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 ThriftyNWmomcompiled 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.
Pierce County Fair continues in Graham Old-fashioned fair, with all kinds of hands-on fun for kids and agricultural exhibits
Auburn Good ‘Ol Days Fun run, barbecue, parade, car show, and more
Fircrest Fun Days (Friday and Saturday) Food, entertainment, parade and fireworks Saturday
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
South Sound Story Guild presents an evening of family stories beginning at 7PM at Priest Point Park near Olympia as part of Stories in the Park; Stories in the Dark All audience tales first, spookier ones after intermission
Final performance of Into the Woods jr. at Timberline High School in Lacey. Children’s version of the Sondheim musical. Affordable tickets
Outdoor Movie Night hosted by the Frederickson Clover Creek Community Council UP! Movie starts at dusk; activities and concessions begin at 7PM Free event Pierce County Skills Center 16117 Canyon Rd
Auburn Sounds and Cinema Enjoy musical group The Coats followed by a showing of Big Les Gove Park
Kent Outdoor Movie Town Square Plaza Showing of Pirates of the Caribbean
Click! Mobile cinema Enjoy Twilight Eclipse outdoors at McKinley Field
Free Family Movie at Bradley Lake in Puyallup It’s Tangled
Lowes Build and Grow It’s a school house, photo holder! Register in advance
Back to School Events at Michaels Painting, folder making, clay pot bookworms-free, for ages 3 and up
Brigade Encampment at Ft.Nisqually Actors recreate life in 1855. Kids’ alley, variety of hands-on presentations and entertainment. 5.00-8.00 11AM-5PM Also Sunday
Orting Summer Fest Fun run, free kids’ entertainment including pony rides, bounce house, and more
Many noises; one voice Charlie the noise guy performs at Graham (11AM) and Milton/Edgewood (2) library branches Tickets required for Milton/Edgewood
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
Captain Jack presents Bugs of the World Insect show at Kobetich and Wheelock libraries. Registration required
Low Tide Events near Olympia with the South Sound Estuary Association
Get your feet wet! Touch tank programs in Gig Harbor
Kids’ Basket Weaving Program at the Harbor History Museum Registration required; see link for contact email
Family event at Lott WETT Science Center in Olympia 2PM It’s scarf juggling
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 a Pirates of the Caribbean double feature 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. Got aBank 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.
Low Tide Events near Olympia with the South Sound Estuary Association Check link to see how your kids can get free shells!
Sketching in Nature Informal talk from 2-3 in the orchard at historic Mary Olson Farm in Auburn Farm admission included 3-5.00
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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