Need something fun for the kids to do for Labor Day? If you’re in Tacoma, you can swim for free. Plus, animal fun at Trek, and the zoo, and more fun ideas for South Sound families! Make it a great end of summer! PS Quick links to the complete summer guide and our Beat the Heat list are at the bottom!
Free swimming at Metro Parks outdoor pools today! Capacity is limited. Kandle or Stewart Heights are the choices.
End of Summer Blast at the Point Defiance Zoo Watch animals enjoy special treats! Included with admission. Note from SFM: We do recommend investing in an annual pass unless you can take advantage of monthly free days for City of Tacoma residents. More on zoo going and money saving tips here. PS There is also an ongoing free kids’ ticket offer if you can find yourself some yogurt.
It’s Washington State Fair time! Yep, the fair we still call the Puyallup now starts Labor Day weekend. Kids get in free September 1st-4th; no coupon required! Here is our guide to saving on your fair trip with a preview of what’s new for kids this year!
Labor Day sale at the Old Cannery in Sumner Free hot dogs and pop and other fun. Pro tip: I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again-If you end up buying a couch, this is no longer a frugal outing. 🙂
Bremerton Blackberry Festival It’s a bit of a jaunt, but if our Gig Harbor area readers don’t want to come over the bridge for fun, this is the best organized option I see for you. Let us know if I missed something great! September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.
All animals love to eat! Watch this weekend as our wolves, bears, cougars and more devour the kind of food they would hunt in the wild, as well as enrichment treats. September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Note from SFM: Trek is not cheap (maybe your kid got a free pass from a library summer reading program?) but it is a full day of fun. You may want to invest in a pass if you would go two or more times.