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Medal of Arts Awards

  Nominations due January 1, 2018

A special 'thank you' to our Event Sponsors!


Park & Facility Reservations

Want to reserve a City park or facility for your special occaision or party?

View reservation information on our Parks page or call (253) 862-8602 to check avaialbility.

Ongoing Events


Other events in the area...

Gnome Home Geocaching Activity


Pierce County Parks & Recreation*

SwimSafeSwimSafe Community Meetings & Events


East Pierce Fire & Rescue Events*

Blood DriveCommunity Blood Drive*


SpayStationMobile Pet Spay Station*



Washington Festivals & Events*


  Chamber of CommerceChamber of Commerce Events*


For additional information on events and volunteer opportunities, please contact the Special Events Coordinator. Information from past events is also available below.

Special thanks go to our event sponsors!



 Annual Events

Event dates, times and locations are subject to change.
* Indicates a non-City of Bonney Lake event.






Medal of Arts

Arts Commission LogoThe Medal of Arts is an annual award honoring an individual of any age or organization who has made a significant contribution to and promoted one or more of the various arts in Bonney Lake – music, visual arts, performing arts, digital and literary, etc.

Nominees/organizations must reside in Bonney Lake or have a 98391 zip code. Nominees should educate, support, or make original art in our community.

Download the Nomination Form

Nominations must be sent to the City of Bonney Lake by February 26, 2018. The Medal of Arts Award will be selected by the Bonney Lake Arts Commission.

Questions? Contact Gary Leaf at 253.447.3282 or by email.





Citizen's Academy

Citizens AcademyDetails & Register Here - Annual 7-week program (starting March)
Bonney Lake Police Department
Public Safety Building

The Citizen’s Academy is a free 7-week, two evenings per week classroom based course that includes hands on learning and mock scenes. Our goal is to facilitate a better understanding of the criminal justice system and local police services through education.

For more information or to register visit





April Pools Day

April Pools Day imageSee also SwimSafe programs, below.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10am - 1pm
FREE - no membership required
Gordon Family YMCA, 16101 64th St E, Sumner

Boating & Water Safety activities, followed by an open swim with Y instructors and firefighters! Activities are geared for children 7-12 years. Children 7 and younger must have an adult accompany them in the water.

Questions? Call (253) 863-1800.

Presented by the Bonney Lake Police Department, East Pierce Fire & Rescue, and the YMCA







Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Fun Run

Easter Photos linkKids' Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 31, 2018
11:00 a.m.
Allan Yorke Park, 7302 West Tapps Hwy, Bonney Lake

The City of Bonney Lake community Easter Egg Hunt begins promptly at 11:00am at Allan Yorke Park, rain or shine. There is no charge for this event. Children ages 1-11 are welcome. Bring your baskets and your camera to take a free picture with the Easter Bunny!

Don't be late - once the gun goes off, it's over in a matter of minutes!


Haulin' Eggs 5k Fun Run

March 31, 2018 - SOLD OUT for 2017
Allan Yorke Park, 19501 Bonney Lake Blvd. E., Bonney Lake, WA 98391

The Haulin' Eggs 5k Fun Run is a hilly course where you literally haul eggs as you run!  During this unofficially timed 5k event, participants will collect one egg at each kilometer; each egg corresponds to a goodie at the end of the race. The 5th, and final egg will be an egg shaped finisher prize.

Awards will be given to the overall first place male and female finisher. After the race, join us for the family Easter Egg hunt through Allan Yorke Park!

For more information visit the City Facebook event page or register online at


Adult Flashlight Egg Hunt*

Sumner/Bonney Lake Recreation

Date: TBD 2018
Location: Bill Heath Sports Complex, Corner of Washington St. and Graham Avenue (next to Skate Park). Previously known as Daffodil Valley Sports Complex
Line up starts at 8:00 p.m.
$5.00 per person - 18 and older only (children not allowed) 

The annual Adult Flashlight Egg Hunt event is sponsored by the Sumner/Bonney Lake Recreation Program. For more information visit > For Families > Recreation, or call (253) 891-6500.






Spring Clean Up Week - DM Disposal

Week of April 16-20, 2018 - Free Pickup
April 21, 2018 - Shredding & Recycling Event

Cleanup iconDuring Spring Clean Up Week the City's solid waste company, DM Disposal, will pick up extra garbage, recycling and/or yard waste and one appliance at no additional charge for customers inside the Bonney Lake city limits. For more information call DM Disposal directly at (253) 414-0347.

In addition, a FREE SHREDDING and RECYCLING EVENT will be available on Saturday, April 21st as part of Spring Clean Up Week, in conjunction with Parks Appreciation Day events. See details below.


Clean Up Week Details & Requirements

  • Extra Garbage/Yard Waste
    • For DM customers inside the city limits of Bonney Lake only. Does not include Murrey's Disposal customers in unincorporated Pierce County.
    • Curbside pick-up only (no alley access).
    • Up to 3 extra cans/bags of garbage and/or yard waste.
    • Additional cans/bags must weigh no more than 45 lbs when full.
    • Extra cans or bags of garbage or yard waste should be placed for curb-side pick up by 7:00 am on your regular garbage pick up day. 
  • Applicance Disposal
    • For DM customers inside the city limits of Bonney Lake only. Does not include Murrey's Disposal customers in unincorporated Pierce County.
    • One (1) appliance per household.
    • Acceptable appliances include: Refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, freezers, hot water heaters, washers or dryers.
    • Appliances must be placed for pickup by MONDAY morning.
  • Free Shredding & Recycling Event - April 21, 2018
    10am to Noon at Midtown Park (WSU Forest, behind Fred Meyer - 20901 SR 410) during Parks Appreciation Day
    • Shredding: Individuals are permitted to bring up to 1 file box or 2 grocery bags of documents. Do not bring stiff metal, plastic bags, DVDs or other items that will jam the shredder. For more information and tips on what to shred, visit the WA Attorney General’s website
    • Fluorescent Bulbs: Limit of 10 bulbs per person. All mercury-containing lights are accepted, including fluorescent, compact fluorescents (CFLs) and high intensity discharge bulbs.
    • Other Recycling Services: UpTekk Recycling will accept recycling items free of charge during this event, including electronics, computers, monitors, printers, scrap metal, household goods, batteries, etc. For more info call 206-497-9979 or visit

      A special thank you to Bonney Lake Fred Meyer for supporting this event!






Parks Appreciation / Arbor Day 
& Free Shredding & Recycling EventParks Appreciation logo

April 21, 2018
Location: Midtown Park (WSU Forest)
Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Come join residents from all over Pierce County as we clean up our local parks! Events are scheduled all around Pierce County for Parks Appreciation Day, including in Bonney Lake! For more information see the Metro Parks website:

Bonney Lake volunteers meet at the Midtown Park (WSU Forest) entrance behind Fred Meyer & Regal Cinemas on the South side of SR 410 between South Prairie Rd and 214th Ave E. For more information contact Facilities & Special Projects Manager Gary Leaf or Special Events Coordinator David Wells.

Free Recycling & Shredding Event
Free shredding and recycling services will be provided during Parks Appreciation Day, to cap off Spring Clean-Up Week in Bonney Lake! For more information see the Spring Clean-Up Week event, above.

For more information on Parks Appreciation Day events around Pierce County see the Metro Parks website!

Bonney Lake area map:
Event Map 





East Pierce Fire & Rescue Scout Night 

EPFRNon-City Event
Friday, April 28, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free - Pre-Registration Required
Public Safety Building, 18421 Veterans Memorial Dr E, Bonney Lake

Pre-registration is required - scout leaders call 253.863.1800 or email with your unit number and the number of scouts attending. Visit for more info.

Calling All Scouts! Each year, East Pierce firefighters facilitate numerous public education requests from scout groups trying to achieve certain badge requirements. In response to the demand and to reach more scouts, we thought our scouts deserved an event of their very own … Scout Night.

East Pierce Fire invites all Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Campfire members to join us in our first annual Scout Night event at our Headquarters Station in Bonney Lake.

For complete event information visit





Kids Club logoKids Club

2018 Event Schedule
Mondays @ 6:30 pm
Allan Yorke Park - 7302 West Tapps Hwy, Bonney Lake

Join us for great events at the park all summer long!

2018 Schedule

July 9th



  July 16th



July 24rd



July 30th



August 6th


August 13th


CasparAugust 20

Caspar Babypants





Tunes at Tapps LogoTunes @ Tapps

Wednesdays, July 11 - August 22, 2018
5:00 p.m. - Outdoor Market
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Live Music
Allan Yorke Park - 7302 West Tapps Hwy, Bonney Lake

Event Photos
Past Event Photos

Join us for another great summer of outdoor concerts at Allan Yorke Park this summer. Check out our awesome lineup below!

The Allan York Park Boat Launch will be CLOSED ALL DAY for each Tunes @ Tapps concert this summer.

Come early for the Outdoor Market, starting at 5:00 p.m. each evening before the Tunes @ Tapps headliners! More information below.

Army Band

July 11, 20118


** Boat Launch Closed

Folsom Prism

July 18, 2018


** Boat Launch Closed

Megs McLean

July 25, 2018

Salute to Armed Forces with


** Boat Launch Closed


Heart By Heart


August 1, 2018


** Boat Launch Closed 

Great Pretenders

August 8, 2018


** Boat Launch Closed 

Danny Vernon

August 15, 2018


** Boat Launch Closed 


August 22, 2018

The Beatniks

** Boat Launch Closed 


BOAT LAUNCH CLOSURE: The Allan Yorke Park boat launch will be CLOSED all day for the Tunes @ Tapps Concerts noted above. See the Boating page for more information.



Outdoor Market at Tunes @ Tapps

Wednesdays, July 11 - August 22
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Allan Yorke Park, 7302 West Tapps Hwy, Bonney Lake


2017 Market Vendor Application

Head out to the park before Tunes @ Tapps each Wednesday night for our 4th annual outdoor market! Regular vendors include local farms, crafters, and food vendors. Some of last year's vendors included...

  • Cheri's Kettlecorn
  • Lamppost Coffee Roasters
  • Oh Fudge!
  • Extreme Altitude
  • Red Hen Greenhouse
  • ... and many more!



Movies in the Park
Formerly Friday Night Flicks

Movies Start at Dusk 
Allan Yorke Park - 7302 West Tapps Hwy, Bonney Lake

Join us for live movie watching outdoors at Allan Yorke Park again this summer!

**Movie selections are subject to change.**


Tuesday, August 1, 2017


* As part of "National Night Out"




Saturday, August 5, 2017

Finding Dory



  Sing Flyer

Saturday, August 12, 2017


Presented by Toril Sells Homes








Relay for Life

RelayJuly 21, 2017
Begins at 6pm July 21, Ends 10am July 22
Sunset Stadium, Sumner, WA
Non-City Event.

View 2017 Event Details at

Come out to help raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society at the annual Relay for Life Event. For more information visit these web pages:




National Night Out Against Crime

National Night Out LogoTuesday, August 1, 2017
Allan York Park, 7302 West Tapps Hwy, Bonney Lake
Event Details

National Night Out is an annual event designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. Please contact Community Service Officer Yanez at 253-863-2218 ext. 3247 or e-mail

Be sure to stay for our Movie in the Park presentation for National Night Out! The movie will start at dusk @ Allan Yorke Park.

Visit the Police Department's National Night Out event page for complete information.



Bonney Lake Days

Bonney Lake Days

August 18 - August 19, 2017

Allan Yorke Park
19501 Bonney Lake Blvd E, Bonney Lake, WA

Celebrate summer fun at Allan Yorke Park with our biggest event of the summer!

Bonney Lake Days is packed with entertainment for the whole family from Friday to Saturday with stage shows, fireworks, activities for kids, vendor booths, and fun competitions! See the complete event and activity line-up below.

Staff Contacts

Special Events Coordinator David Wells - Email, 253.447.3281

Vendor Forms

Bonney Lake Days 2017 Vendor Booth Form

Event Forms

Classic Car Show Registration - limited to first 50 cars

Chalk Art Competition

BOAT LAUNCH NOTICE: The Allan Yorke Park boat launch will be CLOSED during Bonney Lake Days. For more information see our Boating page.

Bonney Lake Days 
2017 Schedule of Events & Activities

Friday August 18th, 2017

* Boat Launch closed all day.


Stage Shows



Cory Wild's Band


Sammy Steele


Aaron Crawford

9:00 p.m.

Fireworks Show

Sponsored by Cascade Water Alliance

Saturday, August 19, 2017

* Boat launch closed all day.

Pancake Breakfast
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Senior CenterThe Bonney Lake Kiwanis Club invites you to a Pancake Breakfast at the Senior Center, 19304 Bonney Lake Boulevard - just down the road from the park! The cost is just $5 for adults, $3 children under 12 years old for all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee!

Les Schwab Car Show
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Car ShowThe annual car show is full of great classic and custom cars. Come and vote for your favorite car!

: 8:30 a.m.
Car Show: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Final Judging: 1:30 p.m.
Awards Ceremony: 3:00 p.m.

For details and to register, submit the Car Show Application form (above). Registration is limited to the first 50 cars. If you want to park with/next to friends please send in your registrations together.

Presented by Les Schwab
Les Schwab

Kids Zone
All Day


Kids Zone is full of rides and activities for the whole family. Kids Zone is only open on Saturday - come and check it out!

Stage Shows

11:00 a.m.

Auburn Dance Academy

12:30 p.m.

North of 50

2:00 p.m.

Crossing Crusaders

3:30 p.m.

Spike and the Impalers

5:00 p.m.

Les Scwab Car Show Awards


Chalk Art Awards

5:30 p.m.

Wally's and the Beaves




"Labor of Love" Triathlon   

Triathlon logoNon-City Event - Chamber of Commerce
2017 Date TBD

Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more information

For complete event details visit:

"Enjoy your “Labor of Love” triathlon with either a Sprint or Olympic distance race in beautiful Bonney Lake on Labor Day Saturday! Bask in the waters of Lake Tapps, pedal the back roads of Pierce County through rich farmlands, and run in the foothills all while enjoying breathtaking views of Lake Tapps and majestic Mount Rainier. Bonney Lake, a triathlete’s dream race and reward for your years of labor."

This event is promoted by BuDu Racing and the Bonney Lake Chamber of Commerce.

BOAT LAUNCH CLOSURE: The boat launch at Allan Yorke Park will be CLOSED for this event until the race is completed (approximately Noon). See the Boating page for more information on boating in Lake Tapps.



Beautify Bonney Lake Annual Event

BBL logoAnnually - 3rd Saturday in September
Meet at the Bonney Lake Park & Ride (off SR410 and Sky Island Dr, behind Wendy's)


For complete information visit the Beautify Bonney Lake organization online at or contact the City at (253) 862-8602.

What: Beautify Bonney Lake Annual event

Who: Community volunteers, local businesses and the Beautify Bonney Lake organization - anyone who would like to make permanent improvements to the city.

Why: To create a more beautiful city, meet your neighbors, and get a FREE lunch and T-shirt!

Where: We will meet at the Pierce Transit parking lot behind Wendy's off 410 between 8:30am & 9:00am to assign work locations.

How: By coming together as a community and putting in some hard work!




East Pierce Fire & Rescue Annual Open House

EPFR logoNon-City Event - For details visit
2017 Date TBD (October)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

East Pierce Fire and Rescue invites the public to join them for their annual Open House at the East Pierce headquarters station at 18421 Veterans Memorial Drive East, in Bonney Lake.

The free health and safety fair will include booths with public safety partners including the Bonney Lake Police, Sumner Police and Pierce County Sheriff’s Departments, plus many more.

For details visit


Hauling Gourds 5k Fun Run

October 14, 2017
Allan Yorke Park, 19501 Bonney Lake Blvd. E., Bonney Lake, WA 98391

The Haulin' Gourds 5k Fun Run is a hilly course where you literally haul gourds as you run!  During this unofficially timed 5k event, participants will collect two gourds during the race.

Awards will be given to the overall first place male and female finisher.

For more information visit the City Facebook event page or register online at

Below is the finisher medal, it will be glow in the dark and the lower half will move.



Artober“Artober” Art Reception

2017 Date TBD
Justice & Municipal Center - 2nd Floor Lobby

The Bonney Lake Arts Commission presents “Artober”, an art reception. Light appetizers, local art, meet-n-greet Arts Commissioners, perform/display art, and more! B.Y.O.E. (bring your own easel)! Attendees are welcome to remain and attend the Arts Commission meeting from 6-7pm.

Learn more about the Arts Commission at




 Milotte Wildlife Film Festival

No event in 2016

The  Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society sponsors the Milotte Wildlife Film Festival.

Visit for more information!




Take the Plunge Against Domestic Violence

Take the Plunge logoNon-City Event
No Event in 2016

Exodus Housing hosts the "Take the Plunge against Domestic Violence" event, a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support families who are fleeing domestic violence by jumping, walking, or splashing into the frigid waters of Lake Tapps. Register for the category that best fits you-- earn bragging rights for "taking the plunge" or stay warm and dry with immunity!

 For more details visit




HGiving imageoliday Toy & Food Drives

November - December Annually

Tis the season to give! Each year the City works with the School District, Food Bank, local businesses and other agencies to support holiday giving.

Annual Food Drive

More information coming soon!

Shop with a Cop Program

The Bonney Lake Police Department “Shop with a Cop” program serves children in need and helps them purchase gifts for their families during the holidays.

Donations of money or Target gift cards are accepted at the Bonney Lake Police Department, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by mail to 18421 Veterans Memorial Dr E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391.

Giving Tree Toy Drive - information is being reivsed; please contact the City at (253) 862-8602 with questions.




Annual Tree Lighting & Food Drive

Tree Lighting photoSaturday, December 2, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Public Safety Building - 18421 Veterans Memorial Drive E (Directions)

The City of Bonney Lake and the Kiwanis Club are again sponsoring annual holiday Tree Lighting and Food Drive activities! Come join the fun!

Activities and music, refreshments, candy, pictures with Santa, and the annual tree lighting ceremony. Drop food donations off at the Food Bank, which is adjacent to the Public Safety Building and the community Christmas Tree.

2016 Tree Lighting Videos

Gingerbread House Contest

The Bonney Lake Arts Commission and Kiwanis Club present the Annual Gingerbread House Contest!

Children, teens and adults can enter as individuals or in teams. It all culminates in an evening of holiday cheer at the Tree Lighting Event when entries will be judged for prizes!





Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors!


Fleet Feet Sports

Pierce County Councilmember Dan Roach
Pierce County Councilmember Dan Roach

Rainier Board Shop

Perkins Chiropractic

Puget Sound Energy





Photo Gallery View Event Photos at the online photo gallery! 

Check out City photos of special events, city projects, and scenic views!

For additional information on events or volunteer opportunities, please contact the Events Coordinator.



Ongoing Events ...






'Gnome Homes' Geocaching Activity 

Time: Year-Round
Location: All around the City of Bonney Lake!

Bonney Lake parks have been invaded by "Gnome Homes"! Can you find them all? 
Download & print the coordinates below and start your mission to find all the painted Gnome Home doors around the City. Happy Gnome Home Hunting!

Check out the Gnome Home photo album!



Gnomies T-Shirt'Bonney Lake Gnomies' T-Shirts 

You can even order a "Hanging with the Bonney Lake Gnomies" t-shirt!

Order from TJ Specialty Printing: 
Phone: (253) 862-3180


What is Geocaching? 

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the item hidden at that location.






Swimsafe Community Events

Visit for current information.

SwimSafe focuses on educating the public and promoting swim safety in Lake Tapps. The group was formed by Bonney Lake Mayor Neil Johnson and includes representatives from the City of Bonney Lake, Bonney Lake Police Department, East Pierce Fire & Rescue, Sumner School District, Dieringer School District, Pierce County Parks, and Cascade Water Alliance.

'Water Safety Days' at Area Schools
The Bonney Lake Police Department and East Pierce Fire & Rescue also sponsor 'Water Safety Day' events at area elementary schools during the spring months (April - May). These events are offered for the students attending these schools only. For more information contact the specific school or BLPD Sergeant Ryan Boyle.









Blood Drive

Community Blood Drive

Ongoing - Multiple Dates & Locations
This is a non-City event.

Cascade Regional Blood Services is a not-for-profit health care organization that has been supplying blood products and specialty therapeutic services to South King & Pierce Counties for over 60 years.

Donations are needed to maintain an adequate blood supply. Please encourage your friends and co-workers to donate blood. If you’re unable to donate, please consider finding someone to donate in your place.

To view a complete list of local blood drive locations, dates, and times, visit To learn more about donating blood or to find out about your donor eligibility, visit or call 1-877-24-BLOOD.







Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic   

This is a non-City event
     Multiple Dates & Locations, including:
     Bonney Lake Safeway - 21301 SR 410,
     Buckley, South Prairie, and Sumner

     Intake begins at 7:00 a.m.

Low-cost and free pet spay and neuter services are provided by the Pasado's Safe Haven non-profit organization in various locations in Pierce County.

For details, including upcoming dates and locations, please contact Pasado's Safe Haven directly or view the Spay Station schedule online at





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