5 things to do this weekend: August 19th - 20th

Friday, August 18, 2017 5:00 AM by Calista Klein

Happy Friday, Pierce County! Enjoy your weekend at one of these five events happening around the region. Want more events? Check out our online calendar, which we update regularly.
 
 
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1. Fort Lewis Centennial Celebration
Friday, August 18th
Joint Base Lewis McChord
 
Come honor 100 years of history at Fort Lewis. Schedule highlights include a historic aircraft flyover and appearances by the Washington State Lieutenant Governor. Centennial celebrations begin at 1:00 pm and continue until roughly 5:00 pm, and are open to the public.
 
 
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2. Hudson's Bay Heritage Days
Saturday, August 19th - Sunday, August 20th
Clocktower Park, DuPont
 
Hudson's Bay Heritage Days comes to DuPont this weekend, and it brings a Kansas City BBQ cook-off competition and the 5 star classic car show with it! Admission is free to this family-friendly celebration in Clocktower Park.
 
 
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3. In the Spirit: Northwest Native Festival
Saturday, August 19th
Tacoma Art Museum and Washington State History Museum
 
Celebrate indigenous arts and cultures. Spend the day enjoying dancing, drumming, singing and browsing the artwork of Native American artists. Festivities kick off at 10 am with the blessing and procession. Admission to both the TAM and WSHM are free and festival activities are open to the public. 
 
 
Downtown Tacoma Market
4. Downtown Tacoma Market
Sunday, August 20th
Courthouse Square
 
Tacoma is a maker city. Spend Sunday shopping at this uniquely curated pop-up marketplace. Check out vintage and locally designed clothing, handmade jewelry, plants, home goods, and art. A $1 suggested donation to enter will benefit Spaceworks.
 
 
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5. Summer Bash at STAR Center
Saturday, August 19th
STAR Center
 
Pack your lawn chair, blankets and snacks and get ready to enjoy some family time this Saturday evening at the Summer Bash at STAR Center . The line up of activities features live music, games, and a free outdoor movie. Activities begin at 5:00 pm, and the movie Sing will begin at dusk.
 
 
 
Author: Calista Klein

As the Visitor Experience Coordinator for Travel Tacoma + Pierce County, Calista loves being on the front lines of visitor service. When not at the office, she's outdoors hiking, running, camping, or climbing, tasting dishes at new Pierce County restaurants, sampling local craft beer, or curling up with a cup of tea and a good Netflix show.

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