Welcome to Federal Way

Centered on Visitor Opportunity 

Located along the Puget Sound Inlet and shadowed by the majestic Mount Rainier in the Seattle Tacoma metro area, we are the "Family Friendly" community - great for leisure and business travelers alike.

There’s plenty of fun for everyone in Federal Way. Our city is host to the largest theme park in Washington: Wild Waves and Enchanted Village. It is also the location of the King County Aquatic Center where you can enjoy the same pool that swimming and diving Olympians use to train and compete. The aquatic center has hosted the US Olympic Trials for diving in 2000, 2012, and will hopefully again in 2020. With ongoing local music, theater, arts, and community events, our visitors have plenty of entertainment to choose. 

Federal Way is a community steeped in natural beauty.  Our city is home to lush gardens, from the nationally renowned Pacific Bonsai Museum to the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden to the seasonal garden of PowellsWood. While here, you can also enjoy our vista of the Olympic Mountain range while you walk along the waterfront. Our aromatic fir trees combined with the beauty of our native ornamentals and breathtaking views makes our community uniquely magnificent.

Nearly 1 million tourists visit Federal Way every year. So whether you're here on business or bringing the whole family to a Seahawks or Mariners game, you will find everything you're looking for here. Conveniently located, Federal Way has all the local amenities you and your family will want - and you'll find the cost of travel easy on the pocketbook.

So scan the website to discover all of the wonderful things to see and do here. Be sure to check out our calendar for local events and our restaurant guide, providing links to the wide variety of cuisines our city has to offer. Now you know why travelers love Federal Way!

Tourism Alert

Federal Way will host three major events this summer that will bring an estimated 35,000 visitors to the city, in just over a 30 day period. From June 21st to July 27th, the three events that will occur are the International Underwater Robotics Competition (MATE), the National Special Olympics 2018 USA Games, and the National Fastpich Championship for Girls. For more information about these events, please click the links below:


2018 USA Games

USA Softball

Summer Events

Tourism Enhancement Grant

The City of Federal Way adopted a 1% lodging tax in 1999 for the purpose of promoting and enhancing Federal Way as a destination city emphasizing tourism and recreational activities that promote an increase in overnight stays. One element of the program is a competitive Tourism Enhancement Grant (TEG) to support sports, cultural, arts, community events, and nonevent programs that will occur in the Federal Way area. The next deadline for events that will occur from January 2019 to June 2019 is October 15, 2018. For information on grant eligibility, click here.

Major events