Mary Dodsworth (253) 983-7887 • Fax (253) 589-3774 •
Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director




Current Events

Christmas Tree Lighting Parade and Festivities

Grab the perfect spot along 59th Street in Lakewood Towne Center to catch candy and watch the parade (5:45 p.m. start). Santa makes his grand entrance at 6 p.m.
Have your picture taken with Santa, buy unique gifts from boutique vendors along our new Candy Cane Lane, see the Winter Wonderland LEGO displays made by local children. (Registration link below). Enjoy family-friendly activities including "Minute-to-Win-It" games, crafts and live entertainment inside and out including special guests Tacoma TotemAires  Barbershop Harmony Chorus.
Thank you to Starbucks for providing hot drinks and holiday treats. Food vendors - including Stacks Burgers - will be there with food for purchase.
Contact: Sally Martinez,, (253) 983-7758 for more information.


Join the fabulous parade Dec. 1 at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony! It is a wonderful way to highlight your business or organization. Floats, vehicles, and walkers welcome!

Register by Nov. 22 .






Be part of the first-ever Holiday Storefront Decorating Contest.

It's as easy as submitting a photo of your business. Winners announced Dec. 5.

Click flier for more details.














Enter the Winter Wonderland Lego Contest! Entries displayed Dec. 1, 2017.

Click here  to enter.

















Jingle Bell Rock 10k, 5k, and 1 mile run/walk/run

Dec. 9 at 10 a.m.

Register here

Jingle Bell Rock FAQs



       SummerFEST 2018, July 14





Camp Create: June 19th - August 11th 


 April 22, 2017, 9 am to noon

 Truck and Tractor Day  Presented by WSECU

Click here for photos

- Photos  / YouTube  from 2016


Christmas Tree Lighting Festival  - December 2, 2016.



Jingle Bell Rock 5k  and 1 Mile Run/Walk, presented by St. Clare Hospital, 12.10.16

View Photos from Last Year's Event

Event Photos 1

Event Photos 2



5th Annual SummerFEST Triathlon  - VIDEO FROM 2015  - July 9, 2016



SummerFEST Trail Runs: 5k Race, 10k Race, & 1 Mile Kids Run  - July 9, 2016




SummerFEST 2016  - July 9, 2016- 2016 Washington Events Calendar , SummerFEST featured on page 11



Ray Evans Memorial Fishing Event  - May 21, 2016





   2016 MLK "Legacy of the Dream How Far We Have Come" Essay Contest

       -Marcos Vieyra Winning Essay          -Riley Guerrero Winning Essay



Inspiring Young Creators Lego® Building Contest  

      -  FAQs

      - Click here to see a YouTube video of some of this year's entries!




Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, December 4

Click here to see a great article from The Suburban Times



Jingle Bell Rock 5k Fun Run, December 5  (Flyer) 




4th Annual SummerFEST Triathlon

     - (Results by Age , Overall )