Did you have fun with the extra day in 2016? Tomorrow comes March and there are so many great things to do around the South Sound with your family as you eagerly anticipate Spring’s arrival.
Take your Daughter Dancing!
There are two awesome Daddy Daughter Dances in March. If you’ve got a daughter that is strong in the Force, you won’t want to miss Lakewood’s Star Wars Father Daughter Dance on Saturday, March 12. If your daughter is more of the princess variety, check out Tacoma’s Cinderella Ball on Saturday, March 5. Find all the details for these dances on our South Sound Daddy Daughter Dances post.
Read with a Princess
The Daffodil Princesses will be at area Pierce County Libraries throughout the day on Saturday, March 5. Check out our calendar listing times for your local branch.
Love the Earth
On Saturday, March 5, attend the FREE South Sound Sustainability Expo, where there will be lots of kids’ activities focused on the areas of sustainability. There will also be a book-movie-music swap, and a lot of other information and activities for adults, too.
Go Treasure Hunting!
Register by TODAY, Monday, February 29, for this exciting and unique family friendly opportunity at Fort Steilacoom on Sunday, March 6. The Cascade Orienteering Club and the City of Lakewood are sponsoring an awesome event where teams will use a map and a compass as they race to complete a mission by finding checkpoints on a map, just like treasure hunting! This Training and Orienteering Course is only $15 for the whole family.
Visit the Symphony
Looking for a way to get your child interested in the Symphony? Mini Maestros is the perfect start! Each of the shows in the series has been designed by early childhood experts. Shows are lively, interactive, and just the right length for young listeners. Catch the concert on Sunday, March 6 for only $7/person.
Take a Rainy Day Hike
Spring is soon coming, and that means lots of wetness in our area. Don’t let that stop you from opting outside! Explore our list of South Sound Rainy Day Hikes and Trails, from Federal Way to Olympia, we’ve got a lot of great options.
The City of Kent hosts Kid’s Arts Day at the Kent Commons on Saturday, March 12, from 10:00am-4:00pm. Admission is $10/child (free for adults), and includes materials to make all kinds of hands on projects.
Explore Summer Camp Options
While we are talking about celebrating the start of Spring, summer camp registration is on the horizon. Parent Map hosts their South Sound Camp Fair on Saturday, March 19, from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Tacoma STAR Center. Over 20 organizations will be on hand to answer your questions and plan your children’s summer adventures.
Celebrate the Luck o’ the Irish
Stop by the Tumwater Timberland Library on Saturday, March 19, to take in the Scoil Rince Slieveloughane Irish Dancers. Slieveloughane will not disappoint as the largest and most renowned Irish dance company in the PNW.
Take in Kid Friendly Live Theatre
On March 7, 11, and 12 the Olympia Family Theater presents Humpty Dumpty in an interactive show for all ages, but most especially the preschool set. Tickets are only $5/person and giggles are guaranteed. For the older kiddos, don’t miss the TMP Family Theater adaptation of James and the Giant Peach, weekends March 12-20. Tickets are only $7.50 on Goldstar now!
Meet the Easter Bunny
Capital Mall in Olympia hosts an Easter Bash on Saturday, March 26 from 11:00am-3:00pm. This FREE family event for families and children ages toddler-10 features fun, arts and crafts, lots of activities, and photos with the Easter Bunny (additional cost). Don’t miss Disney’s Frozen author Barbara Jean Hicks at Mystical Cupcakes at 11:00am.
You also don’t want to miss our South Sound Easter Fun Guide which has been updated for 2016!