The following community events have been generally recognized as being valuable in promoting and preserving the City’s identity, supporting a high quality of life for its residents, and promoting economic development and tourism. View the general information about each event below, posted in order they typically fall yearly; details specific to each year will be posted on the City Calendar

  1. Duck Daze
  2. Concerts in the Park
  3. Music on the Square
  4. Twisted Cider 5K
  5. National Night Out
  6. Movie in the Park
  7. Cider Squeeze
  8. Oktoberfest
  9. Make a Difference Day
  10. Volunteer Appreciation Day
  11. Christmas Tree Lighting
  12. Parks Appreciation Day

Duck Daze 2023

Saturday, June 3Duck Daze logo with duck and drum

Duck Daze, always the first Saturday in June, kicks off at 10 a.m. with the popular Duck Daze parade. Be sure to secure your spot along the parade route, which starts at the corner of 29th Street and Bridgeport Way and continues south to 37th Street, ending at West Pierce Fire & Rescue's Fire Station 31.

In addition to scores of floats from community groups, school groups and local businesses, this year’s parade will also feature the 15-piece Clan Gordon bagpipers.

The parade will end at the Village at Chambers Bay where more fun awaits, including food trucks, music by country rocker Joel Gibson, Jr., and scores of children’s attractions, including stilt walkers, face painting, games and popular costumed characters such as Elsa, Anna, Snow White and Spider Man performed by members of Magic in the Pacific Northwest. 

There will a performance by Keeth Apgar, the Harmonica Pocket, from 1:30-2:30 in the library atrium, a Pierce County Sheriff's Department Special Response Unit display, and West Pierce Fire & Rescue Station #31 will host an Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free hot dogs, refreshments and close-up looks at their equipment.

For ongoing updates and more information, follow the City's Facebook page or check out the Facebook Duck Daze Event page.

Parade Participants
Would your group like to participate in the Parade? All participants must pre-register. Download the registration packet, fill it out, and return it to City Hall, 3609 Market Place West, Suite 200, University Place WA 98466.

Duck Daze Parade Information & Registration Packet

Parade registration application deadline is May 25, 2023. 

Questions? Email or call 253.460.2517.