Special Events

What a successful and fun summer of concerts, food, shopping, laughter, dancing and singing!  Our summer series of events has come to a close, we had [email protected], Open Market, Kids Club and Taste of Tapps!  It was fun to share these great events with you all!  Whether you gathered in person or enjoyed the music from where ever summer took you on Facebook Live!  The 2022 season is already in the planning - starting after July 4th until August 31st, 2022.  We can't wait to see you all again!  


Special Events Manager

Justice & Municipal Center
9002 Main ST E, STE 200
Bonney Lake, WA 98391

City of Bonney Lake
Special Events
P.O. Box 7380
Bonney Lake, WA 98391

Phone: 253-447-3281

Fax: 253-862-4208

Spring Events

Hauling Eggs 5k Fun Run 2021 - Registration open
Date: April 3, 2021
Register online: https://www.raceentry.com/hauling-eggs/race-information
*Limited to 50 participants*

Time to put on your running shoes and get hopping. Hauling Eggs is a 5k in the neighborhood around Allan Yorke Park in Bonney Lake. Runners will pick up eggs along the route. All participants will receive a medal. If runners participate in both Hauling Eggs and Hauling Gourds in October you will receive a bonus spinner challenge medal to complete the set. Limited number of spots available. Register online at https://www.raceentry.com/hauling-eggs/race-information.
EGGsplore Bonney Lake 2021 *replaces Easter Egg Hunt*
Are you ready to EGGsplore Bonney Lake?
Your mission should you choose to accept it...Find the rabbit. Maybe your team can track down that rabbit somewhere in our city.

On Saturday, April 3, the first clue will be posted on Facebook around 9 a.m. This is NOT A RACE to find the rabbit first.  There will be plenty of prizes for those who can solve the mystery.

Who: Anyone who can drive around Bonney Lake, load up the vehicle and go.

What: A mission to solve the clues to find the rabbit.

When: Saturday, April 3, 9:00 a.m. – noon; First clue site will be open until 11:00 a.m.

Why: Have fun and get some Easter themed prizes.

Where: All around Bonney Lake

How: In the safety of your own vehicle.

Clues will be hidden throughout our city. Think of this as a treasure hunt. We will post the first clue on Facebook about 9:00 a.m. Once you locate the first clue there will be a clue to send you to the second clue. The last clue will send you to the rabbit. The rabbit will have a number of Easter baskets waiting for your arrival.

Prizes are geared towards the littles who might need help driving around town.

Due to the social gathering restrictions, the City's annual Easter Egg Hunt is cancelled in 2021. We hope to hold this event in 2022.
Spring Clean Up - Week of April 19, 2021

Date: Week of April 19-23, 2021

Each residential customer residing within the city limits of Bonney Lake may leave up to three extra bags of garbage for curbside for
pickup on your regular garbage day. Please do not use personal garbage cans as we cannot be responsible if lost or damaged.

  • Garbage must be placed in securely tied 32-gallon bags next to your cart.
  • Please ensure each bag does not exceed 40 pounds.
  • Tires will not be accepted.
  • Place all items at the curb before 7 a.m. on your service day.

Each residential customer residing within the city limits of Bonney Lake may leave up to three extra bags of yard waste at the curb
on your regularly scheduled yard waste service day.

  • Use biodegradable lawn waste bags. Please do not use personal garbage cans as we cannot be responsible if lost or damaged.
  • Bags should not exceed 40 pounds
  • Place all items at the curb before 7 a.m. on your service day.

Each residential customer residing within the city limits of Bonney Lake may recycle one major appliance at no charge this week. Appliances will be picked up throughout the week.

  • Secure the appliance doors
  • Leave it at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on Monday, April 19, 2021.

Eligible appliances include:
Refrigerator, freezer, range, furnace, washer, dryer, hot water tank, microwave, dishwasher, trash compactor, portable air conditioning units.

If you have any questions, please contact Murrey's Disposal directly at 253-414-0347.

Shred Event - April 24, 2021
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Justice & Municipal Center, 9002 Main Street East

Each customer residing in the City limits of Bonney Lake will be allowed to drop off up to three (3) shopping bags of documents per household for shredding.
Parks Appreciation Day 2021 - Cancelled
Parks Appreciation Day in Bonney Lake is cancelled in 2021. Community members are encouraged to pick up litter around your own neighborhood in honor of Earth Day. 

Summer Events

Kids Club - Starting July 26, 2021
Enjoy a fun evening of entertainment at the park. Experience a children’s album like no other. Performances of classical, new age, and world music that is all kid friendly.

Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Allan Yorke Park

July 26 - Ruth & Emilia
August 2 - Eric Herman and the Puppy Dogs
August 9 - The Not-Its
August 16 - Magic with Brian Ledbetter
August 23 - Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth
August 30 - Caspar Babypants Cancelled 
Movie in the Park - Returning in 2022
There will be no movie in the park in summer 2021. Check back in 2022.
National Night Out - Returning in 2022
Join us in August 2022! 

National Night Out is an annual event designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

Members of the Bonney Lake Police Department and East Pierce Fire and Rescue gather at Allan Yorke Park to host a fun event!

The Bonney Lake Police will be conducting a bicycle rodeo so kids young and old bring your bikes and helmets for a safety check and take a spin on our course! Airlift Northwest helicopter will be touching down and stopping by for a visit. Super Jump will be here with a bounce house, Home Depot will be providing kid craft projects. Walmart has donated hot dogs and will be on hand with activities for kids as well as various local vendors. Come out and take the opportunity to speak one on one with your police chief and officers, council members and various City leaders and workers. Round out your visit with McGruff the Crime Dog. Bring a chair or blanket and settle in for a movie to be shown at dusk (weather permitting).

Please contact Community Service Officer Yanez at 253-863-2218 ext. 3247 or e-mail [email protected]
Salute to Armed Forces - Check back in 2022
The Salute to Armed Forces event is not happening in 2021. Check back in 2022 for an update. 

One of the most popular events of the summer! Salute to Armed Forces night is typically held in conjunction with a summer concert at Allan Yorke Park. Come join the festivities and support those who have served and are currently serving our country.
Taste at Tapps - August 21, 2021

We are excited to announce the return of the Taste of Tapps!  This fabulous food truck feast will be held on August 21 from 11:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m. at Allan Yorke Park.

Food Truck Vendor Application

Please email [email protected] to request one. Will be uploaded shortly.

Join us for a day of music in the park with some of our local food trucks. The Bonney Lake Lions Club will also be hosting Taps at Tapps featuring our local foothills breweries, www.tapsattapps.com

Outdoor Market & Tunes at Tapps - till September 1st
Tunes at Tapps is held at Allan Yorke Park on Wednesdays in July and August. This event features an outdoor market with local vendors and live music.

Market 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Music 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Concert Lineup
July 7 - Beatniks
July 14 - Anthem
July 21 - Heart by Heart
July 28 - SWAY
August 4 - The Gothard Sisters
August 11 - The Coats
August 18 - Victims of Love
August 25 - Limberlost
September 1 - Slim Wizzy Blues

Outdoor Market Vendors
Looking for some fresh produce, snacks for movie night, dinner during Tunes @ Tapps, or just the right gift? Visit the Outdoor Market vendors from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Sidhu Farms
Kenlee Produce & Kenlee Jerky
Bee Kings
Pop! Kettle Corn Company
Mimi’s Ice Cream
The Monarch Mobile Beverage – Mocktails available
TNT Espresso & Mini Donuts
Mi6 Smoked Products
Nino Blanco Salsa
South Sound Hawaiian Ice
Grub Hut
Born & Braised Food Truck
Velvet’s Big Easy
David D Creations
Melody Soaps
Tiny Art Face Painting
Tina Tippett
LeLand’s Feenland
Evergreen Roots NW
MonkeyBug Kreations
Artist Suzy Fountaine & Kais Jewelry
Cruise Planners – Tahoma Travel

The boat launch is closed on event days. 

Fall Events

Fall brochure of programs and events - myBonneyLake Fall 2021 

Beautify Bonney Lake 2021
Beautify Bonney Lake is an event run by a non profit and the city is a sponsor.

Beautify Bonney Lake hopes to inspire increasingly greater numbers of citizens, and businesses to dedicate three hours a year to the permanent beautification of the city, built around the vision of creating lasting beauty and appeal. Our hope is that Bonney Lake will become known throughout the area as a city that takes great pride in its community.

For more information, visit the Beautify Bonney Lake Website.
Hauling Gourds Fun Run - October 16, 2021 (SOLD OUT)

October 16, 2021

The Hauling 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.

Limited spots available. Don't wait to register!

Winter Events

Mayor's Food Drive 2021
Mayor Neil Johnson’s 8th Annual Food Drive
November 15 – 19, 2021

Food and meals are a celebration that bring families together during the holidays. Unfortunately, for those facing food insecurity, this is a stressful time to provide for their children and ensure food is available.

In the spirit of the holidays, Mayor Neil Johnson, in partnership with the Bonney Lake Food Bank and Murrey’s Disposal, would like to ask for your support in making the holiday a little brighter for those facing food insecurity. Please consider donating food or funds to support the more than 1,000 families of the Bonney Lake Food Bank during the Mayor’s 8th Annual Food Drive, Nov. 15-19, 2021.

To donate food
Murrey’s Disposal is making it simple to donate food items. Bonney Lake residents will receive a plastic bag in the mail to place your nonperishable food donations next to your garbage cart by 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 17.

The biggest need for holiday meals right now:
Boxed stuffing
Cornbread mix
Instant mashed potato flakes
Cream of mushroom soup
Canned or packet gravy
Canned green beans
Canned pumpkin
Canned cranberry sauce
Canned yams
French fried onions
Mini marshmallows
All purpose flour
Salt & pepper
Additional helpful items:
Peanut butter in plastic jars
Canned tomato products
Canned meats (tuna, chicken)
Soups, stews, and chili
Pasta and sauces

If you would like to participate but are unable to leave items curbside, please consider dropping off your food donation at one of the following locations:
Bonney Lake Food Bank, 24015 SR 410, Buckley
City offices (Police Department, Justice & Municipal Center, Senior Center, or Public Works Center)
If you have a school-aged children, several of the Bonney Lake area schools will also be hosting a food drive around the same time.

To donate funds
Would you like to make a monetary donation to help provide a complete holiday meal? Click here to donate online.

Thank you for your generosity in helping take care of our community members.
Tree Lighting Festival 2021 - Check back for update
Check back in the fall for an update on the 2021 event. 

This event is typically held the first Saturday of December at 6 p.m. In 2020, the Tree Lighting Festival was held virtually. Deputy Mayor Evans and his daughter read a book to online attendees and helped countdown the lighting of the tree. 
Gingerbread House Contest 2021 - Check back for update
Check back for an update on the 2021 event.

The Bonney Lake Arts Commission’s annual Gingerbread House Contest is easier than ever to enter and view because it’s going virtual! In 2020, participants enjoyed building their creation with family and friends and submitted their entry online. This fun competition is open to everyone with no forms, no fees, and no categories. Judging and online voting took place online.