October 2016



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.


Sept 30-Oct 2   (253) 272-0466

The 55th Tacoma Greek Festival at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

1523 S Yakima, Tacoma

Fri-Sat 11am-9pm.  Sun 11am-6pm.  Family fun, Greek dancers, music, food, entertainment, and education tours.


Oct 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. $10/person.


Oct 1   (253) 383-3900

Asia Pacific Cultural Center Monthly Taste of Asia

4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma

12pm.  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. Led by chefs that will take you through the steps in perfecting your dish, which you can make for your family or friends.


Oct 2   (253) 584-9410

Annual Steilacoom Apple Squeeze

Lafayette & Wilkes St, Downtown Steilacoom

10am-4pm. Come press apples into cider, stroll the street fair of hand made crafts, listen to toe-tapping music all day, eat great food including apple pie and ice cream in Town Hall. Buy some award winning pre-squeezed cider by Lattin’s Country Cider Mill.  Children’s activities will be available, the Steilacoom Tribal Museum and the Steilacoom Historical Museum will be open and there will be pony rides from noon to 4. See spinning and weaving demonstrations, and browse the vintage and reproduction apple labels in Town Hall. Bring a fruit and a leaf and our apple ID experts will tell you about your apple tree.  Free admission.


Oct 2   (253) 426-1502

Emergency Food Network "Pierce County Hunger Walk"

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

1-4pm.  Run starts 1PM, Walk begins 2PM. Entertainment, food, and family fun Noon to 4PM. 5K & 10K Fundraising Walk/Run, for hunger relief in our community and abroad.  $25 adults, $25 youth (6-18), 5 and under $5.


Oct 2   (253) 380-9075

Sporty Diva's 1/2, 15k, 10k and 5k Walk/Run

Chambers Bay, 62nd & Grandview, University Place

designed to encourage, motivate and inspire the first time athlete and or people who are returning to fitness in a fun, friendly and supportive~non-competitive race environment with a philanthropic/pay it forward mission.


Oct 4   (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.


Oct 4   (253) 565-1603

Tacoma Audubon Society Fort Steilacoom Park Bird Walk

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

8am.   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. 


Oct 5   (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.


Oct 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.


Oct 6   (253) 279-9777

Caring For Kids "Oktoberfest"

RAM Restaurant & Big Horn Brewing Co., 10019 59th Ave SW, Lakewood

4-9pm.  Come and join the fun.  Featuring  great food, great friends and great raffle prizes!  Bring your friends and family. Caring for Kids will receive a percentage of the sales for the evening. Caring for Kids spends an average of $10,000 a month during the year to support our program. Help us help our kids in need!


Oct 6-9   (253) 756-2121

33rd Annual Tacoma Fall RV Show

Tacoma Dome, 2727 E "D" St, Tacoma

Thurs-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm.  The Tacoma Fall RV Show kicks off the region’s RV “show season” with a big inventory of the latest campers, travel trailers, fifth-wheels, motor homes and park models.  $12 adults, $6 military.   Free to children 12& under.


Oct 7  (253) 964-6613

Pierce College Volleyball

Fort Steilacoom Campus/ Health Education Center Gym, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood

50th Anniversary Welcome Game vs. rival Tacoma C.C. at 7:00 p.m.


Oct 7-8   (253) 591-5339

Candlelight Tour at Fort Nisqually

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

7pm-9:30am.  Campfires and candlelight provide illumination for this magical evening walking tour of Fort Nisqually Living History Museum.  $12 for adults (age 13 and up) and $8 for youth (age 4-12).


Oct 7-9   (425) 295-3262

12th Annual Oktoberfest Northwest

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

Fri 12pm-12am, Sat 11am-12am, Sun 11am-6pm. Oktoberfest Northwest is an all-ages event until 7pm each evening (and all day Sunday!) After 7 p.m. guests must be 21 years of age or older. Free on Friday from12-3pm, $12 after 3pm.  $12 Saturday,  $6 Sunday.  Kids 12 and under free.


Oct 7-9   (253) 752-9708

The Oldfield Art Show

Washington State Fair, 9th Ave SW, Puyallup

Featuring over 75 Fine Artist will be on display. Evening festivities and live auctions.  Free admission.


Oct 8   (253) 301-1321

Defiance 50K/30K/15K

Owens Beach, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

8am.  Defiance 50k / 30k / 15k is a race on the beautiful trails in Tacoma's Point Defiance Park.


Oct 8   (253) 564-1623

West Pierce Fire & Rescue First Aid & CPR Class

Station 20, 10928 Pacific Hwy SW, Lakewood

9am-5pm.  A basic First Aid & CPR course. The course is subject to cancellation if the class minimum of 4 people is not met. 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.  $40/person.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.


Oct 9   www.steindash5k.com 

Oktoberfest NW 5K Tradition "Stein Dash"

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

10:30am. You and your bestest friends are going to meet us at the start line Sunday morning. You’re going to wander over to packet pickup where you will receive a pretty sweet Commemorative Stein, an awesome event shirt, a bib number, a token for a free post-run drink, and a high-five. Then we shoot off our gun and you get running.


Oct 13   (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!


Oct 13   (253) 588-8495

Friends of Lakewood Libraries Book Sale  "Member Appreciation Night"

6300 Wildaire RD SW, Lakewood

5:30-7:30pm. Members may check-in beginning at 4 p.m., but early check-in is not necessary. Lines form no earlier than 30 minutes to check-in. Membership starts as low as $15. Applications available at the door. Each member may purchase up to 25 items. No boxes, carts, large containers or scanners, please. Refreshments will be served.  


Oct 13   (253) 584-4106

Great Hedges for the Pacific Climate at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

Sue Goetz of Urban Gardening Company/The Creative Gardener will help us to understand which plants make great hedges for our Pacific climate. Field Experience: You will be shown how to prune a hedge, which may help you to determine if you really want to plant a hedge. Bring gloves, eye protection and sharp hedge pruners if you have them.


Oct 14-16   (253) 588-0042

Lakewood Playhouse Live Radio Show "The Day The Earth Stood Still"

5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

We celebrate our 9th Annual Live Radio Show with something truly special … the edge of your seat Sci-Fi Classic – The Day The Earth Stood Still. Don’t forget: our show will open with another twisted episode from the iconic radio show “Lights Out,” PLUS a segment from the classic X Minus One and many more surprises!  $25 general, $22 military, $21 senior, $19 students.  


Oct 15   (253) 279-9777

Caring For Kids "Dance Lakewood Elks 'Rock and Roll Reunion'"

6313 75th St W, Lakewood

7-11pm.  Call for additional information.


Oct 15-16   (253) 564-4402

Annual St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church "Celtic Faire"

7410 South 12th St, Tacoma

Enjoy a Bake Shoppe, Tea Room, and a marketplace where wares for sale include leather items, Celtic jewelry and gifts, quilted and handmade items, and knitted and woven goods.  Free admission.


Oct 15-16   (253) 591-5337

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium "Zoo Boo"

5400 N Pearl, Tacoma

10am-4pm. Put on your best costume and join us for a fun, fall-themed weekend at the Zoo. Come watch our animals enjoy special pumpkin enrichments and see how creative our keepers are at designing their jack-o-lanterns!


Oct 16   (253) 224-8772

West Coast Open Martail Arts Championships

Pierce College Gymnasium, 9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood

Call for additional information.


Oct 16   (425) 270-8697

Ft. Steilacoom 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon, Marathon and 50K Trail Run

8700 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

We offer 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon (13.1 Mile), Marathon (26.2 Mile) and 50K options . There will be plenty of aid stations and the courses are well marked with signs at intersections. The courses start and finish at the main Ft. Steilacoom Shelter.  $42 - 5K, $47 - 10K, $56 - half marathon, $64 -marathon, $73 - 5k.


Oct 16   (253) 582-5838

Historic Fort Steilacoom "Annual Meeting & Program"

Quarters 2, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

2pm. The year 2016 marks the centennial of Pierce County voters deciding to purchase and donate land to establish Camp Lewis the following year.  Alan Archambault will discuss how the Army has had an important influence on the history of Pierce County, the region and ultimately the world.


Oct 18   (253) 588-8495

Friends of Lakewood Libraries Book Sale "Members-only Presale"

6300 Wildaire RD SW, Lakewood

5:30-8pm.   No limits. Check-in begins at 4 p.m. Lines form no earlier than 30 minutes prior to check-in. Silent auction items available. Refreshments served. Membership starts as low as $15. Applications at the Memberships: Individual, $15; Associate, $25; Family, $35; Sponsor, $50; Community Partner, $100.


Oct 18-Nov 1   (253) 591-5330

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory "Pumpkin Patch"

316 S G St,Tacoma

Tues-Sun 10am-4:30pm.  Mums and pumpkins provide a unique opportunity for pictures. Pumpkins are not for sale. Free admission.  $3 suggest donation.


Oct 19   (253) 582-9400

Boo Bash! with the Lakewood Chamber

Great American Casino, 10117 South Tacoma Way, Lakewood

5:30-8:00 pm.  Open to the Public!  We're dying to see you at this Fang-tastic Trade Show & Fright Night!  Prowl through the myriad of vendors for a chance to win fabulous door prizes.  Bewitch potential clients as you network the night away.  Sink your teeth into complimentary monstrously delicious hors d’oeuvres.  Enjoy a devilishly delicious beverage from the no-host bar.  Costumes are optional, but always a scream! Best Costume takes home $500!  Howl, Cackle or Croon to your favorite Karaoke tune with Spellbinding Virginia Martin.  Free admission.  Must be 21.


Oct 19   (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.


Oct 20-23   (253) 584-4106

Beautiful Tables Showcase at Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood

10am-4pm. In its 18th year, Lakewold’s Beautiful Tables Showcase once again continues the tradition of displaying inspiring and creative ideas for entertaining at home. The Wagner House will be filled with over 30 themed "beautiful" table settings for all to see and for you to vote for your favorites!


Oct 20-23   (800) 521-7469

Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival

Tacoma Dome, 2727 E "D" St, Tacoma

Thurs-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm. One of the nation's largest holiday gift shows. In its 34th year, a grand tradition in the northwest.   Millions spent annually at this event.  Over 40,000 in attendance annually. With over 600 exhibits and displays.  Exciting entertainment and culinary demonstrations by local chefs.   Specialty foods to sample and buy.   Plenty of on-site & off-site parking.  $14.50 adults, 12 & under free.


Oct 21  (253) 964-6613

Pierce College Volleyball

Fort Steilacoom Campus/ Health Education Center Gym, 9404 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood

Dig Pink Rally:  Working across the country to raise funds for breast cancer research and to show support for those with the disease.  This game is against Highline C.C. at 7:00 p.m.  Please support our fundraiser!


Oct 21-22 (253) 588-8495

Friends of Lakewood Libraries Book Sale

6300 Wildaire RD SW, Lakewood

10am-4:30pm.   If you are looking for a variety of materials for all ages and interests including hardback and paperback fiction and non-fiction, children's books, computer and business, cookbooks, anthropology, poetry, sports, pet care, mysteries, family and parenting, health and fitness, fantasy, interior design, literature, audio books, DVDs, CDs and LP records. Games, puzzles and much more.  No limits at these sales. As a courtesy to other patrons, please don't sort or stack books in the aisles. Your boxes of books can be held for you at the tally tables while you finish shopping


Oct 21-22 (360) 832-6117

Hoot 'n' Howl at Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

6-10pm. Don your best costume and bring your brood to Northwest Trek for the spookiest event of the year. Navigate through the park to search for animals in the dark on a special nighttime tram tour. Revelers young and young-at-heart can play games, win prizes, and eat treats during this wild weekend!


Oct 22   (253) 305-1022

Black Cat Fun Run 5-Mile/2.5 Mile

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

7pm.  Grab your family and friends to run/walk a glowing Point Defiance Five Mile Drive in the dark. Wear your flashiest costume and bling while you enjoy glow sticks, zoo lights characters, strobe lights, and more along the lighted roadway.  $30 5-mile, $30 2.5-5, $20 Kids' race.


Oct 22   (253) 584-1040

Emergency Food Network "Abundance Dinner & Auction"

McGavick Center, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

6-10pm.  Share your Abundance in support of Emergency Food Network! This year’s event will feature a delicious dinner, exciting live and silent auctions, and a meaningful opportunity to give so no person goes hungry. Proceeds from this special night will provide emergency food for low-income children, adults and seniors in Pierce County.  $100 general admission.


Oct 22   (253) 591-6439

Pier Peer Around Tacoma

Foss Waterway Seaport Piers Peers, Tacoma

7:30-9pm.  Bring your family and join us for an aquatic night-time adventure as you explore hundreds of mysterious life forms below the docks with experienced naturalists!  Ages 8 and up.  $8/person.  Reservations required.


Oct 22   (253) 564-1623

West Pierce Fire & Rescue Fall Safety Day

West Pierce Fire & Rescue, Fire Station 21, 5000 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

10am-1pm.  Featuring activities for families, including custom helmet fitting (cash only and rider must be present for custom fit), a free car seat check, safety games, information booths, FREE digital photos for kids in costume and of course, pumpkins! Bring the family out for a day of fun! Please bring a non-perishable food donation if possible.  Free admission.


Oct 28   (253) 566-5656

University Place Fall Art & Concert Series

Civic Building, 36th & Bridgeport, University Place

7pm.  Featuring an evening with Edgar Allan Poe, featuring Tim Hoban.  $15/person.


Oct 28-29   (253) 591-5339

Bonfires, Beaver Pelts & Bogeymen at Fort Nisqually

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

7-9pm.  Take a stroll down a Jack O’Lantern lit path to a roaring bonfire, and get spooked as Fort Nisqually’s storytellers bring forth the spirits of the 19th century. Hear tales of ghostly pipers, haunted whaling ships and demon snakes.


Oct 28-29   holidaymarketlcsc@gmail.com 

Lewis Community Spouses Club’s Annual Holiday Market

American Lake Conference Center, 8085 NCO Beach Rd, JBLM

10am-5pm.  Call for additional information.


Oct 29   (253) 272-2336

LeMay Halloween Trunk-or-Treat

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

2-4pm.  Rain or shine…Enjoy a unique way to trick-or-treat! Our LeMay Halloween Trunk-or-Treat provides a safe environment for families to enjoy an inexpensive afternoon of Halloween fun in a neat atmosphere! Costumed children (age 12 & under) trick-or-treat outdoors by going from car trunk to car trunk to get their bag filled with goodies. Families, individuals or groups host and decorate a collector car, motorcycle, or hearse (or regular driver cars are welcome, too!) and provide packaged candy to be given out to the children at the event. There is no charge to participate - the more the merrier!  Free admission.


Oct 29   (253) 591-5337

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium "Howloween For Red Wolves"

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

9:30am.  Watch red wolves devour special pumpkin treats. Enjoy hands-on activities while learning about their conservation story.


Oct 29   (360) 832-6117

Pumpkin Chomp & Stomp at Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

9:30am-3pm. Watch animals around the park interact with pumpkin treats. Come in costume for a discount off general admission!  We encourage costumes, but adults should leave masks and scary face paint at home.  Thank you!


Oct 29   (253) 983-7758

City of Lakewood’s 10th Annual Truck and Tractor Day Presented by WSECU

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

12-3pm.  Join us for City of Lakewood’s Truck and Tractor Day! A favorite fall festival!  Children climb on dozens of giant trucks and tractors. Sit in the driver’s seat, honk the horn.  Free hayrides, hard hats, and pumpkins (while supplies last).  Enjoy pumpkin painting, crafts, games and a giant slingshot for pumpkin chucking!  Avoid long lines by filling out the waiver today and brining it with you. Visit:https://www.cityoflakewood.us/parks-and-recreation/special-events


Oct 31   (253) 591-5330

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory "Halloween Hurrah!"

316 S G St, Tacoma

4-7pm.  Bring the little ones for some boo-tanical activities including stories, crafts, games, treats and more!