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Downtown to Defiance Event on September 7

Downtown to Defiance Event Celebrates Open Streets on September 7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 23, 2019

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005

 

Downtown to Defiance Event Celebrates Open Streets on September 7

 

On Saturday, September 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the City of Tacoma will host the seventh annual Downtown to Defiance event. This free, family-friendly event opens five miles of Tacoma’s waterfront to human-powered transportation.   

 

The event runs along the Thea Foss Waterway and Commencement Bay, from downtown Tacoma at Fireman’s Park, Schuster Parkway, Ruston Way and extending to the new Dune Peninsula at Point Defiance Park. Participants are invited to join the event at any point and travel as far as they choose, with many opportunities to stop and enjoy arts and crafts, games and sporting events, education demonstrations, and many other activities along the way. 

 

Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards will lead a bike ride in coordination with Downtown On the Go. The bike ride will start and end at 700 Pacific Ave. near Fireman’s Park from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., biking along Schuster Parkway and Ruston Way.

 

Celebrate with Metro Parks Tacoma as they host family-friendly activities and a free concert at the new Dune Peninsula at Point Defiance Park located at 5361 Yacht Club Rd. from 1 – 4 p.m.

 

For more information, visit cityoftacoma.org/downtowntodefiance or call (253) 591-5511.

 

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