Tacoma Events Commission


The Tacoma Events Commission is a non-profit event production group with over 35 years of experience producing Tacoma’s annual 4th of July Festival, Freedom Fair.  In addition to this beloved annual festival, the Tacoma Events Commission produced Tall Ships Tacoma in 2005, and has also introduced two new festivals in our community:  Gray Sky Blues Music Festival in April, and the Orting Pumpkin Fest in October.

The Gray Sky Blues Music Festival will be held Saturday, April 7th, 2017, following the Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade in Tacoma. It will feature some of the best Blues musicians to be found west of the Mississippi. This year's event will be held at The Swiss Restaurant and Pub and The Harmon Brewery and Eatery in downtown Tacoma. You'll discover why Tacoma is a thriving part of the music scene on the West Coast!

Gray Sky Blues Music Festival has been nominated as "Best Community Blues Festival" by the Washington Blues Society.

Tacoma Events Commission brings an old-fashioned harvest celebration to the South Sound with the Orting Pumpkin Fest .  Designed primarily as a food festival featuring items made with pumpkin ingredients, we'll also celebrate agriculture, music, and lots of pumpkins!   Hayrides, pumpkin carving contests and Pumpkins Pals on Parade gives the children a place to show off their favorite pumpkin costume.  Musical entertainment is scheduled throughout the day.  This event will take you back to the good ol' days of fun, family-oriented entertainment.
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Volunteer with the Tacoma Events Commission

For more information about TEC projects, or to get involved, contact us at:

4109 E-7 Bridgeport Way W
University Place WA 98466-4328
Office: (253) 507-9357

Read About the Tacoma Events Commission and the Board of Directors.

Tacoma Tall Ships Festival
Tacoma Events Commission proudly produced the first Tall Ships Tacoma  festival in 2005.

WFE - Washington Festival & Events

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Orting Pumpkin Festival
OCTOBER 14 th, 2017
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Read about the Orting Pumpkin Fest

The Pumpkin Festival was a big hit! Check out our photo gallery of some of the fun and excitement!

Tacoma Freedom FairOne of Tacoma's longest running and most beloved community festivals, Freedom Fair is a celebration of our Country's independence and the spirit that makes Tacoma such a great place to live and work!

Click here to see how you can be a part of the celebration!

Selected as one of ten "World's Best" fireworks events by Discovery.com and the Travel Channel. Also recognized as a best event by USA Today, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and the News Tribune.

Worthy Music MinistriesMany thanks to Worthy Music Ministries, a terrific sponsor of both Freedom Fair and the Orting Pumpkin Fest. We appreciate their strong support of our events. View their Freedom Fair stage flyer.

Salmon Festival 2009 was a great success. View a photo gallery of the 2009 Salmon Festival.
Photos by Bill Kaufmann