Tuesday, May 22, 2018
By John Schlanbusch
Free Family-Friendly June Events

Looking for some fun activities the whole family can enjoy? We've got a list of FREE family events around the Puget Sound for the month of June!

June 1

Wild Skills Family Climb Night // 5PM-8PM

The Mountaineers // 2302 N 30th st Tacoma, WA 98403

SheJumps Youth Initiatives & The Mountaineers are proud to present a night of skills practice and community for Tacoma area girls ages 6-17 and their families. Join us from 5-8pm on Friday, June 1 for rock climbing, knots practice, games, prizes and FREE PIZZA provided by The Hub & Harmon Brewing Company.

June 2

Gig Harbor Maritime Festival // 8AM-9PM

Downtown Gig Harbor

The Maritime Gig Festival presented by the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce celebrates the area's rich boating heritage. The weekend-long event includes a family fun run, entertainment and concerts, a children's fair, food vendors and the always-popular Yo Ho Harbor Grand Parade.

Free State Parks Day
140 Washington State Parks

Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities). A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington state departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife on these days.

June 3

Gig Harbor Maritime Festival // 8AM-9PM

Downtown Gig Harbor

The Maritime Gig Festival presented by the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce celebrates the area's rich boating heritage. The weekend-long event includes a family fun run, entertainment and concerts, a children's fair, food vendors and the always-popular Yo Ho Harbor Grand Parade. 

June 9

Brushes and Breakfast // 10AM-12PM

Bright Horizons // 1002 E Senecast Seattle WA 98122

Enjoy breakfast with us and create a masterpiece with your little artist. Our teachers will lead the group in a step by step process to create a beautiful abstract painting using tape. This event is geared towards children 2 – 6 years old. 

Emerald City Trapeze Summer Student Show // 7PM

Emerald City Trapeze Arts // 2702 6th Ave S Seattle, WA 98134

If you love Trapeze, Aerial Arts, and Circus Acts, don’t miss this show! Our Student Show will feature Emerald City Trapeze students of all ages performing fully choreographed acts. Get ready for high-flying fun on the ground and in the air! See some of our very best amp up the tricks, the air, and the style with their creative and genius skills!

Free State Parks Day

140 Washington State Parks

Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities). A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington state departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife on these days.

June 10

Free State Parks Day

140 Washington State Parks

Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities). A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington state departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife on these days. 

June 15

Meeker Days Arts & Music Festival // 12PM-9PM

Downtown Puyallup // Pioneer Park

The Meeker Days Festival originated in 1939 as a small arts and crafts festival located in Pioneer Park. It has since grown to be Pierce County’s largest street festival encompassing a 15 block radius in the heart of historic downtown Puyallup. Meeker Days is a 3-day long festival that takes place the third weekend in June. The festival features four entertainment stages including a kid friendly stage; over 200 craft and commercial vendors; two food courts; kids’ activities such as educational exhibits; beer garden, antique tractor display and pull races; classic car shows and the ever popular Farmers’ Market! Meeker Days brings in crowds from all over Washington, vendors and consumers alike, to get involved in the first festival of the season!

June 16

Summer Solstice Night Market // 3PM-10PM

South Lake Union Saturday Market // 139 9th Ave N Seattle, WA 98109

It’s back to celebrate the Summer Solstice! Join us in South Lake Union for our 2nd Annual Solstice Night Market showcasing the best street food, handmade and artist alike! Makers, finders, foodies welcome!  

Free Family Flick // 10AM

The Grand Cinema // 606 S Fawcett Ave Tacoma, WA 98402

The Grand Cinema welcomes guests of all ages to a family-friendly movie for free! Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and movies start at 10:00 a.m. Seating is first-come, first-served. All children under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Playing: Madagascar

Fathers Day Train Ride // 10AM-5PM

Northwest Railway Museum // 38625 SE King st Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Dad rides free with a paying child of any age on Father's Day Weekend!

Meeker Days Arts & Music Festival // 10AM-9PM

Downtown Puyallup // Pioneer Park

The Meeker Days Festival originated in 1939 as a small arts and crafts festival located in Pioneer Park. It has since grown to be Pierce County’s largest street festival encompassing a 15 block radius in the heart of historic downtown Puyallup. Meeker Days is a 3-day long festival that takes place the third weekend in June. The festival features four entertainment stages including a kid friendly stage; over 200 craft and commercial vendors; two food courts; kids’ activities such as educational exhibits; beer garden, antique tractor display and pull races; classic car shows and the ever popular Farmers’ Market! Meeker Days brings in crowds from all over Washington, vendors and consumers alike, to get involved in the first festival of the season!

June 17

Fathers Day Train Ride // 10AM-5PM

Northwest Railway Museum // 38625 SE King st Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Dad rides free with a paying child of any age on Father's Day Weekend!

Meeker Days Arts & Music Festival // 10AM-5PM

Downtown Puyallup // Pioneer Park

The Meeker Days Festival originated in 1939 as a small arts and crafts festival located in Pioneer Park. It has since grown to be Pierce County’s largest street festival encompassing a 15 block radius in the heart of historic downtown Puyallup. Meeker Days is a 3-day long festival that takes place the third weekend in June. The festival features four entertainment stages including a kid friendly stage; over 200 craft and commercial vendors; two food courts; kids’ activities such as educational exhibits; beer garden, antique tractor display and pull races; classic car shows and the ever popular Farmers’ Market! Meeker Days brings in crowds from all over Washington, vendors and consumers alike, to get involved in the first festival of the season!

June 21

Third Thursdays // 5PM-8PM

Museum of Glass // 1801 Dock st Tacoma, WA 98402

Visit MOG along with other local museums every third Thursday of the month and enjoy free admission from 5-8pm. Experience a Hot Shop demonstration from Hilltop Artists, learn about Exquisite Corpse and sketch with friends in our Education Studio, walk our exciting exhibitions, and enjoy additional programming and entertainment. 

Third Thursdays // 5PM-8PM

Tacoma Art Museum // 1701 Pacific Ave Tacoma, WA 98402

Tacoma Art Museum joins other local museums in staying open late (5–8 pm) and free to the public on the third Thursday of every month. Enjoy all of our exhibitions, as well as additional programming and entertainment. Happy Hour in TAM Cafe 4 –7 pm. Free museum admission begins at 5 pm. However, paid admission is not required to visit TAM cafe. Come early for happy hour discounts on beer, wine, and snacks. F.O.A.M. for Teens 6 – 8 pm. Join TAM’s Teen Art Council for a free night of Film, Open mic, Art, or Making—just for teens! Don’t stay home, go to F.O.A.M.!

Fairy Fest // 10AM-4PM

Lakewold Gardens // 12317 Gravelly Lk Dr SW Lakewood, WA 98499

Experience the magic of Lakewold Gardens. Lakewold will be host to dance, music and art. Explore the gardens and discover hidden treasures and fairy houses. Test your skills with a scavenger hunt for a special treat. Indluge your creative side with art projects, selfie stations, and so much more!

June 22

Taste of Tacoma // 11AM-9PM

Point Defiance Park // 5400 N Pearl st Tacoma, WA 98407

The "Ultimate Summer Get Together" featuring 40 restaurants & vendors, South Sound Bites local restaurant showcase, craft & commercial goods vendors, over 80 live bands & entertainment on 5 stages, live cooking demonstrations & cook-offs at The Taste Cooks! stage, the Rose Garden which includes Wine Tasting & Craft Beer Tasting, outdoor beer gardens, the Funtastic Carnival, sponsor activities & more! Also, park FREE and ride FREE to The Taste from TCC.

Fairy Fest // 10AM-4PM

Lakewold Gardens // 12317 Gravelly Lk Dr SW Lakewood, WA 98499

Experience the magic of Lakewold Gardens. Lakewold will be host to dance, music and art. Explore the gardens and discover hidden treasures and fairy houses. Test your skills with a scavenger hunt for a special treat. Indluge your creative side with art projects, selfie stations, and so much more!


June 23

Taste of Tacoma // 11AM-9PM

Point Defiance Park // 5400 N Pearl st Tacoma, WA 98407

The "Ultimate Summer Get Together" featuring 40 restaurants & vendors, South Sound Bites local restaurant showcase, craft & commercial goods vendors, over 80 live bands & entertainment on 5 stages, live cooking demonstrations & cook-offs at The Taste Cooks! stage, the Rose Garden which includes Wine Tasting & Craft Beer Tasting, outdoor beer gardens, the Funtastic Carnival, sponsor activities & more! Also, park FREE and ride FREE to The Taste from TCC.

Fairy Fest // 10AM-6PM

Lakewold Gardens // 12317 Gravelly Lk Dr SW Lakewood, WA 98499

Experience the magic of Lakewold Gardens. Lakewold will be host to dance, music and art. Explore the gardens and discover hidden treasures and fairy houses. Test your skills with a scavenger hunt for a special treat. Indluge your creative side with art projects, selfie stations, and so much more!

June 24

Taste of Tacoma // 11AM-8PM

Point Defiance Park // 5400 N Pearl st Tacoma, WA 98407

The "Ultimate Summer Get Together" featuring 40 restaurants & vendors, South Sound Bites local restaurant showcase, craft & commercial goods vendors, over 80 live bands & entertainment on 5 stages, live cooking demonstrations & cook-offs at The Taste Cooks! stage, the Rose Garden which includes Wine Tasting & Craft Beer Tasting, outdoor beer gardens, the Funtastic Carnival, sponsor activities & more! Also, park FREE and ride FREE to The Taste from TCC.

Fairy Fest // 10AM-6PM

Lakewold Gardens // 12317 Gravelly Lk Dr SW Lakewood, WA 98499

Experience the magic of Lakewold Gardens. Lakewold will be host to dance, music and art. Explore the gardens and discover hidden treasures and fairy houses. Test your skills with a scavenger hunt for a special treat. Indluge your creative side with art projects, selfie stations, and so much more!

June 29

Movies at Mercer Slough // 5PM-6PM

Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center // 1625 188th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98005

Featuring an episode from Planet Earth Series One. Popcorn provided! Caves: This episode explores "Planet Earth's final frontier" - caves featuring the deepest cave with the depth of 1,300ft. Its volume could contain the Empire State Building.

 

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