The Washington Host Committee and volunteers are excitedly developing guest and youth programs to showcase all that the South Puget Sound has to offer. Please note that children and guests must be registered to attend any program sessions, events, or meals.


Guest Program

For our adult guests, join your Washington hosts on memorable outings to entertain you during your stay. Take a guided stroll along Tacoma’s waterfront and an exclusive tour of the History Museum as you learn interesting facts about Washington State.  Explore the architecture and history of the beautiful Pantages Theater and visit the Broadway Farmers Market with antique and specialty shops along the way.  One lucky guest program attendee will win a “Wonderful Washington” gift basket as a memento!  New friends and wonderful memories await.


We welcome our guests for a Meet ‘n’ Greet with your hosts and fellow guests to learn more about the guest program on Wednesday, August 16th at 9:15a.m. in the Torcello/Burano Room at the Hotel Murano.  Representatives from Travel Tacoma will be on hand to share information on local attractions, outdoor recreation, and fun activities to do in beautiful Tacoma and the surrounding area. Stop in for a bit of Washington State trivia and a special token for our guests!


Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for all Guest Program activites. Please note activities are subject to change



Youth Program

While the parents are away, the kids shall play…Join the Washington Host State Youth Program for awesome adventures in the Pacific Northwest. On Wednesday, spend the day getting to know each other and participate in exciting outdoor adventures including a scavenger hunt, picnic lunch and Adventure Book craft.  On Thursday, learn about Sasquatch, play Washington themed games and spend the afternoon exploring the Tacoma Children’s Museum (ages 7 and under) or the Washington State History Museum (ages 8 and up).  See sharks and seahorses; polar bears and peacocks; walruses and wolves; all in one place when you visit the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium on your final day of the Youth Program.  Adventure awaits!


Children 6 and over are invited to participate in the youth program, offered 9 a.m. - 5 p.m Wednesday August 16 - Friday August 18. Please check back soon for more information and a preliminary schedule.




For information on the Guest and Youth Programs please contact:
Meagan Arndt