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.  Come early to play for preshow activities and games at 7 p.m.  Concessions on site will also be available.  All the movies are FREE and rated PG.

 

Aug 1-3   (253) 588-0042

Lakewood Playhouse 2nd Annual Lakewood Asian Film Fest

5729 Lakeowod Towne Center Blvd, Lakewood

Friday-Saturday 7pm, Sunday 2pm.  Presented by Lakewood Playhouse and Lakewood Arts Commission. The 2014 Asian Film Fest will feature four award winning Asian films over three exciting days.  Prior to each film, colorful pre-show entertainment will be provided by the Chong Hee Suk Korean Drummers and the Okinawa Taiko Performers.  There will also be a special lobby display by the famous Philippine Souts Historical Society.  Doors will open one hour prior to the event and concession stand will be open.  Free admission and free parking.

 

Aug 2   (253) 370-4142

1st Annual Patriots Landing Car Show "Hot Rods For Heroes"

Patriots Landing, 11600 Marshall Circle, DuPont

11:30am-3pm.  Come to Patriots Landing Retirement Community to celebrate "Hot Rods For Heroes."  Join us for this amazing event.  Featuring all makes and models - no entry fee!  Music and entertainment.  Fun for kids.  Delicious food and drinks.  Saltues to our Veterans.  Awards for Best in Show and People's Choice.

 

Aug 2   (253) 566-5656

University Place Sun Fest

Cirque Park, University Place

10am-7:30pm.  The event will feature live entertainment, a softball game (police vs. fire dept.), Fun Zone for Kids, a variety of food, vendors of all kinds and a movie at dusk, sponsored by Click! Cable TV.

 

Aug 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.

 

Aug 2   (253) 732-6890

Race For Life

River Valley BMX, 7800 Riverside Dr E, Sumner

he proceeds from your race fees and any donations collected go directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help find a cure.  $20/person.

 

Aug 2   (253) 591-5337

Sharks! at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

10am-4pm.  Connect with our sharks and learn about a shark's role in the ocean ecosystem through interactive activity stations.

 

Aug 2   (253) 301-1321

Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon

Tacoma Narrows Airport, 1202 26th Ave. NW, Gig Harbor

Run or walk one of the most unique race courses in the Puget Sound Region! This point to point course starts at the Tacoma Narrows Airport, crosses over the majestic Tacoma Narrows Bridge, runs on the warning track at Cheney Stadium, and finishes in beautiful downtown Tacoma...the city of destiny.

 

Aug 2-3   (888) 831-7655

Emerald Queen Casino "Ted Nugent"

2024 E 29th St, Tacoma

8:30pm.  To millions of music lovers, Ted Nugent has carved a permanent place in rock and roll history as the  guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing more than 6,400 (!) high-octane concerts, and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe.  Must be 21.

 

Aug 3   (253) 284-3259

NxW Soundrider SUP Race

Sunnyside Beach, Chambers Creek Rd, Steilacoom

Call for additional information.

 

Aug 3   (877) 24-BLOOD

St. Frances Cabrini Blood Drive

5621 108th St SW, Lakewood

9am--1pm. Support your community by donating blood!

 

Aug 5   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.   Join us for the third season of the Lakewood Farmers Market presented by St. Clare

Hospital!  Featuring fresh food, arts, crafts and entertainment. Additional market dates:  Aug 12, 19, 26.  Sept 2, 9, 16.

 

Aug 5   (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 5   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Minecraft Club"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

3pm.  Build and play with other Minecraft fans, create a Minecraft themed craft to take home.  Ages 8-13.

 

Aug 6   (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.  Additional market dates:  Aug 13, 20, 27.

 

Aug 6   (253) 581-1076

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series "The Blues Brothers"

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

6:30pm.  Additional dates:  Aug 13, 20, 27.  Free admission.

 

Aug 6   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Commencement Bay Cruise

Commencement Bay, Tacoma

5:30-9pm.  Enjoy fantastic hors d’oeuvres, music, networking and a perfect event aboard "My Girl" with our members!  Reservations required.  Payment required at time of reservation.  $40 members, $50 non-members.

 

Aug 6   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Small Business Workshop: Business Cycles"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

2-4pm. Learn about business cycles. Part of our Small Business workshop series for adults.

 

Aug 6, 13, 20, 27   (877) 24-BLOOD

Bridgeport Center at St Clare Hospital Blood Drive

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

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

 

Aug 6, 13, 20, 27   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Drop-In Technology Help"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

3-5pm.  Bring your technology questions and your laptop or device to the library and we will get you started or

unstuck.  Part of our computer classes for adults.  Assistance also provided in Spanish.

 

Aug 6, 13, 20, 27   (253) 584-4106

Summer Nights at Lakewold Gardens (Wednesdays in August)

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

10am-8pm.  Bring a picnic and experience the gardens on a summer evening or grab the family for a mid-

week outing and take advantage of the beautiful calm that embraces these 10-acres as day becomes night.

 

Aug 7   (253) 460-2530

Curran Apple Orchard Park Concerts in the Park "Danny Vernon's Illusion of Elvis"

3920 Grandview Dr W, University Place

6:30-8pm. Additional dates:  Aug 21, 22.  Free admission.

 

Aug 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.

 

Aug 7   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Jeff Evans - Science Magic"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

2pm.  Watch a coin defy gravity and fall towards the ceiling. See how everyday items behave in extraordinary ways due to secrets of science.  All ages.

 

Aug 7-10   (253) 847-4754

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 7-11   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Fresno Grizzlies

Addition home games: Aug 20-23 vs Omaha Storm Chasers, Aug 24-27 vs Iowa Cubs.

 

Aug 8   (253) 964-1289

DuPont Concert in the Park

Clocktower Park, DuPont

6:30-8pm.  Free admission.

 

Aug 8   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Passport to Professions"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

10:30am.  Explore your career options in fun, hands-on activities. Earn your “degree” as an environmental scientist, a health care professional and or a computer engineer.  Grades K- 3.

 

Aug 8   (877) 24-BLOOD

Give Blood Get Beer Blood Drive at Steilacoom Pub & Grill

1202 Rainier St, Steilacoom

2:30-6pm. Support your community by donating blood!

 

Aug 8-9   (253) 588-0042

The Lakewood Institute of Theatre Presents "Robin Hood"

Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

Fri 5pm, Sat 12pm.  The Young Actors of Lakewood Playhouse's LiT Program present this classic tale that is suitable for the entire family!  Call the Lakewood Playhouse for more information!

 

Aug 8-10   (253) 278-7550

Pacific Northwest HEMA Gathering

Olson Gym, PLU, 12180 Park Ave S, Tacoma

Call for additional information.

 

Aug 9   (253) 798-4104

Kite Festival

Central Meadow at Chambers Creek Regional Park, 6320 Grandview Dr W, University Place

The entire family will be captivated by amazing kite demonstrations, family kite flying, face painting, and more! Bring your kites, blankets and cameras and get ready for a day full of fun!

 

Aug 9   (206) 667-7433

Obliteride

University of Puget Sound, 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma

Call for additional information.

 

Aug 9   (253) 305-1022

Park to Pint Run

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

5:30pm.   Run/walk this scenic 5k at Point Defiance Park and enjoy live music in the beer garden. This popular summertime event sells out early. Ages 21 and older.  $35/person.

 

Aug 9-10   (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.  $9 adults, children 4 and under free.

 

Aug 10   (253) 964-2399

DuPont Hudson Bay Day & Salmon Bake

City of DuPont.

12-4pm.  Call for additional information.

 

Aug 12   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.   Join us for the third season of the Lakewood Farmers Market presented by St. Clare Hospital!  Featuring fresh food, arts, crafts and entertainment. Additional market dates:  Aug 19, 26.  Sept 2, 9, 16.

 

Aug 13   (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.  Additional market dates:  Aug 20, 27.

 

Aug 13   (253) 581-1076

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series "Joey Jewl & The Swinging Orchestra"

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

6:30pm.  Additional dates:  Aug 20, 27.  Free admission.

 

Aug 13    (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Bubble Madness"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

2pm.  Play and experiment with bubbles. Make your own bubble wands and blowers. Ages 4 and up.

 

Aug 13    (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Lego Mindstorms"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

3:30-5:30pm.  Build and program robots!  Ages 12 - 18.

 

Aug 14   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Excel for Beginners"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

2-3:30pm.  Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel.  Registration required.  Part of our computer classes for adults.

 

Aug 14, 28   (877) 24-BLOOD

University Place Safeway Blood Drive

3842 Bridgeport Way, University Place

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

 

Aug 15   (253) 588-0042

The Lakewood Institute of Theatre Presents "The 1st Annual Lit Radio Show"

Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

7pm.  The Young Actors of Lakewood Playhouse's LiT Program present this classic tale that is suitable for the entire family!  Call the Lakewood Playhouse for more information!

 

Aug 16   (253) 798-4141

Cinema on the Sound "The Nut Job"

Chambers Creek Regional Park, 6320 Grandview Dr W, University Place

Movie begins at dusk.  Pre-movie entertainment 7-8:30 pm.  Grab a blanket and come out this summer.  Bring the family and we'll supply the stars.  Free admission.

 

Aug 16   (253) 779-8490

Summer Drive-In Movie Series "American Graffiti"

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).

 

Aug 16   253) 591-5337

TPL’s Summer Reading Celebration at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

10am-4pm.  Young readers who complete TPL's summer reading program receive FREE admission to the Zoo for the day.

 

Aug 16   (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 17   (253) 284-3259

3rd Annual NxW Soundrider Race

Sunnyside Beach, Chambers Creek Rd, Steilacoom

8am.  Racers will begin with a beach or water start and paddle north, along a complex course along the shore to Chambers Bay Golf Course.

 

Aug 19   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.   Join us for the third season of the Lakewood Farmers Market presented by St. Clare Hospital!  Featuring fresh food, arts, crafts and entertainment. Additional market dates:  Aug 26.  Sept 2, 9, 16.

 

Aug 19   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Cloud Computing"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

2-3:30pm.  Learn the basics of Cloud Computing.  Registration required.  Part of our computer classes for adults.

 

Aug 19   (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.

 

Aug 20   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.

 

Aug 20   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "K-Pop Club"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

3:30-4:30pm.  Whether you’re a newbie, or you’ve been addicted for years, celebrate K-Pop’s explosion of color, fashion and style. Bring your obsessed friends, meet other fans, and build community!  Ages 12 – 18.

 

Aug 20   (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.  Additional market date:  Aug 27.

 

Aug 20   (253) 581-1076

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series "Darren Motamedy"

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

6:30pm.  Additional date:  Aug  27.  Free admission.

 

Aug 20-23   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Omaha Storm Chasers

Addition home game: Aug 24-27 vs Iowa Cubs.

 

Aug 21   (253) 798-4177

Gross Out Olympics

Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St S, Tacoma

2-4pm.  The Gross Out Olympics is an event all kids can participate in. Get ready for extreme gross out challenges, such as the bologna toss, human cheese puff, lemon slurp and many more disgusting events. Every Olympian earns a gold medal in these games.

 

Aug 21   (253) 460-2530

Curran Apple Orchard Park Concerts in the Park "arleywine Revue and Kye Alfred Hilig"

3920 Grandview Dr W, University Place

6:30-8pm. Additional date:  Aug 22.  Free admission.

 

Aug 22   (253) 460-2530

Curran Apple Orchard Park Concerts in the Park "133D Washington Army National Guard Band"

3920 Grandview Dr W, University Place

6:30-8pm. The 133rd Army Band is a diverse group of musicians and ensembles, which serve the community and represent the Washington National Guard to audiences across the state. Free admission.

 

Aug 22   (253) 798-4177

Movies in the Park "Frozen"

Heritage Recreation Center, 9010 - 128th St, South Hill, Puyallup

Movie will 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.  Come early to play for preshow activities and games at 7 p.m.  Concessions on site will also be available.  All the movies are free and rated PG.

 

Aug 22-23   (253) 588-0042

The Lakewood Institute of Theatre Presents "The Emperor's New Clothes - The Musical"

Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

Fri 7pm, Sat 12pm.  The Young Actors of Lakewood Playhouse's LiT Program present this classic tale that is suitable for the entire family!  Call the Lakewood Playhouse for more information!

 

Aug 23   (253) 591-5337

Arctic Blast at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

10am-4pm.  Build a snowman, enjoy a chilly treat, and watch the animals as they play in piles of ice!

 

Aug 23-24   (360) 832-6117

Feeding Frenzy at Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

10am-5pm.  See how keepers present food to stimulate each animal’s natural food-finding behaviors and watch the animals enjoy specialized meals.

 

Aug 24   (253) 219-1011

Go Kart Races Club Series

24718 Mountian Highway E, Spanaway

This is an activity for the whole family.  From 5 and up.  kids moms dads grandparents.  All come out to watch and or participate.

 

Aug 24-27   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Omaha Storm Chasers

Last game of the season.

 

Aug 26   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.   Join us for the third season of the Lakewood Farmers Market presented by St. Clare Hospital!  Featuring fresh food, arts, crafts and entertainment. Additional market dates:  Sept 2, 9, 16.

 

Aug 26   (877) 24-BLOOD

Lakewood Farmers Market Blood Drive

6000 Main St, Lakewood

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

 

Aug 26   (253) 381-3835

GIG Gluten Free Support Group

Forza @ Cirque, 4828 Bridgeport Way Ste D, University Place

6:45pm.  Join us for information on Gluten allergies and intolerances as well as other allergies, recipe sharing, guest speakers, product samples and general support as you learn to live with food allergies.

 

Aug 27   (253) 581-1912

Steilacoom Farmers Market

Multi-purpose tennis court on Lafayette St, Steilacoom

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.  Last day of market for the season.

 

Aug 27   (253) 581-1076

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series "Just Hook Me Up Band"

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

6:30pm. Free admission.

 

Aug 27   (253) 548-3302

Lakewood Pierce County Library System "Basic Bookkeeping Techniques"

6300 Wildaire Rd, Lakewood

2-4pm.  Learn about basic bookkeeping techniques for your small business.  Part of our Small Business workshop series for adults.

 

Aug 30   www.facebook.com/events/676770145667046    

Annual Over the Narrows Gig Harbor to Tacoma Run

Gig Harbor

7am. Healthy family fun with a 10-mile race over the Narrows Bridge, a 5K run/walk in Gig Harbor, and a Kid's Dash, too.

 

Aug 30   (253) 272-2336

37th Annual LeMay Car Show + Auction & Swap Meet

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

9am-5pm.The LeMay Car Show has been an annual tradition for more than 30 years. Our show is an amazing assortment of over 1,000 vintage vehicles with additional collections of dolls, antiques, and other nostalgic memorabilia. Donations and proceeds from this event benefit the LeMay Family Collection Foundation, a non-profit organization.  $15 adults, $5 children (6-17).

 

Aug 30-Sept 1   (360) 832-6117

Get Out of the Rut at Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

10am-4pm.  Learn all about the exciting rut, or breeding, habits of hooved animals like deer, sheep, elk and moose.