5 things to do this weekend in the South Sound

Friday, June 2, 2017 7:00 AM by Calista Klein

June is here, which means summer is too, right? Anyone in the Pacific Northwest knows that once the weather starts warming up, schedules get busy, and that means weekends are going to be packed full of things to do. Here are 5 of my top events going on in Pierce County this weekend, centered around getting out and about in the warmer weather. There is SO much happening, it was hard to narrow it down to just five, so check out our online events calendar to see even more weekend events! 
 
Downtown to Defiance Trolley
1. Downtown to Defiance Trolley Kick-off!
Friday, Jun. 2, 2017
17th Street and Pacific Ave, Tacoma
Time: 9:30 AM
Cost: Free
 
The Downtown to Defiance Trolley, and its ability to connect Tacoma’s downtown core with the Ruston Way waterfront and Point Defiance has been a longtime dream of many in the city, and now it's here! Celebrate with a kick-off party! Pierce County Transit's Gig Harbor trolley returns for summer service as well.
 
 
Maritime Gig Festival
2. Maritime Gig Festival
Saturday, Jun. 3 - Sunday, Jun. 4, 2017
Downtown Gig Harbor
Time:
Cost: Free
 
Gig Harbor's signature summer event!  Enjoy the family fun run, grande parade, business booths, children's festival, live entertainment and music, a car show, and a yacht festival.

 

Tacoma Musical Playhouse food truck festival

3. Tacoma Musical Playhouse Food Truck Festival
Saturday, Jun. 3, 2017
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
Time: 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Cost: Free
 
Sample food from across the community while also enjoying a performance of Sister Act on TMP's mainstage.  Local food trucks will include Dolce Si cafe, Farrelli's wood fired pizza, Fuzion Cafe, The Ram, Wildside Wine and more! Bring your appetite, grab a bite, and see a show.
 
 
Ocean Commotion
4. Ocean Commotion
Saturday, Jun. 3 - Sunday, Jun. 4, 2017
Point Defiance Zoo + Aquarium, Tacoma
Time: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Cost: Adults (ages 13-64) $17.95, Seniors (ages 65+) $16.95, Youths (ages 5-12) $13.95, Tots (3 & 4) $9.95, Children ages 2 and under FREE
 
Touch a stingray, build a reef, act like a sea star, and more. Dive deep into educational activities and "sea" what's so amazing about ocean life! A fun family outing for the weekend, kiddos will love watching animals receive special treats and enrichments, and learning how the sea benefits us. 
 
 
Pray for Sun 2017
5. Pray for Sun Party!
Saturday, Jun. 3, 2017
The Hub, Tacoma
Time: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Cost: Free
 
Live music in the beer garden, giveaways and prizes, a new bike raffle, and a saloon cycle that will be making the rounds in the Stadium District. Celebrate the sunny weather, and pray for more at this festive celebration!
 
 
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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