Getting there!


EQC'S Taste of Tacoma® presented by BECU is located at the beautiful Point Defiance Park at 5400 N. Pearl St. Tacoma, WA 98407.

plan ahead

NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: Because of ongoing park improvements & construction around Point Defiance Park, parking in the main lot has been reduced significantly. Parking on site availability and transportation options are TBD. Please check back for updates.


keep your wheels at the "bike corral"

The Taste of Tacoma® encourages visitors arriving on bike, skateboard, or any other form of environmentally-friendly wheels, to check out the bike corral near the main entrance of the park. Guests can check their strollers, bikes or other wheeled items at the corral and return at the end of the day to retrieve their items using the numbered tag provided by corral staff. Members of the FISH Food Bank of Pierce County will be running the corral to ensure your items are safe.

Bike Corral services are free, however, cash donations or packaged food items to support the FISH Food Bank of Pierce County are encouraged. For every $1 donated, they can provide $9 worth of food to families in need. They are the oldest and largest food bank network in Pierce County. In 2015, FISH Food Banks was able to distribute 4.6 million nourishing meals to those in need at their seventeen food banks sites.

Taking the Ferry

If you're coming from Vashon on the ferry, we recommend you walk on and ride the ferry across if you are able. If you choose to drive, please be advised that you'll have to follow the flow of traffic up Pearl Street, turn around, and then proceed back down Pearl Street to access the parking lot which has limited space this year due to Metro Parks Tacoma Destination Point Defiance project being underway. If you choose to walk onto the ferry, there is a hill to climb to get to the park, which may pose some issue for those in wheelchairs or who have mobility issues.

A note from the Taste Team

Point Defiance Park’s many businesses and attractions are open during the Taste. When looking for a place to park near the event, please be respectful of these establishments, their clientele and employees, and refrain from parking in their lots. Thank you and enjoy EQC's Taste of Tacoma®!