Tacoma's Special Events Bulletin April 16, 2019

City of Tacoma's Special Events Bulletin

View all of Tacoma's upcoming special events on the City's website - you can access road closure information and the issued permits here, too.

Go to Metro Parks' website to find out what's going on in our fabulous parks and how to reserve one of their parks for your event.

For events and concerts at the Tacoma Dome, visit the Tacoma Dome Website, or the Facebook Page

The City’s Green Event Program helps events have a more sustainable impact on the environment. The program is mandatory for medium to large events (over 1,000 attendees) and requires an application form consisting of a Scorecard Application, Waste Management Plan, and optional Environmental Services Event Support form for free or reduced in-kind services (trash, recycling, portable toilets). An Event Wrap-Up Form is also required.

Participating in the program allows events to earn recognition for their sustainable endeavors and furthers the sustainability vision of the community. Visit www.cityoftacoma.org/GreenEvents to learn more, or email sustainability@cityoftacoma.org.

Recurring Events

Tacoma Runners Weekly (#19-0001)
WHEN: Every Thursday year round, 630 PM - 730 PM
WHERE: Locations vary each week
WHAT: 5K, out and back, fun run, involving local restaurants and bars and people interested in running for fun

Proctor Farmers Market (#18-0129)
WHEN: Every Saturday through December 14, 9 AM - 2 PM
WHERE: N 27th Street between Proctor and Madison
WHAT: Farmers Market focuses on food products: produce, meat, fish, artisan and prepared food.

Broadway Farmers Market (#19-0016)
WHEN: Every Thursday from May 2 through October 31, 9 AM - 3 PM
WHERE: On Broadway between S 9th and 11th streets
WHAT: Weekly Farmers market offering produce, meat, flowers, art

Upcoming Events

Ride for Major Taylor (#19-0005)
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 9 AM - 1:30 PM
WHERE: Rules-of-the-road bike ride around the Puget Sound, on various streets in Tacoma, and other cities
WHAT: Recreational bike ride honoring Major Taylor hosted by the Cascade Bicycle Club

March-a-thon for Equality (#19-0036)
WHEN: Saturday, April 20 at 4 PM - Sunday, April 21 at 11 AM
WHERE: 60-mile walk from Seattle to Lakewood, on sidewalks
WHAT: March in support of Initiative 1000 for Equal Rights

Spring Into Action Event (#19-0035)
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 10 AM - 5PM
WHERE: Oak Tree Park in South Tacoma
WHAT: A community clean up and celebration of nature and wildlife at Oak Tree Park. 

Peace Walk & Rally - Salvation Army (#19-0027)
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 11 AM - 5 PM
WHERE: On sidewalks, proceeding from the Salvation Army at 1501 6th Avenue, to Wright Park
WHAT: A group of teens gathering and marching in support of the homeless.

A Neighborhood Gathering (#19-0030)
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 3 PM - midnight
WHERE: On North 11th Street, from North G to the alley
WHAT: Private block party

Walk Tacoma presented by Downtown on the Go (#19-0012)
WHEN: Wednesday, May 1, 5:15 - 6:30 PM
WHERE: This event includes the Brewery District
WHAT: A series of lunchtime and evening walks to explore and learn more about Tacoma's walkable assets
WEBSITE Facebook

Let's Face It Walk (#19-0017)
WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 9 AM - 1 PM
WHERE: On sidewalks from the Washington State History Museum to South 11th Street and back
WHAT: A public walk to serve those affected by sexual assault and sex trafficking and to support them in their healing

Tacoma City Marathon - Michelob Ultra (#18-0107)
WHEN: Sunday, May 5, 5:30 AM - 1 PM
WHERE: Multiple rolling street closures throughout the City of Tacoma; see WEBSITE or Facebook page for exact routes and times
WHAT: Multiple runs, including ultra, half and regular marathons, and a 5k run/walk

World Vision Global 6k for Clean Water (#19-0013)
WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 9 AM - 12 PM
WHERE: On sidewalks starting and ending at Giaudrone Middle School; route will be on South Alaska, 38th, Thompson, and Yakima
WHAT: 3+ mile fundraising walk to raise awareness about global clean water needs
WEBSITE  Facebook page

Matador Cinco de Mayo (#19-0018)
WHEN: Set up and removal street closure from May 5 at 8 AM - May 6 at 2 AM; event is on May 5 until 10 PM
WHERE: On South 6th Street between Pacific Ave and Court A
WHAT: Ticketed dance party with music, 21+ only
Facebook page

Tacoma Venues & Events

City of Tacoma
2727 E D St.
Tacoma, WA 98421
Tacoma Venues & Events

Special Events Coordinator
Kala Dralle
(253) 573-2523

Tacoma Police Department
Sgt. Gary Roberts

Tacoma Fire Department
Lt. Ken Hansen
(253) 591-5762


To apply for a City of Tacoma Special Event Permit, go to http://tacomapermits.org/.

Permits for the Esplanade, 21st Street Park, and other properties along the Thea Foss Waterway are not issued by the City, but by the Foss Waterway Owners Association. For more information please contact them at (253) 265-3042 or 1 (877) 460-5880.

Visit the City of Tacoma's Fire Department's event permits webpage.

If you want to request service from any City of Tacoma department, call 3-1-1, or go to TacomaFIRST311 and use one of the online request forms.