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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.

 

Apr 1-2  (253) 272-2336

LeMay Wine & Chocolate Affair

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

4-9pm.  Treat yourself to a delightful evening at the Marymount Event Center! Enjoy locally crafted wines, spirits, chocolates and more at the LeMay Wine & Chocolate 2016.  With over 70 vendors available, you’ll be able to taste, sample and buy some of the best products in Washington.  $25/person. $10/designated drivers.  Must be 21.

 

Apr 1-3   (503) 252-8300

Gem Faire

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

Fri 12-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Gems, jewelry, crystals, beads, fossils, & minerals.  $7/person.  Children under 12 free.

 

Apr 1 – Sept 27 (253) 584-4106

Lakewold Gardens Open For Spring/Summer Season

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

10am-4pm.  Lakewold and the Garden Shop are open for the spring and summer season Wednesday-Sunday. General Admission is $9 per person. Senior/Student/Military admission is $6 per person. Members of Lakewold and children 12 and under receive free admission.

 

Apr 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.

 

Apr 2   (253) 241-2554

Ignite-U Mini-Trade Show

Liberty Inn, 1400 Wilmington Dr, DuPont

10am-2pm.  Call for additional information.

 

Apr 2   (360) 832-6117

Kids' Trek Grand Opening at Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

10aml-5pm.  Climb through a tree, splash in a stream, and more! Join us for playtime at the brand new, nature-inspired play area.

 

Apr 2-3   (253) 514-1866

Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup and Expo

Skansie Brothers Park, 3211 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor

he 5th Annual Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup, held at scenic Skansie Brothers Park, is the premiere event for Pacific Northwest canoe, kayak, paddleboard, dragon boat and outrigger athletes and enthusiasts alike. This two-day event features competitive racing for the expert, novice and recreationalist as well as youth paddlers.

 

Apr 3   (253) 840-4194

Daffodil Festival "The Queen's Coronation"

Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma

5pm.   The Queen’s Coronation is always a very special celebration for the Daffodil Festival, and especially the Princesses of the Royal Court. It is on this evening that a Queen is chosen to reign over the many Festival activities that take place throughout the year.  $10 adults, $5 students/seniors.

 

Apr 3   (253) 274-0443

Jonz Catering Open House at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

6-8pm.  Samplings galore with Jonz Catering and an opportunity to talk with event vendors!

 

Apr 4   (206) 467-6531

Lucky Collector Car Auction at Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie Casino - 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie

Doors open 9am, auction starts 10:30am.   The Lucky Collector Car Auction at Snoqualmie is a 1-day auction featuring about 80 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, 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!

 

Apr 4-8   (253) 591-5337

Spring Break Superstars at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

10am-4pm.  Salute the Zoo’s conservation animal superstars, like red wolves and polar bears, as they enjoy special treats. $7.95-17.95, kids 2 and under free.

 

Apr 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.

 

Apr 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. 

 

Apr 6   (877) 24-BLOOD

Bridgeport Center at St Clare Hospital Community Blood Drive

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

1:30-5pm.   Support your community by donating blood! 

 

Apr 7   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce General Membership Luncheon

Great American Casino, 10117 South Tacoma Way, Lakewood

111:30am. Learn about Chamber programs and marketing opportunities.  Enjoy educational and informative speakers.  Great networking opportunity. Reservations required.  Members/$20, non-members/$30.

 

Apr 7   (253) 987-7980

The Plumbing & Drain Co. 5th Birthday Party

13701 24th St E  Ste C-9, Sumner

4:30-7:30pm. Join us as we celebrate and thank our loyal friends and customers! We'll be serving up barbecue, beer & wine and of course, Birthday Cake! Plus, there will be door prizes and plenty of networking!

 

Apr 7   (253) 305-1022

Opening Day 5k

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

6pm.  Start the baseball season off with a celebratory 5k run/walk that is sure to be a hit for the whole family. This run will take you down part of the Scott Pierson Trail and finish at Cheney Stadium, the home of the Tacoma Rainiers.  Once you finish, stay at the ball park and cheer on the Rainiers as they open their baseball season against the Albuquerque Isotopes.

 

Apr 7-10   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Albuquerque Isotopes

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional Home games: Apr 11-14 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, Apr 23-26 vs Sacramento River Cats, May 2-5 vs Salt Lake Bees, May 14-17 vs Omaha Storm Chasers, May 19-22 vs Iowa Cubs, May 31-June 3 vs Salt Lake Bees, June 9-12 vs Reno Aces, June 17-20 vs Fresno Grizzlies, June 30-July3 vs Las Vegas 51s, July 14-17 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, July 18-21 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers, July 26-29 vs El PasoChihuahuas, 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.

 

Apr 9   (877) 24-BLOOD

University Place Safeway Blood Drive

3842 Bridgeport Way, University Place

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

 

Apr 9   (253) 840-4194

83rd Annual Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Street Parade

Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, Orting

10:15 am Tacoma, 12:45pm  Puyallup, 2:30pm Sumner, 5pm Orting 5pm.  The Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade is an annual celebration of the community, history, traditions, and growth, of its home of Pierce County.  Traveling through the four cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, and Orting, the Parade consists of over 180 entries, including floats, bands, marching, and mounted units. Linking one generation to another in tradition, floats are decorated with thousands of fresh-cut daffodils, just like the daffodil flowers that grew in the Puyallup Valley since over 80 years ago.  Free admission.

 

Apr 9   (253) 840-4194

Daffodil 5K Challenge

Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, Orting

8:45am Tacoma.  11:15am Puyallup.  1pm Sumner.  3:30pm Orting.  The Challenge will take runners through four cities across Pierce County and include each of the parade routes in the process. Four independent 5K races.

 

Apr 9   (206) 430-5249

Upside of Downsizing Education Conference

Tacoma Dome, 2727 East D Street, Tacoma

9:30am-3pm.  An informative and fun conference about gaining freedom by downsizing from top local industry professionals.  Learn about the powerful benefits of downsizing, when and where to begin your new adventure in life, the six-step checklist to downsizing successfully.  $25/person through March 24.  $35/person beginning March 25.  Includes lunch and event materials.  For reservations visit UpsideofDownsizing.com.

 

Apr 9   (253) 564-1623

West Pierce Fire & Rescue CPR & First Aid Course

Station 20, 10928 Pacific Hwy SW, Lakewood

9am-5pm.  One person, adult, child and infant CPR with airway management, first aid for choking, control of bleeding, splinting, bandaging, first aid for burns, sprains, strains, poison control, and other first aid procedures are covered. This course meets Labor & Industries and Department of Social & Health Services Standards.  $40/person.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

 

Apr 11-14   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs El Paso Chihuahuas

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional Home games: Apr 23-26 vs Sacramento River Cats, May 2-5 vs Salt Lake Bees, May 14-17 vs Omaha Storm Chasers, May 19-22 vs Iowa Cubs, May 31-June 3 vs Salt Lake Bees, June 9-12 vs Reno Aces, June 17-20 vs Fresno Grizzlies, June 30-July3 vs Las Vegas 51s, 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.

 

Apr 13   (253) 584-1040

Emergency Food Network Recognition Breakfast

Historic 1625, 1625 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma

7:30-8:45am.  Please join Emergency Food Network in honoring individuals and businesses for their dedication to helping hungry children, adults and seniors in Pierce County.  $30/person.

 

Apr 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!

 

Apr 14-17   (253) 841-5045

Washington State Spring Fair

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

Thurs 2-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-8pm. The Spring Fair is better than ever with the opening of SillyVille and four new acres of fun! Enjoy many of your favorite rides like the Wild Cat, Giant Slide and C.P. Huntington Train, plus 12 additional food booths to wake up your Spring appetite. Join Quigley the duck (and family) to take in adorable baby animals, tons of free entertainment from leaping Dock Dogs to the new Timber Works Lumberjack Show, garden workshops, the action-packed Motorsport Mayhem shows, and much more.  $10 adults, $8 students (6-18), 5 and under free.

 

Apr 15-May 8   (253) 588-0042

Lakewood Playhouse "Noises Off!"

5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.  Non Musicals - $24 general, $21 senior/military, $18 under 25 years.  Musicals - $29 general, $26 senior/military, $23 under 25 years.

 

Apr 16   (253) 840-4194

55th Annual Junior Daffodil Parade

Proctor District, N 30 & Proctor, Tacoma

10am.  The 54th Annual Junior Parade is hosted by the Proctor District of Tacoma and is geared to children, by encouraging the growth of creativity and fun in even the youngest.   Costumes, pets, music and non-motorized floats make this parade a very special event!  Free admission.

 

Apr 16   (253) 582-5838

Historic Fort Steilacoom Opening of Fort Research Center

9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Quarters 2, Lakewood

11am.  Ribbon cutting ceremony followed by tours and a book sale.  Donations accepted.

 

Apr 16   (253) 912-3214

Shred Day at America's Credit Union

6310 Mt. Tacoma Dr SW, Lakewood

9am-1pm.  Securely shred personal documents and prevent identity theft! Each person is allowed up to three bags or boxes of unwanted documents. Documents will be shredded on the spot.

 

Apr 16-17   (253) 591-5337

Party for the Planet at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

10am-4pm.  Celebrate your home planet with the animals that share it! Watch animals enjoy special treats. Learn more at pdza.org. $7.95-17.95; kids 2 and under free.

 

Apr 17   (253) 840-4194

Daffodil Marine Parade

Tacoma Yacht Club, 5401 N Waterfront Dr, Tacoma

Wrapping up the Daffodil Festival’s Parade season, we take to the water!  The Tacoma Yacht Club hosts the Daffodil Royalty and dozens of other yachts and marine vessels in the Daffodil Marine Festival and Parade. Beginning at the TYC, near the Point Defiance Ferry Terminal, the Parade continues on along the waterfront to the Thea Foss Waterway in Downtown Tacoma, which makes for more than one beautiful place to stay dry landside to watch the parade and enjoy the Festival’s beautiful day on the water.

 

Apr 17  (253) 207-5142

Sock Hop & Silent Auction

McGavick Conference Center, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

3:30-7:30pm.  All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Soiciety.  The auction is held by the Relay For Life of Lakewood's Leadership Committee.   $35/person which includeds dinner & entertainment.

 

Apr 20  (877) 24-BLOOD

Bridgeport Center at St Clare Hospital Community Blood Drive

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

1:30-5pm.   Support your community by donating blood! 

 

Apr 20   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Casino Night at Floor Trader

Floor Trader of Tacoma, 7310 S Hosmer St, Tacoma WA 98408

5:30pm Check-in.  5:30-8pm Gaming & Networking.  8pm Prizes & Recognition.  Event includes Gaming Chips to play at Black Jack, Craps, Roulette and Texas Hold 'Em tables,  Food, Beverages & Networking for a great time!  No previous gamingexperience needed to come and learn how to play at various games! Cool raffle prizes: a 3-day-2-night stay in Las Vegas, or at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, British Columbia or a big screen TV.  $50/person.  Adults 21 & over.

 

Apr 21   (253) 565-1960

Free SOUP-tacular Lunch at Bridgeport Place: A Senior Living Community

5250 Bridgeport Way W, University Place

12-1:30pm.  A tasty social outing for seniors. Join us for chef's soup-of-the-day, bread-sticks, beverages & dessert.  Free admission.

 

Apr 21   (253) 584-4106

Tool Talk, Maintenance of Your Tools at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

Ian Sweet, son of Robert Sweet, Arborist, who has led pruning classes for Lakewold Gardens will be giving his first “solo” presentation on tool sharpening and care entitled: “Tool Talk.” Field Experience: We will practice sharpening and repairing of garden tools that are available for our participants to use in the field. Bring eye protection, gloves, (a grinding stone and oil if you have them.)

 

Apr 22   (253) 426-1867

Just Like You - Employing Ability Dinner & Auction

Centerforce Events Center, 5204 Solberg Dr SW, Lakewood

5:30-9:30pm.  Help support individuals with disabilities right to inclusive employment. Remember, your support does more than help fund vital programs and services, it helps change lives.  Event is 21+ and includes a social hour with local wine and beer, a catered buffet dinner, and silent & live auctions.  $50/person.

 

Apr 22   (253) 383-9463

SOLD OUT:  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 areconnected 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.

 

Apr 23-26  (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Sacramento River Cats

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Additional Home games: May 2-5 vs Salt Lake Bees, May 14-17 vs Omaha Storm Chasers, May 19-22 vs Iowa Cubs, May 31-June 3 vs Salt Lake Bees, June 9-12 vs Reno Aces, June 17-20 vs Fresno Grizzlies, June 30-July3 vs Las Vegas 51s, 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.

 

Apr 23   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood's 15th Annual Parks Appreciation Day

Various parks throughout Pierce County

Join us and celebrate Earth Day, Arbor Day, National Parks Week and your local parks in one fun event.  It's gratifying to know you are part of a major county-wide effort with nearly 2,000 other people working in their local parks at the same time.  If you would like volunteer, please contac the Parks and Recreation Department.

 

Apr 23   (253) 591-5339

Sewing to Sowing at Fort Nisqually

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

11am-5pm Experience springtime in the 1850s at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum during Sewing to Sowing.  $5-$8, children 4 and younger admitted free.

 

Apr 23   (360) 832-6117

Super Girl Scouts Day at Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

9:30am-4pm.  Girl Scouts can spend the day exploring habitats, discovering animals and working on badge components. Learn more at nwtrek.org. $11/person.

 

Apr 29   (253) 537-3700

Visiting Angels Hiring Open House

1401 S Union Ste A, Tacoma

1-4pm.  Visiting Angels is currently hiring CNAs/HCAs for Pierce County and we want to meet you! Please join us for a meet and greet to learn more about employment and advancement opportunities.

 

Apr 29-30   (253) 207-5142

Relay For Life of University of Puget Sound

University of Puget Sound,1500 N Warner St, Tacoma

6pm-10am.  When you walk to end cancer at a Relay event, it's your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, but also to raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from cancer and raise money to help fuel the world's largest walk to end cancer.

 

Apr 29-May 1   (800) 726-4784

Fairy House Friends at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

10am-4pm.  Folklore says that fairies return to their favorite gardens on MayDay! Visitors strolling in Lakewold Gardens for Fairyfest will find evidence of their return. Sharp eyes will spot fairy houses along the walkways. Under trees and shrubs and even hanging from branches, magical creations of nature's wonders found by fairies to make their homes will delight children and adults alike.  Dedicated to lightening hearts and spirits by bringing fairy magic into the world, The Fairy Store will join us with an array of fairy products which inspire, entertain, enlighten and bring fun and beauty to wherever you are.

 

Apr 29-May 8   (253) 584-4106

MayFest at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

10am-4pm. A great time to enjoy the beauty of the gardens in bloom while enjoying displays, exhibits and activities in the Wagner House.  $7-$9.

 

Apr 30   (253) 584-9622

Disaster Preparedness Day

Lakewood Family YMCA, 9715 Lakewood Dr SW, Lakewood

10am-1pm.  Call for additional information.

 

Apr 30-May 1   (425) 277-8132

Puyallup RV Show

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

Thurs-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm.  Rving is all about the adventure! This year's show offers you many options to get you started on your journey.  $10 adults, $9 seniors (62 and older), 17 and under free.