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












Saturday July 8, 11am-11pm. Presented By:






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One of South Sound's Biggest Festivals, with 15,000 participants! Located in the magnificent Fort Steilacoom park in Lakewood, WA.

Contact Sally Gilpin Martinez (253) 983-7758. .

Now accepting Food Truck and Public Market Vendor Applications

    2017 Vendor Application .



Enjoy a free, memorable music & outdoor festival, with a splash of the eccentric! See stilt Walkers, Extreme Trampoline Acts and Fire Dancers. Enjoy food trucks, a beer garden, live music presented by Geico , and this

EXTREME Entertainment...For Complete Schedule scroll down.




9:00 a.m. Sprint Triathlon

10:45 a.m. 10k Race

11:00 a.m. 5k Race

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Orienteering

12:30 Kids 1 mile Run

10:45 a.m.  Triathlon Awards Ceremony

11:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies, Taiko Drummers & Dragon Dance

11:25 a.m. Extreme Trampoline Show by Aerial Assault Extreme Entertainment

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Live Music: KUINKA

11:50 a.m. Trapeze Show by Emerald City Trapeze Arts

12:50 p.m. Extreme Trampoline Show

1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Live Music: TACOCAT

1:20 p.m. Trapeze Shoe

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Lego Building Contest (must pre-register) 3:20 Awards

2:30 – 3:00 Car Show Awards Ceremony

3:00 p.m. Trapeze Show

3:30 p.m. Extreme Trampoline Show

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.  Live Music: SPIKE AND THE IMPALERS

4:30 p.m. Trapeze Show

5:30 p.m. Extreme Trampoline Show

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Car Show

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Passport to Sports & Art

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Trapeze Classes  

11:00 a.m. – 6:00p.m. Stilt Walkers

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Yoga in the Park, all day free classes!

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Kids Zone (Enjoy inflatables, climbing wall, pony rides, bouncy houses)

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Market Vendors

11:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Food Trucks


6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Dog Contest Sign-up, presented by the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County

7:30 -  8:00 p.m.  Dog contests (Best Retriever &  Best Trick)

8:00 p.m.  Pet parade and Pet Costume Contest

8:30 p.m. Fire Dancers on the Main Stage

9:30 p.m. Movie At Night "Secret Life of Pets" presented by Click! Cable TV  and ACU

MAIN STAGE LIVE MUSIC 11:45-5:30pm  


Featuring Bands From Washington State: KUINKA, TACOCAT, and SPIKE & THE IMPALERS!

11:45-12:45 - Kuinka: The name Kuinka comes from the Finnish for “how”.  This band melds indie rock, pop, blues, soul, and orchestral arrangement, with their trademark brand of folk pop music.  The quartet includes string band instrumentation with heavy percussion, electronic sound, six-string ukulele and cello.  Brothers Zach and Nathan Hamer, along with Miranda Zickler and Jillian Walker, came together in 2014. All four members of Kuinka grew up in Washington State. Come see their high-energy sound and stage presence. 

1:15-2:30 Tacocat: Tacocat is a surf poppunk quartet from Seattle, founded in 2007. Tacocat went on national tour in March 2014, playing many shows in the Pacific Northwest as well across the United States in such places as Los Angeles, Tucson, New Orleans, Atlanta, Baltimore, Columbus, Las Vegas, New York City, Miami, Boston, and Little Rock. They also recently toured Europe with visits to many major cities including Barcelona, Berlin, London and Vienna.

4:00-5:30  Spike & The Impalers: This classic-rock band from Washintgon State features O’Neill on lead vocals and the rock solid rhythm section of drummer Jeff Kathan formerly of The Paul Rodgers Band, and bassist Lynn Sorensen formerly of Bad Company and The Paul Rodgers Band. Steve Hanna brings his incredible guitar and keyboard talents to the stage, along with the guitar stylings of Manuel Morais. The band's live sound is completed by the soaring vocals of Susan Kendall-Morais and the scorching saxophone of Scott “Junior” Adams, formerly of the Ann Wilson Band.

9:30 pm Free Movie at Dusk - "Secret Life of Pets"

Make it an evening! Have dinner (Food Truck and Beer Garden available until 8:00pm), bring your blankets and chairs. Before the movie join these festivities:

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Dog Contest Sign-up, presented by the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County

7:30 -  8:00 p.m.  Dog contests (Best Retriever &  Best Trick)

8:00 p.m.  Pet parade and Pet Costume Contest


Passport to Sports & Art. High quality activities for all ages, Free!




Pick up your Free SummerFEST "Passport to Sports" at the Headquarters tent and enjoy the activities listed below. Your passport will be stamped at each activity.






  • SummerFEST Sprint Triathlon presented by St. Clare HospitalRegister todayClick here  to learn more‚Äč
  • Triple Threat Series. Compete in 3 local sprint triathlons! Register here                                                                       
  • 5k race, presented by Evergreen Trail Runs. Click here  to register today!
  • 10k race, presented by Evergreen Trail Runs. Click here  to register today!
  • 1 mile Kids Run, presented by Evergreen Trail Runs. Click here  to register today!
  • Volley Ball, flag football and Tug-of-War, by 24 Hour Fitness 
  • Trapeze show and classes, presented by Emerald City Trapeze , located  next to main stage. 
  • Bubble Soccer by Bubble Soccer Northwest . 4 v 4 games and free play for little ones on the sidelines.
  • Orienteering Training and Race, presented by Cascade Orienteering Club . Plus a special mini course for kids.
  • Yoga in the Park, all day free classes! Presented by TULADHARA Yoga Lakewood Holistic Yoga & Wellness .
  • Baseball: Timed Pitch, presented by the Lakewood Baseball Club
  • Golf for Fun. Ages 4yrs and up. Presented by First Tee of South Puget Sound . Drive, chip & putt and try to hit the bulls eye! Golf Clinics throughout the day.
  • Football: Punt, pass and kick, and toss, presented by Lakewood Lancers Football
  • Sports Sampler, presented by Sky Hawks Sports Academy
  • Jousting Pit, by the Army National Gaurd
  • Gaga Pit, by the Lakewood YMCA
  • CrossFit Challenge, by Crossfit253
  • Operate an electric radio control mdoel boat, by the Puget Sound Model Boat Club
  • Soccer Skills Challenge, by Lakewood Soccer Club
  • Bocce Ball, presented by Trader Joes
  • Feild Day Activities, by USO
  • Kidzone. Climbing wall, pony rides, bouncy houses, inflatables, and more.
  • West Pierce Fire and Rescue Bike Helmet safety fittings
  • Police Department Dunk Tank (by donation)
  • The Humane Societ Pet Parade at 7:30
  • ADAPTIVE Bike Riding offered by Outdoors for All . Try 12 different types of bikes from hand-powered to tandem..



11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Passport to Arts 


Come to the Headquarters tent to pick up your "Passport to Arts" and enjoy the activities listed below. 

  • Glass Flameworking Demonstration, presented by the Museum of Glass
  • Quality crafts, presented by the Museum of Glass
  • Chalk Art, presented by Children's Museum of Tacoma
  • Paper Doll Making
  • Lego Competition, presented by Bricks 4 Kidz  in partnership with Tacoma Children’s Museum. Register today!
  • Face Painting by Lakewood Junior Lancers
  • Mask decorating, by the Pierce County Library
  • Origami and Martial Arts, presented by Lakewood Sister Cities International Festival


                      SummerFEST Triathlon, register today ! See it first hand....


11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Featuring live entertainment, food trucks & vendors. 


     11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Partners for Parks car show    

Join the fun, enter your car today . Over 35 categories will be judged.  



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