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Summer Bash August 19th 2017

Free movie at STAR Center: You bring the popcorn, we'll bring the stars!

2017 summer bash flyer

STAR Center and Metro Parks Tacoma bring you the 5th annual Summer Bash. Pack your snacks, blankets and lawn chairs and head to STAR Center for a free outdoor movie and festival for the whole family! 

In addition to the movie there will be:
• Bounce houses
• Food Vendors
• Face painting
• Field Games and crafts
• Community Resource Booths
• Rising STAR competition performances and awards
• Performances by local artists: Abigail Sloane and Gus Reeves
• Open access to Treetops Playgrounds, SERA Campus Playground and Spray Ground

Seating is on the lawn, so you are encouraged to bring blankets or folding chairs. Bring a flashlight and some cash for the food vendors. Make sure to carpool or walk due to limited parking!

This event is sponsored in part by Sound Credit Union and movie screen provided by Click! Cable TV. In addition, we would like to thank the City of Tacoma Government Environmental Services for their support with solid waste management and portable toilets!


sing movie poster


Movie: Sing (2016, PG)
Activities begin at 5 pm | Movie begins at dusk
Admission is FREE!

Click here if you're interested in volunteering for this event!











Check out our 2016 Summer Bash Video & Pictures!


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To keep in theme with the movie, we are hosting a Rising STARS Singing Competition this year! 

rising stars singing auditions august 5th and august 7th at star center


Audition for to be named the next Rising STAR in this singing competition. Auditions will take place August 5th and August 7th. Please come to auditions prepared with a song to perform acapella, with background music, or with your own musical instrument.

Finalists will perform live on a main stage in front of judges and hundreds of audience members at Summer Bash on August 19th.
There will be one youth champion and one adult champion.
Contestants can perform 1 song Acapella, with basic accompaniment, or prerecorded background music – 4 minutes or less.

Age categories:

Adult Winner to receive:
• 6 month membership to STAR Center! (Value: $206)...
• Metro Parks Familiarization Pass (Value: $450)*
• Party Package to Tacoma Comedy Club for 12

Youth Winner to Receive:
• 6 month membership to STAR Center! (Value: $206)
• Metro Parks Familiarization Pass (Value: $450)*
• Birthday Party at STAR Center (Value: $300)


More prizes to be announced!

*What is a Familiarization Pass? Acccess to all that Metro Parks Tacoma has to offer!

  • Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (admission for two)
  • Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (admission for two)
  • Tacoma Nature Center (one free class)
  • WW Seymour Botanical Conservatory (free guided tour for ten)
  • Center at Norpoint (two week pass)
  • STAR Center (two week pass)
  • Meadow Park Golf Course (one round for four)
  • Point Defiance Marina (50% discount boat)
  • Recreation Class (dance, arts, cooking, fitness, etc)
  • Recreation Run (one free registration)
  • Swimming Pool (admission for four)
  • Fort Nisqually Living History Museum (admission for four)