It’s mid-June, and the weather is finally starting to act like it! So take advantage of the beautiful sunny weather and head outdoors with the fam. This weekend, we have an exhibit that will send shivers down your spine, a fun movie night, a downtown farmer’s market, a pj party for your preschooler, a racin’ good time at the lake, and a festival for the littlest berries. To add to the weekend festivities, we’ve also got a super-fun Eats and Beats Family Concert at KidsQuest Children’s Museum and lots of campfire fun (including S’mores!) at the Bonifire at Fox Hollow Farm.

Seattle

Goose Bumps! The Science Of Fear
What makes your heart race or the hair on the back of your neck stand up? Perhaps, it’s coulrophobia, pyrophobia, or aviophobia–the fear of clowns, fire, and flying? Experience lots of excitement and fun (along with a few shivers) through engaging hands-on activities at the world’s first comprehensive exhibit about this universal emotion. Sat.-Sun., 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (through September 5), Seattle, $7 to $14 (under 3 free). Event details.

Family Pizza & Movie Night
If you and the fam have not seen Ponyo yet, then you don’t want to miss this fun event. Enjoy a pizza dinner and Ponyo at the Wallingford Community Senior Center. This event fills up fast, so reserve your seats now! Sat., 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Seattle, Free. Reservations required. Donations accepted. Event details.

Farm Days on the Cobblestones
Farm Days in Seattle are back! Shop from local farmers on the cobblestones of Pike Place Market and choose from the season’s best berries, greens, herbs, vegetables, and more. Plus, the north end of Pike Place will be closed to traffic, creating more room to shop, walk, catch a cooking demo (or two), or just hang with the fam. Sun., 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (through September 28), Seattle, Free. Event details.

Eastside

 

Preschool Pajama Night
Here is a fun-filled pajama party just for preschoolers! Bring your sleeping bag and pillow and get ready to have some fun while Mom and Dad get a much deserved date night. Evening activities include dinner, music, creative movement, story time, games, crafts, and a cartoon movie. Don’t forget to wear your favorite jammies and shoes. Kiddos must be potty trained. Fri., 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Bellevue, $25 to $35. Event details.

Tastin’ n Racin’ Festival (pictured)
The roar of thunder is back on Lake Sammamish this weekend! Grab a seat along the lake and watch the hydroplane races and enjoy boat and car exhibits, an art fair, lots of musical entertainment, and great food. A special area for the kiddos will be set up with giant inflatables, a water slide, farm petting area, and pony rides! Sat., 9:00 am – 7:00 pm; Sun., 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Issaquah, $5 to $10 (under 5 free). Event details.

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Remlinger Farms Spring Berry Festival
This spring festival is like no other and features clowns, puppets (and other live entertainment), carnival rides, pony rides, and trips aboard an old fashioned steam train. Bring a bucket and pick-your-own strawberries or stop by the Farm Market and pick up some local farm favorites. Sat. and Sun., 10:00 am – 4:30 pm (also June 18-19 & June 25-26), Carnation, $12 to $14. Event details.

-Kristina Moy