Puyallup’s [pew-al-up] great outdoors are a sight to see and scenic in all seasons. Abundant art and creative culture start here. In its early years, Puyallup was an agricultural community and the city continues to pay homage to its roots. Downtown buzzes May through October with an energetic farmers market scene.
There’s never a shortage of festivals and events in Puyallup. There’s something to do nearly every day of the year! Home to the eighth largest fair in the world, people love to “Do the Puyallup.” Each September for 17 days, fairgoers enjoy more than 15,000 attractions at the Washington State Fair while eating famous fair scones and earthquake burgers. Celebrate spring at the annual Daffodil Festival followed by Meeker Days in the early summer. Puyallup is the place for unlimited entertainment with heritage festivals, expos, concerts and seasonal celebrations [just to name a few].
- Pioneer Park
- Outdoor Art Galleries
- Historic Walking Tours
- Gardens + Nurseries
- Farmers Market
- Washington State Fair + Spring Fair
- Daffodil Festival
- Meeker Days
- PRCA Pro Rodeo
Things to doPuyallup's Outdoors
- Spend the day exploring locally grown produce, nursery items, foods, arts, crafts and more at the largest farmers market in Pierce County, located in the Pioneer Park Pavilion.
- Go on a walking tour of the free, year-round exhibits at Arts Downtown Outdoor Gallery in Pioneer Park. View more than 32,000 square feet of gardening bliss at Watson’s Greenhouse + Nursery.
- Meander along the river on the Foothills Trail with more than 15 miles to explore. Take a stroll around Bradley Lake Park’s 59-acres with walking trails or go fishing in the 12-acre lake.
- Seasonal celebrations: Grand Floral Street Parade, Fall Washington State Fair + Spring Puyallup Fair, Scottish Heritage Festival, Tour de Pierce, Oktoberfest Northwest + Victorian Country Christmas.
- Spend time wandering the antique district with more than 400 dealers in 20 storefronts or head to South Hill for department stores, specialty shops and a variety of dining options.
- Step away and relax at A View With a Room, a bed and breakfast where you can listen to nature + take in Mount Rainier. If hotels are more your style, stay at Holiday Inn Express Hotel + Suites, Best Western Premiere Plaza Hotel, Fairfield Inn + Suites or Hampton Inn + Suites.