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There are tons of fun activities and fun recreational activities coming up during the month of August in the Joint Base Lewis-McCord (JBLM) and Camp Murray areas. If you’re looking for something for the whole family, the  Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation website is a great starting point to find information on everything including:

  • Military sports and fitness
  • Programs for singles and military families
  • Military campgrounds and recreational facilities all over the world

In addition to whats available through the JBLM MWR, we’ve found tons of additional things to do in the area. Be sure to double check restrictions, reservations required, social distancing rules etc. in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click on each event below to learn more.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) / Camp Murray

Head out any day on one of these FIVE hikes near JBLM.

Storytime at Book Patch Library: Wednesdays 11am & 3pm

Storytime at McChord Library: Thursdays 11am & 3pm

Pool Tournaments at the Warrior Zone: Thursdays 6:30pm

Open Water Scuba Certification: Starting August 2nd, 9th & 30th $240

Intro to Climbing: August 6th 6-8pm $25

Women’s Intro to Rock Climbing: Starting August 4th $225

Kayaking Nisqually River: August 8th 9am-5pm $55

Your JBLM Adventure: August 10th & 24th 9am

Taco Food Truck: August 11th & 13th 11am-1pm

Eagle’s Pride Golf Scramble: August 13th 1pm

Sporting Clay Fun Shoot: August 14th 9am $35-42

Nine, Wine & Dine: August 18th: 4:30pm $110 per couple

Outdoor Movies at Book Patch Library (The Croods): August 20th 4:30pm

Whispering Firs Club Championship: August 21st-22nd 7am/9am $75

3D Archery Shoot: August 21st 10am $10

Retiree Appreciation Day: August 25th 9am-4pm

Brigade Sports Day: August 25th

Reading with a Therapy Dog: August 26th 3:30-4:30pm

Single Service Member’s Day: August 27th 6:30am-4pm

5K Light up the Night Fun Run: August 27th 8:30pm

JBLM Reunited: August 28th 11am-8pm

Women’s Stand Up Paddleboarding: August 29th $45

Visit the JBLM Museum: Any day

Head to Blue Star Museums: Any day

soldier and his family having fun outdoors.

Tacoma Area

Point Ruston Farmers Market: Sundays 10am – 3pm

Broadway Farmers Market: Thursdays 10am – 3pm

Summer Yoga at Dune Peninsula: Mondays & Wednesdays 6pm $5-10

Summer Yoga at LeMay Museum: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:15pm $5-10

Fitness Bootcamp at Optimist Park: Saturdays 8-9am 

Brew Five Three Beer Fest (To-Go): August 6-7 $50-100

Northwest Native Festival & Market: August 7th 10am – 5pm

Peaks & Pints Spread the Jam: August 11th 6-9pm

Peaks & Pints Northwest Brew Fest: August 15th 11am – 10pm

Third Thursday Downtown Art Walk: August 19th 3-8pm

Great American Tiny House Show: August 21-22nd

Dock Street Blues Festival: August 22nd 1-7pm

Habitat Challenge Rappelling: August 27th $50


Lakewood Farmers Market at Fort Steilacoom: Fridays 2-6:30pm

Summer Nights at Fort Steilacoom Park: Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm

Family activities hosted by the city of Lakewood: Any day


DuPont Farmers Market: Thursdays 3-7pm
DuPont Performing Arts Walk: August 1st 2pm $25

Hudson’s Bay Heritage Days BBQ Cook-off: August 21-22nd

Half off Pizza’s at Farelli’s: Every Sunday


Steilacoom Farmers Market: Wednesdays 3-7pm


Downtown Puyallup Farmers Market: Saturdays 9am – 2pm

Sunrise Village Farmers Market: Tuesdays 4-8:30pm

Puyallup Night market at the Pavillion: Thursdays 5-8pm

All American Family Picnic by Elks Lodge: August 1st 3-7pm

Meeker Days Art & Music Festival: August 13-15

Sunrise Village Concert Santa Poco: August 17th 6-8pm

Sunrise Village Car Show: August 21st 10am


Children’s Entertainment Series: August 3rd & 10th 6:30pm

Concerts in the Park: August 4th & 11th 12pm

Movies in the Park (Jumanji): August 6th 8pm

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