Downtown to Defiance: Tacoma Hosts Open Streets Event

Enjoy almost 7 miles of Tacoma waterfront carfree this Sunday!

downtowntodefiancelogocolor_mIt’s been a summer for open streets in Washington. The cities of Seattle, Spokane and Vancouver all hosted one or more of these engaging, street-transforming events this year. Now it’s Tacoma’s turn.

Downtown to Defiance: Sunday Parkways is a community open streets celebration slated for Sunday, September 22 from 8am to 12 noon. Nearly seven miles of the city’s waterfront will be temporarily closed to motorized vehicles so residents can take to the streets to walk, bike, skate, and run from the Tacoma Dome to Point Defiance Park.

Fun activity stations will be located in several parks along the route. Several organized bike rides are also planned in conjunction with this open streets event. Pre-register online for Downtown to Defiance and receive a commemorative cinch pack (limited to first 1500 participants).  More information, including a schedule of events, can be found at

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