Wondering what to do with kids around the South Puget Sound this weekend? Here’s your big list!
If you’re headed north or south, you’ll want to check out the list over at ThriftyNWmom compiled by super bargain sleuth Sia of Centsible in Seattle. If you’d rather stick to family and kids’ events around the South Puget Sound, I’ve got a whole list of them right here.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Production by All Saints in Puyallup My friend Jeanne says all ages would enjoy this production. Tickets start at 10.00
Peter Pan in Sumner Shows through the 24th Tickets are 10.00-16.00 Photos available with Pan, Tinkerbell and Wendy following every show. Bring your camera! Sumner
Want to visit the mountain? The Sunrise Visitor’s Center is finally open, but do know that you will still encounter snow. Take extra precautions with Any hiking this season-tricky stuff lingers thanks to our miserable spring.
Visit your area farmers’ market!
Going Global-Juggling show at the Bonney Lake Library at 11AM or Buckley at 2 Free; all ages; Tickets needed for the Bonney Lake Show
Dupont Car Show at Clock Tower Park in Dupont 8AM-3PM Check out hot rods of all stripes. Free unless you want to show your ride!
Click! Family Flick at the Grand Cinema Free showing of Dennis the Menace to the first 100 people Doors open at 9:30; show at 10:00
Celebrate National Day of the Cowboy at the Fred Oldfield Center at the Puyallup Fairgrounds 11AM-4PM Demonstrations of roping, blacksmithing, cheese making, and more. Kids’ activities and crafts
NW Trek Birthday Celebration Special birthday themed activities included with admission. Admission is pricey-there are coupons in the Entertainment Book, or consider a membership if you’d go more than once a year.
Michael’s Passport to Fun Crafts inspired by the United Kingdom 11AM-2PM Shamrocks and crown decorating Free (crown purchase required) while supplies last.
Pioneer Day Festival at the Job Carr Museum in Old Town Tacoma Old-fashioned games, contests, and more. Festival is Free. Walking tour is 10.00. 11:30-4:30
Gig Harbor Art Festival Begins at 10AM Art and handicrafts on display; stage and roving entertainment; free shuttle
Chalk the Walk in Gig Harbor 10AM-3PM Pick up your free chalk and get your face painted in front of the fly shop or at Finlholms; then add your masterpiece to the sidewalks around downtown Gig Harbor. In conjunction with the summer arts festival (see above).
Low Tide Events-Tiptoe Through the Tidepools Join naturalists at Titlow Beach to check out critters revealed by low tides. Free; 11:00 AM-2PM Join Harbor Wild Watch for low tide events in Gig Harbor and the Peninsula. Events at Priest Point, Burfoot, and Tolmie with the South Sound Estuary Association.
Family Day at the White River Valley Musuem in Auburn; Free with admission (just a few dollars) Today’s theme is beach fashion. The museum is right next to Les Gove park and the big playground and sprayground.
Grand Opening of the Soos Creek Botanical Garden Special chance to get a free tour of beautifully landscaped gardens
Living History Cemetery Tour Actors give voice to early residents buried in the Tacoma cemetery. Tickets 8.00
HC MAST water weekends at Redondo-The center is open again every Saturday from 10-2. Kids can touch sea critter in the tanks and learn about other aquatic animals. See the new octopus! Free Redondo
Outdoor Cinema in Puyallup Bring your blankets to Bradley Lake Park and enjoy a showing of Nanny McPhee Returns at dusk; Free-concessions availabl
If you’re a member of the military, don’t forget about the Blue Star Museum program, which gives you and your family free entry to many area museums all summer.
Low tide events at Burfoot Park and Tolmie near Olympia Free
Several of Saturday’s events also continue today.
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