Celebrate the Fourth of July with these creative family festivities!
Celebrate the Fourth of July with these creative family festivities!

Where to take the kids to a drive-in movie

Go for an old-school night out with the fam at drive-in movie theaters and pop-ups around the Sound.

Ghost-town hikes that will thrill the kids

Go into the wild and back in time on these nearby hikes through old cemeteries, railroad beds and other abandoned sites.

What does child care look like moving forward?

Take a short survey to provide local organizations with your insights about working parents’ child-care needs and be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card.


The fun doesn’t have to stop! Our calendar is filled with virtual and in-person events, including our own free virtual playtime activities and parenting speakers.
1. Celebrate the Fourth of July with creative virtual events, drive-by parades and some real fireworks. (FRI.–SAT.)
2. Drive-in Fair fun (concerts! free movie!) starts this weekend with drive-through fair food. Hot tip: There’s a giveaway! (FRI.–SUN.)
3. These farms are open! Pet kangaroo babies, peek in a bunny nest, enjoy a picnic, tour a farmhouse and more. (FRI.–SUN.)
4. Book a time for a dip in a popular (and warm!) local swimming pool that’s just reopened. (ONGOING)
5. Hit the trails to find letterbox stations and mark discoveries on a clue sheet. You might even win a prize! (ONGOING)
6. Zoos and animal destinations around the Sound are now open — with safety measures in place for families. (ONGOING)

Discover Stanford’s new menu options

Try our specialty family-style meals, à la carte options or multi-course dinners for two. We have something everyone will enjoy!



20 nearby U-pick berry farms to visit


This one-of-a-kind pool is now open


Ready for the playground?


Summer youth art classes

Looking for fun, safe ways to get your kids drawing and painting this summer? Abigail Drapkin is thrilled to offer art classes for kids ages 6–17, online and at Magnuson Park. More >>

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Finding the right help is hard. WithinReach makes it easier. We can connect you with nutrition programs and other resources to help you thrive. More >>
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