Clear Choice Locals’ Picks: Things to Do in Tacoma this Fall

Even if fall in Tacoma usually means chilly winds and rain, rain and more rain, there’s plenty of things to do when the weather turns sour. Just like you, the budtenders at Clear Choice live and work in T-Town, and they’re always on the lookout for fun and engaging events, regardless of whether they’re cannabis-focused or not.

So with that in mind, we’ve rounded up a list of some of our favorite things to do in Tacoma for fall 2019. And if we’ve missed one we shouldn’t drop us a line and let us know!

Things to Do in Tacoma in Fall 2019

Tacoma Resident Free Days at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

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5400 N Pearl St
Tacoma, WA 98407
(253) 404-3800

Sunday, Oct. 27 and Thursday, Nov. 14

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Most people forget about zoos once they reach the teenage years, but that’s a shame. With Sumatran tigers, meerkats—our nominee for cutest animal ever—and a landmark red wolf habitat, the PDZA is one of Tacoma’s hidden treasures. As a thank-you for the 1999 bond measure to fund zoo improvements, PDZA offers several free days a year to residents. Click here for details, and don’t forget to bring an ID!

Northwest Hiphop Festival

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Friday Oct. 25 - Saturday Oct. 26, 2019

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Billed as the only large-scale event in the region devoted to Hip Hop, this secretive (but highly anticipated) festival is slated to draw fans from all over the country looking to celebrate old-school and new-school styles and everything in-between.

Día de los Muertos Festival at Tacoma Art Museum

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1701 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 272-4258

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019

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Traditionally celebrated the day after Halloween, Día de los Muertos (or “Day of the Dead”) is a festival of Mexican origin in which those on earth celebrate and honor the lives of those who have passed. But it’s anything but somber; this festival is also a giant party, complete with dance and music, art and food, and joyful remembrances and support for the spiritual journeys of the deceased. This will be the museum's 15th such celebration, and with performances, traditional foods and arts vendors and free admission to the galleries, it’s not to be missed!

First Tacoma Distillery Festival at Tacoma Armory

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1001 S Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 591-5894

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019

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Kicking off what we hope will be a long-running affair, this festival gathers together the leading lights of the local distilling scene. You’ll sample spirits from more than twenty Northwest distilleries, meet the men and women who make it all happen, and discover your new favorite liquor to purchase and take home (just in time for the holidays). Local restaurants and food vendors will be serving up tasty snacks as well. What’re more, the event supports Tacoma Arts Live programs, which serve nearly 50,000 students, parents and teachers annually.

Of course, if you're looking for things to do in Tacoma, make sure to stop by our Tacoma dispensary! Check out everything we carry on our online dispensary menu now.

Enjoy Taste of Tacoma with These Top Cannabis Picks

Taste of Tacoma is one of the city’s most beloved summer rituals! Kicking off this June 21, the first day of Summer, it will bring three days of incredible food from over 40 local restaurants and specialty food vendors, music from over 70 bands, artists and entertainers, craft beer and wine tastings, and even a Family Fun Zone and carnival.

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It couldn’t be easier to attend Taste of Tacoma: It takes place at beautiful Fort Defiance Park, with easy (and free) shuttle options from Tacoma Community College. But one thing Taste of Tacoma won’t provide is cannabis. And while it’s important to remember that under Washington State law it’s illegal to consume cannabis “in view of the public,” you can stock up on some delightful thirst-quenching and tastebud-tingling options here at Clear Choice so you’re prepared to enjoy the fest to the fullest.

Top Cannabis Picks to Help You Enjoy Taste of Tacoma

You probably won’t need any help enjoying the incredible spread at Taste of Tacoma, but then again a yummy munchie-inducing strain might really be the icing on the cake! May we suggest...

Allen Wrench: 2 Pack Pre-Roll

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This handy pre-roll by Artizen is a fairly potent and energizing, daytime (or take-a-seat-for-dinner) hybrid combination of Trainwreck and NYC Diesel. Go slow with this one—THC levels can reach upwards of 20%—and you’ll be rewarded with an enduring calm, focus, motivation and appetite stimulation. (Just keep in mind to consume these privately and not in public or on public grounds.)

Mr. Moxey’s Mints: 1:1 Peppermint [20pk]

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We love these refreshing little numbers! In addition to being refreshingly minty, they’re made with Siberian ginseng to improve overall stamina and gingko to promote clarity. Each mint delivers a fairly low and balanced dose (5mg CBD and 5mg THC) over time, so they’re a great option to keep a clear-headed buzz going through a long day in the delightful sun.

Cookies and Cream: Pre-roll from Lifted Cannabis

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This strain-specific pre-roll from Lifted Cannabis' Signature Line is a potent and intriguing hybrid. You’ll find the mixed attributes you’d expect from an indica/sativa blend as well as a just plain delicious flavor profile: Sweet, nutty and vanilla (it made High Times Magazine's Top Ten list in 2015). Do exercise caution: In low doses, you’ll feel happy, energetic and focused. But go a toke or three over the line and you’ll find a nap is in order.

Spot Sativa Fruit Chews: 1:3 Orange Cream - Sativa

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Another fun and discreet all-day option, these delightfully soft and flavorful taffies deliver a precise dose of 3mg CBD and 10mg THC per serving, enough to brighten your day but not enough to induce a spell in the chillout tent.

You can find these and more amazing cannabis products at Clear Choice Tacoma. Check our online menu ahead of time for availability or feel free to order online to speed up the process!

4 Unique Tacoma Events to Experience This February

In the Puget Sound region, there is always an exciting event of some variety going on, and Tacoma events are no exception. Washington’s waterside jewel is brimming with activities for any kind of personality, whether you’re seeking adventure or a more cerebral experience. Here are a few Tacoma events happening soon we think you’ll enjoy.

Enjoy a Day Out with These Fun Tacoma Events

Lux Laughs Comedy Open Mic

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The Puget Sound metropolitan area is famous for its stand up comedy scene, and the Lux Laughs Comedy Open Mic offers an opportunity to see aspiring comedians before they break through into the upper tiers of the industry. If you’re alone or with friends, this weekly Tacoma event offers a hilarious, memorable night out.

Hosted at the colorfully named Plaid Pig Live Music Lounge, this open mic night attracts some of the funniest talent from around the state and beyond. While a modest space, the quaint and comfortable interior creates a relaxed setting that inspires people to return for more fun. For anyone who appreciates stand up comedy, Lux Laughs is worthwhile to investigate at least once.

Story Time for Grown-Ups

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While the Pacific Northwest has long been known for being offbeat, the idea of “story time for adults” can sound a little too childish to some people. However, Summit Library’s Story Time for Grown-Ups is a more serious endeavor than the name might imply, as professional storyteller Harlan Zinck leads an audience through premium selections from short literature and later guides a discussion on the material.

It’s better to think of this Tacoma event as an informative reading series of classic and contemporary short stories that possess significant value. Zinck takes the audience on a literary journey and attempts to illuminate meaning and techniques employed in great works of writing.

21st Asia Pacific Annual New Years Celebration

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Every year, Tacoma’s Asia Pacific Cultural Center hosts a spectacular show to celebrate the new year by highlighting excellent performers from the Puget Sound area. This year’s event showcases music and dance from the Hawaiian Islands, as well as troupes from 21 other countries in a free extravaganza that offers something for everyone.

Beyond stunning performances, the Asia Pacific New Years Celebration features 10 food booths with cuisine tailored to different cultural traditions. As a signature annual destination for people from across the Pacific Northwest from Portland to Vancouver, the Asia Pacific New Years Celebration is an enriching cultural experience.

Got 90’s?

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If you’re in the search for a nostalgic night of classics from the 90s, Tacoma’s Swiss Restaurant offers the remedy. Their Got 90’s? show on February 16th includes chart-toppers from Nirvana, NSYNC, Blink 182, Tupac and many more retro hits for your enjoyment.

From Depeche Mode to TLC, the full breadth of 90’s music is explored in this unique Tacoma event ideally shared with a close group of friends. Though the nineties may be long past, their spirit lives on in music that any generation can enjoy.

Interested in a premium cannabis dispensary in the Tacoma region? Clear Choice Cannabis has one of the most extensive menus of cannabis products in the state of Washington, including edibles, pre-rolls, top quality flower and much more. Check out our You can online dispensary menu, or visit one of our dispensary locations to stock up!