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2024 Meeker Days Festival

Downtown Puyallup and Pioneer Park
330 S Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98371
United States

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Event Dates and Times
Friday June 14, 2024
12:00 PM  - 07:00 PM
Saturday June 15, 2024
10:00 AM  - 07:00 PM
Sunday June 16, 2024
10:00 AM  - 05:00 PM
Description
Nestled in the heart of Pierce County, the 2024 Meeker Days Festival stands as a vibrant testament to the community spirit and cultural richness of Puyallup. Hosted by the Puyallup Main Street Association, this event has grown to become the largest street festival in the county, offering a free and engaging experience for people of all ages. With an emphasis on historical, educational, and cultural interaction, Meeker Days is not just a festival; it's a celebration of community unity and a showcase of local talent and craftsmanship.

Now known as the Pierce County’s largest street festival after the great 4th of July, "Tacoma Freedom Fair" was shut down after 41 years in 2020, at a massive loss to Tacoma, Meeker Days continues on.

As you wander through the bustling streets of downtown Puyallup, the festival atmosphere is palpable. Spread across several blocks and incorporating the local farmers' market, the event features an array of craft vendors. Each stall offers unique handcrafted goods ranging from artisan jewelry and hand-poured candles to custom woodwork and boutique clothing. These local artisans not only display the creativity of the region but also offer festival-goers a chance to take home a piece of Puyallup's vibrant culture.

Food enthusiasts will delight in the variety of options available. Food trucks line the streets, serving up everything from gourmet burgers and international cuisines to sweet treats and traditional festival fare. The aroma of freshly cooked food mingles with the sounds of laughter and music, creating a truly sensory experience.

For those who appreciate fine spirits and good company, the beer and wine garden is a must-visit. Here, adults can enjoy a selection of local brews and wines in a relaxed, friendly environment. It's a perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the lively festival atmosphere.

Families visiting Meeker Days will find plenty to keep their little ones entertained. The youth area is thoughtfully designed with kids in mind, featuring a spray water park, a playground, and a large sandbox. Regular family activities ensure that the festival is enjoyable for attendees of all ages, making it a fantastic outing for military families from Joint Base Lewis McChord seeking a fun and relaxing day.

Car enthusiasts have a special place at Meeker Days as well. The festival hosts a captivating car show that features a variety of classic and modern vehicles. It's an opportunity to admire some beautifully maintained cars, chat with their owners, and learn about automotive history.

Entertainment is a cornerstone of the Meeker Days Festival. With three stages offering free performances daily, the musical lineup is as diverse as it is impressive. This year's performers include The Voice contestants Beat Frequency Duo, known for their electrifying pop sounds, and The Eclectics, who bring an energetic mix of genres to the stage. The festival also proudly presents Mariachi Fiesta Mexicana, Danny Vernon & The DeVilles, Stacy Jones Band, and The Brickhouse, Queen Mother, Soul Function, Abbagraphs, TPC Jazz Band, Pookela Street Band, Night Fever, BroHamM, Jokers Run, Cherry Cherry, each adding their unique flair to the rich musical tapestry of the event.

Special note from DiscoverJBLM.com for the military community at Joint Base Lewis McChord. Meeker Days offers more than just a weekend of fun—it's an invitation to connect with the broader Pierce County community and experience the local culture and camaraderie. The Puyallup Main Street Association extends a warm welcome to our service members and their families, encouraging them to join in this celebration of unity and heritage. Come spend time in the community as there is a ton of fun for the single Service Member, military couple and families. Spouse deployed? Grab some fellow spouses and come on down.

As Meeker Days continues to evolve and grow, it remains anchored in its mission to provide a space for cultural exchange and community bonding. Whether you're a longtime resident or a visitor, the festival promises memorable moments and a heartfelt welcome. So mark your calendars, bring your family and friends, and discover the magic of Meeker Days—where community meets culture.

June 14th - June 16th, 2024

June 14th - 12pm-7pm (Beer Garden + Main Stage until 9pm)

June 15th - 10am - 7pm (Beer Garden + Main Stage until 9pm)

June 16th - 10am - 5pm
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