South Sound Weekend Calendar: Kids’ Events and Family Fun for March 28th-30th!

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Need something free or affordable to do around the South Sound this  weekend? Here’s a whole list of fun family activities, including lots of great deals!

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! She’s found some good ones this week!


Worth the Trip

The snow play area at Paradise at Mt.Rainier is open! Last weekend! Also your last chance for guided snowshoe walks. It is always a good idea to check snow and road conditions before you go. Link has other snow play options-same advice applies!

South King County

Bike helmet fitting and giveaway in Tukwila 

Vroom Family Celebration in Tukwila  magic show, vendors, family information

Thanks, ThriftyNorthwestMom for both of these

Touch tanks at HCC Mast at Redondo  Free and open to the public every Saturday from 10-2  ****You can still look at the critters in the tanks, but you cannot touch them currently because of concerns over a disease that has been affecting the sea stars.

Heavier Than Air Theater at Green River Community College presents Honk! the story of a duckling who is different than his brothers and sisters. Tickets are 10.00 in advance/12.00 at the door  Recommended for ages 6 and up Shows at 7PM Friday or 3 and 7 Saturday (last day)

Read on for Lots of fun for readers in Tacoma, Olympia, and Your South Sound home!

Greater Pierce County and Tacoma

Tarzan! at ManeStage theater in Sumner– various show times

Lego story time at the Puyallup Public Library  Builders 3-8 are invited to drop in and build creations inspired by fun stories. 11AM-11:45

Swan Creek Park Trails Grand Opening  Check out the new mountain bike trails or walk the pedestrian only paths  Kids activities and vendors  SFM note: Be sure to follow parking directions 10AM-3

Spring Book Sale at the Fern Hill Library Tacoma

Read to a Dog at the Puyallup Public Library Kids can drop in and practice their reading with trained therapy dogs. Coach the lab is on hand to listen from 1-2PM today.

Visit the Job Carr Cabin Museum in Old Town from 1-4 small, but free (donations accepted) and interesting

Insect Safari at the Lakewood LibraryKids can learn about (Hold!) all kinds of bugs with scientist Don Ehlen 2PM

 Children and all ages shows at the Pierce College Science Dome/planetarium The children’s show is on Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors  Children’s show at 2PM; all ages at 3:15 is Back to the Moon for Good

Lucha Libre! Mexican professional wrestling show at the University of Puget Sound 5.00 suggested donation Think WWE style with brightly colored masks and acrobatics. I’ll let you decide whether this would be fun for the kids, or if it would just give them bad ideas! 7PM

Gig Harbor Area

Looks like you may have to head over the bridge for organized fun-let me know if you hear about something we should add!

Craft at Michaels The Gig Harbor store does a craft for children every weekend.

Need to get out? It’s a date night at Discovery Village for kids 3-8 Call to register and pay fees

Kitsap readers may also enjoy Macaroni Kid Kitsap


Visit the new South Sound Estuarium  10AM-3PM

Visit the LOTT Wet Science Center  Free and open to the public every weekend.


 Visit the new South Sound Estuarium in Olympia  10AM-3PM

Tarzan! at ManeStage theater in Sumner– various show times .

*This time of year many junior highs and high schools are also staging spring productions. These are typically less expensive than, “Real,” theater, and often just as great! Check your school district website to see if something family friendly is on tap at a school near you.

If you’re new here, I hope you’ll stick around and explore a while. I have new content daily, a great events calendar, and my famous (Well, it should be….) weekend list every Friday morning. We have lots of ways to subscribe, but I recommend the daily emails!

I know many of you have big kids home on Spring Break in the coming weeks. If you’re not going anywhere fabulous (Hey, us neither!) don’t panic! I’ve got a special series of staycation/daycation posts planned just for you!


  1. Heather says

    Love your weekend lists! We do something off your list at least once a month that we would have never heard of. Yesterday we checked out the Vroom event and it was tons of fun! A couple weeks ago we checked out the estuary and the Lott Wet Science Center which was a great rainy day combo. Thanks for being awesome!

    • says

      Thank you so much for your nice words, Heather! I’m especially glad to hear about the Vroom event, as it was brand new to me! Glad you had fun!

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