It’s another great weekend if you’re looking for free things to do! We’ve found free activities, festivals, movies, and concerts galore! As always, let us know if you’ve found something great we missed!
Hansel and Gretel opera at PLU It’s free! 7PM at the Phillips Performing Arts Center
Free Recess Monkey concert at Dacca Park in Fife at 7pm. Free show for the whole familia!
Friday Family Movies in the Park in Gig Harbor Fun begins at 7:30 pm ; movie at 9. It’s the Good Dino Skansie Brothers Park
Outdoor movie at Bradley Lake Park in Puyallup It’s Finding Nemo
Kids’ Club at Michael’s Stores 2.00/child for 30 minute sessions 10-12 It’s a, “Woodland Forest,” today-sort of like making a scene or mini diorama. You may also want to ask about their weekly Camp Creativity events
South King County
Touch tanks at HCC Mast at Redondo Free and open to the public every Saturday from 10-2
Waterland Festival and parade in Des Moines pony rides and other fun for the kids
Mary Olson Farm Open Hours Tour the restored farmhouse and grounds on the Green River; summer weekends. Quiet but fun outing-nice place for a picnic
Summer Beach Bash at the Outlet Collection in Auburn 11AM-1PM games, sandbox, bounce house, and other beach themed fun
PowellsWood Storytelling Festival An uplugged outing in the lovely gardens in FW. Good one for the grandparents!
Renton River Days – Friday-Sunday, July 22-24. An annual multi-day family festival featuring events and activities for kids, arts and crafts, reception, food, and live entertainment.
Puyallup/Sumner/Greater Pierce County
Main Stage theater presents Beauty and the Beast in Sumner various show days and times through August 7th; photo ops with Belle after every performance
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang performances by All Saints in Puyallup various shows and times through August 6th
Saturday night cruise-in at Sunrise Village in Puyallup Each Saturday in the summer you can check out fancy rides!
The Farmer’s Market and the sprayground downtown Puyallup are great fun this time of year! Read On for more than a dozen listings in Tacoma, plus ideas for Lacey and Gig Harbor!
Family nature walks with Metro Parks Tacoma volunteers lead free nature walks; 1PM at the Tacoma Nature Center Not suitable for strollers; perfect for ages 3 and up
Job Carr Cabin Craft Saturday 1-4PM Drop in to the little museum in Old Town for free crafts and activities the 3rd Saturday of the month. Admission is always pay-as-you will
TMP presents Mary Poppins various shows and times through the 31st
Roberto the Magnificent performs free shows at Tacoma Public library branches-part magician; part stunt guy. My kids and I have seen him, and he’s great! Just remind them not to try these stunts at home! 10:30 at Wheelock or 3PM at Kobetich.
Crafts from the Past at Ft.Nisqually Each summer weekend artisans in period dress demonstrate crafts from the 1800s; It’s horn making today. Other volunteers will also be on site to help you learn about fort life in the 1800s as you tour the buildings. Included with admission
Exploring Earth event at the Science Dome in Lakewood Hands-on activities for kids and free shows in the planetarium! This is totally worth the trip, especially for bright and curious kiddos (You know you have one)!
Bilingual Block Play at the Parkland Spanaway library 10AM Open to all with a special invitation to Spanish speakers
Lacey in Tune Movies at Dusk at Huntamer Park Spread out on the lawn and enjoy a great movie under the stars! Come early to enjoy a great concert at 7:00 p.m. Movies start at dusk. Bring your own snacks or purchase from our concessionaire. July 23 Aladdin (G) Descendants (NR) July 30 Sleeping Beauty (G) Maleficent (PG) August 6 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13)
Captain Little and the Olympia Film Society present a free showing of Babe . Free for kids 12 and under; 8.00 general admission
TugBoat tours Free tours of historic tugboat, The Sandman at Percival Landing most weekends
Military Appreciation Day at the Landing at Hawks Prairie free food and family activities;
Your trolley is back! Take a ride for just .50!
Gig Harbor Food and Wine Festival Honesty, this doesn’t look super kid friendly, but maybe you can have a date day/night?
Any weekend activities: Stop by the Harbor WildWatch touch tanks at the visitor center, take a trolley ride for .50, visit your farmer’s market, tour the Harbor History Museum, or enjoy one of your gorgeous parks or trails. I believe your Michael’s also does the weekly Saturday morning craft.
Most of the theater events listed above also continue today.
South King County
Mary Olson Farm Open Hours Tour the restored farmhouse and grounds on the Green River; summer weekendsCommunity Day at the commons in Federal Way information from area non profits and free performances
Crafts from the Past at Ft.Nisqually Each summer weekend artisans in period dress demonstrate crafts from the 1800s; It’s horn making today. Other volunteers will also be on site to help you learn about fort life in the 1800s as you tour the buildings. Included with admission We did this last week with the boys and had a great time.
Food truck fest in Wright Park in Tacoma Get your food truck on in one of the city’s loveliest parks
Kids Day at the Tacoma Farmers Market 11-3 at the STAR Center
Join us at STAR Center for Kids Day at the South Tacoma Farmers Market! There will be fun games, a bounce house, free Treetops Playground play, as well as produce, floral and food booths.
Visit the South Sound Estuarium interactive marine discovery! Open 11-4 weekends at their new location.
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Don’t forget about our playdate in the park Tuesday! Come to Les Gove Park in Auburn for a FREE meet and greet with, “Rapunzel!” Yes, really! All the details here and here . We can’t wait to meet you!