Spring is officially here – celebrate with both indoor and outdoor events, educational workshops, festivals, and more! We’ve put together our top picks of family-friendly Pierce County events for the month here. Admission to each event on our list comes at no cost, and no registration is necessary.

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Spring Break at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma

Spring Break at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma

Children’s Museum of Tacoma | April 1, 2, 4, 5

In addition to regular hours, the Children’s Museum of Tacoma will be open to the public April 1, 2, 4, and 5 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

STEAM Night

STEAM Night

Moore Library | April 3

Bring the whole family together to explore concepts of science, technology, engineering, art, and math, also known as STEAM. Join us at Tacoma Public Library locations for an evening brimming with playful discovery and creation! 4 – 5:30 p.m. at 215 S 56th Ave in Tacoma.

Up and Atom: Art Workshop with Tacoma Art Museum

Up and Atom: Art Workshop with Tacoma Art Museum

South Tacoma Branch | April 4

The South Tacoma Branch of Tacoma Public Libraries, in partnership with the Tacoma Art Museum, is hosting one of their educational STEAM Days from 3:30 – 5 p.m. at 3411 South 56th Street in Tacoma.

Caribbean Queens Festival

Caribbean Queens Festival

Edison Square | April 6

From 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., celebrate “All Tings Caribbean” with food, music, dance, and unique goods you won’t find anywhere else! Join this community festival at 5415 South Tacoma Way.

STEAM Night

STEAM Night

Willard Early Learning Center | April 17

Bring the whole family together to explore concepts of science, technology, engineering, art, and math, also known as STEAM. Join us at Tacoma Public Library locations for an evening brimming with playful discovery and creation! 4 – 5:30 p.m. at 3201 S D St. in Tacoma.

Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day Celebration

Meridian Habitat Park | April 20

Enjoy the outdoors with nature activities, games, and educational demonstrations suitable for all ages from 12 – 4 p.m. at 14422 Meridian E in Puyallup!

Spring Fling

Spring Fling

Eastside Community Center | April 27

Celebrate the coming of spring with your community! The Eastside Community Center will be holding their annual Spring Fling event with live entertainment, fun activities, and more from 1 – 3 p.m. at 1721 E 56th St. in Tacoma.

Lakewood Earth Day Celebration

Lakewood Earth Day Celebration

Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park | April 27

Gather with the community at Lakewood’s annual Earth Day Celebration at 801 S. Yarrow St.! From 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., enjoy live music, performances, food, a costume contest, and more.

Events for Military Families

In honor of the Month of the Military Child, we’d also like to highlight some exciting events happening for military families.

As a reminder, to attend the following events, there may be some extra requirements. Check event details to make sure that your family can make it!

Dandelion Fest

Dandelion Fest

Pioneer Park Pavilion | April 13

From 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., join your Blue Star Families of Puget Sound community at  Pioneer Park Pavilion in the heart of downtown Puyallup for their first Dandelion Fest, an event that uplifts and celebrates military children. The event will have games, crafts, activities, snacks, and more for all those in attendance. To attend this event, families must be a member of Blue Star Neighborhoods. To learn more about this resource and how to be a part of their events, visit neighborhood.bluestarfam.org.

Kids Fest

Kids’ Fest

MWR Fest Tent | April 27

Celebrate with superpowered fun both indoors and outdoors at the MWR Fest Tent, Bowl Arena Lanes and CYS Fields! Enjoy games, craft activities, yummy food, and way more from 12–4:30 p.m. Please keep in mind that this event takes place on post at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, which requires a valid Base access pass. Please contact the JBLM Visitor Center for questions about accessing JBLM.

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