memorial day outings near tacoma

Memorial Day Outings Near Tacoma

Memorial Day weekend signifies a lot of different things: it’s the kickoff for camping season, summer trips and parties, and weekend getaways. While getting out of town is fun, there are plenty of fun events for adults and families that don’t even require you to leave the greater Tacoma area. These Memorial Day outings near Tacoma are a great option for you to have some fun with friends and family this upcoming holiday weekend.

The Proctor Farmer’s Market

Taking a trip to the Tacoma-Proctor farmer’s market can be a fun event to do with your kids, relatives in town, or your friends. This market has live music and is an excellent place to not only grab your fruits and veggies, but also enjoy the prepared foods for breakfast or lunch. With over 50 vendors, this is a great place to kick off your Memorial Day weekend near Tacoma.

Northwest Folklife Festival

While this festival is a little north of Tacoma in Seattle, it’s definitely worth a trip up this Memorial Day weekend if you haven’t been before. This festival has been running for 47 years and has plenty to do for families: dancing, face painting, and play areas for the kids; and a beer garden, swing dancing, live music and shows for the adults. Experience the arts, culture, and history of the Northwest at this great Memorial Day weekend event near Tacoma. A suggested donation of $10 per adult or $20 per family is all that you need to plan for at this festival.

Memorial Day Weekend Trains Salute America’s Military

Trains and railroads are one of the most important and prominent parts of the history of the Pacific Northwest and make for one of the best Memorial Day Outings near Tacoma. This Memorial Day weekend, take your family to ride the train in Snoqualmie. Starting at 11am at the Snoqualmie Train Depot and 11:30am at the North Bend station, these 75 minute train rides will take you through the foothills of the Cascades, over Snoqualmie Falls, and even make a stop at the historic Train Shed exhibit. The cost for this excursion is anywhere from $10-$20, and as a special deal all military members (active duty and retired) and their families can ride the train this Memorial Day weekend for just $5 per person.

Tacoma Waterfront: Point Ruston

While there aren’t any specific Memorial Day celebrations going on at the Point Ruston waterfront, this is a great way to spend the day—especially when the weather is nice. There are plenty of restaurants to eat at, beaches to get your toes wet or let your dogs play in the water, a movie theater if you want to catch that flick you’ve been meaning to see for a while, and running/walking paths for you to enjoy. Venture over to the north end of Tacoma this Memorial Day to check out the growing Point Ruston community.

Olympic National Park

Are you up to venture a little way out of the Tacoma area this Memorial Day weekend? Look no further than the Olympic Peninsula. From Tacoma, this area is just a short drive over the bridge and through the woods. You’ll find plenty to do for the outdoor enthusiast including hiking, camping, and picnic park areas. Whether you want to get outside or just go for a drive and enjoy the beautiful scenery we are graced with in the Pacific Northwest, Olympic National Park is a one of the most beautiful Memorial Day Outings near Tacoma.

You may also like: 6 Spring Events in the Seattle Tacoma Area