Pierce County Family Friendly Summer Fun 2019

Posted by Leslie Swindahl on May 28, 2019

Pierce County Family Friendly Summer Fun 2019

Every summer I make a list/calendar of all the family friendly events I think my family would enjoy. Having a list down makes it easy to plan your calendar, or if you’re trying to come up with something fun to do, it’s a nice reference. Our #1 favorite thing to do each summer is the Movies in the Park. What’s your favorite summer activity/event?

The list is in “area” categories and by dates, be sure to check back often as I will most likely be adding. Save this post, share it, and/or print it. Please leave me a comment if you have something you’d like me to add.


Duck Daze – June 1 10am FREE

Concerts in the Park – Curran Apple Orchard – FREE 6:30-8pm

Teddy Bear Picnic – TBA Curran Apple Orchard FREE

National Night Out – First Annual in Market Square – August 6 4-6 PM

Moonlight Movie in the Park – August 3 – Cirque Park

Kite Festival – Chambers Bay Returning 2020

Cinema on the sound – TBA

Family CampoutAugust 17-18
Chambers Bay *Registration required

Cider Squeeze – Curran Apple Orchard – August 25 FREE

Kidz Kraze Children’s Festival – Chambers Bay Park – August 25 12-4pm


Go Hawaiian Pool Party June 1 6:30-8:30PM

Community Garage Sale – June 8

Strawberry Feed – June 23 6:00PM-8:00PM

Car Show – July 7 10:00am-3:00pm

Fircrest Fun Days – July 19 6:30-10:30PM, July 20 10A-10:30PM

Concert, Picnic & Market in the Park – August 1 5:30-8:30pm

National Night Out – August 6 6-9:00PM

Pool Party & Movie in the Park – August 10 6-10pm

Concert, Picnic & Market in the Park – August 29 5:30-8:30pm


4th of July Celebration – July 4

Concerts In The Park – June, July, August – Every Wednesday 6:30-8:00

Salmon Bake – Last Sunday in July, Noon – 4:00 p.m.


Taste of Tacoma June 21-23 – Pt Defiance Park

Muckleshoot Casino Fireworks Show – June 29 10:00 PM You can arrive early to browse the stands or just come to watch the FREE show

July 4th Free Swimming at outdoor pools (Kandle and Stewart Heights)

Tacoma Freedom Fair, Airshow & Fireworks Extravaganza July 4th, Ruston Way

Family Fun Night July 12, 6-9 p.m. Fort Nisqually

Family CampoutJuly 12, August 2 , August 23 7 pm-9 am Owen Beach, 5400 N. Pearl St.
*Registration required

Swan Creek Park Camp Fire Program – July 12 8:00pm – 9:30pm FREE

Tacoma Maritime Fest – TBD Thea Foss WaterWay

LeMay Drive In Movies – showtime at dusk
July 6- Ferris Buellers Day Off
July 27- The Goonies
August 10- How to Trainer Your Dragon 3
August 24- Either Captain Marvel or Bumblebee

Kandle Sunset Cinema- July 19
Activities begin at 7:00 pm
Movie begins at approx. 8:45 pm
Movie: TBA

Food Truck Fest – July 21 Wrights Park 10:30-6:00 pm

Ethnic Fest– July 27 & 28 (Outdoor movie on the 27th) at Wright Park
Movie: TBA

Swan Creek Park Camp Fire Program – August 2 8:00pm – 9:30pm FREE

National Night Out/Summer Bash- August 6 5pm People’s Center

Summer Bash at The Center at Norpoint- August 9
Movie: Mary Poppins Returns

Shakespeare in the Park – August 9, 7-8:30PM, Wright’s Park

Summer Bash at Stewart Heights Park- August 16
Movie: How to Train your Dragon
Activities begin at 6, movie at dusk

Movie in the park – Sprinker Rec Center – August 16
The Little Mermaid

Mobile Food Truck Fest – August 17, 11-6pm, Sprinker Rec Center

Gross Out Olympics– Sprinker Rec Center August 20
*Registration required

Summer Bash at STAR Center- August 23
Movie: Spider Man: Into the Spider Verse

Free Swimming at Kandle & Stewart Heights – Sept 2


Maritime Gig Festival – June 1-2 Downtown Gig Harbor

Food Truck Fest – June 15 Sehmel Park 11-4pm

Movies in the Park – Fridays, Skansie Brother’s Park, movie at dusk
July 5 – TBA

July 12 – TBA

July 19 – TBA

July 26 – TBA

Summer Sounds at Skansie Brother’s – Tuesdays June 25th-August 13th – 6:30pm-8pm

Cruise the Narrows Car Show August 3 Uptown Plaza

Gig Harbor Rockin’ Rhythm & Blues Festival- August 10th 8:00 am – 10:00 pm Sportsman Club

Smokey Bear’s Birthday Lunch – August 10 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Kopachuck State Park


Summer Fest – July 13 11A-11PM Fort Steilacoom Park


Annual Car Show – Dacca Park – June 30

Summer at the park:

June 20
Music in the Park
6:30-8:00 p.m.

June 27
Music in the Park
6:30-8:00 p.m.

July 11
Music in the Park
6:30-8:00 p.m.

July 18
Music in the Park
6:30-8:00 p.m.

July 25
Music in the Park
6:30-8:00 p.m.

August 1
Music in the Park
6:30-8:00 p.m.

August 9
Movie in the park

August 15
Touch a Truck

August 23
Movie in the park

PUYALLUP (& Sumner)

Meeker DaysJune 14th- 16th

Food Truck Frenzy – June 29 at Bradley Lake Park 12-6pm

Movie in the park – July 12 – Bolt(PG) at Meridan Habitat Park

Movie in the park – July 26 – Lego Movie 2 – Pre-movie activity 6:30-8:00 pm (Reptile Man) at Meridan Habitat Park

Rhubarb Days – July 27-28 (Sumner)

Movie in the park – August 23 – Meridian Habitat Park – Dumbo


Movies in the Park – check here for dates

4th of July parade and fireworks display and family picnic/bbq

Gross Out Olympics– Frontier Park Graham July 18
*Registration required

July 21-22 Art in Bloom

August 2-4 Glacier Park Eatonville Arts Festival


Outdoor Music – Wednesdays at 6:30pm (7/10-8/21) at Allan Yorke Park
Outdoor Market starts at 5:00pm

Food truck fest – July 27 11-5pm Allan Yorke Park

National Night Out August 6 Allan Yorke Park

Movies in the park – Allen Yorke Park – starts at dusk, August 6 and August 10

Bonney Lake Days – August 17 Allan Yorke Park

In many areas!!

Pierce County Library Summer Reading Program

Kids Bowl Free

Summer Playground and Free Meal Distribution Program:

Regal 15 Lakewood Summer Movie Express

AMC Kids Summer Movie Camp – Get admission to a kid-friendly movie and a KidsPack for just $4+tax, all summer long! Tickets available at the box office at participating locations.
AMC Gateway 8 in Federal Way – Every Wednesday morning, check out the movies playing here

Don’t forget to pull out those calendars and start penciling in events you don’t want to miss this summer.