Last updated: 7/1/21 and will continue updating as more dates become available. Take note that a lot of events have registration requirements.
Every summer I make a list of all the family friendly events I think my family would enjoy. Having a list down makes it easy to plan your calendar, or if you’re trying to come up with something fun to do, it’s a nice reference. Our #1 favorite thing to do each summer is the Movies in the Park. What’s your favorite summer activity/event?
It was tough last summer with everything being cancelled, we really missed all our fun summer traditions! But I’m so glad to see some towns/cities adapting this year and still putting some events on. And hopefully my family and I will be able to attend a movie in the park!
Pierce County Family Friendly Summer Fun 2021
Below you’ll find your town/city and if there’s anything happening this summer. Events should be organized by dates and please come back often to see if anything has changed(& visit their website for further info). Remember this is the year of “unpredictable”, so events may change. And remember most places will have health regulations; mask, distance, frequent sanitizing, ect.
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»Daddy Daughter Adventure Day – June 5, 10am-2pm Chambers Creek Park *Registration required
»Kite Festival – Chambers Bay Park- First Saturday of Each Month April – October 10:00AM-1:00PM
»National Night Out – August 3 @ neighborhood near you
University Place Police will be caravanning all around the City in police vehicles visiting all U.P. neighborhoods that register by Friday, July 23.
»Music on the Square – The Village at Chambers Bay
Wednesday, Aug. 4 Enjoy live blues and roots rock music by Mark Hurwitz and Gin Creek, delicious burgers from Boss Mama’s Kitchen, the summer sun and more! 6-8pm
Wednesday, Aug. 11 The second Music on the Square event will feature gypsy jazz and swing sounds from Pearl Django on Wednesday, Aug. 11 from 6-8 p.m. Tacoma Wiener Company will be serving gourmet hot dogs while you enjoy live music on the square!
Wednesday August 18 The third Music on the Square event will feature Salsa music from Mambo Cadillac on Wednesday, Aug. 18 from 6-8 p.m. Ruca will also be on site serving authentic Mexican food while you enjoy live music on the square!
Wednesday August 25 The fourth Music on the Square event will feature blues music from T Town Aces on Wednesday, Aug. 25 from 6-8 p.m. Velvet’s Big Easy will also be on site serving up “Big Easy Style” New Orleans Cajun and Creole cuisines while you enjoy live music on the square!
Wednesday September 1 The final Music on the Square event will feature Brazilian Jazz music from Jovino Santos Neto on Wednesday, Sept 1 from 6-8 p.m. Ruca will also be on site once more dishing out authentic Mexican cuisines while you enjoy live music on the square!
»Movie in the Park – August 7 at Cirque Park. Bring your family and friends to join “Moana” on her quest to restore the heart of Te Fiti! The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk.
»Family Campout – August 21-22 Chambers Creek Park *Registration required
»Cider Squeeze – Curran Apple Orchard – August 29 noon-4pm FREE
»Community Garage Sale – June 19 9:00AM-4:00PM
»Youth Night – June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3 6:00PM-9:00PM
»Story Walk & Talk In The Park – Join us at the Fircrest TOT LOT on Friday, July 9th at 10 am or 11 am. Register online but it’s free.
»Tacoma Trails Challenge – June 5-20, check out all the details here. Hope to see some of you out there!
»Daddy Daughter Adventure Day – June 5, 10am-2pm Naches Trail Preserve *Registration required
»Daddy Daughter Adventure Day – June 5, 10am-2pm Spanaway Regional Park *Registration required
»Touch A Truck – September 11, 10:00am-1:00pm – Sprinker Rec Center
»Classic Car Show – September 18 8:00am-3:00pm – Sprinker Rec Center
GIG HARBOR/KEY PENINSULA
»Father Daughter Date Night: A Knight to Remember – $12 per person, registration required June 18 6:30-8:30pm, June 19 3:00-5:00pm, June 19 6:30-8:30pm Community Recreation Center 2416 14TH AVE NW, Gig Harbor
»Teen Lunch Truck Luau – June 25, 12:00-3:00 pm Sehmel Homestead Park 10123 78th Avenue NW, Gig Harbor. Registration required
»Local Markers Pop Up Market – June 26 10:00am-2:00pm Sehmel Homestead Park 10123 78th Avenue NW, Gig Harbor
»Family Fun Fest – July 31, Registration required Sehmel Homestead Park 10123 78th Avenue NW, Gig Harbor
»Movie In The Park: Trolls World Tour – August 13, 7:30-10:30pm Sehmel Homestead Park 10123 78th Avenue NW, Gig Harbor Registration required
»Movie In The Park: Jurassic Park – August 20, 7:30-10:30pm Sehmel Homestead Park 10123 78th Avenue NW, Gig Harbor Registration required
»Movies on Fridays at Skansie Brother’s Park – Fridays July 16-August 27 starting at 8:30pm
»Summer Sounds at Skansie Brother’s – July 13-August 31 – Tuesdays 6:30pm-8pm
Special RE-OPENING POP-UP CONCERT! July 2
»Cruise the Narrows Car Show August 7, 8:00am-3:00pm Uptown Plaza 4735 Pt. Fosdick Drive Gig Harbor, WA
»Maritime Gig Festival – August 21-22 Downtown Gig Harbor
»Drive In Movies – Fort Steilacoom Park, lot opens at 7pm and movie starts at 8:30pm, $15 per car, advance registration required and food trucks available on site
June 11, 2021 • Coco
June 25, 2021 • The Goonies
July 16, 2021 • Trolls World Tour
July 30, 2021 • Wonder Woman 1984
August 13, 2021 • School of Rock
August 27, 2021 • Remember the Titans
»Fairy Fest at Lakewold Gardens – June 25 – 27 Go to their site for more information
»Summer Nights at the Pavilion Concert Series – Thursdays 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Fort Steilacoom Park *public health guidelines apply
July 22 – Nite Wave (80s new wave)
July 29 – Chris Eger Band (Blues/rock)
August 5 – Good Co, Swing (Swing)
August 12 – Cambalache Salsa (Salsa)
August 19 – Kim Archer Band (R&B/soul)
August 26 – 80 Proof Ale (Country/rock covers)
»National Night Out – August 3 Check their FB for updates.
»Movie in the Park – August 20 and 27 Check their FB for updates.
»Food Truck Friday – Every Friday from June 4-27th 11am-2pm. View the weekly food truck schedule, menus and online orders here.
»Superhero Challenge Course – July 24, 10am-12:30pm Meridian Habitat Park *registration required
»Trails Day – July 31 9am-noon – Foothills Trail 13810 80th St, East Puyallup, WA
EATONVILLE & GRAHAM
»Northwest Trek Slug Fest – June 26-27 9:30am-4:30pm
»3rd of July – 6pm to dusk, firework show, music, vendors – Eatonville Middle School
»4th of July – Parade – Eatonville
»Glacier Park Eatonville Arts Festival – August 6-7
»Pierce County Fair – August 12-15, Frontier Park
»Superhero Challenge Course – August 28, 10am-12:30pm Frontier Park *registration required
»Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire August 7-8, 14-15, & 21-22 10:00am – 7:00pm *Purchase Tickets Online
»Tunes at Tapps – Wednesday evenings from July 28 until September 1 at Allan Yorke Park
»Kids Club/Day – Mondays starting July 26, 6:30PM at Allen Yorke Park
»Taste at Tapps Fest – TBD Allan Yorke Park
»National Night Out TBD Allan Yorke Park
»Movies in the park – Allen Yorke Park – starts at dusk, TBD
»Squirrely Summer Scavenger Hunt – July 1-11 Win prizes!
»Peanut Butter & Jam – Wednesdays, July 14 – August 18 12:00PM – outdoor concert series, due to covid advanced tickets are required
»Friday Night Flicks – outdoor movies, due to covid space may be limited and registration required
Friday, July 30, 2021
Lea Hill Park, 31693 124th Ave SE
9:00 PM movie: Onward (PG)
Friday, August 6, 2021
Sunset Park, 1420 69th Street SE
9:00 PM movie: The Sandlot (PG)
Friday, August 13, 2021
Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth Street SE
9:00 PM movie: The Goonies (PG)
»Pierce County Library Summer Reading Program
»Tacoma Public Library Summer Reading Program
»Kids Bowl Free – Registered Kids Receive 2 FREE GAMES Of Bowling Each Day Of The KBF Program All Summer Long! At select bowling alleys.
»Summer Playground & Meal Program – June 28 – Sept. 3, 2021, 11 am-1 pm Monday-Friday
Various games, arts & crafts, and STEM activities will begin at 11 am. Lunch is served 12-1 pm. Free lunch is available to all youth under 18 years of age at the locations listed below.
Franklin Park, 1201 S. Puget Sound Ave
Portland Ave Park, 3513 Portland Ave
South Park, 4851 S. Tacoma Way
Titlow Park, 8425 6th Ave
Verlo Playfield, 4321 McKinley Ave
Wapato Park, 6500 S. Sheridan Ave
Wright Park, 501 South I St.
»Regal Summer Movie Express – Bring the family to the nearest Regal theater for our 2021 Summer Movie Express series! Summer Movie Express tickets are just $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays featuring summer movies the whole family will enjoy like Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, Smallfoot, Kung Fu Panda and many more. Theatre opening times vary so check participating theatres for feature start times. Stay tuned for a list of participating theatres.