It’s a great weekend for family fun around the South Sound. The list this weekend is full of outdoor adventures, fairs, and more fun things to do in Puyallup, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Olympia, and just about everywhere else around the South Sound-and many of them you’ll only find listed here. Lots of them are Free, too!
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! She’s found some good ones this week!
- All Weekend
- Just Between Friends Sale at the Puyallup fairgrounds. Huge kids’ consignment event. Free admission passes and info. at the link.
Kids’ Workshop at the Home Depot It’s a planter for Mother’s Day Advance registration is now required for these popular, free kids’ building events.
Free Comic Book Day I’ve listed several events by area below, but you can use the link to find other fun spots to score your free comic! Go early.
Toys R Us Lego Event 12-2 Kids make and take free, small Lego builds They’re Star Wars themed today.
Michael’s Kids Club 2.00 for half hour sessions 10-11:30 Michael’s seems to have, “Improved,” their website, so I can’t tell what the project is. You may want to call your store before you go.
More than two dozen events around the South Sound continue below the fold. Just click, “Continue Reading.”
South King County
Kentucky Derby Day at Emerald Downs Wear a hat for free admission; family activities including pony rides and face painting
Touch tanks at HCC Mast at Redondo Free and open to the public every Saturday from 10-2 Reader Joanna wrote in to say they Were able to touch creatures in the touch tanks last week.
Greater Pierce County- Puyallup/Sumner/Orting/Graham
Free Comic Book Day at the Puyallup Public Library Free comic books for kids, while supplies last. You are encouraged to go early, though last year they seemed to have a good supply. There are also cos play events today, but those seem better for older kids. There are kid friendly comic titles.
Family Nature Walk at Wapato Hills Park 1PM Join volunteer naturalists on a free nature walk. You are asked to register. Great for ages 3 and up; not suitable for strollers.
Children and all ages shows at the Pierce College Science Dome/planetarium The children’s show is Magnificent Moons Children’s show at 12:30 or 2PM; all ages at 3:15 is on black holes. CASH Only at the door-you can use charge cards if you buy tickets in advance.
Gig Harbor Area
Gig Harbor Farmer’s Market is now open! Kids music is on the calendar for 9AM, though there aren’t any other details on that.
Lighthouse Nutrition hosts a kids’ story time 11AM Stories have healthy food themes
Craft at Michaels The Gig Harbor store does a craft for children every weekend.
Kitsap readers may also enjoy Macaroni Kid Kitsap
Lacey S.T.E.M fair and electric car races at Huntamer Park hands-on activities for kids, demonstrations, and more fun showcasing the work of students from around Thurston County
Lacey Community Bike Fair and Rodeo free helmets, hot dogs, and more fun! Free parks event with same day registration
Comic May-Hem at Tumwater Timberland Library free comic books suitable for ages 4 and up, plus board games, cos play and moe
Community Fun Fair and Kids’ Fishing Derby at Columbus Park Crafts, games, vendors; free hot dog lunch for kids while supplies last. Kids are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear. Call to register for a spot.
Visit the new South Sound Estuarium 10AM-3PM Craft project between 12-3
Visit the LOTT Wet Science Center Free and open to the public every weekend. The program at 2PM is for kids 5 and up. It’s on, “Green Chemistry,”-presenters will show kids how to make eco friendly dish soap and other products.
Kids’ Cooking Class at the Bayview School of Cooking Call to register 30.00 For kids 3-8 Cinco De Mayo themed today for ages 5-8
Scholastic Books Warehouse Sale in Tumwater I’ve never had problem with admission to these slaes, but if you’re concerned, register as a homeschooler.
Epic Party -Star Wars event for kids with the Daffodil Festival in Puyallup at the YMCA. Sorry-you cannot buy tickets at the door. I’m hoping you are reading this Friday or Saturday! Go here to get yours!
May the Fourth Be With You at the Summit Library 2-4PM crafts, costume contest, pictures with members of the 501st Legion 2-4PM
Visit the new South Sound Estuarium in Olympia 10AM-3PM You may want to check on this first-I haven’t confirmed
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