Affordable Family Fun

Find affordable, even free, fun family events around the Sound this weekend

One of my favorite blogs I discovered upon relocating to the PNW was Greater Seattle on the Cheap, which our family has come to rely on, so I have decided to share it with our readers as well. Get out and about, discover something new and have some fun with your family this weekend!

Free and cheap events in Seattle this weekend

Friday, March 15, 2019

Jeremy Bell exhibit at NAAM 2019 the-see-r-smaller

Art exhibit showcases African American artist in Seattle

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

Couple Dreams of New Home photo by ridofranz

Home & Garden Expo in Bremerton

$6.00-10.00 | Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 NW Fairgrounds Rd, Bremerton, WA 98311

Box of toys for consignment sales photo by makidotvn - DepositPhotos.com

JBF Consignment sale for Federal Way

$0-10.00 | Pavilions II Shopping Center, 31811 Pacific Hwy South, Federal Way, WA 98003

stack of books

Used book sale at Seattle Center

FREE | Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle, WA 98109

th Freeway in downtown Seattle

Free and cheap things to do this weekend

$0-15.00 | Multiple locations

March is Washington wine month in restaurants, shops, and wineries

Discounted | Multiple locations

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Nerd Rage comedy show in Seattle

$15.00 | The Rendezvous, 2322 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Snow Geese Flying by mountains in Skagit Valley Washington

Getaway: Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival in Blaine (110 mi. N of Seattle)

FREE | Blaine, WA

crazy quilt

Quilters Anonymous Annual Quilt Show in Monroe

$9.00 | Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272

Map of Puget Sound garage sales

All Day | Puget Sound region

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

Bauhaus design VR exhibit in Seattle

FREE | Chophouse Row, 1424 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Ivar’s Restaurant gift card offer

Multiple locations

Pacific Northwest Coin Show in Tukwila

$2.00 | Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. So., Tukwila, WA

Register for free Jewelry Auction and Wine Tasting in Stanwood

FREE | Amundson’s Auctions, 8806 Viking Way, Stanwood, WA

$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

Where to see cherry blossom trees in Seattle

FREE | 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

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

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

St. Patrick’s landing at South Lake Union in Seattle

5:30 pm | FREE | Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

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

Laying of green stripe for St. Patrick’s Day parade in Seattle

6:30 pm | FREE | Downtown Seattle, WA

$10 comedy improv at Pike Market in Seattle

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

Free documentary film and discussion in Kirkland

7:00 pm | FREE | Northlake Unitarian Church, 308 4th Ave S, Kirkland, WA 98033

Free maritime talk in Seattle

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley Street Seattle, WA 98109

Magical Strings Celtic Gala in Marysville

7:30 pm | $18.00 | Marysville Opera House, 1225 3rd Street, Marysville, WA 98270

$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, March 16, 2019

Jeremy Bell exhibit at NAAM 2019 the-see-r-smaller

Art exhibit showcases African American artist in Seattle

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

st patricks day clover

Free Irish Festival at Seattle Center

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

Couple Dreams of New Home photo by ridofranz

Home & Garden Expo in Bremerton

$6.00-10.00 | Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 NW Fairgrounds Rd, Bremerton, WA 98311

Box of toys for consignment sales photo by makidotvn - DepositPhotos.com

JBF Consignment sale for Federal Way

$0-10.00 | Pavilions II Shopping Center, 31811 Pacific Hwy South, Federal Way, WA 98003

stack of books

Used book sale at Seattle Center

FREE | Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle, WA 98109

th Freeway in downtown Seattle

Free and cheap things to do this weekend

$0-15.00 | Multiple locations

telescope stargazing

Free stargazing party at Green Lake in Seattle

FREE | Seattle Public Theater at the Bathouse, 7312 West Green Lake Dr. N, Seattle, WA 98103

telescope stargazing

Free stargazing party in Shoreline

FREE | Paramount Park, 946 NE 147th St, Shoreline, WA 98155

March is Washington wine month in restaurants, shops, and wineries

Discounted | Multiple locations

Ocean Shores Razor Clam festival 2019 logo

Getaway: Free razor clam festival at Ocean Shores

FREE | Ocean Shores, WA

Snow Geese Flying by mountains in Skagit Valley Washington

Getaway: Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival in Blaine (110 mi. N of Seattle)

FREE | Blaine, WA

crazy quilt

Quilters Anonymous Annual Quilt Show in Monroe

$9.00 | Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272

Free Irish festival at Seattle Center

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

st patricks day clover

Free St. Patrick’s Day parade in Bremerton

11:00 am | FREE | Bremerton, WA

St. Patrick's Day parade drummers

Free St. Patrick’s Day parade in Seattle

12:30 pm | FREE | Downtown Seattle, WA

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Free roots music jam in Tacoma

12:30 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Moore Branch Library, 215 S 56th St, Tacoma, WA 98408

Map of Puget Sound garage sales

All Day | Puget Sound region

Free travel classes in Edmonds

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 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

Bauhaus design VR exhibit in Seattle

FREE | Chophouse Row, 1424 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Ivar’s Restaurant gift card offer

Multiple locations

Doll and teddy bear show in Puyallup

$8.00 | Washington State Fairgrounds, 110 Ninth Avenue SW, Puyallup, WA 98371

Holi festival of color in Seattle

Discounted | Nectar Lounge, 412 N 36TH ST, Seattle, WA 98103

Pacific Northwest Coin Show in Tukwila

$2.00 | Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. So., Tukwila, WA

Register for free Jewelry Auction and Wine Tasting in Stanwood

FREE | Amundson’s Auctions, 8806 Viking Way, Stanwood, WA

Where to see cherry blossom trees in Seattle

FREE | 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

Chinese garden lecture series at SAM in Seattle

10:00 am | $11.00 | Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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

Bareroot native plant sale in Renton

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | Discounted | Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton, WA 98057

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 ‘Socrates cafe’ civil conversation in Monroe

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

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

Free craft: make a shamrock bookmark in Tacoma

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Swasey Branch Library, 7001 Sixth Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406

$10 comedy improv at Pike Market in Seattle

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

St. Patrick’s Day

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Jeremy Bell exhibit at NAAM 2019 the-see-r-smaller

Art exhibit showcases African American artist in Seattle

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

st patricks day clover

Free Irish Festival at Seattle Center

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

Couple Dreams of New Home photo by ridofranz

Home & Garden Expo in Bremerton

$6.00-10.00 | Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 NW Fairgrounds Rd, Bremerton, WA 98311

Box of toys for consignment sales photo by makidotvn - DepositPhotos.com

JBF Consignment sale for Federal Way

$0-10.00 | Pavilions II Shopping Center, 31811 Pacific Hwy South, Federal Way, WA 98003

stack of books

Used book sale at Seattle Center

FREE | Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle, WA 98109

th Freeway in downtown Seattle

Free and cheap things to do this weekend

$0-15.00 | Multiple locations

March is Washington wine month in restaurants, shops, and wineries

Discounted | Multiple locations

Ocean Shores Razor Clam festival 2019 logo

Getaway: Free razor clam festival at Ocean Shores

FREE | Ocean Shores, WA

Snow Geese Flying by mountains in Skagit Valley Washington

Getaway: Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival in Blaine (110 mi. N of Seattle)

FREE | Blaine, WA

crazy quilt

Quilters Anonymous Annual Quilt Show in Monroe

$9.00 | Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272

Free Irish festival at Seattle Center

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

Map of Puget Sound garage sales

All Day | Puget Sound region

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

Free Sunday Boat Rides on South Lake Union

FREE | Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley Street Seattle, WA 98109

Bauhaus design VR exhibit in Seattle

FREE | Chophouse Row, 1424 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Ivar’s Restaurant gift card offer

Multiple locations

Doll and teddy bear show in Puyallup

$8.00 | Washington State Fairgrounds, 110 Ninth Avenue SW, Puyallup, WA 98371

Pacific Northwest Coin Show in Tukwila

$2.00 | Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. So., Tukwila, WA

Register for free Jewelry Auction and Wine Tasting in Stanwood

FREE | Amundson’s Auctions, 8806 Viking Way, Stanwood, WA

Where to see cherry blossom trees in Seattle

FREE | 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

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 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

Nowruz Celebration (Persian New Year) in Seattle

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Seattle City Hall, 600 5th Ave, Seattle WA 98104

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

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