The Freedom Fair and Air Show is set to kick off on July 4th with a complete schedule of activities. The event, now in its 40th year, is held along a two mile stretch of the Ruston Way waterfront in Tacoma, Washington.

If you’re into music, then the Freedom Fair and Air Show will not disappoint. The event consists of five stages with musicians playing everything from alternative to gospel with over 30 genres of music. Make sure to stop by Camp Patriot between 8:00 PM-10:00 PM to watch the ARMED FORCES ICON show, a vocal competition where 10 active military and military veterans will compete against each other in a singing competition complete with a panel of judges. Camp Patriot is located next to the Lobster Shop restaurant.

More family friendly activities are on site with a kids parks consisting of inflatables, face painting and all things kids.

Car enthusiasts should make sure to stop by the car show that will be held in the Lobster shop parking lot. See everything from tricked out Corvettes to hot rods. Perfect for the car enthusiast. The car show will take place from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.

This year we are starting a place for pets.  Our pet zone on the West end will be a great place to meet other pet owners and those in the pet industry.

If meeting members of the community, good food, and interesting wares sounds appealing, the Freedom Fair offers a significant number of vendor booths. Visit local non-profiteers that are supporting their cause or shop for beautiful locally crafted items. With over 50 food vendors offering a variety of cuisine, you’re sure to have some options when it comes to taking a lunch break as well.

For those that don’t want to fight the traffic or deal with parking, then opt to take the bus. This year the bus system will drop passengers at both ends of the Freedom Fair which is conducive to the new layout of the event with the center of the event now being the Les Davis Pier. Visit for a complete schedule of activities and transportation routes.


Budweiser has joined the Freedom Fair team as a sponsor!


If you’re looking for amazing accommodations with some of the most impressive views in the Northwest, we know the place for you. The Silver Cloud hotel in Tacoma is a well-known privately-owned hotel catering to those who want to enjoy tremendous views right from their room.

The property is beautifully appointed on the Ruston Way waterfront. The amenities are expansive including a fabulous breakfast each morning and rooms with jetted tubs.  Many of the rooms include cozy fireplaces and items that you wouldn’t find in just any property.

With a three-mile walking path that stretches all along the Ruston Way waterfront, there’s no need to worry about driving to enjoy the scenery. If exploring the stores and shopping is more your fancy, historic Old Town is just a stones throw away and can be easily walked to.

Fine eateries are also an item that there is no shortage of if you plan to stay at the Silver Cloud hotel. A vast selection of restaurants with an array of cuisines and price points are easy to access from this upscale location.

If you would like to enjoy the many activities that occur in and around Tacoma, the Silver Cloud is the perfect choice.  The hotel is just minutes from concert venues, the University, and multiple special events that occur annually.

If you’re feeling like treating yourself and avoiding the traffic on July 4th, there’s no better place to be.  The Silver Cloud is in the heart of the Tacoma Freedom Fair with amazing views of the fireworks display.  The property also runs special packages that you won’t want to miss out on throughout the weekend.

For more information, visit


Aerial Display starting at 1:30pm

– See the Cascade War Birds, a P51 Mustang and a Boeing Stearman.


Thank you to Taste of the Town catering for providing their amazing cuisine for the VIP Freedom Fair reception. To learn more about Taste of the Town, visit: