The Heart of Tacoma Festival

June 4, 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

LeMay America's Car Museum (Haub Field)

2702 East D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

This FREE fun all-ages music festival centers on healing and coming together as a community and includes interactive activities such as group dance instruction, karaoke, singalong and games. Enjoy performances,  food trucks, vendors, a 38-foot canoe, and so much more!



The Heart of Tacoma Festival is a new interactive festival centered on bringing people together. Building upon the success of last year's sold-out Drive-In Concert, Tacoma Refugee Choir in partnership with Greentrike, and Tacoma Arts Live and other partners, will feature music, dance and activities including a showcase of students from local schools and an interactive performance by Tacoma Refugee Choir. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in African dance, learn a Ukrainian song, sing along with a Latin band, learn a Hawaiian dance, sing karaoke, and play games. Additional activities will include over 30 vendors, food trucks, and children’s activities. The event will open with a beautiful song and story from the Tahoma Indian Center and attendees can take pictures in their 38-foot canoe or walk with the 10-foot Heart of Tacoma mobile sculpture created by artist Steve LaBerge. 

Main Stage Program

10:00 am

Booths open


10:30 am

Opening ceremony including Land acknowledgment by Tahoma Indian Center, Heart of Tacoma love train & the Lincoln Drumline 


11:00 am

Student performances in ELO programs


12:15 pm

The Pazific (Latin Soul & Pop)


1:00 pm

Tacoma Refugee Choir performance & singalong


2:30 pm

Asia Pacific Cultural Center- Taiko Drums & learn Hawaiian Dance 


3:30 pm

T.U.P.A.C. teaches African Dance


Where in the world is the Heart of Tacoma? Make sure to follow us on social media.

From May 29th - June 1st, three photos will be posted daily.

Can you figure out the location of each?



You must submit a guess for each of the 12 picture locations. Then, show us YOUR heart by posting a picture on social media of yourself doing something to make your world a better place (picking up trash, volunteering, etc). Caption your picture and let us know what you are doing with your heart and also use our hashtag #HeartofTacomaFestival. Your answers/photos must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on June 1, 2022. All correct answers that also post a picture outlined above with our hashtag will be entered to win. The winning names will be drawn at the end of the festival.


Environmental Impact

When it comes to our environment, we are DEDICATED to making the smallest footprint possible!

There are several ways that we are walking our talk!

  • Recycled paper for all marketing

  • Encouraging the use of reusable bags

  • Encouraging green transportation (see below)

  • Providing volunteers to monitor all recycling/trash stations (If you would love to volunteer for a 2 hour shift, please fill out the following form:

  • Placing banners & signs throughout the festival as helpful reminders that each person really makes an impact!

  • Encouraging people to donate to Green Tacoma Partnership (Forterra) @


Downtown On The Go @


We are proud to be a Green Excellence Event and highly recommend arriving
using one these environmentally friendly methods:

Walk, Bike, Bus, Light Rail (Link), Uber, Lyft, ZipCar, Carpool 

Limited paid parking will be available onsite.  

FREE parking is available at parking garage near Freighthouse Square

See these helpful links for more information:


Vendor application can be found here:

A great big thank you to all of these vendors who will be joining us for the Heart of Tacoma Festival!

  • Tahoma Indian Center

  • Splat Hot Sauce

  • Little Miss Sweets NYC

  • Celtic Attic & Celtic Sweet Creations

  • Oliver Doriss Designs

  • Sam Choy's Poke to the Max

  • Komadre Kombucha

  • So Fancy LLC

  • Intentions Juice and Smoothie Bar

  • Sea & Spirit Designs

  • Baby Chavs

  • Macadons

  • La Pica Chica

  • Gigo's Jamaican Grill

  • A & G Crafts

  • NaturesDivine Botanica

  • The Bath House Co.

  • Tacoma Candles

  • Mystic Visions Jewelry

  • Tacoma Pierce County Health Department

  • Tacoma Arts Live


This event would not be possible without our amazing community partners and sponsors!


  • Tacoma Creates

  • Tacoma Arts Commission

  •  Connelly Law

  • BECU

  • Molina Cares

  • Tacoma Venues & Events

  • Tacoma Public Utilities

  • Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

  • Pfau Cochran Vertitis Amala

  • VT International Radio