The sun is shining, the flowers are starting to bloom and the temperature is rising which means it’s time to come out of hibernation and enjoy the many spectacular festivals happening around our city. But which ones are best for families? We’ve done the legwork and handpicked 10 fabulous spring fests to fit everyone’s interests. From crafts and music to flowers and farm animals, click through the gallery and get ready to clear your calendars!

Whirligig

For two and half weeks in April, the Seattle Center Armory is transformed into a child’s paradise. Colorful bounce houses, rides, balloon artists, face painters and caricaturists will delight your kids with guaranteed smiles, giggles and energy-burnin’ fun. Whirligig is designed for children 12 and under, including an exclusive toddler zone.

Good to know: Thursdays are FREE!

Dates: Mar. 31–Apr. 16, 2017
Times: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Cost: $8/all day pass; $4.50/all day toddler zone pass; $1.50/single ride ticket

Seattle Center Armory
305 Harrison St,
Seattle, Wa 98109
Online: seattlecenter.com/whirligig

What is your family’s favorite spring festival? Tell us in the Comments below.

— Abbey McGee & Kristina Moy