Enjoy Japanese folk dancing and drumming in the evening twilight at the Tacoma Bon
Odori street festival on Saturday, Aug. 2.
The annual celebration features dancers wearing colorful cotton yukata and other
traditional garb performing under hanging lanterns outside the Tacoma Buddhist
Temple. Everyone is encouraged to join the easy-to-follow dances.
The free festival
also marks the return of two crowd favorites: drum groups Fuji Taiko, of
Tacoma, and Matsuri Taiko, of Seattle.
A variety of Japanese-themed foods will be for sale, including
teriyaki chicken bowl, unagi (grilled eel) bowl, cold somen noodles, shave ice,
strawberry mochi (rice pastry and green ice tea.
Adults 21 and older can sip on plum wine, sake and beer in the beer
garden. Meanwhile, children can make crafts at activity booths.
The Bon Odori celebration, also called Obon...
Come out for a fun and free community event to celebrate the waterfront and raise awareness for clean and healthy water. Enjoy delicious food and drink, music, trivia contests and prizes, educational activities for kids, rides aboard our Bay Patrol boat and more! All proceeds will support local nonprofit Citizens for a Health Bay with the clean up, restoration and protection of our waters and natural habitat.
Location: The Dock Building, 535 Dock Street along the Thea Foss Waterway
Tacoma’s Own Non-Profit Yoga and Healing Arts
Center Brings Their Fourth Annual Summer Sun Relay to Wright Park on July 19th
Tacoma, WA Since opening in September of 2010, Samdhana-Karana Yoga (aka SKY) has
hosted one of their main annual fundraising events, the Summer Sun Relay, in
Wright Park. They return again for the fourth year running on July 19th
from 11am to 3pm.
Summer Sun Relay is a team event, wherein each team completes a total of 108
sun salutations. Last year, there were over 100 individual participants and 15 teams
who collectively raised $6,500. This year the goal is to raise $8,500. Families with children welcome! We'll have a kids set of Sun Salutations, as well as a gentle set and a modified set. Teams often don costumes, and we'll have a facepainter on site. A spirited and joyful time for all!
Enjoy an evening of old fashioned fun! Bring a picnic supper and join in games and dancing of the mid-1800s. Kids of all ages will enjoy the special firings of the Candy Cannon throughout the evening. Lemonade and ice cream available while supplies last! Fri., July 18, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Event admission is $5-$8, children 4 and younger are free. For more information call (253)591-5339 or online at fortnisqually.org.
us for the third season of the beloved Lakewood Farmers Market, presented by
St. Clare Hospital. As always, the Farmer’s Market will bring fresh, local
produce, artisanal products and entertainment for all to enjoy. The Market
occurs at Lakewood’s City Hall (6000 Main Street SW) between 10:00 a.m. and
3:00 p.m. For more information, call: 253-983-7887.