Looking for things to do with the family this weekend? If you live near Tacoma, Auburn, Lacey, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, Olympia-or somewhere in between-I’ve got you covered!
South Sound family fun is right here!
Headed elsewhere? For Seattle or Portland area fun you’ll want to check out the fantastic list over at ThriftyNWmom compiled by the newest member of their frugal finding team, Annaliese of Grays Harbor Deals!
Rock Hounding at the Library Free tickets available at the libraryAppropriate for 7 and up 11AM at Milton/Edgewood; 1:00 at University Place; 3:30 at Sumner Learn what rocks are keepers, what tools to use, and bring two for identification
Earth Nuggets at the Puyallup Public Library 3PM Make jewelery and other art from clay, nuts, bolts, and other hardware Free, drop in summer reading program event
Most Farmer’s Markets are open Find one here
South King County
Water Weekends with HCC Mast at Redondo Every Saturday visit the center for free from 10-2 and get up close with sea critters in their touch tanks Octopus graduation today
Saturday Story Time at Southcenter Barnes and Noble 11AM Every Saturday; perfect for ages 3-7
U-Pick Berries at Picha Farms in Puyallup Here is their Facebook page. If you’ve never gone before, you might want to read a post about our trip. It’s got some helpful tips for you!
Need to cool off, Tacoma? The spraygrounds are On! Free, open 10AM-8PM
Kite Festival at Chambers Creek kite flying, face painting, and more family fun. Free kite making for first 250 kids
Most Farmers’ Markets have opened! Has yours? Check here.
Crafts of the Past at Fort Nisqually Each weekend, artisans demonstrate a craft that would been used in the 1880s. While not a total bargain, a trip to the Fort is fun for most children and a good resource if you have one doing some kind of report. . Also Sunday
June Jubilee Tractor Show in Roy Wilcox Farms 10AM-4PM tractor rides, farm tours also Sunday
Saturday storytime at the Olympia Barnes and Noble 1PM Every Saturday You may want to ask about their summer reading program. It’s pretty limited, but if your kiddos can’t get enough of books and prizes, you might as well!
Savage Seas Exhibit at the Harbor History Museum Harbor WildWatch is there from 11AM-2 with touch tanks and ocean crafts
Many areas now have farmer’s markets open on Sundays. Find one a new favorite here.
June Jubilee Tractor Show in Roy Wilcox Farms 10AM-4PM tractor rides, farm tours
Crafts of the Past at Fort Nisqually Each weekend, artisans demonstrate a craft that would been used in the 1880s. While not a total bargain, a trip to the Fort is fun for most children and a good resource if you have one doing some kind of report. Demonstration of primitive fire starting methods today
Family Day at Emerald Downs Sundays, beginning at 1PM pony rides, face painting free with admission; weather dependent
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