The Taste Northwest

  • July 1-3, 2022

    July 1-3, 2022

    Join us for this culinary experience that celebrates the tastes of Tacoma and the South Sound.


The Taste NW: July 1-3, 2022
Tasting Packages

Taste Your Summer

The Taste Northwest is a culinary experience that celebrates the tastes of Tacoma and the South Sound. This FREE event features over 150 food and specialty vendors, local chef cook-off battles, outdoor beer gardens, live entertainment on three stages, a retro roller rink and more!

July 1-3: Noon - 9pm

Sip Sip Hooray

Enjoy FREE admission, great food from around the Puget Sound, live music, plenty of parking available for purchase and fun for the whole family!

40+ Food Vendors

Restaurants and specialty food vendors serving a variety of culinary specialties from around the world.

Live Entertainment

FREE live music, entertainment and cook-offs daily at three stages. 2022 lineup coming soon!

Beer Gardens & Tequila Tasting

Enjoy beer, wine and specialty cocktails and tequila tasting at four beer garden and pub locations.

The Square

Enjoy variety of games and activities that provide good old-fashioned fun for kids and adults, including the Retro Roller Rink, Axe Throwing, Super Slide and more!

Food Competitions

Don't miss The Taste Cooks! mystery ingredient chef battles hosted by Thierry Rautureau aka 'The Chef in The Hat' and Rachel Belle, the creator and co-host of Your Last Meal.

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Grand Ave Marketplace

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

Taste Experience Packages

Event admission is FREE, but you can purchase exclusive tasting, parking and activity packages online, in advance. Packages are not available for purchase at the event and are only available through June 30.


You'll find PLENTY of event parking in the Gold and Blue Lots.
Daily General Parking: $12
Daily Premium Parking: $20 (Blue Lot only)

Purchase an event package by June 30 to get reserved parking in the Gold Lot!

Become a Vendor

Apply to be a food, beverage or marketplace vendor. Applications are being accepted now!

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