Britain Glastonbury Festival

The Associated Press

Seattle-based indie folk rock band Fleet Foxes is scheduled to perform during the annual Bumbershoot music festival at the Seattle Center Aug. 31 - Sept. 2.

Summer Music Festivals

Northwest Guardian

Summer is here, and along with it comes a plethora of music festivals.

Summer Festival Schedule

Published: 02:38PM June 7th, 2018

The summer festival season is here with several opportunities for Joint Base Lewis-McChord families to get out and enjoy local events.

Washington State Parks Free Entry Days

Published: 01:39PM May 31st, 2018

What better reason to visit a Washington State Park than Free State Park Day Saturday in honor of National Trails Day? Additional free days are set for June 9 and 10.

Memorial Day Events

Published: 01:04PM May 24th, 2018

Memorial Day will be observed with multiple events Monday, including the annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Memorial Day Ceremony at Camp Lewis Cemetery from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be a wear blue: run to remember event in DuPont’s Powderworks Park and free admission for active-duty service members and veterans at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

JBLM Armed Forces Day Celebration

Published: 02:24PM May 17th, 2018

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s annual Armed Forces Day celebration will be hosted at Heritage Hill on McChord Field May 19.

The Museum of Flight

Published: 12:00PM May 10th, 2018

The Museum of Flight opens a new Vietnam Air War Exhibit on Memorial Day, and as a Blue Star Museum is free to service members, National Guard and Reserves and their family members then through Labor Day.

Gig Harbor Gondola

Published: 01:53PM May 3rd, 2018

Nearby Gig Harbor offers an authentic Venetian gondola ride.

JBLM Down and Dirty Mud Run

Published: 03:31PM April 26th, 2018

The annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Down and Dirty Mud Run will return to Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main May 12. The event will split hundreds of runners in three heats to traverse mud pits and obstacles on a 5K course.

JBLM Spring Flea Market

Published: 02:05PM April 19th, 2018

The Spring Flea Market will take place at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Spring Fair at the Washington State Fairgrounds

Published: 01:20PM April 12th, 2018

The Spring Fair is set for April 19 to 22 at the Washington State fairgrounds in Puyallup.

JBLM Easter Activities

Published: 02:55PM March 29th, 2018

There are many fun activities for children and families on and around Joint Base Lewis-McChord to celebrate Easter and spring break.

Trivia Nights on JBLM

Published: 02:45PM March 22nd, 2018

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Samuel Adams Brewhouse on Lewis Main and the Club at McChord Field are hosting Trivia Night competitions for JBLM community members to test their knowledge against their peers.

Local spring flower festivals

Published: 01:25PM March 15th, 2018

Spring is the time to enjoy the floral festivals in and around the Pacific Northwest.

JBLM Outdoor Recreation

Published: 02:17PM March 8th, 2018

As the weather gets warmer and spring flowers begin to pop, there are still many winter outdoor opportunities to enjoy in the Pacific Northwest.

JBLM ShamROCKin’ Run 5K

Published: 03:11PM March 1st, 2018

With a new theme and new name, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord ShamROCKin’ Run kicks off the 2018 JBLM Race schedule at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main March 10.

Short trips: Point Defiance Park

Published: 02:23PM February 22nd, 2018

Nature lovers have a plethora of opportunities to enjoy flora and fauna, as well as outdoor hikes and other activities at Point Defiance Park.

Published: 11:26AM January 7th, 2016

After the holidays, there are plenty of wallet-friendly activities to do in or around Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 09:44AM December 17th, 2015

Wondering what to do while the weather outside is frightful?

Published: 01:27PM December 10th, 2015

Various winter-themed activities are ongoing in December and January through Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Northwest Adventure Center: snowshoeing, skiing, snow tubing and more.

Published: 11:50AM December 3rd, 2015

The Jingle Bell Jog and Reindeer Romp Dec. 12 will allow runners from the JBLM community to take a December Saturday morning trek through Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main.


Published: 10:21AM November 25th, 2015

Thanksgiving is a time for thanks, a time for family and of course, a time for food.


Published: 09:20AM June 23rd, 2015

There are numerous museums on and off JBLM for families to visit. The Tacoma Buffalo Soldiers Museum, 1940 S. Wilkeson St., is just one facility chronicling military history.

Published: 02:07PM May 8th, 2014

Mother’s Day events are happening at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, whether you plan to stay on base or explore the surrounding community. If you’re looking to stay close to home, JBLM starts the celebration with its annual Mother-Son Dance at the McChord Club and Community Center today. The dance welcomes sons of all ages to bring their mothers to dance, but Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation officials said the event is geared toward children.

Published: 11:18AM May 1st, 2014

At Joint Base Lewis-McChord, patrons at the Bistro at Russell Landing on Lewis North will have a chance to enjoy Mexican food, drink and live music for Cinco de Mayo, 3:30 to 7 p.m., as a way to kick off summer .

Published: 03:11PM March 6th, 2014

JBLM Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's annual event combines a fun run with a post-race party to celebrate the Irish. The JBLM ShamROCK 'n' Run is March 15 at the FMWR Fest Tent at 11 a.m.

Published: 11:41AM January 9th, 2014

Finances take a hit during the holidays. As your budget recovers from Christmas shopping, you still can enjoy outings in and around Joint Base Lewis-McChord with free and inexpensive indoor and outdoor activities.

Weekend Cover Story

Published: 01:40PM August 8th, 2013

There’s something for you at the farmers market.