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Have an affordable AND fun 3-day weekend around Tacoma

Happy pre-Martin Luther Jr. Day weekend, hopefully a three day one you will be able to get out and enjoy around Tacoma.

Pretty much everyone loves a bargain and when that is combined with the beautiful parks, expositions or events, there is plenty to do that is both fun and affordable.

We enjoy the Greater Seattle on the Cheap blog and are sharing this information from their site, both for our readers ease and to acquaint you with what is available that you might be not aware of.

Friday, January 18, 2019

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Register for free webinar about RainWise rebates in King County

FREE | Online registration

O’Loughlin RV show photo

Winter RV show in Tacoma

$12.00 | Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

th Freeway in downtown Seattle

Free and cheap things to do this weekend

$0-15.00 | Multiple locations

bowling lane, pins, and ball

Register to win a free game of bowling

FREE | Multiple locations

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Free planetarium show at UW Seattle

FREE | University of Washington, Physics-Astronomy Building, 3910 15th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98195

Snow Day light display Denny Park banner

Immersive light display ‘Snow Day’ in Denny Park

FREE | Denny Park, 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109

Tacoma Point Ruston ice skating rink banner

Holiday Ice Skate Rink in Tacoma

$12.50-14.00 | Point Ruston Grand Plaza, 5005 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98407

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Northwest Remodeling Expo in Seattle

$4.00 | Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Tasveer literary festival 2019 banner

Free Tasveer literary festival in Seattle

FREE | Multiple locations

Seattle Alaskan Way Viaduct February 15, 2018 (WSDOT photo, CC2)

Seattle Viaduct waterfront freebies and deals

Discounted | Seattle waterfront

Volunteer Park Conservatory

Free admission to Volunteer Park Conservatory

10:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 East Galer Street Seattle, WA 98112

Dr Michael Eric Dyson on Dr King January 2019

MLK: keynote speaker Dr. Michael Eric Dyson in Seattle

11:00 am to 1:30 pm | FREE | Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Map of Puget Sound garage sales

All Day | Puget Sound region

Free walking groups for adults 50+ in Seattle

FREE | Multiple locations

Free glass blowing demos

FREE | Multiple locations

Free and cheap dance classes and social dancing

$0-19.00 | Multiple locations

Free and cheap live music venues in the Puget Sound region

$0-10.00 | Multiple locations

Planetarium shows in Tacoma

$6.00 | Pierce College Fort Steilacoom 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood, WA USA 98498

Free guided meditation Wednesday/Friday mornings in Seattle

7:45 am to 9:00 am | FREE | Epiphany Episcopal Church, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Food Truck Friday at Wetmore Plaza in Everett

11:00 am to 2:00 pm | $5.00-10.00 | Wetmore Theatre Plaza, 2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, Washington 98225

Affordable lunch and dinner at Stanwood Senior Center

11:30 am to 6:00 pm | $2.00-6.00 | Standwood Community Center, 7430 276th St NW Stanwood, WA 98292

Free distillery tours (21+) in Woodinville

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Woodinville Whiskey Co, 14509 Woodinville Redmond Rd. NE Woodinville, WA. 98072

Free all ages chess games in Shoreline

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street Shoreline WA 98155

Free all ages chess or board games in Renton

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Renton Highlands Library, 2801 NE 10th Street, Renton WA 98056

Free Third Friday art walks in Seattle

6:00 pm | FREE | University District “The Ave”

Free ASL deaf chat, potluck, & games in Federal Way

6:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Northwest Church, 34800 21st Ave SW, Federal Way, WA 98023

10% student discount on groceries at Uwajimaya

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Uwajimay Asian Grocery Stores

$5 open mic in Snohomish

6:30 pm | $3.00-5.00 | Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 4th Street, Snohomish, WA 98290

$10 comedy improv at Pike Market in Seattle

7:00 pm | $10.00 | Unexpected Productions, 1428 Post Alley Seattle, WA 98101

$10 Moth storytelling on Capitol Hill

8:00 pm | $10.00 | Saint Mark’s, 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

Free broadcast concerts at KING FM

9:00 pm | FREE | Radio: KING FM 98.1

Saturday, January 19, 2019

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Register for free webinar about RainWise rebates in King County

FREE | Online registration

O’Loughlin RV show photo

Winter RV show in Tacoma

$12.00 | Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

th Freeway in downtown Seattle

Free and cheap things to do this weekend

$0-15.00 | Multiple locations

bowling lane, pins, and ball

Register to win a free game of bowling

FREE | Multiple locations

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Wedding Expo in Everett

$16.00 | XFINITY Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett, WA 98201

Snow Day light display Denny Park banner

Immersive light display ‘Snow Day’ in Denny Park

FREE | Denny Park, 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109

Tacoma Point Ruston ice skating rink banner

Holiday Ice Skate Rink in Tacoma

$12.50-14.00 | Point Ruston Grand Plaza, 5005 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98407

Depositphotos_95660806_l-2015 Custom Kitchen remodel photo by Feverpitch

Northwest Remodeling Expo in Seattle

$4.00 | Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Tasveer literary festival 2019 banner

Free Tasveer literary festival in Seattle

FREE | Multiple locations

Seattle Alaskan Way Viaduct February 15, 2018 (WSDOT photo, CC2)

Seattle Viaduct waterfront freebies and deals

Discounted | Seattle waterfront

Volunteer Park Conservatory

Free admission to Volunteer Park Conservatory

10:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 East Galer Street Seattle, WA 98112

Map of Puget Sound garage sales

All Day | Puget Sound region

Free travel classes in Edmonds

FREE | Multiple locations

Free walking groups for adults 50+ in Seattle

FREE | Multiple locations

Getaway: Bavarian Icefest in Leavenworth (120 miles E)

FREE | Leavenworth, WA

Free glass blowing demos

FREE | Multiple locations

Free and cheap dance classes and social dancing

$0-19.00 | Multiple locations

Free and cheap live music venues in the Puget Sound region

$0-10.00 | Multiple locations

Planetarium shows in Tacoma

$6.00 | Pierce College Fort Steilacoom 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood, WA USA 98498

Free aquarium and marine science center in Des Moines

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Marine Science and Technology Center, 28203 Redondo Beach Dr. S., Des Moines, WA 98198

Con about comic cons in Renton

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | $10.00 | Renton Technical College, 3000 NE 4th St, Renton, WA

Free chocolate tasting in Seattle

11:00 am to 3:30 pm | FREE | Chocolopolis at the Interbay WorkLofts, 1631 15th Ave. W., Seattle, WA 98119

Free distillery tours (21+) in Woodinville

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Woodinville Whiskey Co, 14509 Woodinville Redmond Rd. NE Woodinville, WA. 98072

Free ‘Socrates cafe’ civil conversation in Monroe

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way, Monroe, WA 98272

Free all ages chess games in Shoreline

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street Shoreline WA 98155

$10 comedy improv at Pike Market in Seattle

7:00 pm | $10.00 | Unexpected Productions, 1428 Post Alley Seattle, WA 98101

Sunday, January 20, 2019

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Register for free webinar about RainWise rebates in King County

FREE | Online registration

O’Loughlin RV show photo

Winter RV show in Tacoma

$12.00 | Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

th Freeway in downtown Seattle

Free and cheap things to do this weekend

$0-15.00 | Multiple locations

bowling lane, pins, and ball

Register to win a free game of bowling

FREE | Multiple locations

Wedding bouquet, bride and groom - DepositPhotos.com

Wedding Expo in Everett

$16.00 | XFINITY Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett, WA 98201

Snow Day light display Denny Park banner

Immersive light display ‘Snow Day’ in Denny Park

FREE | Denny Park, 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109

Tacoma Point Ruston ice skating rink banner

Holiday Ice Skate Rink in Tacoma

$12.50-14.00 | Point Ruston Grand Plaza, 5005 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98407

Depositphotos_95660806_l-2015 Custom Kitchen remodel photo by Feverpitch

Northwest Remodeling Expo in Seattle

$4.00 | Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Tasveer literary festival 2019 banner

Free Tasveer literary festival in Seattle

FREE | Multiple locations

Seattle Alaskan Way Viaduct February 15, 2018 (WSDOT photo, CC2)

Seattle Viaduct waterfront freebies and deals

Discounted | Seattle waterfront

Volunteer Park Conservatory

Free admission to Volunteer Park Conservatory

10:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 East Galer Street Seattle, WA 98112

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Free curling skills clinic in North Seattle

11:30 am | FREE | Granite Curling Club, 1440 N 128th Street, Seattle, WA

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Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Seattle

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | The Sanctuary, 811 5th Ave, Seattle, WA

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MLK: Free hip-hop show in Seattle

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA

Map of Puget Sound garage sales

All Day | Puget Sound region

Free walking groups for adults 50+ in Seattle

FREE | Multiple locations

Upcoming free classical music concerts

FREE | Multiple locations

Getaway: Bavarian Icefest in Leavenworth (120 miles E)

FREE | Leavenworth, WA

Free glass blowing demos

FREE | Multiple locations

Free and cheap dance classes and social dancing

$0-19.00 | Multiple locations

Free and cheap live music venues in the Puget Sound region

$0-10.00 | Multiple locations

$10 guided meditation Sunday mornings in Tacoma

10:00 am to 11:15 am | $5.00-10.00 | Sprague/United Way Building, 1501 Pacific Avenue, Suite #301, Tacoma, WA 98402

Free Sunday Boat Rides at the Center for Wooden Boats

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley Street Seattle, WA 98109

Flea market in Fremont

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Fremont Market, 3410 Evanston Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Free distillery tours (21+) in Woodinville

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Woodinville Whiskey Co, 14509 Woodinville Redmond Rd. NE Woodinville, WA. 98072

Free bonsai museum tour in Federal Way

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | FREE | Pacific Bonsai Museum, 2515 S 336th St, Federal Way, WA 98003

Free all ages chess games in Shoreline

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street Shoreline WA 98155

Free Irish music jam session in Mount Vernon

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Littlefield Celtic Center, 1124 Cleveland Ave, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Sounds of Brass concert in Tacoma

2:00 pm | $0-20.00 | Tacoma Community College, 6501 S 19th St, Tacoma, WA 98466

Free Taize prayer service in north Seattle

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 111 NE 80th St, Seattle, WA 98115

Free open house at Islamic mosque in Kent

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Islamic Center of Kent, 20857 108TH AVE SE, Kent WA 98031

Story Time for Grown Ups in south Seattle

7:00 pm | FREE | Third Place Books-Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave S Seattle WA 98118

Free prayer service on Capitol Hill

9:30 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Saint Mark’s, 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

Martin Luther King Jr Day 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

Rain on window - iStock.com

Register for free webinar about RainWise rebates in King County

FREE | Online registration

bowling lane, pins, and ball

Register to win a free game of bowling

FREE | Multiple locations

Tacoma Point Ruston ice skating rink banner

Holiday Ice Skate Rink in Tacoma

$12.50-14.00 | Point Ruston Grand Plaza, 5005 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98407

Seattle Alaskan Way Viaduct February 15, 2018 (WSDOT photo, CC2)

Seattle Viaduct waterfront freebies and deals

Discounted | Seattle waterfront

Martin Luther King Jr. Day banner

MLK Jr Day march and rally from Garfield HS in Seattle

9:30 am to 3:30 pm | FREE | Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Martin Luther King Jr. Day banner

MLK: Martin Luther King Jr Day at Tacoma Convention Center

10:00 am | FREE | Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402

Volunteer Park Conservatory

Free admission to Volunteer Park Conservatory

10:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 East Galer Street Seattle, WA 98112

Martin Luther King Jr. Day banner

MLK: Martin Luther King Jr Day program in Tacoma

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | Washington State Historical Society, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

Martin Luther King Jr. Day banner

MLK: Free admission to NAAM

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts Street, Seattle, WA 98144

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MLK: movie Selma at Marysville Opera House

4:30 pm to 7:30 pm | $0-5.00 | Marysville Opera House, 1225 3rd Street, Marysville, WA 98270

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Backcountry Film Festival in Seattle

7:00 pm | $15.00 | Mountaineers – Seattle Program Center, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Free walking groups for adults 50+ in Seattle

FREE | Multiple locations

Free glass blowing demos

FREE | Multiple locations

Free and cheap dance classes and social dancing

$0-19.00 | Multiple locations

MLK Day Health Fair in Bellevue

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Crossroads Shopping Center, 15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98008

Affordable lunch and dinner at Stanwood Senior Center

11:30 am to 6:00 pm | $2.00-6.00 | Standwood Community Center, 7430 276th St NW Stanwood, WA 98292

Free all ages chess games in Shoreline

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street Shoreline WA 98155

$1 happy hour meat raffle in Seattle and Tacoma (just what it says)

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $1.00 | Multiple locations

Free running groups around the Sound

6:15 pm | FREE | Multiple locations

Free writers open mic in Seattle

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

Story Time for Grown Ups in south Seattle

7:00 pm | FREE | Third Place Books-Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave S Seattle WA 98118

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