Olympia Arts Walk is a semi-annual community event celebrating the arts. Thousands gather in downtown Olympia for this unique event. The spring arts walk includes the incredible Procession of the Species on Saturday and a luminary event on Friday.
Link has maps you can view to plan out the most kid friendly events/locations.
Parks Appreciation Events Area parks all over are hosting clean ups, plantings, and other opportunities to help out. There are just too many to list, but contact your parks dept. to see if your favorite could use some young volunteers!
Most all area YMCAs are offering a free, healthy kids day
Activities include swim times, helmet fittings, and other fun. Open to the public
Weekly crafts for kids. Click on, “Kids’ Club,” and input your zip code to navigate to your store for sign up and options!
South King County
The program will celebrate STEM poetry written by African American poets. Explore the theme of nature and participate in writing exercises. Grades 4-12
Ages 5 and older, adults and younger siblings welcome. 2-3pm
Join members of the Auburn Symphony for an interactive program about how music is composed. Learn how different melodies and harmonies, rhythms, instruments and cool special effects can make very different music. Then, with the help of the musicians, we’ll try creating some music of our own!
Visit the HCC Mast Center at Redondo The center and its touch tanks of sea critters are free and open to the public every Saturday from 10-2
Puyallup/South Hill/Orting/Greater Pierce
“Spring Local,” event at Karate Edge vendors, bounce house, other fun
Paint to Learn at the Puyallup Public Library 10:30 – 11:30 am
Families are invited to paint together on canvas. This program is open to all ages. Space is limited and registration is required. Call the library at 253.841.5454 to register.
Read With A Princess
Meet some of the wonderful young women who represent our community as Daffodil Princesses. The princesses will read stories and pose for pics (Bring your own camera), and our wonderful role models of scholastic achievement and community service.
Yoga Story Time at the South Hill Library 10:30am Yoga movements, books and songs for preschoolers! You do need to register
Family Movie Matinee at the Fife Library 2pm It’s “Christopher Robin.” Rated PG.
Read to a Dog at the Eatonville Library 3-4pm
Kids can share a book with a furry friend while improving their reading skills.
6am-Noon for ages 14 and under. Note from SFM: I believe this is open to the public, but you will have to pay a day use fee. There is also a boat launch fee.
Annual kids’ fishing derby in Eatonville Lion’s Club event at SmallWood Park
Farm Days at Left Foot Farm Eatonville Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Text 253-370-6884 to confirm; $20 per family
6th Annual Family & Community Learning Academy (FCLA) for Tacoma Public Schools students and families. Free event with lunch and activities. I believe you do need to register in advance.
1-2pm Advance registration is now required for these popular, free walks lead by naturalists. Not suitable for strollers; perfect for ages 3 and up.
In 1855, Fort Nisqually was home to people from around the world and they greeted each other with the Chinook Jargon word “Klahowya.”
At this event all Pierce County residents are welcome with free admission for hands-on activities, performances and demonstrations of 19th century skills. Activities will be facilitated in multiple languages.
Screenless coding robot that moves by placing pieces into a puzzle shaped slots. Arrow shaped puzzle pieces are color coded and each points to direction of movement. Child needs to distinguish green, red, and yellow colors OR straight, right, left arrows. 3-4pm; for ages 4-6; a helping adult is required, and the child only should be registered.
Spring Into Action is a community festival celebrating Oak Tree Park, S. 74th and Cedar Streets, Tacoma. Volunteer opportunities, guided nature walks, food trucks, games and booths – happy spring! 10AM-3
Special activities included with admission
Read to a Dog at the Parkland/Spanaway Library 1-2pm
Share a book with a furry friend while improving your reading skills.
Celebrate the diversity in our community as the Northwest’s most celebrated Ballet Folklorico company, Bailadores de Bronce, joins Trío Guadalevín in a celebration of Mexican culture. From the well-known dances and mariachi of Jalisco to the Afro-Mexican traditions of Veracruz and the Zapotec indigenous language of Oaxaca, the night will be packed with brilliant energy, mesmerizing movement, and compositions crisscrossing traditional styles.