Here it is….a great big list of weekend fun for kids in Puyallup, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Lacey, Olympia, Auburn, Sumner, Fife, and Your area of the South Puget Sound!
There are lots of fun events to choose from this weekend. If you’ve had a busy week, I’d also like to invite you to scroll down for some of this week’s previous posts. There have been some good ones!
If you’d rather stick to family and kids’ events around the South Sound, I’ve got your list right here.
Most area pumpkin patches are open.Find a new favorite in my list of South Sound Pumpkin Patches.
Is your favorite Farmer’s Market still open? Many are, for a few more weeks. Get your fresh on while you can!
Friends of the Parkland/Spanaway Library Book Sale Score some bargain books! Also on Saturday Have you read my post on how your kids can get 5 free books a month at Once Sold Tales in Kent? My friend Barb went last week and said it was easy-peasy.
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
Kids’ Workshop at Home Depot It’s a rescue helicopter! Arrive early for these popular, free programs
Story time at Cabela’s 10:30-11 Stop by the outdoor retailer to hear stories in the big walled tent. Parents and grandparents are asked to stay.
Fife Harvest Festival 11AM-8:30 Dacca Park Free community festival. Bouncers, train rides, live entertainment, and more. Concessions available for purchase
Family Day at the Karshner Museum in Puyallup 3.00 person/max of 10.00 per family Unique museum full of treasures from around the world that kids can Touch. Today’s theme is the Science of Sound. Note: The website still reflects 2009 events, but I promise this is going on today. It’s the first Saturday of every month, and they do have flyers around town. 10AM-2PM
Caffeine and Gasoline at Griot’s Garage Check out vintage race cars and hot rods the first Saturday of every month. Not specifically a kids’ event, and they can Not touch, but if you have kids old enough to appreciate cool rides, it’s a fun, free option.
Children’s Day in Lacey 11AM-2PM
Key Peninsula Farm Tour Free family activities at farms around the Peninsula
2.00 Family Movies at the Galaxy Theater in Gig Harbor A partnership between the theater and Police Department benevolence programs. Money goes towards the holiday helper program. Today’s show is Kung Fu Panda. Doors open at 9:30; show at 10:00.
Symphony on Wheels Kids 4 and up can learn about and play musical instruments. Eatonville library at 2PM This is a collaboration between the symphony and the library system, and the event is rotating around area libraries.
Steilacoom Apple Squeeze 10AM-4PM downtown street fair, pony rides, and apple presses for making cider
Seattle Mandolin Orchestra at the main branch of the Tacoma Public Library-The Italian Concert 2PM Free concert showcasing instruments from the mandolin family
It’s the Feast of St.Francis this weekend, and several area churches are hosting, “Blessing of the Pets,” events that are open to the public. Do make sure your pet is friendly and controlled-you knew that, right? Participating churches include:
- St.Andrew’s Episcopal 253-564 -4402 Tacoma
- First United Methodist Tacoma 253 627-0129
- Celebration Lutheran Puyallup 253 848-1098
I would call and give them a heads-up if you plan to attend, so they know how many extra folks to expect. There is a similar community event in Port Orchard
If you use this list to find family fun in Gig Harbor, stuff to do with kids in Tacoma, or an outing for the whole gang in Your part of the South Sound, I do hope you’ll take a minute to tell a friend about the site.
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