Need something fun to do in Tacoma today? A place to take the kids in Auburn, or ideas for entertaining the family in Puyallup, Olympia, or Kent?
Wherever your South Sound home is, I’ve got you covered, with a huge list of fun and frugal things to do and places to go right here!
As always, there are also plenty of adventures to explore in the fun-finding menu up above!
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!
For more daytime, Friday fun see the calendar. There are lots of library happenings today-It’s puppet show day at the South Hill Library
U-Pick Raspberries available at Picha in Puyallup (Check their fb page for weekend info).
Auburn Avenue Kids present Little Mermaid Show by participants in theater camp Tickets 6.00; also Saturday and Sunday
KeyFest begins Three day festival at Gateway Park in Wauna Vehicle shows, carnival rides, live entertainment Also Saturday and Sunday
Conrnocopia Days in Kent carnival, street fair continues Saturday and Sunday
Kids’ Club at Michael’s Stores 2.00/child half-hour sessions while you shop in-store Craft is summer bugs today.
Most Farmer’s Markets are open Find one here
Lowes Build and Grow It’s a Toy Story movie tie-in-Pizza Truck Advance registration required for these popular, free programs There are still spaces available at Some locations, and this is also offered on Sunday.
Every area sprayground, pool, and wading pool, is open. Click on the graphic in the sidebar to your right for all of those!
South King County
Families can visit the restored Mary Olson farm in Auburn for free on Saturdays and Sundays all summer While not a huge outing, it’s fun and neat for the kids to see. Update: Veggie car races! Stop by on the 13th from 1-4PM to build a car from vegetables and watch it go!
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
The spraygrounds are On in Tacoma! Free, open 10AM-8PM
Visit a Farmer’s Market! Check here for one near you!
Children’s Gardening Program with the Master Gardeners at the WSU extension in Puyallup (click on Children’s Programs) 1PM Never been? I have a post with more about this fun children’s program here. The theme is hummingbirds today.
Rhubarb Days in Sumner Kids’ parade and activities, tractor photo ops, vendors
Tacoma Public Library Programs Comedian Bill Robison at Wheelock at 11AM; Humorous Storyteller Chris Fascione at South Tacoma at 11AM or Mottet at 2PM
Family Nature Walk at Oak Tree Park Walks are free, but you’re asked to register. Not suitable for strollers-perfect for 3 and up!
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
Visit the LOTT Wet Science Center Activity for ages 11 and up from 2-3-learn about the importance of natural cosmetics and personal care products and make a lip balm! Younger children can always check out the center the rest of the day.
Saturday storytime at the Olympia Barnes and Noble 1PM Every Saturday
B&K productions present a student production of A Little Mermaid in Lacey shows through the 19th; tickets start at 5.00
Parents Night Out at the Hands-on Children’s Museum in Olympia Registration and fees required
Family Fun Fest at Sehmel Park Free-small charge for some activities; 2.00 donation suggested for the kids’ zone. Inflatables, games, crafts, vendors with food and more
Story Time at the Kitsap Barnes and Noble 11AM Going on Vacation stories today You may want to sign up for their summer reading program.
Blue Willow Lavender Farm Festival Free admission music, kids’ activities, lavender in blue, lots of products for sale
Many areas now have farmer’s markets open on Sundays. Find one a new favorite here.
Conrnocopia Days in Kent carnival, street fair continues Also Sunday
Art on the Ave community art festival on Tacoma’s 6th avenue. Food samples for purchase, entertainment
Rhubarb Days in Sumner Ryan House tours, pie eating contest, vendors
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.
Family Day at Emerald Downs Sundays, beginning at 1PM pony rides, face painting free with admission; weather dependent Plus, weiner dog races today!
KeyFest continues Three day festival at Gateway Park in Wauna Vehicle shows, carnival rides, live entertainment
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