Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend in Tacoma, Auburn, Lakewood, Olympia, 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.
Big LMNOP Consignment Sale at the Thurston County Fairgrounds Score bargains on clothes and gears for babies and big kids!
Meet former Seahawk Ronnie Harries and members of the Seagals at the Alaska Federal Credit Union inside Top Foods, Puyallup 5-6PM If you need to pick up groceries, look at the registers for coupons for 10% off your total bill
Saturday All Over
South King County
Federal Way Farmer’s Market Chili Cook-Off South King County Fire and Rescue battles the Federal Way Police Department for the title 11:30-2 Tickets are 10.00, which includes chili and sides.
Malika Queen of the Cats Auburn Avenue Kids presents a puppet show for kids 3 and up. Based on a Middle Eastern story. Tickets 6.00 2PM Call for tickets or buy online
Outlaw Days at the Mary Olson Farm in Auburn Interactive theater show, “Gentleman Desperado,” based on real life events when the Olson family was held hostage by Harry Tracy in 1902. I’m not sure about the ages this is suitable for. I’ll try to get some more scoop for you.
StoryTime at Southcenter/Tukwila Barnes and Noble 11AM Every Saturday in the children’s section
Tacoma/Greater Pierce County
East Pierce Fire and Rescue Open House in Bonney Lake Annual event at the headquarters with children’s safety house, demonstrations, bike helmet and life jacket sales, bouncy house, face painting, and more. 1-4PM
Open House at Tehaleh Community Grand opening event at the new housing development with food trucks and fun for the kids. Fair Warning: If you spontaneously buy a house, this is no longer a frugal activity!
Tacoma Moon Festival at Chinese Reconcilliation Park on Ruston Way 2-9PM crafts and cultural activities for all ages; lantern parade in the evening
Meet the Bloodhounds: The NW Bloodhound Search and Rescue Team will be doing an appearance at the Narrows Glen senior living center in Tacoma. It’s a free, public event. I think there is an excellent chance your kids will be swarmed by grandmas. 🙂 12-2 call 253 238 9833 for more details
Kids’ Club at the Steilacoom Historical Museum 1-3 PM Cider pressing today
Donkey Creek Chum Festival 10AM-5PM At Skansie Brothers Park this year. Salmon themed fun and activities. Free admission; cost for some events.
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Nisqually Watershed Festival
crafts, tours, display booths, and family fun at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge
Free admission today Note-parking is off site
Bag It! Presentation for the family at LOTT Wet Center Documentary and discussion about disposable vs reusable bags. For kids in grade 4 and up. Other family activities and a take home craft, too. 2-3:30 Link opens large pdf file; event is on pg.3
American Girl Book and Craft Club at the Olympia Barnes and Noble Ongoing event for girls 8 and up
Washington School Assembly Showcase Need a performer for your preschool fundraiser, homeschool celebration, or community event? You can see all kinds of area performers in one place at this event, and there is a discount if you book a date today. LaQuinta Hotel 12-4
The tall ship The Adventuress is in Gig Harbor. Contact them if you’d be interested in going on the public sale. This is pricey, but would definitely be an experience! There are typically free, public dockside tours the same weekend. I haven’t had a chance to check on this yet. If you find out before I do, let me know!
Blessing of the Animals Several local churches celebrate St.Francis of Assisi with a pet blessing today. Churches I know about include Bethany Presbyterian in Tacoma and Saint Andrew’s Episcopal in Tacoma
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