Summer is upon us! And, you know what that means in Tacoma...events, events, and more events. We've assembled a list of seven Tacoma Summer events you'll definitely want to check out!
1. Emerald Queen Casino’s Taste Of Tacoma
Taste of Tacoma® is described as the “ultimate summer get-together,” featuring five of Tacoma’s best restaurants, 40+ vendors, and lots of fun:
- The all-new South Sound Bites local restaurant showcase
- Craft & commercial goods vendors
- Live music on 4 stages
- Live cooking demonstrations & cook-offs at The Taste Cooks! stage
- The Rose Garden which features The Wine Bar and Craft Beer Tasting, outdoor beer gardens, the Funtastic Carnival & more!
Point Defiance Park is large enough so that you can chill anywhere in the park. #TasteYourSummer
When: Friday, Jun 22, 11:00 am to Sunday, Jun 24, 9:00 pm
Where: Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St
Phone: (253) 305-1000
More Info & Tickets: Website
2. Tacoma Freedom Fair
For the past 40 years, an army of volunteers arrives to produce Washington State's largest one-day event, the Tacoma Freedom Fair. Each year we are growing significantly. This year we will have 4 stages of live music, car show, many exhibitions, kids zone, and much more culminating with one of the top ten fireworks shows in the USA! This will be one of the most fun Tacoma Summer events. Don't miss it!
When: July 4, 10 am - 11 pm
Where: Ruston Way Waterfront 2201 Ruston Way, Tacoma
More Info & Tickets: Facebook
3. Soundwave Music Festival
Soundwave is Tacoma's first ever multi-genre music festival! You definitely wanna clear your calendars for this one
Another one of Tacoma Summer events that you don't want to miss, Soundwave will be hosted at Cheney Stadium on July 7th. You'll want to be there not only for the epic music, but you’ll love the incredible food, drinks, games and more.
4. Art On The Ave
Art on the Ave is 6th Ave Tacoma's biggest festival. Featured Artists, Art Exhibits, Vendors, Music, Beer Gardens, and Shop Bargains line the street from State to Alder. It's a great day to get out and meet your neighbors on the Ave. Free Admission. Be sure to regularly check their website, as it’s constantly updated:
5. Pride Tacoma 2018: The Mix Pride Block Party
The Tacoma Pride Festival honors the LGBTQA community in this annual event. This year promises to be better than ever! Be sure to check out the Pride Tacoma 2018 Mix Pride Block Party to celebrate our diverse South Puget Sound population. The full festival runs from July 13 through July 22, with the Mix Pride Block Party happening on July 14.
When: July 14
Where: 635 St Helens Ave. Tacoma
Website: The Mix - Tacoma
More Info & Tickets: Tacoma Pride
Ages: 21+ Only
6. Reggae On The Way 2018
Prepare for an incredible event, the all-ages Reggae on the Way is back! Enjoy beer gardens, incredible lighting, numerous vendors, your favorite food trucks, and some incredible talent!
- J BOOG
- THE GREEN
- THE EXPENDABLES
- LEILANI WOLFGRAMM
- DUBTONIC KRU
- JAH SUN
- POWER LACES
- MIGHTY HIGH
- DUB LOUNGE INTERNATIONAL
- HIGH CEILING
- P.O. BOXX
When: July 28. Gates open at 12 PM., music starts at 2 PM, goes until 11 PM
Where: 5406 S Tacoma Way
More Info & Tickets: Eventbrite
7. WAgant - NW Music Fest
WAgant Northwest Music Fest is a festival for all musicians and music bands no matter what their preferred musical genre is. Their stated mission is “to allow any musician, singer, songwriter and such to showcase their skills and talents.”
When: August 17-19
Where: Slavic Lake 10004 Wright Bliss Road Kp N Gig Harbor
More Info & Tickets: Website
That’s a lot of fun events! Mark your calendars and don’t forget to stop on by Clear Choice for your favorite cannabis products.