Did the rain keep you from having fun yesterday? No fear! We’ve got a round up of fun things you can do around Tacoma, Auburn, Olympia, and your neck of the South Sound today!
South King County
Beach naturalists from the Seattle Aquarium will be on hand at South King County area beaches for low tide. Free but you will need a Discover WA Pass for state park locations.
Visit the Mary Olson Farm in Auburn Tour the farm house, meet the animals! Nice, low-key, unplugged outing
Free and open to the public on summer Saturdays and Sundays (donations are suggested). June 23 – August 26, Noon – 5pm.
Pierce County Fair, Graham – Thursday-Sunday, August 9-12 This small fair has lots of animals on display and is an annual celebration of rural life.
Meet at their downtown store for a walk over to Anthem
Travel back to 1855 during one of the largest museum events of the year as living historians set up dozens of tents at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Also Sunday 10.00-15.00; free for kids 3 and under
Tiptoe through the tide pools at Titlow Beach 11AM-2 Explore low tide with volunteer naturalists. Free event
Renaissance Faire, Bonney Lake – Saturdays/Sundays, 11-12, 18-19. Take a trip back to Medieval times at the Faire! Experience pirates, faeries, and a royal masquerade, all with live entertainment! Look on their fb page for a ticket discount.
Join us every weekend for free drop-in walking tours. Explore areas of the park and get a new perspective on Tacoma’s crown jewel. No registration necessary. Tours held every weekend through September 3
- 11-11:30 am – Urban Wildlife Walk; Meet at the Point Defiance Visitors Center
- 1-2 pm – Ranger-led Nature Walk; Meet at the Rhododendron Garden Pavilion
- 2:30-3 pm – Garden Tour; Meet at the Point Defiance Visitors Center
Historic Fort Steilacoom is now open for Sunday tours 1-4PM I believe this is a free; donations welcome type thing. Summer Sundays until Labor Day
Low tide walk at JoEmma Beach 12-1:30
Get to know the unique animals that inhabit the intertidal zone with biologists and volunteer naturalists! You will need a Discover WA Pass
There is also a Low tide beach walk at Penrose Point State Park
Noon Explore one of the last low tides of the summer with volunteer naturalists from Harbor WildWatch
The Fisherman and His Wife at Olympia Family Theater. Shorter, Let’s Play show perfect for young audiences. 5.00 cash or check at the door; no late seating, so plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the showtime.
Riveropolis is at the HOCM 30 ft. waterway with lots of room for water play and tinkering. Included with admission.
Need still more ideas?
Check out our complete summer guide! There is still plenty of time to do something great this summer.
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