Newest Attractions. Sponsor Tours. Things to Do.
Sip & Savor at the Beer Gardens sponsored by:
ALL-NEW Local Craft Spirit Cocktails: This year our beer gardens will also serve up craft spirits by local company, Heritage Distilling Co. including Batch No. 12 Vodka and Batch No. 12 Bourbon. Guests over 21 will be able to enjoy our event Signature Cocktails including: "The Flirty Thirty" (named in celebration of our 30th Anniversary) made up of Batch No. 12 Vodka, Grapefruit Sparkling Ice, and lime slice OR "The Defiance" (named after the event's location) made up of Batch No. 12 Bourbon, Ginger Ale, dash of bitters and orange slice. There will also be Classic Cocktails served including, Batch No. 12 Vodka and Cranberry OR Batch No. 12 Bourbon and Pepsi with orange slice. Cheers!
ALL-NEW Local Craft Beer & Cider Tasting:
Sample and sip the best local craft beers and ciders in the area for a low price at the Taste's Craft Beer & Cider Tasting. Sponsored by 98.5 JACK FM.
The Taste Cooks! is back!
This year the Taste brings back the very popular Taste Cooks!, sponsored by Alaska Airlines and The News Tribune. The high-energy culinary demonstrations and cook-offs stage is hosted by Amanda Westbrooke from TV Tacoma. Come learn how to create the recipes of some of your favorite Tacoma chefs at home! Located in the north end of the festival.
It's summer time which means it is Taste of Tacoma Time. BECU is onsite with our mobile branch and two surcharge free ATMs allowing you access to your money without those annoying surcharges! We are conveniently located right next to the food court. BECU, helping you help yourself to all the Taste has to offer!
Alaska invites you to start exploring at 30,000 feet and experience Alaska Beyond™ - a new flight experience designed to go above and beyond your expectations. Visit the Alaska Airlines exhibit to enjoy Pacific Northwest-inspired food and relax in our custom, leather seats while recharging your mobile device. You can also receive a custom engraved luggage tag right at the exhibit. Alaska Airlines Visa Signature is offering $3 off your Wine Tasting package if you purchase with your Visa Signature card.
While you’re enjoying the great food at the Taste of Tacoma, stop by the Washington’s Lottery Booth. When you purchase two $5 Scratch tickets you can to spin the wheel for a prize. We also have a 2nd chance drawing opportunity; you can enter any non-winning $5 Scratch tickets purchased at the booth for the chance to win a $100 Safeway Gift Card.
The GEICO booth provides a fun place to visit where people can meet the Gecko, enter to win a $200 gas card and take home a little prize. GEICO is saving people money on more than just car insurance – so come by and enjoy the gaming experience and don’t forget to call 1-800-947-AUTO, visit geico.com, or stop by a local office to get a free rate quote.
Stop by the Verizon booth to experience how the latest smart accessories and devices can help you throughout your busy day. You can also receive free giveaways and see your Instagram or tweet posted live to our social wall using #MoreSeattle
The Cupcake Vineyards Truck Tour will be providing samples of wine and a unique customized photo opportunity. Stop by and visit to enjoy a glass of wine and live deliciously!
Experience Ford Go Further at Taste of Tacoma!
Building on more than a decade of experience with hybrid technologies, Ford Motor Company is creating the future of the electrified vehicle. You can experience the vehicles first hand by taking a drive in a new Ford vehicle with all-electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and EcoBoost technology. Stop by the Ford Go Further display located north of the food court near the Taste Cooks! Stage to receive $10 in Taste of Tacoma Bucks for driving a Ford vehicle today!
Shop 'til you drop at nearly 100 handcrafted and commercial vendors at the event! Clothing, housewares, candles, artwork, woodcarving, metalwork... we've brought together some of the most talented artisans and crafters on the circuit!
Comfort Dental Come visit the Comfort Dental booth for your chance to win a prize and to get information on how to receive a $19 exam and x-ray at any of our Washington locations. Comfort Dental, we'll be here when you need us!'
Smith Brothers Farms:
Located in the foothills of the Kent Valley, Smith Brothers Farms is a local family-owned and operated dairy farm that has been serving the greater Puget Sound area for more than 90 years. Now delivering new great products from favorite local brands including Beecher’s Cheese and Stumptown Coffee. Stop by the Smith Brothers boot to learn more about their specials.