Tacoma Events Calendar - August 2016

Summer in Tacoma
Summer in Tacoma. Kristin Kendle

Tacoma’s August events calendar is filled with summer festivals as well as the usual shows. Especially don’t miss the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire and Brew Five Three—one of Tacoma’s best beer events!

There's also a free national park day in August. This isn't the day to go to a national park if you don't like crowds, but if you want to try a new park for free, don't miss out! There are a few national parks near Seattle and Tacoma, but of course the most famous one is Mt. Rainier.

To see top festivals and links to all the monthly events calendars: Seattle | Tacoma

Rainiers Games at Cheney Stadium
August 1-2: Rainiers vs. Albuquerque
August 7-10: Rainiers vs. Sacramento
August 20-23: Rainiers vs. Las Vegas
August 29-31: Rainiers vs. Fresno

Andrew Rivers
When: August 5-6
Where: Tacoma Comedy Club
How much: $16 regular/$22 premium

Proctor Arts Fest
When: August 6, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Proctor District
How much: Free

The Original Browns Point Salmon Bake
When: August 6-7, 12-8 p.m.
Where: Browns Point Improvement Club
How much: Cost of food

Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire
When: August 6-7, 13-14, 20-21
Where: Kelley Farm, 20021 Sumner-Buckley Highway, Bonney Lake
How much: $19 for one day/$36 for weekend pass/more pricing available for families and children/kids under 5 are free

Gary Owen
When: August 11-14
Where: Tacoma Comedy Club
How much: $30 regular/$40 premium

In The Spirit
When: August 13, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Washington State History Museum
How much: Free and open to the public

Brew Five Three
When: August 13, 1 - 8 p.m.
Where: Broadway between 9th and 11th
How much: $25 advance/$30 regular/$25 military/$10 designated driver

Live It Out Loud Final Concert
When: August 13, 1-5 p.m.
Where: Rialto Theater
How much: $15

The Color Run
When: August 14
Where: Tacoma Dome
How much: Registration fees start at $39.99 (discounts for little runners)

Girls Night In
When: August 18, 8 p.m.
Where: Rialto Theater
How much: General $37.51/Pre-Show Party Upgrade $89.68/Meet and Greet Upgrade $179.04

Rod Man
When: August 19-20
Where: Tacoma Comedy Club
How much: $27.50 regular/$32.50 premium

Free State Parks Days
When: August 25
Where: All State Parks in Washington State

Free National Park Day
When: August 25
Where: All National Parks - including Mt. Rainier National Park and Olympic National Park
How much: Free

I Love the 90s
When: August 26, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Tacoma Dome
How much: $25.50-$99.50

Greg Proops
When: August 26-27
Where: Tacoma Comedy Club
How much: $16 regular/$22 premium

LeMay Car Show
When: August 27, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Marymount Events Center
How much: $15 regular admission/$5 kids/Free for members and kids under 5