Summer Events in Sumner, WA!

Following a year of event cancelations and housebound only activities, the Sumner Main Street Association is planning a fun filled summer of activities to get you out of the house.  Eager to resume their robust calendar of annual events, the team is working through ever-changing state and county restrictions.

According to Sumner Main Street Association Executive Director, Jill Starks, “The word of the year is ‘nimble,’ because as a group we need to be able to switch things up without too much notice. Our community is very supportive about our last-minute adjustments, because they also want the events to happen.”

The Sumner Main Street Association works to stimulate economic growth and revitalization, enhance beautification, nurture historic preservation, and ensure the vitality of downtown Sumner.   With criteria that 50% of the buildings in a designated area need to be at least 50 years old, only three Main Street Associations are certified in Pierce County.

2021 marks the year that seven buildings in the Sumner Main Street Association turn 100. To celebrate the Association has created virtual tours through Pretty Gritty Tour company, self-guided in person tours and intimate events implemented by business owners from each of the respective buildings.

In June, A Picket Fence and Sparrow & Nightingale located at 1006 and 1008 Main will be featured.  Then in July, Hometown Charm Café and Inta Vintage, also located on Main at 1012 and 1109 will follow.  Wrapping up the Centennial Celebration at 1119 and 1002 Main will be Northlight Interiors and a collection of businesses including the Main Street Association and finally Sumner Woodworkers at 908 Cherry in August.

Other events planned for Summer 2021 include the Classy Chassis car show which will feature about 200 cars, food and music on Sunday, August 8th.  The season will wrap up with a summer block party, “Fall for Sumner”, scheduled for August 28th.  

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