Big trucks, fun fests and food galore!
Big trucks, fun fests and food galore!
Amid the hustle and excitement of going back to school, carve out some time for family fun this weekend. Bring your crew to a Hawaiian fest and grab some shave ice, get up close to big rigs, stop by a local fish hatchery and more.

Family Day performance of ‘Cinderella’

See a charming adaptation of the classic rags-to-riches tale. Join us Sunday, Oct. 27, for Family Day, where youths ages 18 and under pay only $20! 


Escape to this peaceful oasis in the city

We found the perfect place to recharge while exploring bridges, a koi pond and a waterfall — and it’s free!

7 playgrounds where grown-ups can work out

You, too, can get active while the kids play within sight. Check out these awesome parks that feature exercise equipment.

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Never hear “I’m bored” again. Our family fun calendar features the best regional activities all day, every day. See our highlights for the weekend in your area. 

FREE outings

  • Make the most of this family fest, featuring a fishing derby, kids’ dance party, petting zoo, fireworks and more. FRI.–SUN.
  • Rock climb, take on a high ropes course and learn other exciting outdoor sports. SAT.
  • Climb into fire trucks and police cars. (Psst ... there are snow cones, too!) SAT.
  • Make your own lantern and see the forest aglowSAT.

Worth the money

  • Satisfy all your Italian food cravings at this family-friendly culture fest (free admission). FRI.–SUN.
  • Go on a funny and delicious ice cream cruise and get the inside scoop on old Seattle. SUN.

Celebrate all of life’s moments

The Collective offers a child-friendly weekend space, plus special event capabilities for bar and bat mitzvahs, birthday parties and so much more! 



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