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 8th, 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 in downtown Tacoma. You'll discover why Tacoma is a thriving part of the music scene on the West Coast!
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.