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Walk Tacoma 2014

Join Downtown On the Go for the 2014 Walk Tacoma Series!  Explore and learn about the different areas of downtown Tacoma through the 1.5 – 2 mile themed walks led by local experts.  No need to pre-register, just join us at the start!

Series Sponsor:


Stadium Walk – Wright Park Wednesday, April 2 (Noon – 1pm)
Walk Tacoma kick-off with the American Heart Association on National Walking Day

Start:               Lion sculptures at Wright Park on 6th Avenue
Walk with:    Melissa McGinnis, MetroParks, Bill Baarsma, Former Tacoma Mayor & Caroline Swope, Kingstree Studios
Sponsor:         Stadium Business District

Museum Walk Wednesday, April 16 (5:15 – 6:30pm)

Start:               Children’s Museum at 15th & Pacific Ave.
Walk with:       Pat McCarthy, Pierce County Executive
Sponsor:         TWOKOI Japanese Cuisine
Social following the walk at Anthem Coffee & Tea

Architecture Walk Wednesday, May 7 (Noon – 1pm)

Start:               Fountain Plaza at Well Fargo on 12th & Pacific Ave.
Walk with:       David Boe, Principal / Boe Architects
Sponsor:         AHBL

UWT / Brewery Walk Wednesday, May 21 (5:15pm – 6:30pm)

Start:               Bottom of UWT stairs at 19th & Pacific Ave.
Walk with:       Julie Nicoletta, UWT History Professor
Sponsor:         KPG
Social following the walk at the Harmon Brewery & Eatery

Tacoma’s First Neighborhood Walk Wednesday, June 4 (Noon – 1pm)

Start:               Woolworth Building at 11th & Broadway
Walk with:       Victoria Woodards, Tacoma Deputy Mayor
Sponsor:         Commencement Bank

Public Art Walk Wednesday, June 18 (5:15pm – 6:30pm)

Start:               Fireman’s Park at 7th & Pacific Ave.
Walk with:       Elizabeth Connor, Pacific Avenue Streetscape Artist
Sponsor:         Spaceworks Tacoma
Social following the walk at The Forum
Social Sponsor: TrueBlue, Inc

Family Walk Wednesday, July 16 (Noon – 1pm)

Start:               Children’s Museum at 15th & Pacific
Walk with:       Dianna Kielian, Franciscan Health System
Sponsor:        Tacoma Rainiers

Walking Scavenger Hunt Wednesday, August 6

Check-In at the Social Bar & Grill (1715 Dock St.) between 4:30 – 5:30pm (bring a camera)
Walk and take public transit through downtown to find the answers to the clues
Stay for food, drinks, & prizes at the Social Bar and Grill from 6:30 – 8pm
Sponsor:         Union Bank



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