Here are my favorite finds for the week ahead! Don’t forget to explore the menu bar for still more summer fun! Just hover over, “Summer Fun”, and you’ll see drop-down links to all the best of free or cheap summer family fun in the South Sound, including free bowling, free skating, cheap movies, free concerts, and so much more.
Or, soak up summer at one of our favorite South Sound playgrounds or beaches with sand.
Read on for my picks of the week!
Monday Madness with Puyallup Parks at Sam Peach Park Parks staff keep kids entertained. Sports theme today
Alex Zerbe performs in Bonney Lake at 6:30 PM CedarView Park
Reptile Man Show at Alan Yorke Park in Bonney Lake at 11AM
Puppet Theater Presents: Stone Soup and Other Stories Dupont at 10:30; Lakewood at 2:30
Rock Nocturnal Concert at the Federal Way Library/320th at 2 and 3:30 Pick up free tickets at the info. desk
1.00 Summer Movies at Regal Cinemas Looks like Cats and Dogs: Revenge or Hugo In Puyallup? Don’t forget to pick up your free mini cupcake at Jubilee. Tell Patti you saw it on Sounds Fun Mom!
Passport to Imagination at Michael’s stores Travel themed craft program . Tuesdays-Thursdays 1-4 crafts inspired by Egypt today
Land that Rock Forgot: Brian Waite Band in Lacey at 6:30 PM (Scroll to the bottom of the list) Part of the Children’s Summer Entertainment Series
Stories and monster craft making at the Tacoma Public Library 10:30 REGISTRATION required
Hooked on History at the White River Museum in Auburn weekly event before kids’ shows at Les Gove park. Themed history activities and crafts from 10:30-11:30 Free
Magician Louie Foxx Performs at Les Gove Park You may want to bring clothes for the sprayground.
Brothers Grimm/ Puppet Show Performance in Kent at the town plaza. Noon
Nocturnal Animals at Milton/Edgewood Includes animal encounter with “guest,” from the Pt.Defiance Zoo 2PM
The Knights of Veritas are at the Puyallup Public Library 3pm Free, all ages show; learn about knights, chivalry, and see a demonstration of medieval style sword play.
Special family movie night in Sumner Registration required. Dog training demo and a showing of Benji
Creation Station at Learning Sprout Toys in Tacoma Call or check their fb page to confirm
Story Hour at the Conservatory Science and nature themed stories and crafts at the conservatory in Wright Park. 5.00 suggested donation. You might want to plan on playing at the playground/sprayground after. 11AM Vegetables and seeds theme today.
Dreaming Tree at Key Center at 11AM Play based on a Bolivian Folk Tale
Monster Stories and Crafts at Fern Hill at 11:30 or South Tacoma at 2 REGISTRATION required
Wish Upon a Star in Graham at 2 Hear stories and songs about the constellations with storyteller Karen Haas
Passport to Imagination at Michael’s stores Travel themed craft program . Tuesdays-Thursdays 1-4 Free events suitable for kids 3 and up. Today’s craft does require supply purchase.
Superheroes at Story Time Preschoolers are invited to read with police officers at the Puyallup Public Library 10AM
Magic Shows at TPL branches :Roberto the Magnificent at Fern Hill at 11 or Swasey at 2 or Jeff Evans at Main at 3
Den Digs With Wolf Haven at the Puyallup Public Library 1PM Learn all about wolves and where they live. This free, drop in program is designed for kids in grades 1-2.
Wolf Cafe with Wolf Haven at the Puyallup Public Library 3:30 Learn about wolves, predator and prey. This free, drop in program is designed for kids in grades 3-6.
Half-Day for Half Price at the Pt.Defiance Zoo Zoo closes at 2PM today, so go early and enjoy all the fun for half the price! *SFM recommends investing in an annual pass unless you can take advantage of city of Tacoma resident days. This would be a good day to take guests!
As always, I’ll have much more for the weekend up Friday morning!
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