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



Saturday July 14, 2018


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One of South Sound's Biggest Festivals, with 30,000 participants! Located in the magnificent Fort Steilacoom park in Lakewood, Washington

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

Now accepting Food Truck and Public Market Vendor Applications 

2018 SummerFEST Vendor Application



SummerFEST Sprint Triathlon , 1 mile, 5k, 10k  race

And The Triple Threat Triathlon Series - 3 local sprint triathlons! Register

Enjoy the all NEW Summerfest Saturday July 14; a memorable outdoor festival for the whole family, at no cost! Extreme entertainment with fire dancers, stilt walkers, trapeze and extreme trampoline acts, awaits! Participate in hands-on art activities, multi-sporting events, yoga, car show, Kids Zone with inflatables and pony rides. Shop at over 150 unique market vendors. Sample amazing food from over 30 food trucks while listening to live music featuring Spike & the Impalers. Delve into the diversity of our community at the International Festival stage. Get your free "Passport" stamped at over 25 high quality multi-sporting activities, and hands-on Art Stations. Stay for the evening fire dancing show, pet parade & dog contests, and outdoor movie! There is truly something for everyone. This magnificent 340 acre park features one of the state's biggest dog parks with an obstacle course, expansive biking trails, and running trails for the Summerfest Sprint Triathlon. Contact Sally Gilpin Martinez (253) 983-7758 . Like and Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on the live bands and entertainment:


EXTREME Entertainment...For Complete Schedule scroll down.



9:00 a.m. Sprint Triathlon/Triple Threat

11:00 a.m. 10k Race, 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

11:15 a.m. Extreme Trampoline Show by Aerial Assault Extreme Entertainment

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Live Music by Aaron Crawford (See details below)

12:30 a.m. Trapeze Show by Emerald City Trapeze Arts

12:40 p.m. Extreme Trampoline Show

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Live Music by the Herding Cats

2:00 p.m. Trapeze Show

2:00 Extreme Trampoline Show

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

2:00 – 2:30 Car Show Awards Ceremony

2:30-3:30 Live Music by Night Wave

3:00 p.m. Trapze 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

7:00- 8:00  Live music by Mariachi Fiesta Mexican Band

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

8:30 p.m.  Pet parade and Pet Costume Contest

8:45 p.m. Fire Dancers on the Main Stage

9:30 p.m. Movie At Night "Coco" presented by ACU



Aaron Crawford (11:30am-12:30pm)  


Hometown: Seattle Washington

Blending Country/Americana with inspirations from nearly every genre, Aaron's music is an expression of his life experiences and his love for music.

“Aaron Crawford is a rare talent. We rarely book solo artists but he came to our venue, packed the place and blew everyone away. He is just so darn good and connects with the crowd as well as anyone.”

Mike Cooney - The Vogue, Chelan


1:00-2:00 Herding Cats


Hometown: Seattle Washington

“The Herding Cats was formed in 2001 and has been rocking the house ever since with an amazing high-energy show and quality music!  Not only are the musicians unbelievably talented, they bring it all together in a way that is truly unforgettable!  Jon Bolton, Mike Mattingly and Pete Ortega have individually been performing for years and came together to create an experience that transcends the genre of “The Classic Rock Band”.   Besides the fun danceable rock and roll music, they also deliver humor and true entertainment.  They perform the greatest songs from the 60’s on up to today and make it their own.”

2:30-3:30 Nite Wave 80's Music

Do you love 80’s New Wave? Come see these passionate musicians - paying homage to 80s New Wave. From INXS to Duran Duran to Billy Idol to Frankie Goes to Hollywood and everything in between. They don’t just play the music, they live the music. Find out more at

4:00-5:30 Featuring  SPIKE & THE IMPALERS!


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.

7:00-8:00pm Mariachi Fiesta Mexicana


Come hear this authentic Seattle Fiesta Mexicana Mariachi,  Seattle Area's most popular Mariachi Act at SummerFEST.  They bring the traditional music of Mexico to SummerFEST right before the outdoor movie Coco. The act is in the beautiful Latin attire in charro suits.

9:30 pm Free Movie at Dusk -Coco, Presented by ACU

Make it an evening! Choose dinner from over 30 Food Truck and Beer Garden available until 8:00pm), bring your blankets and chairs. 


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.




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 and crafts, presented by the Museum of Glass

  • Chalk Art, presented by Children's Museum of Tacoma

  • Paper Doll Making, by the Doll & Pony Show

  • Lego Competition, presented by Bricks 4 Kidz . Register today!

  • Mask decorating, by the Pierce County Library

  • Origami and Martial Arts, presented by Pierce College

  • Lewis Army Museum World War 1 & Centeninial of Camp Lewis/Fort Lewis/JBLM crafts



                      SummerFEST Triathlon! 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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