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South Sound Weekend Kids’ Calendar: Family Fun And Things To Do August 22nd-24th!

Need something to do around the South Sound this weekend? Boy, have I got you covered! Free festivals, free movies-it’s a weekend full of South Sound area family fun at my favorite price!

New here? I hope you’ll be back. I have lists like this each weekend and lots of great stuff in between-all just for the South Sound. You might want to get my daily emails so you don’t miss a thing!

For Seattle or Portland area fun you’ll want to check out the fantastic list over at ThriftyNWmom compiled by the newest member of their frugal finding team, Annaliese of Grays Harbor Deals!

 Friday

Summer Bash at Norpoint Free showing of Planes at dusk. Entertainment including face painting, bounce houses and more  begins at 5PM. There is a sprayground and playground here.

Cinema Under The Stars at Volunteer Park   Key Peninsula  Every Friday in August.  Activities and free movies at dusk.

Free showing of Frozen and activities at the Sprinker Rec Center in Lakewood from Pierce County Parks and Rec

Free showing of Frozen and root beer float bar a the Tumwater Valley Golf Course in Tumwater

Free showing of Planes at Bradley Lake in Puyallup show starts at dusk.

Learn all about boats that go with steam at the Foss Waterway Seaport this weekend. Check the listing below for a deal on admission.

Learn all about boats that go with steam at the Foss Waterway Seaport this weekend. Check the listing below for a deal on admission.

Saturday

All Over

Hometown Heroest story time: Cars and Trucks and Things That Go! at Barnes and Noble stores     Many area stores are offering a special vehicle themed event. We have found that participation in these events varies a great deal, even when they are advertised. We suggest calling your store to confirm the activities before you go.

Need to keep cool? Head here for my list of every sprayground, wading pool, fountain, and water feature in the South Puget Sound! 

Kids’ Club at Michael’s Michael’s offers 30 minute craft sessions for kids for 2.00 from 10-11:30. It’s a personalized chalkboard plaque today.

Visit your farmer’s market!

More than two dozen events around the South Sound continue below the fold. Just click, “Continue Reading.”

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Dealsaver Offer To The Foss Waterway Seaport

There is a fun offer available on Dealsaver if you have fans of things that go at your house!

Learn all about boats that go with steam at the Foss Waterway Seaport this weekend. Check the listing below for a deal on admission.

Learn all about boats that go with steam at the Foss Waterway Seaport this weekend. Check the listing below for a deal on admission.

It’s a family admission deal to the Foss Waterway Seaport, a hidden gem on the waterway in Tacoma.

It’s a great museum to visit anytime, with lots of exhibits on the history of all things related to boats in our area and plenty for kids to do and touch. It’s a particularly good one for homeschoolers and similar groups, as you can incorporate lots of learning about history, science, trade, geography, and more.

This weekend is their special Steam Powered event, with blowing steam whistles, steam experiments, and more fun. If you have kiddos who enjoy boats, science, or history, I think this would be a great family outing.

There are also kits available if your family would like to build your own steam powered craft (there is an extra charge for these, and I’m not sure what it is-I’ll try to find out).

The Dealsaver offer will get the whole family in for 10.00-that’s half off and a nice price for an afternoon of family fun in my book!

If you don’t want to use it this weekend, it’s good through  October 15th.

You can check out the deal here. 

Of course, if that isn’t enough of a deal for you, there are lots of FREE ideas in the weekend list on the home page!

Disclosure: The Dealsaver link is my affiliate link. Your use of affiliate links on this site helps support Sounds Fun Mom, but don’t get in on any deals that aren’t great for you!

 

Free Charlie the Noise Guy Performance And Free Books For Kids Today In Auburn

Auburn friends! Late notice, but if you cruise over to Lea Hill today at 11:30 you can catch a free performance by Charlie the Noise Guy (He’s great-does all kinds of imitations of everything imaginable just using his mouth and a few props-think the guy from The Police Academy movies if you’re old enough to know those).  There will also be free books for kids while supplies last. It’s a great end of summer program from our friends at the King County Library System and Auburn Parks and Rec.

Charlie the noise guy

Apologies for the late-breaking post…..it happens sometimes!

 Lea Hill Park is at 124th Ave. SE & SE 316th St.

Family Friendly Magic Show-2.00 Tickets If You Register Now!

pierce county magic show for the family august 26th

Here’s a fun family outing at an affordable price!   It’s a family friendly magic show from Pierce County Parks and Rec and Goofy Gideon coming up on August 26th at Meridian Habitat Park on the South Hill. The first part will include instruction in magic for the kids (Hey, maybe they’ll learn how to […]

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Meet Benson Hill Cooperative Preschool

Are you on the hunt for a fun and affordable preschool in the Kent or Renton area? Good news! We’re so pleased to have our friends at Benson Hill Co-op as sponsors this month, and they have spots and a deal for you, too! Their preschool offers classes for children from Birth-6 years. Their large, […]

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Beach Report: Narrows Park in Gig Harbor

Look through the telescope to see the Narrows Bridge up close.

We’re rerunning some favorite warm weather outings this week. Summer may be wrapping up, but there’s still too much of it to waste. Here’s a great South Sound beach my Tacoma and Gig Harbor area friends will want to find!  At one time, I would have called it a hidden treasure, but judging by the crowd […]

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South Sound Weekend Kids’ Calendar: Family Fun And Things To Do This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

Tacoma military parade this weekend

Need something to do around the South Sound this weekend? Boy, have I got you covered! Free festivals, free movies-it’s a weekend full of South Sound area family fun at my favorite price! New here? I hope you’ll be back. I have lists like this each weekend and lots of great stuff in between-all just […]

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Milton Days Schedule 2014

Milton Days is this weekend! If you’re Looking for the Milton Days schedule, or wondering when your favorite events will be happening, I’ve got it right here! You can also find information on the Milton Days parade and events in the park in the free newspaper, the Milton-Fife-Edgewood Signal. They’re all around town. or check […]

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Day Trip: Paddling the Arboretum in Seattle

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During August, we venture out of the South Sound (just a bit) to share some of our favorite day trip ideas. Whether you’re looking for ideas for your Puget Sound area, “Staycation,” or just working on squeezing in all the fun you can, we’re here to help! Today’s post takes you to the waters of […]

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Concordia Bonney Lake-Now Enrolling Preschool And Pre-K Students! Meet Them At Bonney Lake Days!

Bonney Lake preschool

We’re thrilled to have our friends at Concordia Bonney Lake Preschool returning as sponsors. They offer top notch programs taught by experienced, loving teachers right near you! They’re currently enrolling both preschoolers and Pre-K students-great news if you’ve been procrastinating a bit, or if you just haven’t found that, “Just right,” spot for your student […]

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