Community Events Calendar

Ispirazione: James Mongrain in The George R. Stroemple Collection
Jun 28 all-day

Ispirazione:  James Mongrain in The George R. Stroemple Collection

February 10-October 15

Museum of Glass

1801 Dock Street, Tacoma

253.284.4750 |

Ispirazione: James Mongrain in the George R. Stroemple Collection is the result of a four year collaboration between artist James Mongrain (American, born 1968) and collector George R. Stroemple. The collaboration between Mongrain and Stroemple began in 2012. Stroemple, an avid collector of nineteenth-century Venetian glass, challenged Mongrain to draw inspiration from the vintage pieces in his collection, giving the artist free reign to engage in a dialogue with any of the objects that sparked his interest.


Evening Farmers Market
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Evening Farmers Market

May 31-September 27, Wednesdays 3pm-7pm

Pike Place Market

85 Pike St Rm 500, Seattle

206.682.7453 |

Shop after work and support local farmers by filling your tote with just-picked-that-morning fruits and veggies, beautiful bouquets, artisan food and drinks, and specialty farm products from more than a dozen farmers and producers set up on Pike Place. Plus, enjoy long summer evenings with live music, fun kids activities, food tastings, and a chance to explore the brand new MarketFront expansion.



Artists Drawn to the West
Jun 29 all-day

Artists Drawn to the West

On view through 2017

Tacoma Art Museum

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma

253.272.4258 |

President George Washington is back! See Gilbert Stuart’s portrait and more in the latest rotation of works for this long-running exhibition drawn from the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art. Inspire your inner explorer with the vast landscapes of the American west. From the Hudson River school to modernism, this exhibition examines artistic styles, trends, and movements that influenced the imagery and perceptions of the American west. See works by Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran and other painters and sculptors who connected the art of the West to larger movements in American and European art.

Taste of Asia
Jul 1 @ 12:00 am


Taste of Asia

First Saturday of Each Month

Asian Pacific Cultural Center

Join us for a fun and tasty culinary journey of Asia and the Pacific Islands.  Learn to cook traditional foods from the many featured countries.

Led by chefs that will take you through the steps in perfecting your dish, which you can make for your family or friends.


 February 6th – Taiwan, March 5th – Korean, April 2nd – Hawaii, May 7th – Japan, June 4th – India, July 9th – Thailand, August 6th – China, September 3rd– Mongolia, October 1st – Vietnam, November 5th – Samoa, December 3rd – Philippines.

LeMay Collection Drivers Education
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

LeMay Collection Drivers Education


Marymount Event Center

325 152nd Street East, Tacoma

253.272.2336 |

This course will teach the skills required to drive any Ford Model T including: Coordination of hand and foot controls, use of spark and throttle control levers, proper shifting and stopping techniques, use of neutral and brake levers, and reversing, etc. Plus, you’ll get a unique chance to tour the LeMay Collections at Marymount property! Non-Member: $175. Museum Members receive 50% off. This is a one-day class.

Your course registration fee gives you access to:

-First class Model T Driving Instructors both in the class room and on the road

-Use of an authentic Model T for the road section of the course

-Catered boxed lunch

-Ford Model T T-shirt

-Model T Drivers Education Completion Certificate

4th of July Celebration
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

4th of July Celebration

July 4, 10am-3pm

Clocktower Park

1400 Palisade Blvd, DuPont

Visit the City of DuPont for the 4th of July celebration! DuPont’s 4th of July was named amongst the top 5 best 4th of July celebrations in the United States by Readers Digest magazine!


Auburn’s 4th of July Festival
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Auburn’s 4th of July Festival

July 4, 11am-4pm

Les Gove Park

1005 12th Street SE, Auburn

253.931.3043 |

Celebrate our country’s birthday at Les Gove Park in Auburn. This hometown event features a kids’ bike parade, live entertainment on two stages, 13+ inflatable rides, a climbing wall and euro-bungy trampolines, a trackless train, a petting zoo and pony carousel, bingo, bocce, a car show, gaming stations, over 50 craft artists, a book sale, food concessions, a spray park and much more! The naturally shaded park will keep you cool during the afternoon. Free entertainment and admission. Purchase a wristband for $5 for unlimited activities! Wristband sales begin at 10:00am.


If Cars Could Talk
Jul 4 @ 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.


Museum of Glass birthday celebration!
Jul 6 all-day

Museum of Glass birthday celebration!

Museum of Glass

10am – 5pm.

Museum of Glass will offer free admission, sweet treats, games, live music, a scavenger hunt, a chance to design your own t-shirt, and the opportunity to contribute to a time capsule which will be opened on July 6, 2032. Inspired by the Museum’s age, visitors will find 15% discounts on items in the Store, Café, and towards  hands-on workshops. A membership purchased on July 6 will also be discounted by $15.

Olympia Farmers Market
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am

Olympia Farmers Market

Capital Way N, Olympia

10am-3pm Thurs-Sun, April-October

Weekends, November-December

Locavore-those who prefer to eat locally harvested food. Bringing farmer relationships from a four county radius.