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Seattle Kids Weekend Events: May 17-19

Boy, we could really get use to these sunny spring weekends. However, rain or shine, we’ve got a great lineup of weekend events that will have you and the kiddos out and about. Consider: a fab consignment sale, a high-flying circus spectacular, a party in the streets, a rare exhibit for Seuss fans, a grand opening for little engineers, and a hilarious production about three goats. Also on tap: Seattle’s super-popular 17th of May Festival and Parade (pictured). This daylong Norwegian festival will feature live music and dance, tons of kid-friendly activities, a fab Norwegian luncheon, and of course, the largest Norwegian Constitution Day parade outside of Norway!

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Seattle

Green Lake Children’s Consignment Sale
You don’t want to miss this reduce, reuse, recycle and re-wear event! The Green Lake Children’s Consignment Sale, held semi-annually, is a great way to turn clutter into cash and shop for new and gently used items at bargain prices. The sale will include children’s clothing and a great selection of maternity wear, baby items, books, furniture and toys. Fri., 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Sat., 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Seattle. Free admission (cash or cards only for purchases). All ages. Event details.

SASS: Sanca’s Annual Spring Showcase
At this annual performance, kiddos and parents will be treated to daring displays of acrobatics, high-flying aerials, rolling globe ensembles, contortion, and juggling from a line-up of spectacular local and internationally renowned circus performers and SANCA’s very own talented student performers. Sat. & Sun., 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm. Seattle. $10 to $20. Tickets required. Ages 3 and older. Event details.

Alki Seattle Summer Streets
Walk, bike, shop, play and celebrate a car-free Sunday along Alki Beach. Plus, enjoy a super-fun 5k run/walk as well as live music and entertainment, skateboard workshops, tee shirt tye-dying stations, local arts and crafts booths, and much more. Sun, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Eastside

Dr. Seuss Art Exhibition Debut
Starting on Friday, see a special traveling exhibit of rare Dr. Seuss artwork at Bellevue’s Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery. The Art of Dr. Seuss – Rare Editions exhibit will offer kiddos and parents an extraordinary look into the artistic life of Theodor Seuss Geisel and will include now-rare editions from his collection. Fri. & Sat., 9:30 am – 8:00 pm; Sun., 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (through June 2). Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.

Play-Well Grand Opening Celebration
Stop by this grand opening celebration and check out our area’s newest (and coolest!) LEGO play space. Kiddos can tinker, experiment and invent new things, try one of the many classes offered at Play-Well, enjoy cake and prizes, and explore engineering in a fun, safe atmosphere. Sat., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Kirkland. Free. All Ages. Event details.

Three Billy Goats Gruff
See what happens in this Thistle Theatre production when three billy goats attempt to cross a bridge. A cantankerous Bridge Troll, a friendly Water Troll, and fish complete this hilarious version of the Norwegian story. Sat. & Sun, 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm. Bellevue. $8 to $10. Tickets required. Ages 3 and older. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned this weekend?

–Kristina Moy

Photo Credit: 17th of May Festival/CharBeck

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