Upcoming Events

2015: Year of the Bike

January 1, 2015 at 12:00 am

As the number of cyclists in town has gradually increased, Downtown On the Go is excited to finally announce:

2015 is the Year of the Bike in Tacoma.

We rolled-out the Year of the Bike on Feb. 12 with a free screening of the bicycle documentary AfterMass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass

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Meditation Hour - Every Monday Evening Starting January 1, 2015

January 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Come join our meditation hour every Monday evening from 7-8pm at the Tacoma Buddhist Temple, located at 1717 S Fawcett Ave. The hour includes sitting meditation, walking meditation and sutra chanting. Free!

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Rollin’ 253 Summer Day Camp

June 8, 2015 at 7:30 am

Rollin’ 253 begins the 13 week long summer camp today. Campers can enjoy roller sports, dance competitions, arts & crafts & more. Daily & weekly rates available. Drop in’s are welcome.

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Jewelry Making - Beginning Jewelry / Metalsmithing

August 26, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Learn the basics skills needed to create jewelry of your own design. We will use a jeweler’s saw, rolling mill, hammers and mallets, and torches to cut, texture, shape, and solder metal sheet and wire into unique jewelry pieces. Cuff bracelets, textured earrings, and a ring or pendant with a

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Park(ing) Day Open House

September 2, 2015 at 12:00 am

Want to participate in Park(ing) Day but not sure where to begin? Come to our Park(ing) Day Open House happy hour to learn from past participants on how to successfully turn a parking spot into a temporary public park.

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Minimum Wage: $15 / $12 or none?

September 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm

​Panel discussion about the choices on the November ballot for a change in the minimum wage.

Lyz Thurber, League of Women Voter’s great moderator, comes to city club to moderate this comprehensive look at all the alternatives available to Tacoma voters in November.

Panelists: Monique

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Try The Bus with Rep. Kilmer

September 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Let’s talk transit - on transit! Meet at 11th & Pacific and we’ll take a one-hour bus ride loop with Rep.Derek Kilmer. We’ve got your ORCA card, you’ll learn how to read the bus book, and have a chance to hear from, and ask questions of, Rep. Kilmer. RSVP to info@downtownonthego.org.

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Jewelry Making - Basic Skills: Soldering Wire Jewelry

September 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

Whether you need a little coaching or are brand new to soldering, Jennifer will help demystify the process. In this one day intro to jewelry techniques, you will learn how to construct jewelry from wire. Make rings, bangles, and chain bracelets and necklaces from wire different gauges of copper,

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ProtoNext - Meet the Artist @ The Swiss

September 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Come explore the creative process with Jennifer Chin. ProtoNext is a series of 160 small acrylic paintings based on the principle that each new work is affected by previous ones. Successful compositions continue to morph in and out while others are completely discarded…similar to a game of

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PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend

September 11, 2015 at 11:00 am

The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County will be at PetSmart Tacoma with adoption specials on dogs, cats, and rabbits! Adoption fees will be $50 or less for all animals. Hours: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday Noon - 4:00 pm Sunday The shelter’s goal is to find forever

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APCC Kimchi Workshop Series 2015: Kimchi Dishes

September 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm

​Korea is known for its delicious Kimchi. Did you ever wonder how to make this flavorful dish? Come and learn all about it from Kimchi Master Joyce Yoo at the Korean Kimchi Workshop. At the end of each class you will make your own jar of Kimchi to take home!


  • $30 for 1 workshop ($25

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South Sound END AIDS Walk

September 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

It’s been a long walk but the end is in sight. If you’ve walked with us before, it’s time to walk with us again. Walk with us to END AIDS in Washington. It’s the best finish line ever! The South Sound END AIDS Walk is PCAF’s largest event of the year. By registering and fundraising for this event,

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Tacoma Scavenger Hunt, Live Event

September 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Compete with other teams and explore urban art and historical buildings as you wander through Antique Row, Opera Alley, Theater District, and Wright Park playing this fun and interactive Scavenger Hunt game on your phone. Be a Geeky Guru and find answers to trivia questions and strike a pose in the

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High Five! Spaceworks’ Community Celebration

September 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Spaceworks is celebrating its fifth anniversary, and we want you to get in on the fun because we couldn’t transform this city without you!

Join us for a free party at People’s Park and area MLK businesses. (To get the latest party updates, join this event.) Here’s the event breakdown:


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Sunday Parkways: Downtown to Defiance 2015

September 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

Downtown to Defiance is a free Open Streets event on Sunday, September 13th for people walking, bicycling, skateboarding, scootering, rollerblading—whatever human-powered mode you can imagine—to experience the waterfront for almost 7 miles unencumbered by vehicular traffic. Join the course at any

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