There’s plenty of fun to be had around the Emerald City this three-day weekend. Consider: a family movie night, a tropical event at the Seattle Aquarium, a show for lil’ train buffs, a magical night for families, a free playdate in the park and a high-flying Broadway production. If you’ve got a little monster truck fan, head down to the T Dome for Monster Jam. This family-friendly show promises lots of car-crushin’, dirt-flying action.

PSC Model Railroad Show

photo: Pacific Science Center 


Finding Neverland
This latest Broadway musical tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name, experience the fascinating story of how Peter became Pan. Tues.-Sun. Event details.

Visit Hawaii in Your Own Backyard
Put on your best Hawaiian garb and head to the Seattle Aquarium for a Hawaiian-themed weekend. Explore some of the unique sea life that call Hawaii home, participate in hands-on activities and watch special performances and diver shows. Sat.-Mon. Event details.


43rd Annual Model Railroad Show (pictured)
You don’t want to miss this Northwest family tradition featuring dozens of model railroad displays and layouts, hands-on activities and crafts as well as Pacific Northwest railroad history and rides aboard the kid-sized Iron Horse Railway.  Sat.-Mon. Event details.


2nd Saturdays at Crossroads Bellevue
Take your crew to Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center for lots of indoor fun. Enjoy family game time, a performance by actor, magician, balloon artist and storyteller Alex Rappatoni, $1.50 off admission to WiggleWorks Kids and food and drink specials. Sat. Event details.

Dive-In Movie: Finding Dory
Popcorn and pool floaties is the theme of this family night. Grab your goggles and your swimsuits and head over to the SJCC to watch Finding Dory while you swim and relax in the pool. Sat. Event details.

Washington State Park Free Days
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, enjoy all Washington State Parks for free. On the Eastside, take in the beautiful sights and sounds of Lake Sammamish State Park, Bridle Trails State Park or St. Edward State Park without the need of a Discover Pass. Sun.-Mon. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned for this three-day weekend? Tell us in the Comments below.  

— Kristina Moy