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.
Thurston County Fair August 5th is Military Appreciation Day
Performances of Into the Woods jr. at Timberline High School in Lacey. Children’s version of the Sondheim musical. Affordable tickets
Paradise Theater presents Cinderella in Gig Harbor
PenMet Family Theater presents Performances of the Wizard of Oz outdoors at Sehmel Homstead Park 5.00 Tickets
Visit your area farmers’ market!
Sharks! Special shark themed activities included with admission
Artrageous in Auburn Free, one day celebration of art. Lots of opportunities to see and create art. Special Alice in Wonderland performance from Theater Simple.
Megablocks sale continues in Fife.
Woofstock Dog adoption event at the University of Puget Sound. Bring your kids and other dogs to see how everyone fits together.
Home Depot Kids’ Workshop It’s a pencil box 9AM Arrive early for this popular, free program
Salmon Derby Day at the Pt.Defiance Marina. 8AM-4PM Activities, music, food, free kids’ trout pond. Kids 12 and under fish for free and volunteers will be on hand to help. Adults can enter the derby for a fee.
Chalk the Walk at the Puyallup Public Library Come down between 10AM-12 to beautify the library sidewalk. Don’t forget to turn in your summer reading forms if yours are complete!
Proctor Arts Fest Sidewalk sales and arts activities for all ages in the Proctor district
Northwest Native Arts Market and Festival Celebration of Native art; outdoor activities are free-musuem admission applies to indoor activities.
Free Summer Community Festival at the Tacoma Art Museum Create art in the plaza, enjoy the newest instillations and glass, try your hand at basket weaving and more. 10AM-4PM
Feed the Birds! Master Gardeners children’s program in Puyallup 1PM Free
University Place Festival Community festival with a variety of activities including a kids’ zone.
Say yes to drums! Drum program at the University Place branch of the Pierce County Library 1PM at 2:30 Pepsi Party celebrates new additions to the library purchased through the Pepsi Refresh project.
Tears of Joy Puppet Theater two different times at Moore and Wheelock Registration required Scroll to your library and click on the “Registration,” link
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 Lacey Saturdays at dusk; concerts before the show start at 7:00. Bring your own snacks or buy concessions Tonight’s show is PG Huntamer Park
Click! Mobile cinema Enjoy Megamind outdoors at Wright Park at the conclusion of Ethnic Fest. Free; show starts at dusk
Outdoor family movie in Gig Harbor at Skansie Brothers Park It’s Scooby Doo!
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. Got a Bank of America Card? You can get monthly free entrance to many national museums. Thanks, ThriftyNWmom for the reminder.
Several of Saturday’s events continue today. Look for an updated list later in the weekend.
Emerald Downs Sunday family fun days. Auburn pony rides, face painting, kids’ entertainment
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.
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