The 2017 Emerald Queen Casino’s Taste of Tacoma® presented by BECU celebrates its 32nd year and continues to be not only Tacoma’s largest, most affordable summer festival, but also Tacoma’s “Ultimate Summer Kick Off!” (It’s held the first weekend of summer). The Taste® features over 40 restaurants and specialty food product booths, nearly 100 craft and commercial vendors, The Taste Cooks! live cooking demo area featuring local area chefs, live music and entertainment on 4 stages. Wine and dine on Washington wines at The Wine Bar, or enjoy the local Craft Beer Tasting, both inside the scenic Rose Garden. Sip on cool brews and local spirits at our Beer Gardens. Bring the kids and enjoy the Family Entertainment stage, carnival rides and more. More information at