July 2018

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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.

 

July (Dates TBD)   (253) 581-1076

Steilacoom Summer Concert Series

Pioneer Orchard Park, 1700 Commercial St, Steilacoom

Wednesdays 6:30pm.  Free admission.

 

July (Dates TBD)   (253) 566-5656

Curran Apple Orchard Park Concerts in the Park

3920 Grandview Dr W, University Place. 

6:30-8pm.  Free admission.

 

June 29-July 3   (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! $13.50 adults, $12.50 children (14 & under) / seniors (60 & over) /military, $25.50 box set.  $15.50 R Yard, $7.50 Family Terrace Grass.  Additional home games:  July 12-15 vs Fresno Grizzlies, July 20-22 vs Salt Lake Bees, Aug 1-3 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers, Aug 4-7 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Aug 16-19 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Aug 21-23 vs Reno Aces, Aug 24-27 vs El Paso Chihuahuas.

 

July 3   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber Government Relations

Carrs Restaurant & Catering, 11006 Bridgeport Way SW, 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.

 

July 3   (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!

 

July 3   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.  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:  July 10, 17, 24, 31.  Aug 7, 14, 21, 28.  Sept 4, 11.

 

July 4   (253) 964-8121

City of DuPont "July 4th Celebration"

Clocktower Park, 1401 Palisade Blvd, DuPont

10am-2pm.  Award winning July 4th celebration. Free kids activities, music, inexpensive food and much more.  Free admission.

 

July 4   (253) 967-6772

Freedom Fest 2018

JBLM Cowan & Memorial Stadium, Joint Base Lewis-McChord

10am-10pm.   Freedom Fest offers a day of fun, food, carnival rides, games, fireworks and more! Free admission.

 

July 4   (253) 507-9357

Tacoma Freedom Fair, Airshow & Fireworks Extravaganza

Tacoma Waterfront on Ruston Way, Tacoma

The Tacoma Freedom Fair, located on two miles of pristine waterfront, has repeatedly been recognized as one of the top July 4th celebrations in the United States! This four-day destination event boast 7 Stages, multiple Car Shows, Camp Patriot which is dedicated to honoring our military heroes, an International Food Marketplace, and a VIP Reception.

 

July 4   (253) 584-1480 / bobm@klay1180.com

Tacoma's KLAY Radio Live Broadcast from Tacoma Freedom Fair
Tacoma Waterfront on Ruston Way, Tacoma

Tacom's KLAY Radio will broadcast all the action and excitement of the 2018 4th of July "Freedom Fair" live starting at 10am.  Your business will reach over 150,000 local fair goers.  Just join KLAY as a broadcast sponsor and we'll include you all off the promotion starting 10 days before the fair and at the fair.  You'll be in over 100 - 60 second promotional spots prior to the fair and throughout the live 3 hour on-site broadcast.  You can even get on the air!  It's easy to be a sponsor.  We will write your on-air copy for you . . .  and it's still only $390!  For more information and to secure your company's spot contact:  Bob McCluskey at (253) 584-1480 / bobm@klay1180.com.

 

July 4   (253) 584-4177

Town of Steilacoom Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

Lafayette St, Steilacoom

Fun run, street fair, beer garden, entertainment, ice cream social, parade, street dance.

 

July 4   (253) 983-2018

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:  July 11, 18, 25.  Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.  Free admission.

 

July 5   (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.  $22.50 members pre-paid, $30 at door.  $35 non-members.

 

July 7   (253) 383-3900

Asia Pacific Cultural Center Taste of Asia with Tea

4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma

11am-12pm.  Featuring Vietnam.   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.

 

July 10   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.  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:  July 17, 24, 31.  Aug 7, 14, 21, 28.  Sept 4, 11.

 

July 11   (253) 983-2018

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:  July 18, 25.  Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.  Free admission.

 

July 12-15   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Fresno Grizzlies

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

The boys are back in town for another season of great baseball & family fun! $13.50 adults, $12.50 children (14 & under) / seniors (60 & over) /military, $25.50 box set.  $15.50 R Yard, $7.50 Family Terrace Grass.  Additional home games:  July 20-22 vs Salt Lake Bees, Aug 1-3 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers, Aug 4-7 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Aug 16-19 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Aug 21-23 vs Reno Aces, Aug 24-27 vs El Paso Chihuahuas.

 

July 14  (253) 837-7758

SummerFEST Sprint Triathlon & Triple Threat

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

9am.  The 7th Annual Lakewood SummerFEST Triathlon, presented by St. Clare Hospital, is held in Lakewood, Washington, and is a fun and competitive sprint triathlon with gorgeous views. Perfect for beginners or seasoned athletes- compete as an individual or team in a half mile swim in American Lake, 14 mile bike, and 3.1 mile trail run. Beautiful views and staff to support you all the way. Register today! Also offering triathlon clinics and open water swim assistance prior to the event.

 

July 14  (253) 983-7758

Lakewood’s SummerFEST

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

11am-11pm. Enjoy the all NEW Summerfest Saturday July 14; a memorable outdoor festival for the whole family, at no cost! This event attracts 30,000 people. Enjoy extreme entertainment with fire dancers, stilt walkers, trapeze and extreme trampoline acts. Participate in hands-on art activities, multi-sporting events, yoga, car show, Kids Zone with inflatables and pony rides. Shop at over 150 unique market vendors. Sample amazing food from over 30 food trucks while listening to live music featuring Spike & the Impalers. Delve intothe diversity of our community at the International Festival stage. Get your free "Passport" stamped at over 25 high quality multi-sporting activities, and hands-on Art stations. Stay for the evening fire dancing show, pet parade & dog contests, and outdoor movie “Coco”! There is truly something for everyone. This magnificent 340 acre park features one of the state's biggest dog parks with an obstacle course, expansive biking trails, and running trails for the Summerfest Sprint Triathlon. For a complete schedule of events please visit https://www.cityoflakewood.us/parks-and-recreation/special-events/summer....

 

July 14  (253) 589-2489

Lakewood Sister Cities 17th Annual International Festival

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

Lakewood Sister Cities International Festival is joining Lakewood's Annual SummerFEST event to bring the diversity of the city to the community with international entertainment and food.  Free admission.

 

July 14  (253) 582-5838

Historic Fort Steilacoom SummerFEST Open House

Quarters 2, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

10am-4pm.  Reenactors in period dress will show the historic buildings and answer questions about the U.S. Army during its occupation of Fort Steilacoom.  Donations accepted.

 

July 14  (253) 983-7758

Lakewood SummerFEST Movie "Coco"

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

9:30 pm (dusk).  Come see the movie Coco, presented by America’s Credit Union, in a beautiful, outdoor, park setting! Enjoy pre-movie activities including a Mariachi band, pet parade and more. The movie culminates SummerFEST festivities which start at 11:00am, so stay all day! Free to all. 30 food trucks on site until 8:00pm. See the complete schedule at: https://www.cityoflakewood.us/parks-and-recreation/special-events/summer...

 

July 14  (253) 272-2336

Marymount Driver’s Ed Class: Ford Model T

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

9am-1pm.  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!  $150/person.  Call to reserve your spot.

 

July 15 (TENTATIVE)   (253) 383-9463

Port of Tacoma Annual Boat Tours

Thea Foss Waterway, 535 Dock Street, Tacoma

The free boat tours provided views of the working waterfront and some of the 29,000 jobs connected to port activities. The narrated tours featured fun facts about port history, development, tenants and customers.

 

July 16   (253) 591-5339

Family Fun Night at Fort Nisqually

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

6pm-9pm. Grab your picnic blankets and lawn chairs and head to 1855 for an evening of old fashioned family fun!  Earn prizes for competing in classic competitions like a plate and cup race, sack race, and three legged race. Think you know the fort? We’ve devised the ultimate challenge with participants accomplishing tasks around the site to win a special reward. Music was a big part of life at Fort Nisqually in 1855. Kids will have a chance to hear instruments common to the period, learn a song on the penny whistle, and pluck a mandolin and dulcimer. The highlight of the evening comes with the firing of saltwater taffy from the candy cannon. Scramble across our meadow and collect as much candy as you can hold!

 

July 17   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.  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:  July 24, 31.  Aug 7, 14, 21, 28.  Sept 4, 11.

 

July 18   (253) 983-2018

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:  July 25.  Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.  Free admission.

 

July 20-22   (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! $13.50 adults, $12.50 children (14 & under) / seniors (60 & over) /military, $25.50 box set.  $15.50 R Yard, $7.50 Family Terrace Grass.  Additional home games:  Aug 1-3 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers, Aug 4-7 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Aug 16-19 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Aug 21-23 vs Reno Aces, Aug 24-27 vs El Paso Chihuahuas.

 

July 21   (253) 305-1022

Swan Creek 5k

Swan Creek Park, E 44th St & T, Tacoma

9am.  Start your July morning off right with a run through the old Salishan neighborhood that is now known as Swan Creek Park. The course is along paved roads that are cushioned by trees to give runners a unique running experience.  $20/person.

 

July 21-22   (360) 832-6117

Zoo Keeper Academy at Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

9:30am-6pm.   Looking after animals? It's kinda wild.

What does a keeper do to care for wild animals? Learn from our keepers themselves at Zookeeper Academy, with talks, animal enrichments, behind-the-scenes tours and more.  You don't want a bear crashing your tent - and what do you do if raccoons move into your backyard? Take tips from our keepers to find out how to live in harmony with wild creatures. You can even bring your teddy bear in for a check-up.

 

July 22   (253) 305-1030

Tacoma Food Truck Fest

Wright Park,  501 South I St,Tacoma

10:30am-6pm.  The afternoon will feature mobile food trucks from near and far, a beer garden and live entertainment on the main stage.  Free admission.

 

July 24   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.  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:  July 31.  Aug 7, 14, 21, 28.  Sept 4, 11.

 

July 25   (253) 983-2018

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 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.  Free admission.

 

July 28   (253) 683-3954

Cruise-In at  America's Car Museum

2702 E D St, Tacoma

Celebrate summer with a FREE bash, join us for a car and motorcycle show, food trucks, a beer garden, music, vendors and more!

 

July 31   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood Farmers Market

Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St, Lakewood

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm.  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 7, 14, 21, 28.  Sept 4, 11.