25th Anniversary Celebration Postponed to Next Saturday

Forecasted thunderstorms and heavy winds were likely to dampen the event.

LAKEWOOD, Wash. – The City of Lakewood has rescheduled its 25th Anniversary Celebration to next Saturday, Sept. 25 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. due to weather.

The National Weather Service issued a PCWARN alert indicating the possibility of extreme weather this Saturday including lightning, hail, and gusty winds.

“Forecasted lightning, wind, and hail posed safety concerns and would have dampened the spirit of the event. We want to commemorate this anniversary the right way, so we look forward to hosting you next weekend.”
Mary Dodsworth, Director of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services

The event will now be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Current forecasts indicate that stormy weather will pass by next week, allowing community art and history exhibits to be displayed next weekend.

Featuring music, dance, performances, art, history, food trucks, and speeches, the City of Lakewood’s 25th Anniversary Celebration will commemorate a quarter-century since Lakewood incorporated in 1996.

Performances at the event will represent Korea, Russia, Mexico, West Africa, Samoa, Guam, India, and local tribes.  

Art will be displayed from our 25th Anniversary Art Contest and from Clover Park High School students.

Food trucks will serve donuts, poke bowls, burritos, kettle corn, elephant hears, Jamaican food, shaved ice, Mexican food, Italian soda, barbecue, and more.

The Lakewood Historical Society will debut an exhibit featuring the artwork of Ivan the gorilla, a former resident of the B&I Public Marketplace in Lakewood.