Arts and Entertainment
10 Biggest Seattle/Tacoma Celebrities
Seattle may not be a magnet for entertainers like New York or Hollywood, but with its high quality of life, strong arts culture, and uber-educated populace, Seattle generates more talent per capita than anywhere else. Let’s count down the biggest names in arts and entertainment (sorry, Bill Gates) to call Seattle home. People like Ray Charles who spent on a brief—but formative—period here …
Seattle's Wall of Gum at the Market Theater
It's several inches thick, the wall of gum is a big tourist attraction in Seattle's Pike Place Market.
Seattle / Tacoma Events by Venue
There is always something to do in the Seattle / Tacoma area. Here are events year-round by venue.
Tacoma Highland Games
Read about Zoolights in Tacoma and find out what you'll see, how to get here, and other events going on at the zoo during Christmas.
Taste of Tacoma
Check out the Taste of Tacoma, its amazing array of food, events, and rides, as well as where to park and how to get here.
Maritime Festival Tacoma
Find out what to expect at the Tacoma Maritime Fest, from tall ships to harbor tours and train rides.
Check out events like the airshow, vendors, food, music, and fireworks at Tacoma's Freedom Fair, the best 4th of July event in the area.
Tacoma Old Town Blues Fest
Learn about this Tacoma blues and music festival that takes place in the charming district of Old Town.
Ethnic Festival Tacoma
Check out what you'll find at Tacoma's Ethnic Festival, one of the best and most fun festivals in Pierce County, and one that focuses on the multicultural diversity of this area.
Tacoma Greek Festival
Check out the Tacoma Greek Festival and the many delicious entrees and desserts within, as well as other facets of Greek culture like dance performances.
Check out the Tacoma Zoolights and find out what to expect at this popular Christmas lights display in North Tacoma.
Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival
Find out what you need to know to get to the Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival as well as what kinds of concerts are on tap.
Tacoma Film Festival
Learn about the Tacoma Film Festival, an annual event held at the Grand Cinema Tacoma each year.
Check out Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park near Tacoma, the largest drive-through Christmas lights display in the Northwest.
Oktoberfest Northwest in Puyallup, WA, the best and biggest Oktoberfest in the Tacoma area, is home to the areas best events, food, and drink in the Northwest.
Puyallup Spring Fair
The Puyallup Spring Fair much like the large and famous Puyallup Fair, but smaller. The Puyallup Spring Fair welcomes in the spring with baby animals, rides, fair food, and events. This fair takes place in April every year at the Puyallup Fairground
Maritime Gig Festival
Learn what to expect at the Maritime Gig Festival June 3-5 2011, one of the best Gig Harbor events for boat enthusiasts and for everyone else, too.
Art on the Avenue
Art on the Avenue is a cool festival that takes place in July each year in Tacoma's trendy and eclectic district of 6th Avenue in July. This area has a number of cool shops and restaurants any time of the year, but during this festival, the street is closed to traffic and vendors and artists come out in droves.
Washington Renaissance Fair
The Washington Midsummer Renaissance Fair is the largest festival of its type in the area and is located in Bonney Lake. Expect to see an array of performers, musicians, and merchants selling Celtic items, Renaissance clothing, and medieval items.
Things to Do
Seattle is a metro hub of city and nightlife from a plethora of restaurants to a vibrant music scene and it’s the regional center for performing arts. Find outdoor recreation ideas and more.