Looking for something to do with kids around Puyallup, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Olympia, or Renton today? You’re in luck!
I’ve got a whole list of family events below.
If your priority is keeping cool, I can help with that, too! Head here for my Beat the Heat round-up, with lists of swimming lakes, shady parks, sandy beaches, places for ice cream, and much more!
South King County Area
Renton River Days Community Festival at Liberty Park with arts and crafts, entertainment, and more
Sumner/ Puyallup Area
GoodGuys vintage car show at the fairgrounds cars, kids’ activities, entertainment Buy online to save on admission; be sure to get the military discount if you qualify for it; adult tickets are 17.00 kids are 6.00 6 and under are free
Ethnic Fest at Wright Park Two big days of live entertainment from cultures around the world, kids’ zone, Last day
Steilacoom Historical Association Salmon Bake 12-4 Salmon meal for 15.00/ kids’ hot dog meal for 6.00. Steel drum band entertainment.
Crafts From the Past at Fort Nisqually by Point Defiance, Tacoma 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 banjo making. Included with admission
Historic Fort Steilacoom is now open for Sunday tours 1-4PM through Labor Day
Children’s Theater Day at Huntamer Park in Lacey Hosted by Apple Tree Productions
Meet us at the beach events low tide exploration with volunteer naturalists *Note these are Not very low tides today. If you want a real sand and sea creature experience, plan on doing this the weekend of August 9th, the last truly minus tides of the summer.
Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival Kids’ zone, Sounders women appearances, Radio Disney on Sunday, lots of mushroom cooking and fun
Gig Harbor Area
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).
Follow That Rabbit! Family musical outdoors at Sehmel Park in Gig Harbor Ticket sales start at 6PM; show at 7 Families are invited to bring blankets, chairs, and picnics. Light concessions available. Also Saturday and Sundays through the 27th
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!
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!