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Point Defiance Park

Encompassing almost 700 acres, the park has miles of woodland trails through old growth forest and gardens, scenic views, and saltwater beaches.

The park is among the 20 largest urban parks in the United States, and attracts about 2 million visitors each year. Recreational facilities include a public fishing pier and picnic area.

Rental boats and fishing gear are available at the boathouse. Driftwood-strewn beaches below the bluffs are ideal for a stroll or a picnic.

Horticulturists and home gardeners visit the park for its outstanding rose, dahlia, camelia, annual, rhododendron, and Japanese garden displays.

Location: 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma WashingtonTelephone 253-591-5337

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05/16 Coming to The Tacoma area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest Leavenworth WA May16-19 Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come here for a brief, but important part of their year: the breeding season. Hear the songs sung only during the breeding season.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!