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



Saturday July 14, 2018


Presented By St. Clare Hospital



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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 2

2018 SummerFEST Vendor Application





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

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

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

1:20 p.m. Trapeze Show

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 presented by Click! Cable TV  and ACU




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 

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, 
  • 10k race
  • 1 mile Kids Run
  • 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 .
  • Pitch Smart, 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
  • Disc Golf, presented by Disc Golf Armory
  • Stretch to Fit, presented by Crunch Fitness
  • 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

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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                           Thank You to Our Partners