This list is full to the brim with holiday markets, art exhibits, a fix-it fair, and ideas for the darkest day of the year. If you’re feeling the community spirit, or looking for some local gifts this month, just come back to this list to see what’s cookin’.
November is for curling up with a good book and a warm drink, but it’s also for getting out the door for community fundraisers, holiday markets, concerts, tree lightings, fix-it fairs, Tarot readings, and volunteer opportunities. There are so many ways to give back, get involved, and get to know Tacoma!
Tacoma, Tuesdays, Trivia, Tacos, Talent. It’s the truth, there’s stuff to do, things to eat, things to drink. We have 15 of those things listed right here. You’re very welcome.
You know how we’re always seeing logos and hearing phrases about Tacoma as the “gritty city”? You’ve caught on that Proctor and Stadium aren’t the neighborhoods keeping that nickname around, right? Take a day and explore South Tacoma and the South End where some of that good grit still abides; we’ll help.
October, the month of harvest fests and haunts, of chilly outdoor escapades, of art and film extravaganzas. Seasons change, but community continues, it never ends here in Tacoma, so take a look at over 16 opportunities to be part of it.
It’s a Tacoma neighborhood tour and independent bookshop crawl all in one (plus tips for where to stop for snacks and drinks along the way)! Support local shops and your need to read.
Ready or not September is upon us and we have a list of 10 worthy Tacoma events for you! Something for cyclers, old-timey harvest fest enthusiasts, dog lovers, community activists, human rights advocates, beer drinkers, golfers, and anyone ready for a talent show gala on the waterfront.
August has arrived. The final month of what constituted summer vacation when we were youngsters. Don’t despair. Just take each day at a time, and when the mood strikes, check our list of 21 August events all over Tacoma. Listen to music under the open sky, join the Native American Traditional canoe gathering, explore a street fair, or maybe enter a beard competition (seriously).
If the home you’re searching for is full of character and beauty, locates you in a historic neighborhood within walking distance of parks, cafes, restaurants, bookstores, and groceries, and even gives you garden space, then you’ll want to meet this Victorian on Thursday, July 26th.
Tacoma is home. Want to know what we love about the sunny summer months here? It’s no secret; check out our list with tips for outdoor dining, city beaches, the best nearby park adventures, and more!
It’s July. What?! Yes, we can’t escape time moving forward, so let’s embrace it. Here’s our list of 15 July events all over Tacoma. Take a historical walking tour, celebrate the birthday of Tacoma's weirdest most beloved dive bar, enjoy story time with your kid, strengthen and focus with some outdoor yoga, or settle in for live music in the park. Or don’t. You’ll be just fine.
Summer is outdoor market season. Say goodbye to fluorescent lights, muzak, and plastic. Join the general delight created by people selling directly to people with dogs, strollers, weather, and live music in the mix. This is our list of Tacoma Markets (not just Farmers Markets, either!), plus 2 select out of town markets well worth a visit.
Looking for a home that puts you in the heart of the city near transportation, theaters, breweries, cafes, cocktail bars, parks, and museums? Get up close with this townhouse in the City Steps condo community this Sunday, June 24th!
Kerri shares Tacoma with the rest of us, and as the Executive Director of Washington Trafficking Prevention she’s helping to lead a statewide effort to fight and end human trafficking. Learn how you can recognize trafficking and how you can act to stop it! Also get a sneak peak about what she likes best about Tacoma…
Not as in “Oh no! What’s happening?” but as in “What’s going on around town?” This is our roundup of 15 super-duper-sweet happenings around Tacoma this June. You’re going to want to read this!
Looking for a bright, open, single-level home in the North End of Tacoma? This sweet rambler with its updated kitchen and bathroom and beautiful oak floors is ready for you! Close to 6th Ave and the Proctor District for groceries, coffee, shopping, and dining.
Searching for a home in the heart of Tacoma’s North End? The walkable Proctor District is top notch for small town living within the city. I’ll be here to help you meet the neighborhood and tour this home, listed by Anne Jones. See you this Saturday, May 19th!
It’s gonna be Wednesday all over Tacoma! From $1 tacos in the Dome District, to bowling lanes in the north and west, to cheap wells in the east, and blues on the waterfront, follow your inner compass, or our guide toward 15 Wednesday only destinations.
It’s the Lincoln High School Plant Sale this Wednesday, May 2 - Sunday May, 6. Last week we visited Abe’s Golden Acres to interview Mr. Iverson and some of the LHS students working, learning, and growing at the farm. We were impressed and charmed. You will be too.
If you’re searching for a beautifully updated home in the center of Tacoma, come see me and meet this listing by Jenny Wetzel this Saturday, April 28th.
It’s what? It’s Tacoma Wayzgoose weekend (we’ll explain). AND 2 more events you don’t want to miss (if you like dogs, plants, sweet people, or community togetherness).
Thursday-Sunday it's all the arts in Tacoma! Literary readings, local makers, installations, performance, musicians, and you. It's here for you! Maker, Vintage & Fair Trade Pop Up Market, Creative Colloquy Readings, and Homecoming at Alma Mater.
Tall ceilings, bay windows, fir floors, and an open staircase preserve the historical charm of this Hilltop home. Come see for yourself this Sunday, April 15th.
On the hunt for a home with hardwood floors, a big backyard, finished daylight basement, and a sweet location on a friendly street? Come visit this Saturday, April 14th!
If you're into hand-me-downs, one-of-a-kind thrift store finds, saving money, and participating in a force for good in our community, then read on and make a visit to a Habitat for Humanity Store.
This week we're here to give a shout out to the other waterfront, the home of Titlow Beach, Day Island, the iconic Narrows Bridges, and the Tacoma sunset.
Meet this friendly market tucked on a North End block ready to serve up local Tacoma favorites alongside your basic corner store stock. Oh, and bring your growler!
Support local artists, makers, and bakers at the Fieldhouse Flea Market. Cheer for Tacoma's own soccer team. Visit the city's newest cafe. Celebrate St. Paddy with a music festival. This weekend is going to be so good!
Do you dream of custom Craftsmans with original oak and fir floors, of built-ins, fireplaces, and cozy corners set high above the street with a bungalow porch to welcome you inside? Then you'd better come see me here this Saturday, March 10th!
6 Tacoma places to take a deep breath, rest, slow down, read, write, stretch, and be quiet.
If you’ve been dreaming a spot to settle down, someplace sweet and bright, something from the days of hardwood floors and covered porches, this one’s for you. Four blocks from the walkable Lincoln International District and just 5 minutes from downtown.
Location and enduring style meet in this beautifully crafted home just 2 blocks from the University of Puget Sound. Original details include built-ins, wainscoting, boxed beam ceiling, pocket door, and glowing fir floors. A finished basement expands the living space. Walk to Proctor and the 3 Bridges District!
Opportunity knocks in this North End duplex. Half a mile from University of Puget Sound and one block from 6th Ave, walk to shops and cafes! Live in one unit, rent the other, think mother in law unit, or remodel back to a single family. Hardwood floors, big windows, off-street parking.
It’s hard to find a cozier spot than this single-level with its solid hardwood floors, big windows, and a perfect backyard patio. The location just makes it sweeter; it's less than a mile to the heart of Proctor, not to mention it’s just a quick walk through the park for some Valhalla Coffee in the mornings.
This tastefully updated Victorian is just half a block from Wright Park, near all Stadium and Downtown have to offer. New hardwood floors, tall ceilings, and bay windows. The plumbing, electrical, and drywall are all redone bringing this elegant home up to date. Air conditioning too!
Convenient updates and original character combine to make this well built and lovingly maintained home a treasure. A finished basement greatly expands the living space while outdoors mature landscaping and a private backyard patio beckon. 5 minutes or less to groceries, library, I-5, restaurants, and parks.
This single level condo nestled in the evergreens of Harbor Crest provides peace and privacy while placing you just 4 minutes from the parks, bakeries, and breweries of downtown Gig Harbor. Vaulted ceilings, ample parking, and an open floor plan brightened by skylights at the end of a quiet, gated street.
Calling all Victorian house lovers. Let this Historic North Slope home tell its story while 11 foot ceilings soar. Fall in love with the open staircase, hardwoods, clawfoot tub, original millwork, and lush garden. Walk everywhere from here - 5 minutes to Wright Park and the Stadium District!
This private City Steps townhouse sets you in the heart of Tacoma’s revitalization. Crafted with environmental sensitivity, tall ceilings, and double-insulated walls on the slope above Downtown, this home offers comfort in a lively urban setting near cafes, museums, parks, and more. Walking, cycling, driving, or taking the bus, this location is the sweet spot.
Open, single-level living in this bright rambler with a big backyard. Updated kitchen, beautiful oak floors, renovated bathroom, fresh exterior paint, and lots of retro charm. Located between 6th Ave and Proctor!
Tall ceilings, bay windows, fir floors, and an open staircase preserve the historical charm of this Hilltop home. You’ll love the space and light in the living and dining rooms, the landscaped yard, and the easy access to transit and Tacoma's downtown.
This bright University Place home presents simple mid-century character with thoughtful updates and a fully finished daylight basement all in a friendly neighborhood close to parks, shopping, and the Puget Sound.
If hardwood floors, wide front porches, natural light, and custom built-ins call your name, you'll want to come see this Tacoma Craftsman home set up high above the street.
In a historic building in the heart of Stadium, this condo is a complete "tiny house" within walking distance of Wright Park, and all the restaurants, groceries, coffee, and shops the Stadium District has to offer.
On a quiet street ending in a cul-de-sac, this 4 bedroom home built in 2011 and refreshed with all new carpet and interior paint is ready and waiting.
This fresh, updated 1970s rambler features a detached workshop with space to set up tools and dig into your hobbies. Attached to the home, a garage has been converted into a bonus room and additional workshop space; there are a lot of possibilities for people who spend time building, creating, and fixing.
Unique artist's retreat in the center of Tacoma! Bamboo privacy with room for gardens and entertaining. Versatile garage w/loft is perfect for a project studio.
Open, lovingly maintained modern rambler. Groomed yard, vaulted ceiling living room, hardwood floor kitchen, and a master suite with 5-piece bathroom lit by huge windows curving over tiled-in jetted tub. North Shore Golf Course, beach parks, trails, and Federal Way Commons close by!
Nestled on one of the great tree-lined streets of South Tacoma this sweet 3 bedroom house has beautiful updated windows and warm oak and fir floors.
Lovingly restored South End home features refinished fir floors throughout, on a triple lot with garage, storage shed, and a beautiful variety of trees and shrubs.