Subculture Salon takes pride in supporting local events in Tacoma Washington, Every month we list out the best things to do in Tacoma, From events and festivals to attractions and tours, find out what’s going on in Tacoma, and the Gig Harbor, Fife, Lakewood, Puyallup, Sumner, DuPont and Mt. Rainier area.
Downtown On the go! Tacoma Walk: July 6 – 5:15 pm
Washington State History Museum 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402
Explore and learn about the different areas of downtown Tacoma through the 1.5 – 2 mile themed walks led by local experts. No need to pre-register, just join us at the start! Info:http://www.downtownonthego.com/
Tacoma Pride Festival July 9th
Various locations around Tacoma
The tacoma pride festival honors the lgbtqa population of pierce county by curating cultural events, establishing community partnerships, and hosting out in the park, a large-scale outdoor festival downtown to circulate resources and celebrate our visibility. info:
Kirkland Uncorked – 5:00 pm July 15th
Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza Dr. Kirkland, WA 98033
Kirkland Uncorked is Washington’s summer wine festival. Taking place July 15-17, 2016 in scenic Marina Park (25 Lakeshore Plaza Dr), the festival, a weekend long celebration of world-class Washington wineries, is a benefit for the Homeward Pet Adoption. The festival is split into two parts, a 21+ Tasting Garden and an all ages Street Fair. The Tasting Garden features wine tasting, live music, a Friday Burger Brawl and a Saturday Grill-Off. The Street features a Boat Show, the Uncorked Market, the CityDog Dog Modeling Contest, and a Sunday Food Truck Feast. Info:
TACOMA LATIN NIGHTS at STUDIO 6 BALLROOM – 8:30 pm July 15th
Studio 6 Ballroom, 2608 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA
8:30pm drop-in lesson in Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. 9:30pm Open Dancing – Salsa & more. DJ music (requests taken), full club lights & disco balls, Bose sound system. Dance cost: $5, add the lesson for only $5 more!
or Facebook.com/MyStudio6Ballroom or (253) 905-5301.
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Half-Day for Half-Price – 9:30am July 22nd
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98406
We call it Half-Day for Half-Price, but it’s more than that; visitors get four-and-a-half hours to enjoy the zoo, its exhibits and amazing animals during a special pre-Zoobilee opening on Friday, July 22. What’s greater than a mid-summer bargain? How about a mid-summer bargain that includes tigers, polar bears, red wolves, penguins, sharks, stingrays, jellies and much more? That’s what Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is serving up on Friday, July 22. It’s called Half-Day for Half-Price, but it’s a bit sweeter than that. Half-Price General Admission gets visitors four-and-a-half hours of Jammin’ with Jellies, touching stingrays and hanging out with polar bears, clouded leopard cubs, meerkats and more. All for special general admission prices of $4.98 for tots, $6.98 for youths, $8.48 for seniors and $8.98 for adults. Children 2 and younger get in free. July 22 visiting hours for the general public are 9:30 a.m to 2 p.m. The zoo closes early so The Zoo Society can prepare for its annual gala fundraiser, Zoobilee, as well as the Twilight Stroll that follows. The zoo resumes regular summer hours, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Saturday, July 23. For more information about the zoo, visit
Summer Bash & Movies in the Park – 6:00 pm July 29th
Metro Parks Tacoma
Free movies in Tacoma’s parks: You bring the popcorn, we’ll bring the stars! Pack your snacks, blankets and lawn chairs and head to the park for a free outdoor movie for the whole family! Summer Bash – featuring Click! Mobile Movies – is a summertime tradition in Tacoma. This summer, enjoy family-friendly fun and a movie, presented by BECU and movie sponsor Click! Network in partnership with Metro Parks Tacoma. Kandle Sunset Cinema Friday, July 29 Movie: Minions Ethnic Fest at Wright Park Saturday, July 30 Movie: Star Wars:The Force Awakens Click-Mobile-Movie logoNational Night Out and Summer Bash at People’s Community Center Tuesday, August 2 • 5 pm (No movie) Summer Bash at Stewart Heights Friday, August 5 • 6 pm Movie: Rio 2016 Summer Games Summer Bash at The Center at Norpoint Friday, August 12 • 6:30 pm Movie: Inside Out STAR Center Summer Bash Saturday, August 20 • 6 pm Movie: Zootopia Location: To be announced. Event is hosted by STAR Center Info: