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Upcoming Activities

Conservatory Pumpkin Patch Display

Oct 15-Nov 3; 10 am-4:30 pm; closed Mondays
W.W. Seymour Conservatory
  October 15-November 3 Tuesday-Sunday 10 am-4:30 pm Fanciful exhibition mums and a plethora of pumpkins provide a unique indoor opportunity for pictures around Hallowee…

Hoot ‘n’ Howl

Oct. 18 & 19; 5-9 pm
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Come in costume, take a nighttime tram ride through the Free-Roaming Area, play games and go trick-or-treating during the spookiest event of the year. Fri-Sat, Oct. 18-19 5-9…

Harvest Fest & Haunted Hall

Friday, Oct 18, 2019
5:30 pm
Center at Norpoint
Friday, October 18 Harvest Fest 5:30-7:30 pm Haunted Hall 5:30-9:30 pm Wear your Halloween costume and enjoy arts, crafts, games and giveaways! Admission is free. Sound Credi…

Zoo BOOze & Bites

Friday, Oct. 18; 6-9 pm
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Friday, Oct. 18 6-9 pm Looking for a howling good time this Halloween? How about a party with red wolves? Zoo BOOze & Bites returns Friday Oct. 18 from 6-9 p.m. for a pre-…

Spooky Story Time

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019
1:00 pm
W.W. Seymour Conservatory
Kings Books will be bringing a Spooky Story Time to the Conservatory with Tacoma members of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan! They’ll be readin…

Harvest Fest at Eastside Community Center

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019
6:30 pm
Eastside Community Center
Harvest Fest at Eastside Community Center Saturday, Oct. 19 6:30-9 pm Stranger things are lurking at Eastside Community Center. Bring the family for autumn-themed activities,…

Blossoms & Haunts

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019
7:00 pm
W.W. Seymour Conservatory
King’s Books and the Conservatory are teaming up to bring you a night of unspeakable horrors . . . Except we need you to speak, as you recite your favorite chilling stor…

Pumpkin Chomp ‘n’ Stomp

Oct. 26 & 27; 9:30 am-3 pm
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
We all love pumpkins – and our animals do too! Watch them chomp, stomp, roll and play all day long. Learn More…

Halloween Hurrah!

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019
4:00 pm
W.W. Seymour Conservatory
Halloween Hurrah! October 31, 2019 4-7 pm Join us for a family friendly night of spooky plants, sweet treats, goblin brew and cackling games. $3 suggested donation Volunteers…

Harvest Fest at People’s Center

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019
6:00 pm
People’s Community Center
Harvest Fest Thursday, October 31 6-8 pm Join us for an evening full fun! Bring the entire family to enjoy games, music, art & crafts, a costume contest and haunted house.

Harvest Fest at STAR Center

Friday, Nov 1, 2019
6:00 pm
STAR Center
Harvest Fest at STAR Center Friday, November 1 6-8 pm Join us for an evening full of fun! Bring the entire family to enjoy games, music, art & crafts, and a costume contes…

Veterans’ Appreciation Days at the Zoo

Nov. 9-11; 9:30 am-4 pm
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
In celebration of Veterans Day, we are offering free admission on Nov. 9, 10 and 11 to all individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military.

Veterans’ Appreciation Days at Northwest Trek

Nov. 9-11; 9:30 am-3 pm
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
In celebration of Veterans Day, we are offering free admission on Nov. 9,10 and 11 to all individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military.

Norpoint Turkey Trot 5k

Thursday, Nov 28, 2019
9:00 am
Center at Norpoint
Runners and walkers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond will descend upon Northeast Tacoma for the largest Turkey Trot in the South Sound. The event is stuffed with holiday…

Norpoint Turkey Trot 2-Mile

Thursday, Nov 28, 2019
9:00 am
Center at Norpoint
Runners and walkers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond will descend upon Northeast Tacoma for the largest Turkey Trot in the South Sound. The event is stuffed with holiday…

Norpoint Turkey Trot Kids’ Dash

Thursday, Nov 28, 2019
9:00 am
Center at Norpoint
Runners and walkers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond will descend upon Northeast Tacoma for the largest Turkey Trot in the South Sound. The event is stuffed with holiday…

Zoolights

Nov. 29-Jan. 5; 5-9 pm (closed Dec. 24)
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
November 29-January 5 (closed Dec. 24) 5-9 pm See the Zoo transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with over 700,000 lights. The holiday spirit comes aglow in this magica…

Santa Visits the Conservatory

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019
10:00 am
W.W. Seymour Conservatory
Join us for this much anticipated visit from Santa. Memorialize the holidays in the beauty of the Conservatory with a professional photograph with Santa (separate fee for phot…

Christmas Regale

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019
11:00 am
Fort Nisqually
Christmas Regale December 7 11 am-4 pm Take a break from the hustle and bustle of modern holidays and experience a real old-fashioned Christmas at Fort Nisqually Living Histor…

Breakfast with Santa and the Grinch

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019
9:00 am
Eastside Community Center
Breakfast with Santa and the Grinch Saturday, December 14 9 am-12:30 pm It’s that time of the year again! Come to Who-Ville to feast with Jolly St. Nick and grumpy Grinc…

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019
9:00 am
Center at Norpoint
Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 14 8:30 am-12 pm Rise and shine for Breakfast with Santa at The Center at Norpoint. Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast, holiday arts a…

Victorian Holiday Festival

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019
10:00 am
W.W. Seymour Conservatory
Frolic and folly at our annual Victorian Holiday Festival honoring Tacoma’s historic Victorian-styled Conservatory. Staff and volunteers will be dressed in beautiful cos…

Cookies for Santa

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019
11:30 am
People’s Community Center
Cookies for Santa Saturday, December 14 11 am-1 pm People’s Community Center and pool is hosting its first annual cookies for Santa! Bring the entire family to decorate…

Cocoa & Carols at the Conservatory

Friday, Dec 20, 2019
6:00 pm
W.W. Seymour Conservatory
Cocoa & Carols is an evening festive community sing along, featuring many of your favorite holiday carols and delicious cocoa. Bring your friends, family and favorite holi…

Jingle Bell Run (8:30 AM)

Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019
8:30 am
Wright Park
Come enjoy a much-deserved break while the kids burn off energy at the Jingle Bell Run, the final race in the 2019 Run the Parks series. This holiday 3-mile run/walk is a fami…

Jingle Bell Run (10:30 AM)

Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019
10:30 am
Wright Park
Come enjoy a much-deserved break while the kids burn off energy at the Jingle Bell Run, the final race in the 2019 Run the Parks series. This holiday 3-mile run/walk is a fami…

Winter Wildland

Dec. 28 & 29; 9:30 am-3 pm
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Breathe in the crisp mountain air and watch in delight as our animals play with holiday-themed treats and enrichments. Take a tram tour through the hushed winter stillness to…

Polar Bear Plunge

Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020
11:30 am
Point Defiance Marina
Polar Bear Plunge Weds, January 1 11:30 am-3 pm Kick off the new year with a cool tradition—a refreshing plunge into invigorating Puget Sound! 11:30 am: Cub Plunge, for youth…

Valentines 5K

Saturday, Feb 15, 2020
8:00 am
Ruston Way
Let’s run away together! This is an out-and-back along Ruston Way. Get your Valentine’s weekend started on the right foot!…

St. Patrick’s Day 5K

Saturday, Mar 7, 2020
9:00 am
Titlow Park & Lodge
Get your Irish Jig on and join us on this lovely 5k around the trails of Titlow. The race is Chip-timed and dogs are welcome!…