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Lakewood’s SummerFEST has made its mark on the South Sound as the not-to-be-missed summer celebration.

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Saturday, Jul 15, 2023
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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8714 87th Ave SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

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Lakewood SummerFEST

One of Pierce County's favorite free, family-friendly events.

SummerFest has got it all: food trucks, activities, events, live music and entertainment, and SO many opportunities to win prizes! For some good ole fashioned summer fun, plan your trip to our Lakewood SummerFest. Every July, our scenic Fort Steilacoom Park is transformed into an action-packed wonderland for all ages. Thousands of visitors attend SummerFest each year, so plan accordingly! If you’re coming in from out of town, reserve your hotel room in advance. Even if you’re a local, it’s a good idea to head to Fort Steilacoom Park early, in order to nab the best free parking! 

SummerFest Hours and Location+

A crowd at Lakewood SummerFest

SummerFest 2022 was held on July 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Fort Steilacoom Park.


Fort Steilacoom Park

68714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood, WA 98498.


SummerFest Schedule+

Image of a performer on the schedule at SummerFEST

The SummerFest schedule is subject to change from year to year, but a full day of live entertainment can always be anticipated!

Our 2022 SummerFest schedule included international performances, live music of a variety of genres, and even an extreme motocross show!

SummerFest Car Show+

Photo of fancy vehicle on display at the SummerFEST Car Show.

Stroll through rows of beautiful cars from Lakewood residents. Take a step back in time, and chat with owners about their vintage beauties. Have you always dreamed about having your vehicle featured in a show? The SummerFest Car Show is the perfect opportunity! Lakewood is the home of the original LeMay Car Museum, so we’re automatically a city of car enthusiasts. And after admiring the mint-condition, jewel-toned automobiles, you will be too!

SummerFest Food Map+

Fisher Scone Truck at SummerFEST

Every year at SummerFest, it’s food trucks galore! With a day full of activities ahead of you, there are dozens of delectable food options to keep you fueled. Lunch? Dinner? Dessert? There are enough options for every member of your family to have something different for each meal. Every year our options expand, but here are a few of our recurring favorites:

Alaska Weathervane Scallop Truck

Lil’ Pigs BBQ

Banh Mi Saigon

Makin Lil Donuts LLC

Bearing Fruit Chocolate Fruit Kebabs

Manic Meatballs

Bliss Small Batch Creamery is a local business in University Place that makes natural ice cream without artificial dies, flavors, or preservatives. They offer ice creams free of dairy, gluten, eggs, and nuts.

Mediterranean Flavors. Try 14 different flavors of fabulous homemade hummus and pita. Perfect for a picnic at the park. Stay and have lunch or dinner on the lawn of beautiful Fort Steilacoom Park!

Break through Huli Huli

Original House of Donuts

Josephina’s Burrito Boy is known for its very large servings! From enchiladas to tacos he has it all. Come get a great selection of to-go Mexican food.

Puerto Ensenada. Yum! get fresh hot Mexican corn and authentic Mexican drinks. Try this corn on a stick with toppings like lime, cotija cheese, chili powder, and secret sauces!

C. Davis Texas BBQ

Pussy Cat Cupcakes

Dawg Eat Dogs

South Should Hawaiian Shave Ice

Dippin Dots Ice Cream

Squishy Pop Bubble Tea. This is a family-owned business with recipes and ingredients from Taiwan. Try over 16 different styles with free flavored toppings. They use tapioca pearls and rainbow jellies.

Dotz Allergy Friendly Baked Goods LLC

Stacks Burgers serves premium handcrafted burgers. Crowd favorites include “The King,” the “Beast,” and the “3 Little Pigs.”

Fisher Fair Scones

Starvin Marvin Jr. Hotdogs

Flavorworks serves dishes with flavors from the Pacific Rim. Its passion for Hawaiian, Japanese & Filipino cuisine influences the innovative dishes. Find Lumpia Rice Set and the Pork Belly Lechon Bowl.

Starvin Marvin Pizza offers an East Coast, NY-style menu of thin-crust personal pizzas, chicken finger subs, chicken fingers w/ fries, and plenty of other delicious snacks including cinnamon sugar fried dough!

Foot Hill Foods

Sugar + Spoon specializes in safe to eat cookie dough! Using no eggs and heat treated flour, enjoy your favorite treat the way you have always wanted! Six rotating flavors, scooped into cups and waffle cones with ice cream and half baked cookies!

Gigo’s Jamaican Grill is a Tacoma-based, family-owned restaurant that strives to deliver the best Jamaican food to its customers. Find favorites like Jerk Shrimp Pasta & delicious sweet fried plantains.

Taste of Samoa

Haddy’z Finest

The Old Red Barn Popping Company serves fresh kettle corn and caramel corn. Kenny, the owner, is a Lakewood native. His popcorn is always made fresh on-site with the best ingredients including corn oil, and of course plenty of sugar and caramel. It is then bagged while it is still warm.

HamHock Jones BBQ

Tin Hut BBQ creates authentic mainland-style barbeque using proprietary recipes that have, over time, been personally crafted and perfected. Tin Hut BBQ serves ONLY Authentic Fare and their Meats are Cooked right… Smoked Low and Slow!

Happy Corn Frozen Treats

Troop 436 Snow Cones

Jamba Juice

Uncle Mikes Filipino Comfort Food is a Veteran owned and operated Food Truck established in 2018. They serve hot, fresh, and delicious traditional Filipino meals that are reasonably priced for the whole family.

Johnny Ice Cream

Uncle Mikes Snow & Ice

Kona Ice is the tropical-themed gourmet shaved ice truck that specializes in providing a FUNomenal experience! Take a mini-vacation by visiting the sweet tunes and sweet tropical drinks of Kona Ice!

Velvet’s Big Easy

Lakewood SummerFest Triathlon+

SummerFest 5k

Every July the Lakewood SummerFEST Triathlon is held at Fort Steilacoom Park. Competitors aged 15 and up give it their all in a series of athletic feats. 

The sprint triathlon course is over 17 miles in length, featuring a 0.5-mile swim in American Lake, a 14-mile bike route, and a 3.1-mile run through Fort Steilacoom park. Runners are greeted by cheering onlookers at the main SummerFest celebration. 

The SummerFest Triathlon is a great event for beginner triathletes. Participants can expect a well-maintained course and plenty to do in the surrounding area pre- and post-race. More event specifics will be posted each year closer to the event.

Where to Stay

Sleep in a 500-year-old castle or in a brand new suite. Swim in the pool or float in a lake. In Lakewood, there is a place that's just right for you.

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