It’s a great weekend for big, free fun!!
Free day at Washington State Parks in honor of National Trails Day; Fees are also waived at forest managed sites today but I haven’t confirmed yet (Fees still apply at National Parks and other sites).
Many Farmer’s Markets are now open. Find your fresh here!
See, “Kids’ Club,” for details.
“Lambslide,” activities and stories at most locations
South King County
Duvall Days All kinds of small town fun
Sign up for Summer Reading, try some fun activities, then enjoy the rhythms and energy of Cuban Salsa with La Clave Cubana at 3pm with an interactive performance. 2-4pm Registration not required.
Summer Kickoff Lakeland Hills found on fb; event for Lakeland Hills neighbors
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
This is a ticketed event, but we’ve heard it’s great! Kids get to explore all kinds of dozers and big rigs.
Check Out Washington with a Park Ranger at the South Hill Library 2-3PM
Join us for an interactive program with a Washington State Park ranger. Learn about Washington trees and wildlife, as well as different state parks in our region. All ages.
RooFest Join Greyhound Pets of America Greater Northwest for a full day of fun for the whole family. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and as always, every penny raised goes toward the care of our retired racing Greyhound foster dogs
Join us for a space themed sensory experience for toddlers and preschoolers. 10:30
Meet modern practitioners of 19th century artistic traditions as they share the methods and materials of their work. Free with admission.
Held on June 1, July 6, and Aug. 3.
Special activities included with admission
Join Ms. Elizabeth for some hands on S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) programming. In these weekly hands on programs we will explore, build, and create fun and imaginative projects. All ages. 2-3PM
A celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Grand Canyon’s designation as a national park, with highlights of the new film Ongtupqa, showcasing Hopi music and unique cultural perspectives of the Hopi people. 1-2:30 The 20 minute edit of the film will be followed by Hopi flute music, an opportunity to interact with the flutes, and a Q&A period.
From their fb page: The fun kicks off at 10 a.m. with the popular Duck Daze parade. Be sure to secure your spot along the parade route, which starts at the corner of 27th Street and Bridgeport Way and continues south to 37th Street, ending at West Pierce Fire & Rescue’s Fire Station 31 .
This year’s event will include several new features and the return of several favorites, including:
– A static display of UH-60M Blackhawk and AH64E Apache helicopters at the Fire Station, courtesy of U.P.’s Community Connector Partner, the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade
– Local vendors in Market Square
– Bike helmet and life jacket fittings by Fire Station 31 personnel during their Open House
– Watermelon eating contest, courtesy of West Pierce Fire & Rescue
– Live music on the square
– Balloons, face painting, activities for kids and carnival treats-note from SFM: believe you’ll find this at the UP Library.