The Taste Northwest

  • June 30 - July 2, 2023

    June 30 - July 2, 2023

    Join us for the South Sound's ultimate summer food fest, celebrating local & international cuisine.


  • Live Music & Comedy

    Live Music & Comedy

    Enjoy great music, comedy and art and five FREE stages, located through the event.

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  • $5 Tastes!

    $5 Tastes!

    Try all the food! Enjoy $5 tastes from many food vendors. 

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  • The Square

    The Square

    Enjoy the Jump Zone, carvinal rides, axe throwing, face painting and more at this indoor carnival.

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The Taste NW: June 30 - July 2, 2023

Indulge In The Flavors Of The South Sound!

The Taste NW is more than just a celebration of food - it's a melting pot of local and international cuisine, showcasing the best of what the South Sound has to offer. This FREE event features 150+ food and marketplace vendors, five stages with live entertainment and comedy, local chef cook-off battles, outdoor beer gardens, activities in The Square & more!

June 30 - July 2: 11am - 9pm

Experience Packages

Great Food, Live Music, Fun Activities & More!

Are you ready for a food and entertainment experience like no other? With diverse food offerings, live entertainment, beer and cider tastings, a margarita bar and activities in The Square, there's fun for the whole family!

60+ Food Vendors

Experience a world of flavors showcasing local and international cuisine. Plus, many vendors will be offering $5 tastes so you can sample your way through the event.
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Live Entertainment & Comedy

Feel the energy with live performances from local artists. NEW THIS YEAR – Comedy Stage presented Tacoma Comedy Club featuring 20 shows.
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Beer Gardens, Tastings & More

Discover new flavors and enjoy beer, cider, wine or specialty cocktails at five beer garden and pub locations.
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The Square

Make memories in the Square with activities for all ages. This indoor carnival will feature rides, jump zone, axe throwing, rock climbing and more!
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The Taste Cooks!

Presented by Albert Lee Appliance & Fred Meyer

Don’t miss our Taste Cooks as they stir up some friendly competition with unique food creations and demonstrations. NEW THIS YEAR - Singing Chef Kitchen Show. Interested in being a Taste Cook? Apply here

Pavilion Marketplace

Find unique products from specialty partners at this one-of-a-kind marketplace.

Taste Experience Packages

Event admission is FREE, but you can purchase exclusive tasting, parking and activity packages online, in advance. Package quantities are limited and are not available for purchase at the event.

Special Events

Sip & Graze

Friday, June 30 at 3:00pm

Create your own charcuterie board! This expertly-lead class will teach you how to design and plate a dazzling charcuterie board - from cheese styling and slicing to fun food pairings!

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Boozy Bouquets

Sunday, July 2 at 2:00pm

Learn how to design your own floral arrangement while enjoying a charcuterie snack and a glass of wine!

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You'll find PLENTY of event parking in the Gold, Blue and Red Lots.
Daily General Parking: $15
Daily Premium Parking: $30 (VIP/Lot B Parking)

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