5 things to do in Tacoma this weekend

Friday, April 28, 2017 7:00 AM by Calista Klein

Happy Friday, Pierce County!
 
Looking for something to do this weekend? We've rounded up five great events going on around the county. From plays to farmers markets to guitar extravaganzas, you'll find something to suit your weekend mood.
 
Check out our online events calendar for even more weekend suggestions.
 
 
 Tacoma Guitar Festival 2017 
1. Tacoma Guitar Festival
Tacoma Dome
Saturday, April 29 - Sunday, April 30
Time: Saturday 9:30am - 5:00pm. Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Cost: $25 weekend pass, $15 adult day pass, kids 12 & under free with paid adult
 
Check out the largest guitar event in the Northwest!  Guitar players and music enthusiasts will have the chance to attend seminars and live performances by legendary guitarists, all inside the dome that has hosted top talent ranging from Tim McGraw to Metallica.
 
 
Fancy Nancy at TMP
 
2. Fancy Nancy at the Tacoma Musical Playhouse
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
Saturday, April 29 - Sunday, April 30
Time: Saturday 11:00am and 2:00pm. Sunday 2:00pm.
Cost: $10 - $15
 
A fun, family friendly adventure. Fancy Nancy provides a great excuse to play dress up in your most elegant, glamorous attire and enjoy a lighthearted musical production. Recommended for audiences age four and up.
 
 
Brass Monkeys Beastie Boys Tribute Swiss Restaurant
3. Brass Monkeys: Beastie Boys Tribute Band
The Swiss Restaurant and Pub
Friday, April 28
Time: 9:00pm
Cost: $7
 
Celebrate 30 years of License to Ill with the Brass Monkeys, a Beastie Boys tribute band. The Swiss is a local favorite for their killer appetizers, and beautiful collection of Chihuly glass vases.
 
Cheney Stadium
 
4. Rainiers vs. River Cats
Cheney Stadium
Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30
Time: Friday 7:05pm. Saturday 5:05pm. Sunday 1:35pm.
Cost: $7 - $20
 
The weather forecast is for sun this weekend, making it the perfect time to enjoy a springtime game of baseball. The Tacoma Rainiers, a feeder team for the Seattle Mariners, take on the Sacramento River Cats in the picturesque Cheney Stadium.
 
Farmers Market
 
Tacoma, Puyallup, and Gig Harbor
Saturday, April 29
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Cost: Free
 
Enjoy fresh, Pierce County produce at one of these three local farmers markets! The Tacoma market is held in the Proctor District, the Puyallup market is located at Pioneer Park and Pavilion, and the covered Gig Harbor market is open rain or shine.
 
 
 
 
 
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.

Featured Posts