Looking for something to do today? Here is a list of ideas for fun with the family in Tacoma, Olympia, Auburn, and around the South Sound.
Maritime Fest! in Tacoma Free kids’ activities, entertainment, and boat tours! Go early, use the shuttle, and bring your patience and a couple of grown-ups.
*We went yesterday and found we were able to find parking in one of the public lots on Dock St. There is some close by, for 10.00, or go most of the way down the street to the Republic Lot and park for 4.00. You need ones, though. It’s the stuff through the slot kind, and you can’t get change or use plastic. If you’re going later in the day, I’d park at the Tacoma Dome station and take the shuttle. The highlight today is the free boat tours. You will want to arrive early to get in on one, and do be prepared to have to wait. There are a variety of vendor booths, including touch tanks from Harbor Wild Watch, kids’ activities, and pirate games. You may want to bring some money to buy food or a 1.00 pirate map.
Lowe’s Build and Grow Advance registration required for these popular, free projects. It’s Shrek’s onion carriage.
Crafts from the Past at Ft.Nisqually Each weekend, a different 19th century craft will be demonstrated. It’s Native American basketry this weekend. Included with regular admission.
Sand in the City in Olympia Today is grandparent’s day. Free admission (5.00 per family suggested donation). All kinds of kids’ activities, plus giant sand boxes and the chance to vote for your favorite sand sculpture. Special activities for kids and their grandparents today.
Clay Pot, Make it-Take it at Michael’s for ages 3 and up 1-3 I’d call to confirm at your store before heading out.
Family Fun Days at Emerald Downs in Auburn From 1:30-5:30 kids can get free pony rides and face painting
Kitsap County Fair continues in Bremerton Today is family day. 21.00 admits two adults and two children. Don’t forget to check Macaroni Kid Kitsap for more fun in this area.
None of those suit your fancy? Maybe you’d like to try one of the spots on my list of favorite beaches, or best playgrounds. Most all spraygrounds are also still open, though some wading pools have closed.
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