Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend in Tacoma, Auburn, Lakewood, Olmypia, or another South Sound spot? You’ve come to the right spot for a whole list of affordable South Sound fun for kids and families this weekend.
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Michael’s Passport to Imagination crafts at Michael’s; this one inspired by Chile 1-4
Hit your farmer’s market!
South King County
Leapfrog Tag Geography Relay at the Federal Way Barnes and Noble Call to register; Thanks, Elise!
Kids’ Late play date at the White River Valley Museum in Auburn Free, evening event with extended hours and special activities
Water Weekends at HCC Mast at Redondo Every Saturday you can get up close with critters in the touch tanks and learn about sea life.
Tacoma/Greater Pierce County
Click! Family flick at the Grand in Tacoma Free showing of Nanny McPhee to the first 100 people Doors open at 9:30; show at 10
The Not-Its! perform in Tacoma The popular kindie rock band puts on a free show for the preschool set at 11 at Wheelock or 3 at Moore
Pioneer Festival at the Job Carr Museum in Old Town Tacoma 11:30-4:30 Free family festival. Kids can try their hand at old fashioned clothes washing, panning for gold, and more
Crafts from the Past at Ft.Nisqually Each weekend, a different 19th century craft will be demonstrated. Included with regular admission. Also on Sunday Native American basketry this weekend
Fundraiser/Garage Sale in University Place at The Gathering (Neighborhood) Church 2802 Bridgeport Way W. University Place 7AM-7PM lemoade and car wash, too! A benefit for a local mom needing treatment for a rare and chronic illness.
Chalk the Walk in Gig Harbor Prior to the Arts Festival, a free, all ages invitation to help beautify the sidewalk with chalk drawings or vote for your favorite.
Gig Harbor Summer Arts Festival 10-5 art, vendors, art activities for kids Also on Sunday; shuttle available
Robot Garage at the Gig Harbor library Engineering program for kids in grades 3-9 with volunteers from the Museum of Flight
Life on a Colonial Lavender Farm at Blue Willow Farm on the Key Peninsula Every Saturday through August the farm is open with costumed actors recreating life during the colonial era. Free but lavender and items available for purchase. **Call to check before you go, as I’m hearing mixed reports about whether this is a go or not.
Cinema Gig-Free showing of Lady and the Tramp at dusk at Skansie Brothers
JBLM Air Expo See the Thunderbirds and others. Free and open to the public, but check instructions on parking and check in. Also on Sunday
Visit the LOTT WET Center in Olympia Every Saturday the center is open with free, science and environmental education activities
Many of the events above continue through Sunday, including Lakefair and the JBLM air show. I’ll update the page later this weekend.
Family Fun Days at Emerald Downs in Auburn
Crafts from the Past at Ft.Nisqually Each weekend, a different 19th century craft will be demonstrated. Included with regular admission. Also on Sunday
As always, if you know something great I missed, do let me know.
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