Community Events Calendar

Keeper Adventure Tours
Sep 27 – Sep 28 all-day

Keeper Adventure Tours

July 26-September 27

Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Drive East, Eatonville

360.832.6117 |

Trips are limited to nine guests ages 5 and up and each tour is 90 minutes long. Admission is $80 for Northwest Trek members, and $90 for nonmembers. Each Keeper Adventure Tour ticket comes with admission to the wildlife park for the day and includes a Discovery Tram Tour through the Free-Roaming Area as well as the opportunity to see black bears, wolves, bobcats, Canada lynx, beavers and other animals in natural forested exhibits along paved pathways. First-come, first-served spots on the Keeper Adventure Tours must be reserved in-person on the day of the tour at the Northwest Trek Front Gate. They will be offered on many Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in July, August and September. There will be two tours each day, one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 1 p.m.

Pt. Defiance Blood Drive
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Pt. Defiance Blood Drive


September 27, 10am-4pm

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

5400 N. Pearl St, Tacoma

A  community partnership between Metro Parks Tacoma and Bloodworks Northwest is making it more convenient to give blood that’s needed at Tacoma-area hospitals. Zoo parking lot D, in the Bloodmobile.
Reserve your donation time online

Jerome Robbins Festival
Sep 28 all-day

Jerome Robbins Festival

September 21-29

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall

321 Mercer Street, Seattle

206.441.2424 |

Pacific Northwest Ballet raises the curtain for its 46th season with a two-part festival celebrating the centennial of dance legend Jerome Robbins. Artistic Director Peter Boal’s selection of seven iconic works fills PNB’s stage for two weeks in an alternating repertory. This unique performance schedule was designed to give audiences the opportunity to immerse themselves in the genius of Robbins, a legendary choreographer for both stage and screen. The Festival demonstrates Robbins’ remarkable gift for illuminating relationships, from love at first sight to hilarious encounters. PNB’s Jerome Robbins Festival runs for seven performances only, September 21 through 29 at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets start at $30, and go on sale Friday, July 20.


Born to be Wild Dinner & Auction
Sep 28 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Born to be Wild Dinner & Auction

September 28, 5:30pm-9:30pm

Marcus Pavilion, Saint Martin’s University

5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey

360.956.0755 |

To support club kids at Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County.





Rebel Junk Vintage Market
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm

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September 28-29

Tacoma Dome

2727 East D Street, Tacoma

253.272.3663 |

Rebel Junk Vintage Market presents one of the best markets in the nation featuring more than 100 juried craft and junk vendors from the region. Recognized by Flea Market Style Magazine as one of the top 25 flea markets in America, the show highlights upcycled, re-styled, re-purposed and vintage items. Pinterest and DIY fans will have the opportunity to explore unique items and learn from live artist demonstrations.

The Foreigner
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm

 The Foreigner

September 14-30

Tacoma Little Theatre

210 N I St, Tacoma

253.272.2281 |

At a rural fishing Lodge, Froggy, a British demolition expert, has brought along a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. He tells everyone that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English.  Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should — the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister’s pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn’t understand a word being said. All of that sets up the wildly funny ending. Tickets are $25.00 (Adults). $23.00 (Seniors 60+/Students/Military), and $20.00 (Children 12 and under).

Red Hot Gala 2018 at Museum of Glass
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Red Hot Gala 2018 at Museum of Glass

September 29, 5pm-10pm

Museum of Glass

1801 Dock Street, Tacoma

253.284.4719 |

Enjoy an evening of discovery, elegance, and glass! Be the first to see the new exhibition—Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight—and watch artist Nancy Callan create amazing work at the Hot Shop After Party. Join us for a truly memorable black-tie dinner and auction. All proceeds benefit Museum of Glass programming.

Auburn International Farmers Market
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Auburn International Farmers Market 

June 3- September 30, 10am-3pm

Les Gove Park

1140 Auburn Way South, Auburn

253.266.2726 |

With a cornucopia of fresh products, the Auburn International Farmers Market offers a variety of farm-based foods, hand crafted items, free community performances and several educational sessions on health, nutrition, canning and gardening. We are excited to announce we will be now be accepting Fresh Bucks along with EBT at the Market.

Tacoma Farmers Market
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tacoma Farmers Market

June 3-September 30, 10am-3pm

The Grand Plaza

5005 Ruston Way, Tacoma

253.752.2185 |

You won’t find a more beautiful setting for a farmers market than Point Ruston. Centered in the heart of the Grand Plaza, market vendors are surrounded by the beauty of Commencement Bay, miles of walking trails, and a diversity of shops. You’ll find a variety of fresh produce, flowers, locally processed foods like pickles, pasta, baked goods, sauces and so much more. Bring the family to enjoy all Point Ruston has to offer. You won’t be disappointed.

If Cars Could Talk
Oct 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

There are many chapters to the story of the automobile. If cars could talk, they might just share stories we never imagined. Each month, our speaker will pick a car and offer a fascinating peek into its history. Join us the first Tuesday of each month, and explore the story of cars with Museum curators, staff, or local personalities over lunch. For October, our speaker will be Kenneth Dowd, former muscle car designer for Ford Motor Company.