Happy November! Pierce County has plenty of family-friendly events happening all month long, even as the days get chillier. We’ve curated our top picks for the month here, but keep an eye out for other family-friendly happenings around you! Admission to each event on our list is free and requires no registration.
Did you know?
The beginning of November is commonly celebrated as Día de los Muertos, known in English as Day of the Dead. Despite the name, this celebration of life and death actually spans multiple days, where people traditionally create community altars, or ofrendas, to honor their departed loved ones. Learn more about more ways that it is celebrated at dayofthedead.holiday.
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Up and Atom – Orca Whale Craft
Kobetich Library | November 1
Tacoma Public Libraries have a new Up and Atom every weekday! On November 1, check out the Orca Whale Craft workshop at Kobetich on 212 Browns Point Blvd NE from 4 – 5:30 p.m and learn about these marine mammals represented frequently in Indigenous visual works.
Tacoma Armory | November 4
Learn about bike safety while enjoying food, activities, and a display of odd bicycles at the Tacoma Armory! Families are also invited to receive free helmets and fittings, as well as bike lights. The Carnival will be taking place from 5 – 7 p.m. at 1001 S. Yakima Ave.
Día de los Muertos at Mi Centro
Mi Centro | November 4
Mi Centro is celebrating Día de los Muertos with food, music, family-friendly activities, and more from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 1208 S 10th St. in Tacoma.
Día de los Muertos Festival
Tacoma Art Museum | November 5
Enjoy performances from local artists, food, art projects, and more at the Tacoma Art Museum from 12 – 5 p.m. Community members are also invited to build ofrendas, or altars, as well as artwork that they will be free to bring home.
Low Sensory Live Music with Northwest Sinfonietta
Children’s Museum of Tacoma | November 16
Greentrike and Northwest Sinfonietta are excited to bring live music experiences to children in a low-sensory environment that welcomes all responses to the music! The Children’s Museum of Tacoma at 1501 Pacific Avenue will be hosting two performances: from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. and again from 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. For our friends at JBLM, check out the Northwest Sinfonietta at the Children’s Museum at JBLM on November 13.
Up and Atom: DIY Puzzles
Fern Hill Library | November 28
From 3:30 – 5 p.m. at Fern Hill Library on 765 84th St S in Tacoma, families are invited to design their own puzzles in this Up and Atom workshop!
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By Emmalina Krist|2023-11-01T14:24:01-07:00November 1st, 2023|Blog|Comments Off on Family-Friendly Pierce County Events: November