We’ve got plenty of fall fun in store this weekend. For starters, we’ve got a very blue performance, a safety event for firefighter wannabes, and a super-sized fall festival. We’ve also got a pajama party for preschoolers, a farm festival with Cowboy Buck, and a doggone fun event for you and Fido. If you’re looking for a family-friendly Oktoberfest celebration, take the fam to Leavenworth Oktoberfest for lots of Bavarian food, fun, and festivities. Or head over to the Fall Harvest Party at the Meadowbrook Community Center for freshly pressed apple cider, samples from the PCC Kids Mobile, pony rides, and a bouncy house.
Blue Man Group (pictured)
What do you get when you mix three blue bald guys, a live band, and a gigantic LED screen? The wildly popular Blue Man Group! Kiddos of all ages (and parents!) will enjoy this theatrical show and concert which combines comedy, music, and technology. And of course, lots of blue! Fri., 7:30 pm; Sat., 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm; Sun., 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm (through October 16). Seattle. $25 and up. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
The Great Seattle Fire Day
Your little firefighter will love everything about this fire-safe event, from Henny the Arson Dog to Captain Baer of the Seattle Fire Department to activities highlighting historical firefighting methods. Plus, local firefighters and museum staff will be on-hand to teach you and your kiddos about home fire escapes. Sat., 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.
Rainier Valley Co-op Fall Festival
Get a super-big dose of fall fun at this community festival. Enjoy a DJ dance party, live music by Eli Rosenblatt, bike parades (on the hour!), hot dogs, and a bake sale. Plus, there will be plenty of games for the kiddos, a recycled toy shop, a treasure hunt in the sandbox, and face painting. All proceeds from the festival will support the Rainier Valley Co-op Preschool. Sat., 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Seattle. Costs vary per activity. All ages. Event details.
Sponge Bellevue Grand Opening Celebration
You’re invited to a special “Around the World” grand opening celebration at the new Sponge location in Bellevue! This free event will take families all over the globe. Enjoy fun-filled Spanish, Mandarin, French, and Japanese classes taught by native-speaking teachers, story time, traditional crafts from around the world, and snacks from global culinary traditions. Sun., 10 am – 2 pm pm. Bellevue. FREE. Registration required. All Ages. Event details.
Preschool Pajama Night
Take your toddler to the Samena Swim & Recreation Club for a fun-filled PJ party. Activities include dinner, music, creative movement, story time, games, crafts, and a cartoon movie. Bring your sleeping bag and pillow (and your favorite stuffy!) and come ready to p-a-r-t-y! Fri., 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm. Bellevue. $25 to $35. Registration required. Ages 3 to 5. Event details.
Kelsey Creek Farm Fair
Take the fam to Kelsey Creek Farm for a super-fun family day. Enjoy a variety of old-time activities, pony rides, food, heritage demonstrations by the Eastside Heritage Center, live entertainment by Cowboy Buck, and tractor-pulled hayrides. Plus, visit with the 4-H and Kelsey Creek farm animals, do a little pumpkin decoratin’, and jump on the inflatables. Sat., 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Bellevue. Free admission (costs vary per activity). All ages. Event details.
— Kristina Moy