Tacoma Events Calendar - September 2016

Washington State Fair
••• Washington State Fair. Kristin Kendle

While Seattle to the north gets most of the large events in the region, the Tacoma area eeks out an edge when it comes to September. Why is that? Enter the Washington State Fair, which takes place each September in Puyallup (next door to Tacoma). The Fair brings with a great concert series (buy concert tickets and you get entry to the Fair for free!) as well as fair food, rides, animals and even beer and wine gardens.

September 26 is also one of the free days to get into Mt. Rainier National Park. If you haven’t been before, it’s just an hour drive from most parts of Tacoma and September is a great time to go—before the snow and cold sets in for the winter.

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

Tacoma Events Calendar – September 2016:

 

Washington State Fair
When: September 2-25
Where: Washington State Fairgrounds
How much: $12.50 adults/$9 students and seniors/Kids 5 and under free (Discounts if you buy online or at other outlets in advance).

Also see: Washington State Fair Wine and Beer | Rides | Discounts | Things to Do

Washington State Fair Concerts and Rodeo

September 2: J. Cole with special guest Bas
September 3: Kid Rock with special guest Uncle Cracker
September 4: Tim McGraw
September 5: End of Summer Bash with Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show by A1A
September 7: Creedence Clearwater Revisited
September 8: Smash Mouth
September 9: Thomas Square Dancin' in the Dirt Party
September 10: Chris Janson Dancin' in the Dirt Party
September 12: For King & Country and Matt Maher
September 14: DNCE with special guest Lunchmoney Lewis
September 15: X Ambassadors/Rachel Platten
September 16: Charlie Wilson with special guest Joe
September 17: Alan Jackson
September 18: Fiestas Patrias featuring Voz de Mando, Proyecto X and Mariachi Divas
September 19: Chris Young with special guest Cassadee Pope
September 21: Gavin DeGraw & Andry Grammer with special guest Wrabel
September 22: Dierks Bentley
September 23: Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy
September 24: Flo Rida with special guest Natalie La Rose
September 25: Train with special guest Magic!

Kevin Bozeman
When: September 2-4
Where: Tacoma Comedy Club
How much: $16 general/$22 premium

Walk Tacoma
When: September 7, 5:15-6:30 p.m.
Where: Starts at S. 11th and MLK Jr. Way
How much: Free

Jake Shimabukuro
When: September 7, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Pantages Theater
How much: $29-85

Cruise-In at ACM
When: September 8, 5-8 p.m.
Where: LeMay - America's Car Museum
How much: Free

John Caparulo
When: September 8-10
Where: Tacoma Comedy Club
How much: $22 general/$27 premium

Hound of the Baskervilles
When: September 9-October 9
Where: Lakewood Playhouse
How much: $25 adult/$22 military/$21 senior/$19 student, educator

Broadway Center on the Road
When: September 9, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Paradise Theater - Gig Harbor
How much: $12

Juan Gabriel
When: September 9, 8 p.m.
Where: Tacoma Dome
How much: $63.50-$203.50

Summer Ender Fender Bender
When: September 10
Where: LeMay - America's Car Museum
How much: Free

Second Sunday Music Series
When: September 11, 1-2:30 p.m.
Where: Wright Park Conservatory
How much: Suggested donation of $3

RED GREEN - "I'm Not Old - I'm Ripe!"
When: September 13, 7 p.m.
Where: Pantages Theater
How much: $51.50

Tom Green
When: September 15-17
Where: Tacoma Comedy Club
How much: $20 general/$26 premium

The Underpants
When: September 16-October 2
Where: Tacoma Little Theater
How much: $24 adults/$22 seniors, students, military/$20 kids

Drake & Future
When: September 16, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Tacoma Dome
How much: $49.50-$129.50

Ride Around the Sound
When: September 17
Where: Starts from Seattle, Normandy Park or Tacoma and ends in Bremerton
How much: Each rider must raise at least $100

Family STEM Day - Race into Math
When: September 17, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: LeMay - America's Car Museum
How much: Free with museum admission

World of Dance
When: September 17, 2 p.m.
Where: Pantages Theater
How much: $40-$100

Run Wild
When: September 17, 7:30-11 a.m.
Where: Northwest Trek
How much: $30-$60

Think & Drink: American Rage: Division and Anger in U.S. Politics
When: September 22, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Engine House No. 9
How much: Free

Lachlan Patterson
When: September 22-24
Where: Tacoma Comedy Club
How much: $16 general/$22 premium

Cider Swig Cider-Makers Dinner
When: September 23, 6 p.m.
Where: Sehmel Homestead Park’s Volunteer Vern Pavilion
How much: $100

Fremont Oktoberfest
When: September 23-25
Where: 3503 Phinney Ave
How much: $20-$30

Addams Family
When: September 23-October 16
Where: Tacoma Musical Playhouse
How much: $31 adult/$29 senior, student, military/$22 kids

Take a Spin
When: September 24, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: LeMay - America's Car Museum
How much: Free with museum admission

Mt. Rainier Free Day
When: September 24
Where: Mt. Rainier National Park
How much: Free!

Art Garfunkel: In Close Up
When: September 24, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Pantages Theater
How much: $29-$85

Nick Hoff
When: September 25, 8 p.m.
Where: Tacoma Comedy Club
How much: $10 general/$16 premium

Christina Pazsitsky
When: September 27, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Tacoma Comedy Club
How much: $20 general/$26 premium

Joe DeRosa
When: September 29-October 1
Where: Tacoma Comedy Club
How much: $16 general/$22 premium