The City of Tacoma has partnered with Metro Parks Tacoma to host the 4th of July party this year.
TACOMA, Wash. – People from all over Pierce County and beyond came Tuesday to enjoy live music and shop among hundreds of vendors and food trucks in honor of Independence Day.
Gabriella Martin is from Lacey and says she’s always wanted to expand her brand footprint.
“I actually experimented with more events in the north, so it came out here. I’m pretty excited,” she said.
Corei Bean said her store, GoldenFinch, is located on Frieghthouse Square in Tacoma’s Dome district, but when a July 4 organizer contacted her, she knew she had to.
“We thought it was going to be an interesting event so we wanted to give it a try,” Bean said. “It’s been great so far. We really like it!
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Festival goers may have noticed something a little different this year. This year’s venue is a little further from where the city used to celebrate its 4th of July, closer to some of the more traditional establishments in the area.
But some attendees said they appreciated the extra space.
Brittany Anderson said: “It doesn’t seem as crowded as it used to be. “People are more spread out, so we love it. We love the vendors and the food and we love supporting the small businesses in Tacoma.”
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