Play in the Parks

Play in the Parks • Thursdays • 2pm

Join us at various parks in Lacey for FREE family entertainment this summer!

From July 6 to August 10, venture out to different parks and enjoy free shows and activities with your family.

Don’t forget to bring your own seating!

JULY 6 – Japan Creative Arts

July 6 • Japan Creative Arts

Taiko Drum Show at Wonderwood Park

Lead Taiko drummer, Ringtaro is former member of the ONDEKOZA for 10 years and performed at EPCOT / Walt Disney World for 7 years daily. As the artistic director of ONDEKOZA, he visited over 26 countries and held over 1,000 performances including four concerts at Carnegie Hall.

In 2009, he has moved to Seattle and created “CHIKIRI” professional Taiko group and established “The School of TAIKO” with his partner Asako Tateishi.

JULY 13 – Wings

July 13 • Wings

Aerial Acrobatics & Circus Show at Rainier Vista Soccer Field

This local cirque-style performing troupe dazzles audiences with daring and dynamic feats of skill, grace, and strength. Whether performing on aerial silks, trapeze, or a myriad of other apparatuses, performers flip, spin, twist and fly! The fun continues as the audience joins the team for circus play and a dance party! Fun for all ages!

JULY 20 – Dreamland Ponies Petting Zoo

July 20 • Dreamland Ponies Petting Zoo

Petting Zoo at Woodland Creek Community Park

Don’t miss Dreamland Ponies Petting Zoo! Our petting zoo is no ordinary zoo…We have beautiful, majestic fairytale animals including miniature goats, wooly goats, soft bunnies, fuzzy guinea pigs, fluffy chickens, a tiny mini horse, a tiny mini pig, a mini alpaca and more! These special visitors will be available for meeting and petting from 2 – 3 pm.

AUGUST 3 – Border Collies International

Aug 3 • Border Collies International

Performing Dogs at Meridian Neighborhood Park

This performing canine team is made up of rescued border collies that entertain and educate through demonstrations of sports and more!

AUGUST 10 – Eric Ode

Aug 10 • Eric Ode

Children’s Singer/Songwriter at Depot Park

Eric Ode is a national award-winning children’s singer/songwriter, a widely published author and poet, and a thoroughly engaging entertainer. His upbeat, high-participation programs are bubbling over with fun, interactive music and include stories, skits, poetry, props and puppets.

To download a printable schedule of Play in the Parks click the button!


How much do Play in the Parks cost?

All Play in the Parks activities are FREE!

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What should I bring to a show?

Bring your own seating!  There may be a few picnic tables and benches but they get claimed quickly so bringing your own chairs or blanket will assure you get a comfy place to enjoy the show.

No alcohol is allowed in the park, so please leave any alcoholic beverages at home.

No smoking or vaping is allowed in the park.  Please step outside of the park boundaries to smoke or vape.

When & Where are the Play in the Parks?

Play in the Parks are Thursdays at 2:00pm. Click on the dates below for locations and details.