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.


Nov 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.


Nov 1   (253) 591-5339

Fort Nisqually "Arts of the Fur Trade"

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

11am-4pm. Experience the arts as an important part of daily life in the mid-1800s at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Interact with the dozens of re-enactors and the Fort’s artisans as they showcase 19th century skills such as spinning, weaving, beading, blacksmithing, woodworking, open-fire cooking, and musical entertainment.  $8 adults, children 4 and under free.


Nov 2   (253) 327-1866

West Side Classic Cross Country Meet

American Lake Golf Course, 9600 Veterans Dr SW, Lakewood

Come see this final state qualifier where over 1,000 athletes will compete.


Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30   (253) 752-7707

Seahawks Sundays at the Umpqua Bank Summit Club

Cheney Stadium, 3rd Floor, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

1 hour prior to game time through end of the game.  Watch the Super Bowl champions defend their title all season long. Open to the public and live music too!  $20 buffet, $12 for kids (kids 8 & under are free). Guests pay upon arrival.  Runs through January or February depending on playoffs.


Nov 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

Nov 5, 12, 19 - 1:30-6:30pm.  Nov 26 - 11am-3pm (holiday hours). Cascade Regional Blood Services has proudly provided blood to MultiCare Health System and Franciscan Health System, including St. Clare Hospital, since 1946.  Give Blood Save Lives.


Nov 6   (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.  $20 members pre-paid, $30 at door.  $35 non-members.


Nov 6   (877) 24-BLOOD. 

Clover Park Technical College Blood Drive

4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

8:30am-2:30pm.  Cascade Regional Blood Services has proudly provided blood to MultiCare Health System and Franciscan Health System, including St. Clare Hospital, since 1946.  Give Blood Save Lives.


Nov 7   (253) 912-3214

14th Annual Turkey Shoot Golf Tournament

Eagles Pride Golf Course, Mounts Rd SW, DuPont (exit #116)

10am shotgun.   It's Turkey Time!  All proceeds to benefit Santa's Castle, the Food Basket Program, and the Madigan Foundation of JBLM.


Nov 7-30   (253) 588-0042

Lakewood Playhouse "Little Women"

5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm.  One of the most popular books ever written about childhood, this production charmingly recounts the home life of four sisters: literary-minded Jo March; Meg, the older sister who marries  a young tutor; fashionable and artistic Amy; and gentle, musically inclined Beth. A wonderful story for the entire family!  $29 general, $26 senior/military, $23 under 25 years.


Nov 8   (888) 831-7655

Emerald Queen Casino "Cheech & Chong"

2024 E 29th St, Tacoma

8:9:30pm.  Call for additional information.  Must be 21.


Nov 8   (253) 312-9301

Ignite-U Main Event

Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma

5-10pm. ~ Where BIG IDEAS Capture Inspiration ~ Bring friends and spend some time with like-minded entrepreneurs and business owners from around the Northwest for a powerful night of inspiration…and BIG IDEAS!  $75 / ticket - including dinner.


Nov 8   (253) 272-2336

LeMay Sock Hop

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

6-11pm. Join us as we re-live the best of the Fifties and Sixties during a fun, retro evening where you can cut a rug while also raising funds for the LeMay Family Collection and its programs.  Enjoy dinner, dancing entertainment with the Rockodiles, silent and dessert auctions & more!!  $35 / person.


Nov 8   (253) 752-9708

Old Time Fiddle Festival

Washington State Fair, 9th Ave SW, Puyallup

Call for additional information.


Nov 8   (253) 591-5337

Point Defiance Zoo Career Day

5400 N Pearl, Tacoma

9:30am-3pm.  Learn what it’s like to be a zookeeper, marine biologist, or veterinarian. Free for students (6th grade through college).


Nov 8, 22   (877) 24-BLOOD. 

University Place Safeway Blood Drive

3842 Bridgeport Way W, University Place

9am-1pm.  Cascade Regional Blood Services has proudly provided blood to MultiCare Health System and Franciscan Health System, including St. Clare Hospital, since 1946.  Give Blood Save Lives.


Nov 8-9   (503) 282-0877

Puyallup Antique & Collectible Show

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

Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm.  Over 400 vendor booths featuring traditional vintage items such as sterling flatware, smalls, rare books, advertising and much more.  $6 general admission.


Nov 9   (253) 964-2636

Karen Haas, I Am Always on the Women's Side - vignettes of the Civil War

DuPont Community Presbyterian Church, 507 Barksdale Ave, DuPont

2-3:30pm.  Speaker, Karen Haas,  portrays women from differing walks of life showing a neglected side of the Civil War.  Donations accepted.


Nov 9   (516) 208-7030

World Run Day 2014

Tacoma and Vicinity

Join runners worldwide as they share their passion for running. Share your route with us, provide a dedication or quote, and celebrate the day! You'll be mailed an official event t-shirt shortly after registration, and be provided a custom-made numbered bib with your name, city and country imprinted (for pick-up/download at


Nov 10-11   (253) 591-5337

Point Defiance Zoo Veterans Appreciation Days

5400 N Pearl, Tacoma

10am-4pm.  Free admission for all individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military.


Nov 14   (253) 912-5245

City of DuPont "Holiday Bazaar"

Pioneer Middle School, 1750 Bob's Hollow LN, DuPont

Call for additional information.


Nov 14-15   (425) 282-5232

WIAA Girls State Volleyball Championships

Pierce College & Lakes High School, 9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood

Call for additional information.


Nov 14-16   (503) 252-8300

Gem Faire

Tacoma Dome, 2727 E "D" St, Tacoma

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


Nov 15   (888) 831-7655

Emerald Queen Casino "Boxing #98"

2024 E 29th St, Tacoma

7-10pm.  Call for additional information.  Must be 21.


Nov 15   (253) 502-8900

The Click! Family Flick "The Nut Job"

The Grand Cinema, 606 S Fawcett Ave, Tacoma

10am, doors open at 9:30am.   Free family movies every 3rd Saturday at the Grand Cinema. Seating is limited so come early. Hosted by Click! Cable TV, you local choice for cable, Internet and broadband services.  Free admission.


Nov 15     (253) 383-2553

Cascade Regional Blood Services "Happy Thanks For Giving Hour"
Heritage Distilling Co, Gig Harbor

Please plan to join us for a special happy hour event where we will sample cocktail and food pairings featuring Heritage Distilling Co. spirits! Cocktail packages will be available for preorder and for sale that evening to stock your bar or your gift closet for the holiday season. Heritage Distilling Co. will donate a portion of the proceeds from these sales to CRBS. Funds raised will go toward a new bloodmobile. Silent auction items will also be available to help you get your holiday shopping started!  $40/person.  Please RSVP - space is limited.


Nov 16   (253) 582-5838

Historic Fort Steilacoom "Civil War Infantry"

Quarters 2, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

2pm. Alan Archambault will discuss his new book, Civil War Infantry, followed by a book signing.  Donations accepted.


Nov 18   (253) 582-8682

Lakewood Historical Society Annual Meeting

St Mary's Episcopal Church, 10630 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

7-9pm.  Annual meeting with year-end reports, election of board members and recognition awards. Program on Washington State 125th Birthday.  Free admission.


Nov 19   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Design Gallery

Design Gallery, 9532 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

5:30-7:30pm.  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! 


Nov 20   (877) 24-BLOOD. 

Western State Hospital Blood Drive

9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

8am-11am, 12-3:30pm.  Cascade Regional Blood Services has proudly provided blood to MultiCare Health System and Franciscan Health System, including St. Clare Hospital, since 1946.  Give Blood Save Lives.


Nov 21   (877) 24-BLOOD. 

Steilacoom High School Blood Drive

54 Sentinel Dr, Steilacoom

8am-2pm.  Cascade Regional Blood Services has proudly provided blood to MultiCare Health System and Franciscan Health System, including St. Clare Hospital, since 1946.  Give Blood Save Lives.


Nov 21   (253) 566-5656

University Place Fall Art & Concert Series

Civic Building, 3609 Market Place W, University Place

7-8:30pm.  Featuring  internationally renowned Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet from St. Petersburg, Russia along with an exciting array of dancers, artists and musicians will delight audience members.  $10/person.


Nov 21   (253) 383-9463

Port of Tacoma’s Free Bus Tour

3600 Port of Tacoma Rd, Tacoma

1pm.  75 minute tour.  Join us for free, 75-minute guided bus tours 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.


Nov 21-22   (425) 988-6155

WIAA Girls Soccer Championships

Sparks Stadium, 601 Seventh Ave SW, Puyallup

Call for additional information.


Nov 22   (253) 584-1040

Emergency Food Network "Empty Bowls"

Charles Wright Academy, 7723 Chambers Creek Rd W, University Place

1-3pm.   Choose bowls handcrafted by local artists. Enjoy a bowl of soup donated by local chefs. Bowl prices start at $10. Proceeds benefit Emergency Food Network.


Nov 22   (253) 752-9708

National Day of the American Indian

Washington State Fair, 9th Ave SW, Puyallup

Call for additional information.


Nov 23   (888) 831-7655

Emerald Queen Casino "Alice Cooper"

2024 E 29th St, Tacoma

7-8:30pm.  Call for additional information.  Must be 21.


Nov 23   (253) 798-4177

Fantasy Lights Walk

Sprinker's parking lot, 14824 S C St, Spanaway

5-7pm.  Kick off your holiday season with the Fantasy Lights Walk sneak preview. Fantasy Lights Walk takes you through 2.5 miles of animated displays at Spanaway Park in Spanaway,Washington. Walkers of all ages and abilities, including wheelchairs and strollers, are invited to take a sneak  preview walk through Fantasy Lights on one night only.   This is your only chance to walk through Fantasy Lights.  $4/person, $12/family.  Children ages 3 and under are free.


Nov 27-Jan 1  (253) 798-4177

20th Annual Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park

Spanaway Park, 14905 Gus G. Bresemann Rd. South, Spanaway

5:30pm-9pm.  The largest holiday drive-through display in the Northwest, featuring nearly 300 elaborate displays and thousands of sparkling lights. The beautiful two-mile drive along Spanaway Lake has become a memorable lakeside tradition for the entire family.  $14/vehicle.  $45/bus with  25 or more passenger capacity.


Nov 27   (253) 301-1321

Tacoma City Turkey Trot 5K/1K Kids Run

Fleet Feet Sports Tacoma, 3812 N 26th St,, Tacoma

7am. The Tacoma City Turkey Trot is a 5k run / walk and 1k kids-run in the Proctor district of Tacoma.  $45/person.


Nov 28-Jan 4    (253) 591-5337


Point Defiance Zoo, 5400 N Pearl, Tacoma

5-9pm. Closed December 24.   Feel the holiday spirit and be dazzled by a sea of shimmering lights, all-new animal light displays, tasty treats and more!