This Friday is definitely one to check out the listings for outdoor movie showings! Lots of locations to choose from. Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend. :)
Make sure to check out these fun ideas around the Northwest:
- Fairs & Festivals in the PNW: Puget Sound Edition 2019
- 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!
- Evan’s Family Variety Show – Seattle; FREE
- AMC – Multiple Locations; $9 (reg. $13.50)
- Comedy Sportz – Seattle; $7.75 (reg. $15.50)
- 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.
- Portland Timbers 2 Soccer – Portland; $6 (reg. $10)
- Find more Cheap Event Tickets for Portland area on Goldstar HERE.
Things To Do in Seattle Area
Friday, August 23rd, 2019
Music in the Park: Infinity Project & Seattle Food Trucks – Mercer Island; 5pm – 8pm; Free; Enjoy music and food with the family. Plenty of food trucks to choose from!
Chehalis Garlic Festival & Craft Show – Friday, August 23rd, 12pm – 7pm; Saturday, August 24th, 10am – 7pm; Sunday, August 25th, 10am – 5pm; Chehalis. General admission – $5, Kids 5 and under are free! Garlic themed cuisine, artisan & craft vendors, kids activities, chef demonstrations, live music on two stages, and more.
Kitsap County Fair & Stampede – August 21st – 25th; Bremerton; Xtreme Bulls, Stampede, Carnival, Destruction Derby, and more. Fair admission is free this year, with the exception of the cost of the rodeo, Kitsap destruction derby, and carnival rides.
Goats for Good Petting Zoo – Seattle; 11am – 2pm; $5; Pet a goat and help them raise money for the goats.
Kids Night – Seattle; 6pm – 8pm; Free; Kid-friendly concerts, art, entertainers, and other activities.
Summer Bash At Star Center – Tacoma; 6pm; Free; Outdoor showing of the movie Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse. Seating is on the lawn so they encourage you to bring a chair or blankets to sit on.
YMCA Movie Night – Everett; 6pm – 8:30pm; Free; Enjoy a showing of the movie Secret Like of Pets 2, arts, crafts, face painting, popcorn, music and more. The movie starts at dusk.
Movies in Freeway Park – Seattle; 6pm – 9pm; Free; Enjoy a free showing of the movie Crazy Rich Asians.
Movies in the Park: Incredibles 2 – Seattle; 7pm – 11:30pm; Free; Movie showing for the family along with activities happening at 7pm before the movie at dusk.
Kids Art in the Park – Seattle; 2:30pm – 4pm; Free; Arts and crafts workshop in the park for the kids.
Downtown Summer Sounds – Seattle; Noon – 1pm; Free; Outdoor summer concerts at various locations.
Seattle Center Concerts at the Mural – Seattle; 5pm – 7pm; Free; Outdoor summer concert. Seating is a first-come, first-serve. Check out who is performing at the link.
Movies and Art in the Park – Seattle; 7:30pm – 10:30pm; Free; Children’s art activities begin at 7:30pm, then the movie beings at dusk. They’ll be showing the movie Balto.
Community Kite Painting – Seattle; Noon – 2pm; Free; Paint a kite to be included in Freeway Park’s Annual Art Kite Installation.
Garden Tots – Shoreline; 10am – 1pm; $10 per family; Fun nature exploration in the garden. Simple plant activity and craft project. This weekends theme is bold bugs.
Mommy Matinees at the Movies – 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, August 24th, 2019
Living Montessori Summer Celebration – Bellevue; 10am – 2pm; Free; Games, water play, face painting, bouncy house, and music from Eli Rosenblatt.
Family Jump – Issaquah; 10am – Noon; Free; Jump for free with the family at the Springfree Trampoline.
Community Day – Lakewood; 10am – 4pm; $9, free ages 12 and younger; Look at the 10-acre garden along with games and activities for all ages.
Cedar River Salmon Journey – Seattle; 11am – 3pm; Free; Watch the salmon migration and learn from volunteer naturalists on select weekends.
Tibet Fest – Seattle; 11am – 5pm; Free; Live music, dance, visual exploration, foods, workshops, demonstrations and hands-on learning for kids and adults.
Meet Moana & Princess Tiana at Kids on 45th – Seattle; 1pm – 2pm; Free; Meet the princesses! Take part in activities such as storytime, meet & greet, sing-along, and more.
Everett Food Truck Fest – Everett; Noon – 6pm; Free Admission; Food trucks and entertainment.
Children’s Hour – Seattle; 10:30am – 11:30am; Free; Short films, storybooks, art activities, and science experiments kids can learn new concepts.
Drive-In Movie – Tacoma; 4:30pm – 10pm; Free; Watch the outdoor showing of the movie Captain Marvel. Parking starts at 4:30pm.
Summer Concerts at Ballard Locks – Seattle; 2pm – 3pm; Free; Outdoor Summer concert.
Seattle Center Movies at the Mural – Seattle; 5pm – 7pm; Free; Enjoy a showing of the movie Black Panther on a 40-foot screen
Redmond Saturday Market – Redmond; 9am – 3pm; Free; Farm-fresh family fun to be had at the market. They have local farmers, gardeners, artists, crafts, food, and more.
Mary Olson Farm Day – Kent; Noon – 5pm; Free; Your family can take a trip back in time while meeting cows, chickens, and mini donkeys. Pack a picnic to enjoy while visiting. This is the last weekend for this.
Sunday, August 25th, 2019
Olympic Music Festival Children’s Concert – Port Townsend; 10:30am – Noon; Free; The Musicians from GardenMusic will present an hour-long program of music.
Kidz Kraze Children’s Festival – University Place; Noon – 4pm; Free; Fun with inflatables, obstacle course, arts, crafts, and field games.
Evan’s Family Variety Show – Seattle; 4pm – 5:30pm; Free; Variety show of musicians, magicians, comics, acrobats, jugglers for the whole family to enjoy together.
Seattle Design Festival Block Party – Seattle; 10am – 7pm; Free; Interact through art, architecture, and design installations. Performances and design activities centered around the theme of balance.
Fremont Sunday Market – Seattle; 10am – 4pm; Free; Fun European-style street market with food trucks, handcrafts, produce and more.
Auburn Farmers Market – Auburn; 10am – 3pm; Free; Shop for fresh foods, enjoy live entertainment, activities, and demonstrations.
Sunday Public Sail – Seattle; 10am – 4pm; Free; Center for Wooden Boats offers 45-minute rides on Lake Union. Sign up for a slot in person. They have several trips throughout the day.
Alki Point Lighthouse Tours – Seattle; 1pm – 4pm; Free; Get a chance to look inside a lighthouse. Children ages 7 and younger are allowed to visit the landing, but only 8 and older can visit the top. This will be open now from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
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, August 23rd, 2019
Sunflower Festival – Tualatin; 9am – 8:10pm; $12 general admission, $18 activities bracelets (weekend Sat & Sun pricing is more); Enjoy a hayride, one flower bloom, access to farm grounds, sunflower fields, play area, and animals for general admission.
Hot Air Balloon Night Glow – Albany; 5pm – 10pm; Free; Watch hot air balloons light up the sky. Plus they’ll have music, food booths, art vendors, a beer garden, and a family zone!
Portland Art Museum – Portland; 5pm – 8pm; $5; Enjoy admission to the museum for just $5 per person.
The David Show – Portland; 10:30am; Free; Fun songs and sing-alongs for the family.
Toddler Time – Portland; 10am -11am; $5; Toddler morning time bring them in to craft a little something special.
KiLoFriDay Ft. Zazzy Zoe and Mr. Ben – Portland; 5pm – 6pm; $10 per family; Enjoy live children’s music.
Saturday, August 24th, 2019
Dahlia Festival 2019 – Canby; 10am – 6pm; Free; Indoor flower display, over 400 floral arrangements, food booths, live music, and more.
Annual Johnson Creek-Clean Up – Milwaukie; 8am – 2pm; Free; Rally together and clean up the creek. They have a schedule of times for certain things going on, just check out the website link.
Grandparent’s Day – Portland; 9am – 1pm; $14; Two for one craft special for grandparents and their grandchildren at the Craft Factory
Harpers Playground, Community Play Day – Portland; 10am – 2pm; Free; Play and local entertainment. They’ll even have food vendors on site.
Autism Empowerment 7th Annual Summer Potluck Picnic – Vancouver; 11am – 3pm; $3 per car for parking, admission free; They’d love if you can bring an item for the potluck, they’ll provide hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, water, soda, and juice. Fun games, music, and more.
POP (Power of Produce) Club – Portland; 9am – 12:30pm; Free; Fun kids program to help kids make healthy food choices.
Pearson Education Center – Vancouver; 10am – 5pm; Free; Open Saturday is this weekend at the Pearson Field Education Center. The youth of all ages can experience STEM education through aviation.
Sunday, August 25th, 2019
Hawthorne Street Fair – Portland; 11am – 6pm; Free; Music, stage, kids activities, and beer gardens.
Miller Family Free Day – Portland; 10am – 5pm; Free; Join in the Sunday Parkways route by jumping on your bike on the car-free 8-mile loop. Then be sure to stop by the Museum for art-making, music, and more.
Picnic in the Park – Portland; Noon – 3pm; Free; Pack a lunch and head out to the park for music, lawn games, food vendors and a lot more.
End of Summer BBQ – Portland; Noon – 3pm; $10; Eat some yummy BBQ food, face painting, photo booth, and vendors.
National Park Day – Enjoy free admission to many National Parks this Sunday, August 25th.
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.