Martin Luther King Jr. is Monday so we have quite a few events and celebrations happening this weekend so be sure to check those out. Not to mention a good array of different events to check out. Plenty to see and do for the whole family. Have a great weekend.
Make sure to check out these fun ideas around the Northwest:
- Portland Staycation Ideas
- Seattle Staycation Ideas
- NW Weekend Getaway Ideas on a Budget (updated weekly)
And if you find a fun, frugal event that’s not listed, feel free to leave a comment so we can add that event to our list.
Cheap Event Tickets for Seattle Area
Head to Goldstar and select Family events to easily find these. Some of the tickets sell out fast, so it’s a good idea to buy ahead if you see an event your family would want to attend!
- Little Red – Seattle; $7.50 (reg. $15)
- Little Red – Everett; $7.50 (reg. $15)
- Little Red – Renton; $7.50 (reg. $15)
- Little Red – Shoreline; $7.50 (reg. $15)
- Little Red – Kirkland; $7.50 (reg. $15)
- Narnia: The Musical – Seattle; COMP (reg. $12)
- The Brunch Show – Seattle; $10 (reg. $20)
- Winter Festival Family Concert: The Snow Queen – Seattle; $6 (reg. $12)
- ComedySportz – Seattle; $7.75-$20 (reg. $15.50-$20)
- AMC Yellow Tickets – Various Locations; $9 (reg. $13.50)
- Find more Cheap Event Tickets for Seattle area on Goldstar HERE.
Cheap Event Tickets for Portland Area
Head to Goldstar and select Family events to easily find these.
- Elephant & Piggies: We are in a Play – Gresham; $9 – $11 (reg. $18 – $22)
- Elephant & Piggies: We are in a Play – Portland $9.50 – $11.50 (reg. $19 – $23)
- Find more Cheap Event Tickets for the Portland area on Goldstar HERE.
Things To Do in Seattle Area
Friday, January 17th, 2020
Lake Chelan Winterfest – Chelan; 3pm – 7pm; $5; Snow inspired festivities for the whole family. Such as horse carriage rides, ice slide, ice carving and so much more!
Art & Social Justice Tours at SAM – Seattle; Noon – 12:30pm; Free; They’ll be honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a week of spotlight tours. Tours held daily until the 20th.
Imagine Children’s Museum – Everett; 5:30pm – 9pm; Free; Enjoy free admission to the museum.
PlayDate SEA Magic Show – Seattle; 6:30pm – 7:30pm; $8 – $12; See fairies, wizards, a unicorn queen and other fun characters at this magic show.
Tacoma RV Show – Tacoma; 11am – 8pm; $12, $6 w/military ID, free children age 16 and under; Explore many RVs on site.
Elevated Sportz Hoppy Hour – Bothell; 10am – 12:30pm; $7 for play, $10 for jump, or $12 for both; Jump on trampolines and enjoy the amazing play zone at a discounted rate.
Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink – Bellevue; Times Vary; $10-$15; Ice skating for the whole family. Bring your own ice skates for a discount. It is open weekdays and weekends, check the website for detailed information. Open now until January 20th.
Oly on Ice – Olympia; 3:30pm – 10pm; Pricing Varies, Check the Link for Details; Have fun and enjoy some fun ice skating with the family this holiday season from today until January 20th.
Snow Day at Lake Union – Seattle; 4pm – 11:30pm; Free; Check out the lighting display in Denny Park on display until January 20th.
Mommy Matinees – Seattle; 9:30am; Children 5 and Under Free, Adult tickets are Matinee Pricing; Every Friday you can show up with your young children and don’t have to worry about interrupting anyone with a crying or antsy little one. Actually, enjoy yourself, worry-free.
Saturday, January 18th, 2020
Youth-Led MLK March – Seattle; 9am – 2pm; Free; Honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with food, live music, and more.
Bavarian Icefest 2020 – Leavenworth; 9am – 7pm; Free; Celebrate winter with half a million twinkle lights, games, snow sculptures to name just a few things happening at this event.
Tet Festival: Vietnamese Lunar New Year – Seattle; 11am – 7pm; Free; Celebration with a traditional lion dance, live performances, food, crafts, and more.
Family Flick – Tacoma; 10am – Noon; Free; Enjoy a free showing of the movie March of the Penguins. Doors open at 9:30am, seating is first-come, first-served.
Ice Adventures – Olympia; 9am – 5pm; $12.95 – $14.95; Meet costumed Ice Princesses, practice ice shaving, slide on the indoor sock skating rink, watch Dr. Science light ice on fire, and so much more! Event happening until January 20th.
Pacific Northwest Reptile Show – Puyallup; 10am – 5pm; $10 – $15; $5 Children age 6 to 10, Children 5 and under free; Largest reptile show in the Pacific Northwest with educational displays, reptiles, and fun for the whole family.
Thione Diop Concert – Seattle; 11am – Noon; Adults $5, Age 22 and under Free; Listen and enjoy Djembe drumming, dance, and music with the family.
First Concerts: Meet the Trombone – Seattle; 9:30am – 10:30am; $12; Seattle Symphony Principal Trombone will perform short pieces and invite questions from curious little ones in a sensory-friendly environment. Before the show, children can learn how to be musical explorers and try out instruments.
Great Train Show – Puyallup; 10am – 4pm; $10 – $11, Kids are free; Features hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for sale, exhibits, activities for kids, and more.
Skagit Eagle Festival 2020 – Concrete; Times Vary; Free; Happening every full weekend in January. Learn all about eagles, plus watch a raptor show ($) or take a wildlife hayride (free). They also have different scheduled activities listed on the website to check out.
Kindiependent Kids Rock Series – Seattle; 10:30am – 11:30am; $5; Kid-friendly performers to Mount Baker Community Club.
Discovery Days – Des Moines; 10am – 2pm; Free; Checkout over 15 tanks of marine species.
Open Play – Issaquah; 10am – Noon; Free; Enjoy free open play with jumping and snacks.
Sunday, January 19th, 2020
MLK Youth Celebration – Seattle; Noon – 5pm; Free; Food, music, fun celebrating Martin Luther King.
Kids’ Club: Tropical Mason Jar Terrarium – Seattle; 10am – 2pm; $15; Make a mason jar terrarium filled with soil, a tropical plant, decorations.
Sunday Public Sail – Seattle; 10am – 4pm; Free; Center for Wooden Boats offers 45-minute rides on Lake Union. Sign up in person for a slot. Space limited.
Fremont Sunday Market – Seattle; 10am – 4pm; Free; Fun European-style street market with food trucks, handcrafts, produce and more.
Ballard Farmers Market – Seattle; 10am – 3pm; Free; Do some shopping, get some fresh vegetables and fruits. Maybe even try some of the food!
Things to Do in the Portland Area
Friday, January 17th, 2020
Micah and Me Kindie Dance Party – Portland; 10:30am – 11:30am; $5 – $10 suggested donation per child; Dancing and music fun!
Tallulah’s Daddy – Portland; 10:30am – 11:30am; $5 per child or $10 per family suggested donation; Fun, energetic, interactive acoustic music for kids and families.
KiLoFriDay Ft. Zazzy Zoe and Mr. Ben – Portland; 5pm – 6pm; suggested donation $10 per family; Enjoy live children’s music.
Saturday, January 18th, 2020
Red Yarn Performance at Shining Star – Portland; 11am – Noon; Free; All ages performance open to the public!
Me Myself and Us – Portland; 4pm – 5pm; Free; 45-minute family-friendly show with magic, juggling, comedy, and volunteer participation.
Ukulele Party! – Portland; 11am – Noon; Free; Show up and get a chance to learn the ukelele! They’ll even provide the instrument.
Studio Ghibli: Ponyo – Portland; 4pm; $7 – $8.50; Enjoy a showing of the movie Ponyo.
Studio Ghibli: Kiki’s Delivery Service – Portland; 6:30pm; $7 – $8.50; Enjoy a showing of the movie Kiki’s Delivery Service.
Pearson Field Education Center – Vancouver; 10am – 5pm; Free; Enjoy a free open day at the center.
Sunday, January 19th, 2020
Free Expression Art Workshop for Youth on the Autism Spectrum – Portland; 1pm – 3:30pm; Free; Art workshop for autistic people, with friends and family. Check out the age group in which you should show up. They’d appreciate advanced registration.
Studio Ghibli: My Neighbor Totoro – Portland; 4pm; $7 – $8.50; Enjoy a showing of the movie My Neighbor Totoro.
Monday, January 20th, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr Day – Newberg; 5:30pm – 8pm; Free; Family-friendly celebration with music, dances, and speakers.
National Parks Day – Various locations, in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr you can enjoy free admission to national parks on January 20th.
Barnes & Noble Saturday Storytime – Enter your zip code to see special storytime events at your local Barnes & Noble store.
Michaels’ Kids Club – every Saturday from 10am-noon; $2 for children ages 3 and up with all supplies included. There are also special projects for spring break. Check your local Michael’s store to see if they are participating in this weeks’ project.
Lakeshore Learning Stores– every Saturday from 11am-3pm there are fun free crafts at Lakeshore Learning Stores for ages 3 and up. Check with your local store to see if they are participating.