August 2017

 

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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.

 

Aug 1   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.  Shop local, shop fresh!  Right here at Lakewood City Hall.  Featuring fresh food, organic produce,  arts, gluten free items, sweet treats, crafts, live entertainment  and music, chef demonstrations and a Master Gardener  speaker series.  Additional dates: Aug 8, 15, 22, 29.  Sept 5, 12.

 

Aug 1   (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 1   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber Government Relations

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.

 

Aug 1   (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

 

Aug 2   (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.

 

Aug 2   (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 9, 16, 23, 30.  Free admission

 

Aug 2   (253) 581-1076

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays 6:30pm.  Additional dates: Aug 9, 16, 23, 30.  Free admission.

 

Aug 3   (253) 566-5656

Curran Apple Orchard Park Concerts in the Park

3920 Grandview Dr W, University Place.  In case of inclement weather, events will be held
at the Curtis High School Cafeteria, 8425 40th St W, University Place.

6:30-8pm. Additional concert date: Aug 17. Free admission.

 

Aug 3   (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 3-6   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Memphis Redbirds

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

The boys are back in town for another season of great baseball & family fun!  Additional home games: Aug 7-10 vs Nashville Sounds, Aug 11-14 vs Reno Aces, Aug 19-22 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, Aug 28-31 vs Salt Lake Bees.  $13.50 adults, $12.50 children/seniors/military, $25.50 box set.

 

Aug 4   (253) 305-1000

Summer Bash & Movies in the Park at Stewart Heights Park

Stewart Heights Park, 402 E 56th St, Tacoma

5pm Activities begin.  "Moana" begins at dusk. Pack your snacks, blankets and lawn chairs and head to the park for a free outdoor movie for the whole family! Summer Bash – featuring Click! Mobile Movies – is a summertime tradition in Tacoma. At dusk we will be showing  Moana on the inflatable screen. Seating is on the lawn, so attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or low-back folding chairs.

 

Aug 4-5   (209) 315-5433

Rally Round 4 Ultrasound

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

Thousands attend over two days to participate in one (or all!) of 5 different types of events. 100% of all event sales will provide ultrasound machines to crisis pregnancy centers.  From camping at the venue, to the family fun festival, to food vendors throughout the park – there is something  for everyone to enjoy! Family friendly fees make this event affordable for even the largest of families.

 

Aug 5   (253) 383-3900

Asia Pacific Cultural Center Taste of Asia with Tea

4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma

11am.  Featuring Mongolia.  Join us for a fun and tasty culinary journey of Asia and the Pacific Islands.  Learn  to cook traditional foods from the many featured countries. Plus an addition of a Tea experience from that country.  $20/member.  $25/non-member.

 

Aug 5   (253) 798-4104

Kite Festival

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

10am-3pm.  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 7-10   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Nashville Sounds

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

The boys are back in town for another season of great baseball & family fun!  Additional home games: Aug 11-14 vs Reno Aces, Aug 19-22 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, Aug 28-31 vs Salt Lake Bees.  $13.50 adults, $12.50 children/seniors/military, $25.50 box set.

 

Aug 8   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.  Shop local, shop fresh!  Right here at Lakewood City Hall.  Featuring fresh food, organic produce,  arts, gluten free items, sweet treats, crafts, live entertainment  and music, chef demonstrations and a Master Gardener  speaker series.  Additional dates: Aug 15, 22, 29.  Sept 5, 12.

 

Aug 9   (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 16, 23, 30.  Free admission

 

Aug 9   (253) 581-1076

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays 6:30pm.  Additional dates: Aug 16, 23, 30. Free admission.

 

Aug 10   (253) 779-8490

Cruise-In at America's Car Museum

2702 E D St, Tacoma

5-8pm.  Cruise into ACM the second Thursday of each month, April through August. Cruise-Ins at ACM are free and family-friendly. Enjoy music by DJ Fred, Gravediggers BBQ, Thirst Responder beer garden, Queen of Pop, complimentary coffee & donuts, and enter to win prizes and people’s choice awards!

 

Aug 10-13   (253) 841-8515

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 adults, seniors and children.  5 and under free.

 

Aug 11   (253) 584-1040

Emergency Food Network Breaking Hunger

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

Breaking Hunger is a fundraising trap shooting tournament to benefit Emergency 9am & 1pm.  Food Network. Join us for an day of shooting, food and fun -  all while raising money for a great cause!  $125/person.

 

Aug 11   (253) 305-1000

Summer Bash & Movies in the Park at The Center at Norpoint

Norpoint Park, 4818 Nassau Ave NE, Tacoma

5pm Activities begin.  "Kubo and the Two Strings" begins at dusk. Pack your snacks, blankets and lawn chairs and head to the park for a free outdoor movie for the whole family! Summer Bash – featuring Click! Mobile Movies – is a summertime tradition in acoma.Seating is on the lawn, so attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or folding chairs.

 

Aug 11   (253) 779-8490

Summer Drive-In Movie Series "Moana"

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).  Additional dates:   Aug 26.  Free admission.

 

Aug 11-14   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Reno Aces

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

The boys are back in town for another season of great baseball & family fun! Additional home games: Aug 19-22 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, Aug 28-31 vs Salt Lake Bees.  $13.50 adults, $12.50 children/seniors/military, $25.50 box set.

 

Aug 12   (253) 383-3900

Asia Pacific Cultural Center's 20th Annual Polynesian Luau

4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma

1-4pm.  Join us for our 20th Annual Luau. Fun filled event for the whole family.  Featuring cultural dances, live music and delicious island menu.  $50 adults, $12.50 children (4-11), 3 and under free.  $500/table of 10.

 

Aug 12   (253) 798-4141

Cinema on the Sound

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

Movies begin at dusk.  Pre-movie entertainment from 7-8:30 p.m. includes Bricks 4 Kidz and Wiggle Works. Food truck vendors with reasonable prices will also be on site. Grab a blanket and come out not once but twice in the summer of 2017 for our FREE family event at Chambers Creek Regional Park in University Place! Bring the family and we'll supply the stars.  Free admission.

 

Aug 12   (253) 209-3061

Galloping Gertie Half Marathon

4649 Pt Fosdick Dr, Gig Harbor

Celebrate and explore the beauty of the region surrounding the iconic Tacoma Narrows Bridge! Accompany Lenny on the 5k, 10k, or Half Marathon course from the Tacoma Narrows airport through some of the most spectacular views the area has to offer. Enjoy these challenges and rewards knowing you’re supporting some great local causes including the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Children’s Home Society, Communities in School, and FoodBackpacks4Kids. $60/person.

 

Aug 12   (253) 383-9463

Port of Tacoma’s Free Bus Tour

Fabulich Center, 3600 Port of Tacoma Rd, Tacoma

10-11:30am.  Join us on free bus tours of the Port and learn about the valuable jobs related to international trade. Tours are approximately 90 minutes long.

 

Aug 12-13   (253) 591-5339

Brigade Encampment at Fort Nisqually

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

11am-5pm.  Travel back to 1855 during one of the largest museum events of the year as living historians set up dozens of tents at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. The event recreates the bustle and excitement of the historic visit of fur traders to the Fort in 1855. Guests will witness the arrival of the brigade (the convoy that delivered a year’s worth of furs) and spirited contests between trappers and traders – from obstacle course races to cooking contests. Young and old may participate in "Engagé for the Day," visiting with living historians at their tents and receiving hands-on lessons on period skills such as fire starting and spinning wool. Other entertainment includes Punch and Judy puppet shows, meeting historical characters, and presentations on historical clothing and other topics. $10-$15, 3 and younger free.

 

Aug 15   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.  Shop local, shop fresh!  Right here at Lakewood City Hall.  Featuring fresh food, organic produce,  arts, gluten free items, sweet treats, crafts, live entertainment  and music, chef demonstrations and a Master Gardener  speaker series.  Additional dates: Aug 22, 29.  Sept 5, 12.

 

Aug 16   (253) 964-8121

City of DuPont "Tacoma Concert Band"

Clock Tower Park, 1400 Palisade Blvd, DuPont

Call for additional information.

 

Aug 16   (253) 798-4177

Gross Out Olympics

Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St S, Tacoma

5-7pm.  The Gross Out Olympics is becoming the biggest grosses event of the summer!  Kids ages 3 and up will have fun in extreme gross out challenges such as, the Bologna Toss, Human Cheese Puff, Lemon Slurp and many many more! ALL Olympians earn a gold medal! $13 admission.

 

Aug 16   (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.

 

Aug 16   (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 23, 30.  Free admission

 

Aug 16   (253) 581-1076

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays 6:30pm.  Additional dates: Aug 23, 30.  Free admission.

 

Aug 17   (253) 566-5656

Curran Apple Orchard Park Concerts in the Park

3920 Grandview Dr W, University Place

6:30-8pm.  Last concert of season.  Free admission.

 

Aug 18-20   (253) 964-8121

City of DuPont "2017 Hudson's Bay Heritage Days"

Clocktower Park, 1401 Palisade Blvd & 1780 Civic Dr. DuPont

Featuring BBQ Cookoff, 5 Star Classic Car Show & Classical Glass Corvette Club Car Show.

 

Aug 19   (877) 422-2030

2017 Tacoma Undy Run/Walk

Wright Park, 501 S I St, Tacoma

7-10am. Your participation in the Undy Run/Walk helps the Colon Cancer Alliance and our local partners fight colorectal cancer in critical ways.  5K - $40/person.  1Mile Fun Run - $35/person.

 

Aug 19   (253) 305-1000

Summer Bash & Movies in the Park at STAR Center

STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St, Tacoma

5pm Activities begin.  "Sing" begins at dusk. Pack your snacks, blankets and lawn chairs and head to the park for a free outdoor movie for the whole family! Summer Bash – featuring Click! Mobile Movies – is a summertime tradition in Tacoma. In addition to the flick, there will be live music, games, food vendors and much more at each venue. Seating is on the lawn, so attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or folding chairs.

 

Aug 19   (253) 682-7535

Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon

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

7:30am.  un 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 Scott Pierson Trail, into Cheney Stadium and around the infield and finishes in beautiful downtown Tacoma...the city of destiny.  We can't think of a better way to see the city.

 

Aug 19-22   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs El Paso Chihuahuas

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

The boys are back in town for another season of great baseball & family fun!  Additional home games: Aug 28-31 vs Salt Lake Bees.  $13.50 adults, $12.50 children/seniors/military, $25.50 box set.

 

Aug 22   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.  Shop local, shop fresh!  Right here at Lakewood City Hall.  Featuring fresh food, organic produce,  arts, gluten free items, sweet treats, crafts, live entertainment  and music, chef demonstrations and a Master Gardener  speaker series.  Additional dates: Aug 29.  Sept 5, 12.

 

Aug 23   (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 date: Aug 30.  Free admission

 

Aug 23   (253) 305-1022

Thirsty Summer Nights 5k

Titlow Park, 8425 6th Ave, Tacoma

7pm.  As summer is winding down, join us for this evening 5k run/walk on the trails at Titlow Park. Following the race there will root beer and Orange Crush floats for all participants!  $20/person.

 

Aug 25   (253) 798-4177

Movies in the Park "Surf's Up 2"

Meridian Habitat Park, 14422 Meridian E, South Hill, Puyallup

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

 

Aug 26   (253) 272-2336

40th Annual LeMay Car Show

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

9am-5pm.  The LeMay Annual Show has been an annual tradition for almost 40 years. What started as a small gathering of friends of Harold & Nancy LeMay with lemonade served on the front porch has grown to be an eagerly anticipated event attended by thousands of automotive lovers!  The show is an amazing assortment of over 1,000 vintage vehicles with additional collections of dolls, antiques, and other nostalgic memorabilia.  Over 500 vintage vehicles from the LeMay Collections at Marymount, plus hundreds more at the LeMay home grounds, along with local owners of vintage car display on the Marymount show fields. Other show features include a Car Club Corral and a vintage car auction!  $15 adults, $5 students (6-17), 5 and under free.

 

Aug 26   (253) 798-4703

Pierce County 3rd Annual Mobile Food Fest

Sprinker Recreation Center,  14824 C St S, Tacoma

11am-6pm.  Come ready to eat and move to the beat with as music fills the air at this year's Mobile Food Fest!  Local musicians and food trucks from all over the Puget Sound will share their fare for all you "foodies" and music lovers to enjoy!

 

Aug 26   (253) 779-8490

Summer Drive-In Movie Series "Rogue One"

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.

 

Aug 27   (253) 566-5656

Curran Apple Orchard Cider Squeeze

3920 Grandview Dr W, University Place

12-4pm.  Please do not bring home grown apples to prevent the spread of disease.  Do bring clean jugs and picking bags from home or purchase jugs at the event.  Pressings are limited to two milk crates per family.

 

Aug 28-31   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Salt Lake Bees

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

The boys are back in town for another season of great baseball & family fun!  Last home game of season.  $13.50 adults, $12.50 children/seniors/military, $25.50 box set.

 

Aug 29   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.  Shop local, shop fresh!  Right here at Lakewood City Hall.  Featuring fresh food, organic produce,  arts, gluten free items, sweet treats, crafts, live entertainment  and music, chef demonstrations and a Master Gardener  speaker series.  Additional dates: Sept 5, 12.

 

Aug 30   (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.  Last market of season.  Free admission

 

Aug 30   (253) 581-1076

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays 6:30pm. Last concert of the season.  Free admission.