Tiptoe through the Tidepools
Titlow Beach

August 11: 10 am - 1 pm

Bring your family to explore the beach, learn about tide pool life and have lots of fun during some of the lowest tides of the year. A naturalist will guide low-tide beach exploration. This event is free! Meet at Titlow Beach. Wear shoes to protect from the rocky beach and bring plenty of water and sunscreen. 
Explore the Shore
Owen Beach at Point Defiance Park

August 12: 11 am - 1 pm
Discover tidal animals like crabs, shellfish, anemones and more during low tide at Owen Beach. Naturalists from Point Defiance Zoo will help you spot and identify all the unique species that are uncovered with each tide. Ages 5 and up. Free. Beach walks last 2 hours, though you’re welcome to stay longer! 
Family Nature Walks

August 13: 10 am (Titlow Park)
August 13: 1 pm (Swan Creek Park)

Bring the entire family to explore Tacoma Parks during free naturalist-led walks. Discover the amazing plants and animals that live in these parks and how they adapt in the different seasons. Visit the website to register for these free walks! 
Nature at Night

August 11: 7 pm (Swan Creek Park)
August 18: 7 pm (Tacoma Nature Center)

Nature comes to life at this fun evening program. Learn about nocturnal animals with stories, games and bio-facts (skulls, pelts, tracks). Free. Registration required. Ages 4+

Brigade Encampment
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

August 13-14: 11 am - 5 pm

Step back in time to 1855 at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum's 39th annual Brigade Encampment. This event recreates the bustle and excitement of the historic visit of fur traders to Fort Nisqually in 1855.

Admission: $0-$18
Outdoor Adventure Kayak Trips

August 27: 2 pm (Blake Island)

Explore the beautiful South Sound with Metro Parks Tacoma Outdoor Adventures. Choose from our beginner or intermediate trips depending on your experience. Trips include necessary safety gear, tandem kayaks and experienced guides.
Summer Bash and Outdoor Movie

August 13: 2 pm (Center at Norpoint)
August 19: 6 pm (Stewart Heights Park)

Pack your snacks, blankets and lawn chairs and head to the park for a free outdoor movie for the whole family. Seating is on the lawn, so attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or folding chairs.
Enjoy a variety of activities including inflatable slide, games, entertainment, crafts, food truck, outdoor movie and more.

Tacoma's Got Talent!
SIGN UP NOW and share your talent during the Norpoint Summer Bash from 6-8 pm! This activity is open to all ages.
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Kids Night Out
STAR Center

August 19: 6 - 9 pm

Enjoy a night off while your kids enjoy a night out! Our 5,000 sq. ft. indoor/outdoor Treetops playground is a blast, and kids can also enjoy themed games, and crafts.
Teen Late Night

August 12: 7 - 10 pm (Eastside Community Center)
August 12: 8 - 11 pm (People's Community Center)
August 19: 7 - 10 pm (Center at Norpoint)

Late Night is a FREE event for teens! Join us for late night fun with your friends! We’ll have open gym, sports, activities, and much more.

STAR Center
(Boys & Girls Club Schatz Branch)
1st Friday of every month
7-10 pm | Grades 6-8