Craft beer and art festivals: 5 things to do this weekend

Friday, August 4, 2017 8:00 AM by Calista Klein

Happy Friday, Pierce County! Looking for things to do? We've rounded up five events happening this weekend. Featured events include a locally loved craft beer festival, Lady Gaga performing at the Dome, arts festivals, the annual Kite Festival, and a scenic train ride featuring Washington wine. Want more ideas? Visit our online events calendar. We're constantly updating it, so check back regularly.
 Brew Five Three 2017  7 Seas Brewing  

Brew Five Three: Tacoma's Beer and Blues Festival

Broadway Ave between 9th and 11th
Saturday, August 5th
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Advance purchase: $30 regular admission, $25 military, $10 designated driver
Day of: $33 regular admission, $28 military
Coordinated by the Broadway Center for Performing Arts, Brew Five Three has become a staple event for craft brew lovers in Tacoma. Sample beer or cider from over 30+ Washington State brewers while enjoying blues performances from local acts at this annual block party. Participating breweries include regional favorites like 7 Seas, Dystopian State BrewingOdd Otter, Wingman Brewers, and more from across Washington and the West Coast. If you get hungry, grab a bite from one of the food trucks. See a complete list of breweries and food trucks here. Brew Five Three is a 21+ event, valid ID is required for entry. Admission includes a commemorative samples glass and six tasting tokens.
Looking for more craft beer in Tacoma? The South Sound Craft Crawl features local breweries around greater Pierce County. Visit 15 of them a take home a growler.
 Street Fair Tacoma's Proctor District

Proctor Arts Fest

Tacoma's Proctor District
Saturday, August 5th
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
A family friendly street fair, Proctor Arts Fest gathers 160 arts and crafts vendors, 58 juried art pieces, three live music stages, and a designated kids area in the heart of Tacoma's charming Proctor neighborhood. This community event is a perfect way to get and about with your family this weekend. Find a list of art and craft vendors here
Kite Festival Header

Annual Kite Festival

Chambers Creek Regional Park
Saturday, August 5th
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The 5th Annual Kite Festival returns to the scenic Chambers Creek Regional Park this Saturday. Kite demonstrations, family kite flying, face painting, and more! The first 250 children will have the opportunity to make their own kites. Bring your kites, blankets, and picnic basket and spend the day at the park!
Lady Gaga Tacoma Dome

Lady Gaga

Tacoma Dome
Saturday, August 5th
7:30 PM
Tickets starting at $86
Grammy and Golden Globe winner and Academy Award-nominated Lady Gaga comes to the Tacoma Dome. A multitude of albums sales and single sales have made her one of the best-selling musicians of all time. She brings her one-of-a-kind performance to fans in Tacoma as part of her Joanne World Tour. 
Eatonville Arts Festival 2017 Washington Wine Express 

Eatonville Arts Festival and Washington Wine Express

Eatonville and Elbe
Friday, August 4th - Sunday, August 6th
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Arts Festival: Free
Wine Express:  $64 standard class, $79 first class
Head into the county this weekend for unique art and delicious wine. Throughout the weekend, the Eatonville Arts Festivla offers family entertainment in Mount Rainier's scenic foothills. On Sunday, hop on board the Washington Wine express, and savor views of Mount Rainier while you sip Washington wine! Converse with vintners and sommeliers, sample gourmet hors d’oueveres, and peruse the Mount Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum while enjoying a meal and live music.
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.