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Fairy Fest at Lakewold Gardens

Engage your creative side with art and literary activities designed to spark the imagination at Lakewold Gardens Fairy Fest. Photo credit: Lakewold Gardens

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Lakewold Gardens will be hosting their annual Fairy Fest event Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. 

Fairy Fest is an enchanting weekend event filled with fairy-themed activities that the whole family can enjoy. Immerse yourself in the magic of our natural world as you embark on a whimsical quest to find hidden fairies scattered throughout the gardens. Delight in a variety of games and savor a leisurely picnic on the lush, green lawn. Engage your creative side with art and literary activities designed to spark the imagination.

The festival also features live music and captivating dance performances that will transport you to a fantastical realm. Don't miss the chance to admire an array of intricately crafted fairy houses and cast your vote for your favorite one.

Unleash your creativity and craft a magical home for a garden fairy! Your fairy house will be showcased during Fairy Fest, where attendees will vote for their favorite creation. Winners will be chosen in three categories: Kids (12 and younger), Family, and Adult. Prizes include memberships to Lakewold Gardens and a selection of merchandise from The Shop. Don't miss this enchanting opportunity - submit your entries by Wednesday, June 19.

Below is the schedule of events happening both days to help you plan out your magical weekend: 


All day activities

Fairy Scavenger Hunt 

Lawn Games 

Fairy Wing/ Fairy Door Crafts 

Fairy House Contest - Don't forget to vote for your favorite

Vendor Market 

Saturday, June 22

10 to 11a.m.

Early entrance for Lakewold members 

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Face Painting 

11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Instrument Zoo with Symphony Tacoma. Discover, touch and try symphonic instruments

12:30 and 1 p.m.

Performance: Fairy Dance  by TUPAC

Noon to 3 p.m.

Animal Hat Workshop with José Orantes

2 to 3 p.m. 

Music: Fantastical Creatures & Landscape Concert

Erin Happenny, flute & Ricardo de la Torre, piano 

3 to 4 p.m.

Poetry and story reading with Dia Calhoun (kids five to 10 years old) 

Sunday, June 23

10 to 11 a.m.

Early entrance for Lakewold members 

10 a.m. to  1p.m. 

Face Painting 

Noon to 1 p.m.

Writing the Garden: A Poetry Workshop with Dia Calhoun (ages 13 to adult) 

1 to 2 p.m.

Music: The Onward Ensemble

High school saxophone & rhythm section 

2 to 3 p.m.

Artist Talk: Becky Frehse, Spacious Rambles 

3 to 5 p.m.

Music: Nick Rogers, guitar 

With so many enchanting experiences, Fairy Fest promises to be a memorable adventure for visitors of all ages. Ticket prices are $20 general; $16 students, seniors and military; $10 youth (ages six to 17 years old) and kids five years old and younger are free. 

LAKEWOLD GARDENS, 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood,

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