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.
Hotrods galore at the Goodguys show at the Puyallup Fairgrounds General admission will set you back 18.00; kids over 6 are 6.00; younger children are free.
Auburn Avenue Kids presents The Jungle Book Tickets just 6.00 7PM Friday; matinee shows Saturday and Sunday
Renton River Days Tons of free entertainment for kids and families, including stilt walkers, a parade, the dizzy bus, a petting zoo, and more. Here is a pdf of all of Renton’s summer activities. Scroll down for River Days details.
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!
Lowes Build and Grow It’s binoculars! Register in advance for this popular, free program 10AM
Pump it Up! Event The kids can Celebrate National hot dog day at this drop-off event. 10.00 Admission includes jumping, hot dog, and soda. Mention that you’ve liked them on Facebook and save 2.00. 11:30-1:30 for ages 4-10.
Enumclaw Street Fair vendors, carnival rides, games 9AM-8PM
Master Gardener Children’s Program in Puyallup Free gardening program for kids Learn all about worms and composting today! In the children’s garden at the WSU demonstration garden where Fruitland meets Pioneer.
Celebrate Amelia Earhart’s Birthday in Gig Harbor 3PM Artifact display, discussion, film showing
Michael’s Passport to Fun Crafts inspired by Mexico 11AM-2PM Sun and tissue paper flowers
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
Bon Odori Festival at the White River Buddhist Temple Bon Odori is a festival where Buddhists celebrate the lives of their ancestors. The public is invited to enjoy a variety of food for sale and watch dancing and drum performances.
Pacific NW Mushroom Festival 10AM-6PM Food, children’s activities, and all kinds of fungi fun (I made that up-I’m a little punchy; it’s late). Also Sunday You can purchase a $5 festival button at participating stores good for admission both days. Thanks very much to Centsible in Seattle for that hot tip.
Outdoor Cinema in Puyallup Bring your blankets to Bradley Lake Park and enjoy a showing of Nanny McPhee Returns at dusk; Free-concessions availabl
Outdoor movie in Gig Harbor Free showing of Goonies at Skansie Brothers Park Begins at dusk. There is a date night show for grown-ups on Fridays at Donkey Creek.
Outdoor Cinema in Lacey Saturdays at dusk; concerts before the show start at 7:00. Bring your own snacks or buy concessions Tonight’s show is Grease, the sing-along version PG Huntamer Park
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.
Pvt.Dogue Climbs Mt.Rainier 2PM Reenactor at historic Ft.Steilacoom recounts his climb up Mt.Rainier
Low tide events at Burfoot Park near Olympia Free
Emerald Downs Sunday family fun days. Auburn pony rides, face painting
Kaleb’s Groovin’ Dance Party 3PM Rainier View Park Join 8 year old Kaleb and other fun loving Sumner kiddos for a little dance fun in the park.
Several of Saturday’s events also continue today.
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