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Special Events

PenMet Parks provides special events that promote community awareness, social opportunities, and pride in local heritage, parks and community. Bringing our community together through events of all shapes and sizes, our team is committed to a memorable experience for all.

We are working hard to plan for your 2021 events season. Whether you are looking for take-home kits and activities or participating in one of our COVID-19 safe events, we have something for everyone.

Please check this page frequently for updates on our special events. View a calendar of events and happenings.

For more information on how you can get involved or attend, contact KDarling@penmetparks.org or (253) 649-0350.

Winter Events

Rectivity Kit

RECtivity Kit: Craft Mainia

Enjoy themed activities in your home with our RECtivity Kits. Each kit includes 8-10 crafts, experiments, games, and/or snacks. The kits are geared for kids aged 5-12.

Pick up your kit on Wednesday, March 3 between 12-4pm in front of the Sehmel Homestead Park Pavilion. You don’t need to bring your receipt.

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Fee $20

RECtivity Kit: Animals of the PNW

Enjoy themed activities in your home with our RECtivity Kits. Each kit includes 8-10 crafts, experiments, games, and/or snacks. The kits are geared for kids aged 5-12.

Pick up your kit on Wednesday, March 3rd between 12-4 pm in front of the Sehmel Homestead Park Pavilion. The last day for Internet registration is February 23rd!

Register Now!
Fee: $20

Drive-In Bingo!

Stay safe and healthy while still getting out of the house and enjoying some friendly competition with Drive-In BINGO! Friday, February 27th • 11a – 12p

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Participants will play 10 games including BINGO, Postage Stamp, 4 corners, and more with a chance to win fun prizes from local businesses. BINGO will be called through an FM transmitter. All supplies will be provided.

Family Trivia Night (Virtual Edition)!

Is your family the biggest Disney fan of them all!?

We’ve set the stage for another round of Family Trivia Night (Virtual Edition)! Friday, February 27th. This time you’ll be quizzed on modern Disney movies! So, grab your Mickey Mouse ears and put on that princess dress as you play against other teams to test your Disney knowledge!

Register today!

Spring Events

Virtual Murder Mystery

This is the mystery event everyone is virtually dying to attend!

This Zoom mystery party is very similar to an in-person murder mystery party: a night of intrigue, murder, investigation, and laughing. Invite your friends and family, or join a group of complete strangers, in an unforgettable evening hosted by our Professional Mystery Detective, who will guide you and the other guests through solving a perplexing crime.

Register today!

Spring Egg Hunt

Create a new family tradition with loads of happy memories by attending PenMet’s annual Spring Egg Hunt.

The event is held the Saturday before Easter each year at Sehmel Homestead Park. The Egg Hunt runs throughout the event so every child is guaranteed a chance to find eggs and win a great prize. Families will have the chance to visit with the Easter Bunny and enjoy other spring activities

Summer Events

Party in the Park

Kick-off the start of summer with tasty food trucks, local beverages, and bands!

Be sure to check out our Root Beer Float Garden – Proceeds will support the Park District’s Teen Advisory Committee!

Fall Events

Scarecrow Festival

The Scarecrow Festival features a community Scarecrow Competition with entries created by local businesses, community groups, and families. This festival is an autumn celebration with live entertainment and music, farm animals, hayrides, camel & pony rides, carnival games, food, and fair treat vendors.

Groups compete for cash prizes for best of show and people’s choice.

Admission to the festival is FREE; some activities include a small fee and suggested $2/child donation.

The events listed are subject to cancelation or change due to COVID-19 or weather conditions.