It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.
Lakewood Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-with-work-get-me-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new establishments to explore.
- Where/When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m Friday through Sunday at in Lakewood.
- Why Go: Join the Rainier League of Arts and Lakewold Gardens as they present "Spring Is In the Air," an art show taking place in the historic Wagner House this weekend. The show will feature 70 paintings, blown glass and sculptures by local artists, who will also be painting live in the gardens. In addition to the art show, there will be an artists reception from 3-4 p.m. on Sunday.
- Cost: Entry fee $5-$7; children under 12 are free.
- Where/When: Saturday and Sunday at the Puyallup Fairgrounds.
- Why Go:Mother Earth News magazine has been a voice for the counter-cultural, back-to-the-land movement for 41 years. And this weekend, it's bringing that voice to the Puyallup Fairgrounds. The two-day event will feature numerous workshops (gardening, green building, renewable energy), live music, organic and local food tasting, kids's activities, eco-building demonstration, a huge eco-friendly marketplace, many influential speakers and educational exhibitors.
- Cost: One-day pass: $15; Two-day pass: $25; ages 17 and under are free.
- Where/When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday on Bridgeport Way West between 27th Street West and 35th Street West in University Place.
- Why Go: Celebrate the coming of summer at the annual Duck Daze Parade. Get there early with your lawn chair or sit on the curb to watch the Duck Daze Parade stroll by. Ducks, clowns, bicycles, children, antique cars and the Curtis High School Marching Band are all part of the parade. Whether you're in the parade or just there to cheer on the participants, you’ll want to grab your yellow gear for sure. Check out this video from last year's event.
- Cost: Free.
- Where/When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at .
- Why Go: After the parade, walk down to Homestead Park and hunt for treasures at University Place's largest garage/antique and plant sale of the year. The event features rides and activities for kids, food vendors and bargains at every turn. There will even be live on-stage entertainment featuring an array of local musicians and dance groups throughout the day.
- Cost: Free.
- Where/When: 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday in downtown Gig Harbor.
- Why Go: Come out and enjoy the annual Maritime Gig Festival, which includes a Grand Parade, The Valentines Performing Pigs, blessing of the fleet and more. The festival will take place downtown along Harborview Drive, between Pioneer and Rosedale, and along the waterfront near and . Click here for the complete schedule of events.
- Cost: Admission is free.
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