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Find affordable fun this weekend around Tacoma

Tacoma has loads of affordable fun this weekend

Saving money is never a bad idea, especially for families looking for fun, affordable events to keep everyone entertained over the weekend. As a newer Tacoma resident and mom, I was delighted to stumble across the sight “Greater Seattle on the Cheap” and thought I would share what they have listed as there may be some events readers are not aware of.

So , why not try something new this weekend? Check the list and get out, save money and have fun!

Events for the weekend of January 25-27, 2019

In the calendar below, items listed first each day in GRAY are FEATURED EVENTS. Featured events are usually free, one-time events. We also list seasonal free and cheap (admission $15 or less) events, such as annual festivals and fairs. For some popular events with higher admission, we include discount ticket or volunteer information to bring the cost down.

Following the featured events find plenty of the usual free fun and cheap things to do including meditation, glass blowing, chocolate tasting, comedy shows, tours, dancing, and more.

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Free and cheap events in Seattle this weekend

Friday, January 25, 2019

Rain on window - iStock.com

Register for free webinar about RainWise rebates in King County

FREE | Online registration

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

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_70862547_l-2015 home improvement tools photo by stockasso

Home & Garden Show in Tacoma

Discounted | Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

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

Traditional Chinese Lion for Lunar New Year - DepositPhotos.com

Free Lunar New Year celebration at Garfield CC

11:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Garfield Community Center, 2323 E Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98122

Free concert at Benaroya Hall

7:30 pm | FREE | Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street, Seattle, WA

Map of Puget Sound garage sales

All Day | Puget Sound region

Children’s Film Festival in Seattle

All Day | $12.00 | Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Big Seattle boat show indoors and on the water

$16.00 | Multiple locations

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

$10 night hike to see owls at Seward Park in Seattle

$10.00 | Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98118

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 Friday movie in Poulsbo

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln Road, Poulsbo, WA 98370

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

Free broadcast concerts at KING FM

9:00 pm | FREE | Radio: KING FM 98.1

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Rain on window - iStock.com

Register for free webinar about RainWise rebates in King County

FREE | Online registration

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

Spider Nebula (NASA, JPL-Caltech, 2MASS)

Free astronomy talks and stargazing in Tacoma

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

Wedding rings with red and white roses - DepositPhotos.com

Wedding Show in Marysville

FREE | Marysville Opera House, 1225 3rd Street, Marysville, WA 98270

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_70862547_l-2015 home improvement tools photo by stockasso

Home & Garden Show in Tacoma

Discounted | Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

Banh chung (sticky rice cake), traditional Vietnamese food for Lunar New Year - DepositPhotos.com

Free Vietnamese New Year Tet Festival at Seattle Center

FREE | Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

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

Do it yourself and home renovation tools

Free home fair in north Seattle

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Sunset Hill Community Association, 3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, WA 98117

Stack of pancakes

Pancakes & Underground Art Show (21+) in Seattle

8:00 pm to 2:00 am | $13.00 | El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98109

Map of Puget Sound garage sales

All Day | Puget Sound region

Children’s Film Festival in Seattle

All Day | $12.00 | Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Free travel classes in Edmonds

FREE | Multiple locations

Big Seattle boat show indoors and on the water

$16.00 | Multiple locations

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 tour at Kubota Garden in Seattle

10:00 am | FREE | Kubota Gardens, 9817 55th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

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

Family friendly concert in Seattle

11:00 am to 12:00 pm | $12.00 | Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street, Seattle, 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 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 27, 2019

Rain on window - iStock.com

Register for free webinar about RainWise rebates in King County

FREE | Online registration

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

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_70862547_l-2015 home improvement tools photo by stockasso

Home & Garden Show in Tacoma

Discounted | Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

Banh chung (sticky rice cake), traditional Vietnamese food for Lunar New Year - DepositPhotos.com

Free Vietnamese New Year Tet Festival at Seattle Center

FREE | Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

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

Granite curling stones on ice - DepositPhotos.com

Free curling skills clinic in North Seattle

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

Hank and Claire Seattle singing duo in Everett

Free hootenanny sing along in Everett

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | FREE | Everett Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA 98201

Map of Puget Sound garage sales

All Day | Puget Sound region

Children’s Film Festival in Seattle

All Day | $12.00 | Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Big Seattle boat show indoors and on the water

$16.00 | Multiple locations

Free walking groups for adults 50+ in Seattle

FREE | Multiple locations

Upcoming free classical music concerts

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

$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 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

Free prayer service on Capitol Hill

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

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