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!
If you’d rather stick to family and kids’ events around the South Sound, I’ve got your list right here. Do make sure to enter to win two passes to Jump! in Gig Harbor after you’ve check it out.
Most area pumpkin patches are open.Find a new favorite in my list of South Sound Pumpkin Patches.
LMNOP Kids’ Consignment Sale at the Thurston County Fairgrounds. Score bargains on gently used kids’ clothing and gear. Biggest sale of its kind in the Thurston area.
Octoberfest at the Puyallup Fairgrounds Half-price on Sunday; discount coupons at Safeway. Otherwise, regular admission is 10.00 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Variety of family activities and rootbeer garden; weiner dog races on Sunday. Guests must be 21 or older after 7PM Friday and Saturday
Greek Festival at St.Nicholas Church in Tacoma Free admission and entertainment Sit down dinners around 12.00, depending on entree, or purchase authentic Greek food items a la carte.
Is your favorite Farmer’s Market still open? Many are, for a few more weeks. Get your fresh on while you can!
Ride the Kitsap Live Steamers Only two dates left in the season! Read more in my post here.
Meeker Mansion Cider Squeeze in Puyallup 10AM-4PM Purchase fresh pressed cider and meet Miss Washington!
Lowes Build and Grow It’s a monster machine. Advance registration required for these popular, free programs.
Trike a Thon in University Place The public is invited to this fundraiser at Narrows Co-op. Kids can ride their trikes (helmets required) and get professional helmet fittings. Baked goods on sale, too. 10-12 The school is across from the apple orchard.
Fall Free for All Broadway Conservatory for the Performing arts and other Tacoma venues will have 75 different free performances, including the opening of the Tacoma Philharmonic’s Kids’ Koncerts. Free wristband required. Also on Sunday
Hawaiian Festival at the Chief Leschi school in Puyallup Celebration of Hawaiian culture with live entertainment and food and other Hawaiian products for sale. Thanks Stacy, for leaving this on the Facebook page!
Crazy Pumpkin craft at Michael’s 1-3PM Make it; take it Free with pumpkin purchase
Reptileman! Mask Making! Mendi Tattoos! Scary stories! It’s a second Saturday, which means free, family activities at all branches of the Pierce County Library. Use the link to find one near you-Reptileman will be at several.
PenMet Parks Scarecrow Festival in Gig Harbor Free Community Festival hay rides, kids’ zone, games, and more Concessions available for purchase 11AM-5PM
Donkey Creek Chum Festival in Gig Harbor Salmon celebration; Fish printing on t-shirts, kayak racing, and more
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
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 Shrek 2 . Doors open at 9:30; show at 10:00.
Observe the Moon Night at the Kobetich Library Some scopes and binoculars provided or bring your own if you have them. Dress for the weather, and call ahead if it’s overcast, as rain will cancel.
Candlelight Tours at Ft.Nisqually Advance ticket purchase required.
Fall Free for All Broadway Conservatory for the Performing arts and other Tacoma venues will have 75 different free performances, including the opening of the Tacoma Philharmonic’s Kids’ Koncerts. Free wristband required.
Plus, see the “All Weekend,” listings above.
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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