On August 18th, Downtown Tacoma’s Opera Alley will host what is quickly becoming one of Tacoma’s most loved events. The vision behind the Downtown Block Party is giving attendees the chance to feel what it would be like to make their neighborhood a better place by working collaboratively and creatively.
From the moment a party-goer steps into the Euro-styled Opera Alley, the atmosphere asks them to participate in the life and activity around them. Musicians set the heartbeat by laying down improvised grooves. Meanwhile participants can paint, craft, dance, eat and drink. After someone imbibes a cold brew, they can put on old shoes, step in paint and dance on linens or play wall ball. Or they may choose to have a bite to eat and play a game of chess first. Whatever the case, it will be hard for them to leave at the end of the night without a sense of inspiration to think outside-the-box about their own neighborhood.
Also, did we mention that besides food and drink, the event and all its activities are free?
Downtown Block Party is organized by Local Life and Downtown Tacoma Neighbors, a partner project of Local Life. Local Life is a nonprofit purposed to making the world better, one neighborhood at a time. Its mission is helping Downtown Tacoma grow a deeper sense of community, culture and collaboration. Local Life also advocates for the importance of community within neighborhoods for all of Tacoma and beyond.