- The list below includes 368 free or cheap things to do in or near Ballard, Washington, including 94 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, Farms & Ranches and Dog Park.
- From Discovery Park to Fremont, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Ballard and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Seattle, Kirkland, Bremerton and Poulsbo.
Make it a family day of bowling at Aztec Lanes. Bumper bowling is available for little ones. Come on a Friday night for Lightning Bowl, a music and light show complete with music. League bowling is offered, and birthday parties can be booked.
Situated off 285 feet of waterfront, Long Lake Park offers a swimming beach, open grassy areas and wooded trails for outdoor recreation. Activities to enjoy include hiking, swimming, boating sand volleyball and picnicking.
Pioneer Park is a suitable location for a family or group event, as it features cooking facilities and a covered eating area. The park also offers scenic views of the Swinomish Channel and a backstand in a natural amphitheater.
Along the tree-lined shores of Hick Lake lies Wanschers Community Park, a 16-acre site with views of Mt. Rainier. The park provide grassy areas for picnics or play, hiking on woodland paths and lake-shore fishing.
Courtyard Gallery offers a variety of items and caters to many local and national artists in their selections. They feature gift shops, galleries, restaurants and hotels and border the Swinomish Channel which makes it accessible by boat and car.
The museum is housed in the restored Gaches mansion. The interior is all period-appropriate décor. The exhibits include quilts of almost any fashion and the history of the designs, fabrics, and methods of creating these beautiful works of art. The calendar of events includes the 'Quilts and Fiber Arts Festival…