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Explore Seattle and Tacoma for affordable, family fun activities this weekend

One of the best blogs around the PNW is Greater Seattle on the Cheap, which I ran across shortly after relocating from Utah to Tacoma and look forward to every week.

For the weekend of February 22-24, 2019 check out this superb selection of free and cheap things to do in the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan region this coming weekend in the event calendar below.

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

Free and cheap events in Seattle this weekend

Friday, February 22, 2019

Kids with their palms and clothing painted

Free family program “Our Big Neighborhood” at Seattle Center

$0-5.00 | Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

th Freeway in downtown Seattle

Free and cheap things to do this weekend

$0-15.00 | Multiple locations

Northwest Flower Garden Show preview 2-6-17 photo by Carole Cancler

Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle

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

Seattle city iew from Columbia Center Sky Observatory photo by Vmenkov (CC)

Free educator’s admission to Sky View Observatory in Seattle

FREE | Sky View Observatory, 700 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104

Seattle Asian American Film Festival logo

Asian American Film Festival in Seattle

$0-90.00 | Multiple locations

Seattle Art Museum hammering man - DepositPhotos.com

Staycation: discount hotel and museum admission in Seattle

Discounted | Multiple locations

See the Best Picture Nominees at Cinemark Theatres

$35.00 | Multiple locations

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

Art exhibit showcases African American artist in Seattle

$7.00 | Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts Street, Seattle, WA 98144

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 in Seattle

FREE | Epiphany Episcopal Church, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Tour the Museum of Flight Restoration Center in Everett

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | $5.00 | Museum of Flight Restoration Center, 2909 100th St. SW, Everett, WA 98204

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

Wine tasting at Pike Place Market

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm | $5.00 | Pike & Western Wine Shop, Pike Place Market, 1934 Pike Place, Seattle, WA 98101

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

Comedy improv festival in Seattle

7:00 pm | $18.00-74.00 | Multiple locations

Free broadcast concerts at KING FM

9:00 pm | FREE | Radio: KING FM 98.1

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Depositphotos_9391212_l-2015 Landscape design photo by svanhorn

Home Show in Seattle

$13.00 | CenturyLink Field & Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA  98134

Free and cheap things to do this weekend

$0-15.00 | 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

Northwest Flower Garden Show preview 2-6-17 photo by Carole Cancler

Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle

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

Seattle city iew from Columbia Center Sky Observatory photo by Vmenkov (CC)

Free educator’s admission to Sky View Observatory in Seattle

FREE | Sky View Observatory, 700 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104

Seattle Asian American Film Festival logo

Asian American Film Festival in Seattle

$0-90.00 | Multiple locations

Stanwood-Camano Snow Goose and Birding Festival banner

FREE Snow Goose & Birding Festival in Stanwood-Camano

FREE | Stanwood-Camano, WA

Seattle Art Museum hammering man - DepositPhotos.com

Staycation: discount hotel and museum admission in Seattle

Discounted | Multiple locations

Try Hockey for Free

Kids can try hockey for free around Puget Sound

FREE | Multiple locations

movie film reel

See the Best Picture Nominees at Cinemark Theatres

$35.00 | Multiple locations

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 south Seattle

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Filipino Community Center, 5740 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98118

Mexican_yoyos photo by Tomas Castelazo (CC3)

Free Yo-Yo Championship at Seattle Center

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

Hawaiian doll - DepositPhotos.com

Free Asia Pacific New Year Festival in Tacoma

11:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

IIHF Girls Ice Hockey

Sno-King try hockey free event

4:00 pm | FREE | Sno-King Ice Arena, 12620 164th ave SE, Renton, WA 98059

MoPop Sound Off 2019 banner

MoPOP Sound Off band competition in Seattle

7:00 pm | $14.00 | Museum Of Pop Culture (MoPOP, formerly EMP), 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109

Map of Puget Sound garage sales

All Day | Puget Sound region

Free travel classes in Edmonds

FREE | Multiple locations

Art exhibit showcases African American artist in Seattle

$7.00 | Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts Street, Seattle, WA 98144

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

See the Best Picture Nominees at AMC Theatres

Free Wine tasting in Seattle’s SODO

FREE | Esquin Wine & Spirits (Madwine.com), 2700 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Wine tasting in Greenwood

Champion Wine Cellars, 8503 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Depression Era Glass Show & Sale in Kent

$3.00 | Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave N, Kent, WA 98032

Tour the Museum of Flight Restoration Center in Everett

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | $5.00 | Museum of Flight Restoration Center, 2909 100th St. SW, Everett, WA 98204

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

Visit fish hatchery education center in Puyallup

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Puyallup Fish Hatchery, 1416 14th Street SW, Puyallup, WA 98371

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 wine tastings Queen Anne and Ravenna

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | Multiple locations

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 family guided walk at Arboretum in Seattle

1:15 pm | FREE | Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98112

Free wine tasting at DeLaurenti in Seattle

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine, 1435 1st Ave Seattle, WA 98101

Free wine tasting on Capitol Hill

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | European VIne Selections, 522 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

$10 comedy improv at Pike Market in Seattle

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

Comedy improv festival in Seattle

7:00 pm | $18.00-74.00 | Multiple locations

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Depositphotos_9391212_l-2015 Landscape design photo by svanhorn

Home Show in Seattle

$13.00 | CenturyLink Field & Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA  98134

Free and cheap things to do this weekend

$0-15.00 | Multiple locations

Northwest Flower Garden Show preview 2-6-17 photo by Carole Cancler

Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle

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

Seattle Asian American Film Festival logo

Asian American Film Festival in Seattle

$0-90.00 | Multiple locations

Stanwood-Camano Snow Goose and Birding Festival banner

FREE Snow Goose & Birding Festival in Stanwood-Camano

FREE | Stanwood-Camano, WA

Seattle Art Museum hammering man - DepositPhotos.com

Staycation: discount hotel and museum admission in Seattle

Discounted | Multiple locations

movie film reel

See the Best Picture Nominees at Cinemark Theatres

$35.00 | Multiple locations

Volunteer Park Conservatory

Free admission to Volunteer Park Conservatory

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

chicken farm animal

Free Chicken Parade in Edison, WA

12:00 pm to 12:15 pm | FREE | Edison, WA

Map of Puget Sound garage sales

All Day | Puget Sound region

Art exhibit showcases African American artist in Seattle

$7.00 | Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts Street, Seattle, WA 98144

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

Tour the Museum of Flight Restoration Center in Everett

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | $5.00 | Museum of Flight Restoration Center, 2909 100th St. SW, Everett, WA 98204

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

Curling skills clinic in North Seattle

11:30 am | $25.00 | Granite Curling Club, 1440 N 128th Street, Seattle, WA

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

Academy Awards viewing party on Capitol Hill

4:00 pm | $15.00 | Gay City, 517 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

Academy Awards night at Smith Tower in Seattle

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $30.00 | Smith Tower, 500 Second Ave, Seattle, Washington 98104

Free Academy Awards viewing party in Seattle (21+)

4:30 pm | FREE | Cloud Room Bar, 1424 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

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

Comedy improv festival in Seattle

7:00 pm | $18.00-74.00 | Multiple locations

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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