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11 things to know before you head to the So NW Women's Show

The So Northwest Women’s Show at the Tacoma Dome is just around the corner, February 29th through March 1st! You could totally just grab a ticket and walk right on in, but we'd highly suggest doing a little prep work...

Here's what you need to know:

The So Northwest Women’s Show is an event that fills up the Tacoma Dome every year to give our guests a fun filled day with food, chefs, fashion and firefighters! So, what do you need to know about the Women’s Show? If its your first time or you’re an annual VIP ticket holder, here are some tips to help you have the time of your life.

  1. Free Parking. Going to events is always so stressful because of parking. Not this one! We've got you covered. There will be free parking at the Tacoma Dome courtesy of your Western Washington Toyota Dealers! There’s a special parking lot just for Toyota drivers too, closer to the front doors.
  2. Don’t forget your wallet. Have nothing to wear? Not any more, bring your wallet because we have the best fashion vendors from the Northwest, along with art, jewelry, beauty and more.
  3. Is it hot in here or is it the firefighters? Back by popular demand, the Tacoma Professional Firefighters Local 31 will hit the main stage with a sizzling fun performances both days showcasing their hottest moves. This is a guest favorite you don’t want to miss! The firefighters will be dancing for donations for the YWCA of Pierce County and Forge Foundation.
  4. Autographs At the KOMO Zone. You will be able to meet our Morning and Evening News Teams, and celebrity stars Alan Bersten and Adrienne Bankert. They’ll be giving out autographs and taking pictures with fans!
  5. Chefs. The talented chefs Danielle Kartes, Logan Niles, and Shaun O’Neale will be at the So NW Women’s Show cooking up a storm in the Chef's Corner! You can also grab free samples of their food...
  6. Cruise. Seattle’s hometown cruise line Holland America is giving one lucky fan the vacation of a lifetime during the Show! You have a chance to enter to win a 7day cruise for two to Alaska! Learn more at the Events Pass booth during the show, and don’t miss Holland America Line Brand Ambassador Seth Wayne on the Main Stage Saturday 2/29, giving you travel tips and insider info on how to plan a great vacation.
  7. VIP. You can purchase VIP tickets for a special Meet & Drink with the firefighters! This is a chance to mingle with them, grab food, drink and a sweet swag bag. You can purchase VIP tickets on Ticketmaster here.
  8. Food. What’s a show without food? There will be 20 food vendors to choose from, so you can try an array of deliciousness, from healthy local food made from scratch, to hand-crafted beverages.
  9. Magician. David Minkin is an International Champion of Magic, and he's going to be at the show both days to WOW the crowd with his magic tricks. Now this is something everyone can enjoy!
  10. BECU Lounge. After a day filled with food, fashion, and fun - rest up at the BECU Lounge.
  11. Las Vegas. Another giveaway! You can enter to win two tickets to meet superstars Lewis Capaldi and Niall Horan in concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. You will be able to register at the Women’s Show.

That’s everything you need to know! Hope you enjoy the So Northwest Women’s Show at the Tacoma Dome with food, Chefs, Fashion and Firefighters! See you there.