Tacoma's Special Events Bulletin

June 18, 2019

City of Tacoma's Special Events Bulletin
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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 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

La Paloma: Artisan & Vintage Market (#19-0053)
WHEN: Every Saturday through September 14, 10 AM - 3 PM 
WHERE: N 27th street between Proctor and Adams Street 
WHAT: Outdoor street market

Upcoming Events

Taste of Tacoma presented by Metro Parks
WHEN: Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23 11 AM - 9 PM 
WHERE: Point Defiance Park
WHAT: Three days of food and entertainment                                            WEBSITE

Lincoln Neighborhood Block Party (#19-0067)
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 10 AM - 8 PM
WHERE: Intersection of South 37th and South Cushman
WHAT: A private neighborhood block party

Go Skate Tacoma 2019 (#19-0063)
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 12 PM - 6 PM
WHERE: On Court C between S 6th and St. Helens Ave and on S 7th between St. Helens Ave and Broadway
WHAT: A block party style event with small pop-up skate park, skate lessons, skate competitions, live music, and a selection of local vendors.  WEBSITE

Corpus Christi Procession (#19-0054)
WHEN: Sunday, June 23, 1 PM - 3 PM
WHERE: Parishioners will walk from Holy Rosary Church to St Joseph Catholic Church and back 
WHAT: A procession of Holy Rosary Church parishioners 

[NEW] Matador Hola Summer Block Party (#19-0048)
WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 11 AM - 12 AM
WHERE: South 8th Street between Pacific Avenue and Court A
WHAT: Outdoor beer garden and dance event                                            WEBSITE

[NEW] Quinceanera Rodeo Procession (#19-0041)
WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 12 PM - 1:30 PM
WHERE: A rolling police escorted closure from 4520 McKinley Ave to 7803 McKinley Ave
WHAT: A rodeo procession of 10+ horses, riders and people walking         

[NEW] Tacoma Criterium (#19-0015)
WHEN: Sunday, June 30, 12 PM - 8 PM
WHERE: Proctor District, on North Madison, Washington, 26th and 27th streets.
WHAT: Closed course, high speed, bike race in multiple heats.                  WEBSITE

[NEW] Shine Time Car Show - The Great Race (#19-0056)
WHEN: Sunday, June 30, 12 PM - 8 PM
WHERE: LeMay - America's Car Museum
WHAT: Car show, beer garden and food truck festival.                  WEBSITE

Looking Ahead -- July 4th Events

Freedom Fair Tacoma - hosted by the City of Tacoma
WHEN: Thursdayday, July 4, 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
             (Road closures begin at 4:00 AM)
WHERE: Along the Ruston Way waterfront
WHAT: Tacoma's 4th of July celebration; Western Washington's largest festival and fireworks for the 4th. For how to get there, schedule of performers, and more, visit the WEBSITE!

Pt Ruston Independence 5k (#18-0126)
WHEN: Thursday, July 4, 8 AM - 11 AM
WHERE: Running on North Narrows, Vassualt, 48th, Baltimore, 49th, Winnefred, Shirley and 51st, ending at Grand Plaza in Pt Ruston
WHAT: Competitive 5k run                                                                    WEBSITE

Celebration of Past & Present Block Party (#19-0049)
WHEN: Thursday, July 4, 10 AM - 10 PM
WHERE: North Puget Sound between 34th and 35th
WHAT: A private neighborhood block party

Phillippi Block Party (#19-0075)
WHEN: Thursday, July 4, 11 AM - 10 PM
WHERE: North 49th Street at Waterview.
WHAT: A private neighborhood block party

Silver Cloud 4th of July Party (#19-0037)
WHEN: Thursday, July 4, 6 PM - 11 PM
WHERE: Pier next to the hotel
WHAT: A private party for Silver Cloud Inn guests

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.