Experience Tacoma (.com) is a direct link connecting you to businesses, events and attractions within the exciting city of Tacoma. Read our blog about the good news and neighbors in town. Each story is inspired and written by Tacoma enthusiasts. Join us! Browse events, engage in the stories and Experience Tacoma.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook & Instagram and sign up for our quarterly newsletter to stay in touch.

You are {WELCOME} here.


submit your event

Everyday is a special occasion in Tacoma, whether it’s a weekly trivia night, a seasonal festival or a major performance at one of our many entertainment venues. Keep up with all the action in your neighborhood and others like it, available on our calendar. Browse family friendly, free, tasty, charitable and entertaining events. To suggest an occasion you don’t see listed, just click +EVENT.

From time to time we like to throw the party. Be sure to check out Experience Tacoma Exclusive Events, celebrations to thank our readers and honor our community partners.


get in the spotlight

Invest in your community and your business endeavors by teaming up with Experience Tacoma! This website is a non-profit entity now seeking sponsors! Contact us for professional marketing and advertising opportunities, from business reviews and write-ups to website banners and social media support. All proceeds go toward continuing the site and engaging the community.

To learn about the association that founded Experience Tacoma, keep scrolling.
To learn about the creatives contributing to our online content, click here.

shots from instagram

What’s your favorite Tacoma Business District? Explore them all! Experience Tacoma is an extension of Tacoma Business Districts and representative of the Cross District Association that unites them. This non-profit organization aims to promote, organize, advocate for, and develop the economy and community found in all Tacoma districts. Other works include:

  • sharing information and promotional opportunities
  • supporting leadership and organizational development
  • inviting further community influence and involvement
  • encouraging business prosperity through tourism

If you are a business owner and would like to get involved with your neighborhood business district, please contact a board member:

Kevin Grossman, Hilltop

Vice President
Leah Knoll, Stadium

Brenda Valentine, South Tacoma

Cary Nilson

Past President
Harold Macmillin

Tacoma Neighborhoods Together Liaison
John Trueman

City of Tacoma Liaison
Shari Hart

Experience Tacoma Marketing Chair
Bobbie Bailey

Experience Tacoma online editor
Kayla Schroader

Photo by Danny Owens

recent blog posts

    • EPIC front desk by Urban Reclamation; aluminum dibond sign by Fife SignsEPIC Bowes Building showcases local business in ar…
      It’s an experience … to walk into a local business and have every room, wall and decorative detail radiate a sense of community and Northwest pride. This year, existing business Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel (EPIC) stepped in as the newest . . .
    • 15037087_10154712297496060_4252109647766949262_nA Gallery of Local Artisans
      Tacoma is for lovers. It’s a sentiment to our community and a seasonal market of local makers and artisans. Last weekend they filed in between the colorful bookshelves of Kings Books and Destiny City Comics, staging display tables of eclectic . . .
    • Tacoma’s Rainier Beer Guy
      Story by Kayla Schroader Photos courtesy of Kurt Stream Sit down after a long day, and pull back on the top of an ice cold Rainier Beer. As you tip the rolling red R and iconic mountain landscape, you’ll feel a surge of Northwest loyalty. It’s an . . .