The First Night Celebration in Tacoma is nearly upon us! Check out the information below to schedule your visit before heading out for late evening entertainment.
City of Tacoma Main Stage (outdoors on Broadway)
(outdoors on Broadway in front of Children’s Museum)
Hosted by KING 5 TV meteorologist Rich Marriott
Stage producer: Justin Mayfield
Broadway Center 915
(2nd floor between TOTS & Pantages)
The Tacoma Round
The Round is a collaborative arts experience with three songwriters sharing the stage with slam poets and live visual artists. The Round highlights the community aspect of art, connecting the performers to each other and the audience. This will be the eighth Round hosted in Tacoma. Read more about the Round on the Sound on the Sound Blog.
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(Broadway Center street level on Broadway)
6:30-8:30pm Rodney’s Rockin’ Winter Blast!
especially for pre-school and elementary school kids!
The Blix Blazers
The Dynamic Duo
First Night Procession
Last Mile Fun Run (6:15-6:30) gather at Pantages Theater at 6pm
Street Parade (6:30-6:50)
all are welcome to participate! Gather at Sanford & Son 743 Broadway
Komandu – 15’ Giant Tiger puppet!
Yellow Hat Marching Band
Dockyard Derby Dames
(pre-parade meet your favorite Dame at the Hotel Murano)
Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder drumline
and lots of lights, color and action!
Pierce Transit Square
6:50 Lighting of the Fire Clock
Tacoma Scots Pipe Band
Tacoma Museum of Glass Mobile Hot Shop (all evening)
Shadow Puppet Theater (all evening)
Dream Trees (place your wishes and resolutions on the trees all night long)
11:40-midnight closing ceremony
Movement Chorus led by the BareFoot Collective
Mass choir featuring – YOU!
Burning of the Dream Trees
(Outdoors on Broadway)
7pm Hey it’s spontaneous, so we’re not saying exactly, but expect to see acts like Blue Thunder, Yellow Hat Marching Band, dance crews, fire dancers, and maybe tigers…
School of the Arts Stage
(Venues on Broadway between 11th & 13th, please note SOTA stages on Commerce can be accessed either on Commerce or via the Broadway entrance)