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Special Events Funding Announced for 2024

Special Events Funding Announced for 2024


January 10, 2024




Hillary Brenner, Marketing Director, hbrenner@tacomavenues.org


Special Events Funding Announced for 2024


TACOMA, Wash. – The City of Tacoma’s Events and Recognitions Committee (CERC) voted to approve $90,000 of Special Events funding for 39 organizations to produce events throughout Tacoma in 2024. These events are free, inclusive, all-ages events that reflect many of the diverse communities and cultures throughout Tacoma. 

Music, performing arts, youth activities, multicultural traditions, heritage, literary and visual art, environmental and cultural education, food, dance, and other unique arts and events will be presented in multiple neighborhoods. 


Selected applicants receive funding of $1,000 to $5,000 for direct costs associated with the production of an event (or events). Funding may be used for infrastructure, traffic control, performers, marketing, or other related costs for events that take place during 2024. A panel scored eligible applications based on merit, equity, community impact, and the applicants’ capacity to successfully produce the event. 


“Tacoma is bursting with unique and exciting public events and performances, and the City's Events and Recognitions Committee is grateful to facilitate funding to support our rich and vibrant events scene,” said CERC committee member Jacob Tice. “Now in our third year, we are thrilled to extend funding to 24 new organizations in 2024, in addition to supporting annual events Tacomans have come to love. We are excited for the culture and celebration all the funded events will bring to our city in the coming year and for years to come.”  


The organizations and events that will receive 2024 Special Events funding are:

  • 321 Buddy Fundraising
  • A Place for Me Resource Fair
  • Northwest Sinfonietta
  • The Art of Tango
  • Advocates for Immigrants in Detention NW
  • Community Support of Immigrants Fair
  • On the Road with PartnerCafe
  • Under the Big Top Community Resource Fair
  • Alchemy Skateboarding
  • Go Skate Tacoma 2024
  • Pacific Islander Health Board of WA
  • PI Health Board AANHPI Heritage Celebration
  • Asia Pacific Cultural Center
  • Asia Pacific New Year Celebration
  • Proctor Business District Association
  • Proctor Arts Fest
  • Better Together Event Planning
  • Community Wellness Fair
  • Puget Sound Revels
  • May Day Celebration
  • Building Youth Through Music
  • Juneteenth – A Road to Economic Freedom
  • Rainbow Center
  • Tacoma Pride Festival
  • Central Neighborhood Council
  • Tacoma Porchfest
  • Sixth Ave Business District
  • Art on the Ave
  • Children’s International Health Relief
  • Hilltop Healthy Kids & Family Carnival
  • South End Neighborhood Council
  • SENCo 2nd Annual Block Party
  • Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Tacoma
  • Tacoma Tapestry 2024
  • Tacoma Art Museum
  • Dia de los Muertos 2024
  • Downtown Tacoma Partnership
  • Downtown Tacoma Block Party
  • Tacoma Light Trail
  • Tacoma Light Trail 2024
  • Entertainment Resource Alliance
  • Military Art Market / Military Marvels Marketplace
  • Tacoma Refugee Choir
  • Welcoming to Cooperation Symposium
  • ForeverGreen Trails
  • Eastside Tacoma Mountain Division Trail Outreach
  • Tacoma Sister Cities
  • Dia de los Muertos 6th Avenue
  • Foss Waterway Seaport
  • Tacoma Ocean Fest 2024
  • The Daffodil Festival
  • The Grand Floral Parade
  • Girls Heart on Fire
  • Vibrant Youth Wellness Summit
  • University of Washington Tacoma
  • Celebrando Comunidad
  • HONK! Festival West / Tacomarama Comm Street Band
  • Tacoma HONK! Fest
  • Washington Conservation Action
  • Tacoma Earth Gay
  • Latinx Unidos of the South Sound
  • Festival Latinx
  • Washington State Historical Society
  • In the Spirit: Northwest Native Arts Festival
  • Metro Parks Tacoma
  • MOSAIC Tacoma's Arts & Culture Festival
  • Wat Pa Toledo Buddha Sattaram
  • Sawasdee Thailand
  • Museum of Glass
  • Glass Fest Northwest
  • Wizards of Washington
  • Dragon Egg Hunt 2024
  • Native Daily Network
  • Indigenous People's Day
  • Write253
  • Tacoma Wayzgoose
  • Northwest Folklife
  • SuperFolk Festival



About Tacoma Venues & Events: The City of Tacoma enhances quality of life for the community and drives economic vitality through its premier venues and diverse entertainment opportunities. Tacoma Venues & Events manages these renowned venues, which include the Tacoma Dome, one of the world’s largest wood-domed structures with flexible seating configurations ranging from 5,000-21,000; the Greater Tacoma Convention Center, artful and modern with its trademark glass walls and 119,000 square feet of event space; Cheney Stadium, home of the Tacoma Rainiers; and the historic Pantages and Rialto Theaters and Theater on the Square. The department includes the Office of Special Events.