Tacoma and Pierce County, Wash. Welcomes the 2015 U.S. Open to the Pacific Northwest

Golf’s biggest stage: June 15-21, Chambers Bay Golf Course

For the first time in history, the U.S. Open is coming to the Pacific Northwest. Televised to millions, experienced in person by hundreds of thousands, this is the major event of the year. Golf fans and outdoor enthusiasts alike will be stunned for seven days by the incredible panoramic views of the Puget Sound that surround Chambers Bay Golf Course. See what makes this Open so special.


The greater Tacoma area offers a line-up of events to entertain before, during and after the Open, whether you’re near the ropes or cheering from one of many local pubs.

Spirited Northwesties:

Feel at home with a neighborly welcome as locals celebrate all week across the region, in true Northwest fashion. With so much excitement, it’s no wonder Tacoma’s Harmon Brewing Co. crafted a Chambers Bay Summer Open Scottish ale to celebrate the championship.

Golf fanatics:

From tee to shining tee, now’s the time to attend the Open. Tickets to practice rounds June 15-17 are still available, and children under 12 get in free! If there’s a rain-out day during the Open—we’ve got you covered. For tickets, visit www.usga.org/tickets.


Best Places to Play Around: June 11-21, 2015

A heart of glass, artistic panache, mountainous must-dos and the largest automotive collection on earth create unforgettable festivities with plenty to toast. For more events, visit www.traveltacoma.com/calendar.


Golf Fun Fore All:

U.S. Open Preview

Thursday, June 11-Sunday, June 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Chambers Bay Golf Course, Free

Get an insider’s look at the 2015 U.S. Open moments before it officially begins. Visit the course to see history in the making and purchase U.S. Open merchandise.  

For more info: www.chambersbaygolf.com


Twilight Round Cinema

Saturday, June 13, 9:30 p.m.; Heritage Park, Sumner; Free

Honor the game of golf, Hollywood style, watching a golf movie under the stars.

For more info: www.rhubarbpiecapital.com/visiting-sumner/open-in-sumner


Putt Around Sumner and Main Street Parade

Sunday, June 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; downtown Sumner; Free

Complete a nine-hole putt-putt course to enter to win tickets to the U.S. Open on Sunday, June 21. Get an introduction to foot golf and stop by the Tee Box. A special Main Street Parade featuring Chambers Bay Caddies complete with a vintage car procession starts at 3 p.m.

For more info: www.rhubarbpiecapital.com/visiting-sumner/open-in-sumner


19th Hole (LeMay event) Info coming

Date, Time; LeMay—America’s Car Museum; $xx-$xx

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Pop-Up Art Putt! Mini-Golf

Thursday, June 18, 5-8 p.m., Friday, June 19, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, June 20 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday, June 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tacoma Art Museum; Free

Play Tacoma’s artist-designed mini-golf course, with 10 sculptural holes inspired by the U.S. Open.

For more info: www.tacomaartmuseum.org/event/pop-art-putt-mini-golf


More to Explore:

Chihuly Drawings on Exhibit

Thursday, June 11, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday, June 12-Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, June 14, Noon-5p.m.; Museum of Glass; $5-$15

Famed glass artist Dale Chihuly has studded his hometown with fiery pinwheels to an iconic bridge of glass. See it here first, the premiere venue for Chihuly Drawings, a visual story of the Studio Glass movement. 

For more info: www.museumofglass.org


Music Off Main: The Shy Boys

Saturday, June 13, 7 p.m.; Heritage Park, Sumner; Free

A special outdoor concert kicks off the U.S. Open Championship week. Bring a blanket, chairs, snacks and dancing shoes. The Shy Boys cover songs from The Beatles to Santana.

For more info: www.rhubarbpiecapital.com/visiting-sumner/open-in-sumner


Half-Price Dad’s Day at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Monday, June 15, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Tacoma; $7.50-$15

All dads receive half-off general admission and half-off any Deep Forest Challenge zipline course. Watch the new live animal show at Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater and touch a stingray if you dare.

For more info: www.pdza.org


Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller & Kevin Nealon Comedy Show

Tuesday, June 16, 7:30 p.m.; Tacoma Dome; $45-$120

A stellar cast from Saturday Night Live reunites for a night of outrageous comedy.

For more info: www.tacomadome.org/dana-carvey-dennis-miller-kevin-nealon


Night at the Museums

Thursday, June 18, 5-8 p.m.; Tacoma Museum District; Free

The Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, Washington State History Museum and LeMay—America’s Car Museum welcome museum-goers for a late-night experience, free, after 5 p.m.

For more info: www.tacomamuseumdistrict.org 


Scenic Ride on the Mt. Rainier Gondola

Saturday, June 20-Sunday, June 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Crystal Mountain Resort; $15-$20

Travel 2,500 vertical feet for breathtaking Mount Rainier scenery. Perched at the top, Summit House, Washington’s highest elevation restaurant, displays the Northwest’s five most famous volcanic peaks.

For more info: www.mtrainiergondola.com


Father’s Day Cruise-In and BBQ

Sunday, June 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; LeMay Family Collection, Marymount Event Center, Tacoma; $15, $5 for dads

Discover more than 1,500 vintage vehicles from the LeMay family collection and savor local BBQ. Admission includes entrance to a special week-long motorcycle exhibit.

For more info: www.lemaymarymount.org/fathers-day-cruise-in-bbq


Media Contact:

Bridget Baeth | 253.722.2690 | bbaeth@jayray.com, on behalf of Travel Tacoma + Pierce County

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