Looking for fun kids’ activities for the rest of your 4th of July weekend today or tomorrow? If you live near Tacoma, Auburn, Lacey, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, Olympia-or somewhere in between-I’ve got you covered!
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!
Kids’ Club at Michael’s Michael’s offers 30 minute craft sessions for kids for 2.00 from 10-11:30. It’s a beading activity today; I would probably not take very small children. You may also want to read about their Passport to Imagination summer program-open for registration now.
Home Depot Kids Club Build a bug house! You’re now asked to register in advance for these popular, free kids’ building events 9AM
More than two dozen events around the South Sound continue below the fold. Just click, “Continue Reading.”
South King County
Northwest Vintage Races in Kent Hundreds of vintage cars on display and racing. Adult tickets are a little spendy, but may be worth it if you’re interested in vintage cars.
Touch tanks at HCC Mast at Redondo Free and open to the public every Saturday from 10-2
The sprayground at Les Gove in Auburn is on, and readers report the surface has been improved and seems less slick. Yay! Leave a report if you go!
Greater Pierce County- Puyallup/Sumner/Orting/Graham
Visit the Job Carr Cabin Museum in Old Town Open 1-4 Wednesdays-Saturdays Small, cabin replica A quick outing, but fun for children and free (donations welcome).
Crafts From the Past at Fort Nisqually Local artisans demonstrate different crafts each weekend through September 3rd. Included with admission. I think demos. will probably only interest older children, but kids of most ages enjoy exploring the fort. It’s blacksmithing today. Included with admission
Children’s and all ages show at the science dome at Ft.Steilacoom Low cost astronomy shows in an indoor planetarium cash only at the door, or buy online. Children’s show at 12:30 or 2 is on asteroids and meteors; all ages at 3:15 is Life: A Cosmic Story
Visit the LOTT Wet Science Center The center is free and open to the public every weekend. Non toxic product event today-make your own natural lip balm! Starts at 2 and is best for ages 11 and up
Gig Harbor Area
The trolley is back! .50, free for kids 5 and under.
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.
If you’re in the area, check out your new playground at Crescent Creek Park!
Craft at Michaels The Gig Harbor store does a craft for children every weekend. Call for details.
Kitsap readers may also enjoy Macaroni Kid Kitsap
Sunday family fun day at Emerald Downs Pony rides and bounce house-weather permitting
Northwest Vintage Races continue in Kent Hundreds of vintage cars on display and racing. Adult tickets are a little spendy, but may be worth it if you’re interested in vintage cars.
Freedom Fair Wings and Wheels at the Narrows Airport Gig Harbor Airplane and car show Park off site unless you purchase tickets in advance
Crafts From the Past at Fort Nisqually Local artisans demonstrate different crafts each weekend through September 3rd. Included with admission. I think demos. will probably only interest older children, but kids of most ages enjoy exploring the fort. It’s finger weaving today. Included with admission
Gig Harbor Sunday Farmer’s Market at Skansie Brothers Park Take a Trolly? The STAR Center in S Tacoma also has their Sunday market now (it’s next to the new playground and sprayground).
Historic Fort Steilacoom is now open for Sunday tours 1-4PM through Labor Day
Free admission for kids under 12 to the Museum of Glass in honor of the museum’s 12th birthday. Everyone else can get 2.00 off when you wear 12th man gear. Also cupcakes and other fun!
If you’ve been super busy like we have, you might have missed the roll out of this year’s great, big South Sound Summer Guide! It’s all your favorite things for summer with the kids in one, great place! and yes, I have your 4th of July guide coming soon!!
I also have a great list of summer camps in the menu bar, a round up of savings on family fun on the deal page, and much, much more! It’s a lot to take in-you might want to become a subscriber and tackle a little bit a day. We have lots of ways to subscribe via those cute buttons at the top, but I recommend the daily emails!