There’s plenty of fun to be had around the Emerald City this three-day weekend. Consider: a tropical event at the Seattle Aquarium, a show for lil’ train buffs, a free play date in the park and a rockin’ show for kids and parents. If you’ve got a little monster truck fan, head down to the T Dome for the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series (pictured). This family-friendly show will feature lots of car-crushin’, dirt-flying action along with big trucks, big tires and big ol’ fun. Scroll down for all the deets!

photo: Feld Entertainment

Seattle

Kindiependent Kids Rock Series: Eli Rosenblatt
Enjoy the music of Eli Rosenblatt who will be singing about silly animals, love, friendship and freedom at this weekend’s Kindiependent Kids Rock Series. Put on your dancing shoes and get the wiggles out before naptime. Sat. Event details.

Hawaii in Your Own Backyard
It may be far from tropical in Seattle right now, but this weekend you can 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. 

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Curiosity Days: On the Move, featuring the 44th Model Railroad Show
Calling all engineers! 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, special presentations, screenings of Rocky Mountain Express at the PACCAR IMAX Theater and rides aboard the kiddie-sized Iron Horse Railway. Sat.-Mon. Event details.

Eastside

2nd Saturdays at Crossroads Bellevue
Take the tykes to Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center for lots of indoor fun. Enjoy family game time, an amazing performance by Professional Zaniac Alex Zerbe (think: comedy, magic and juggling), $1.50 off admission to WiggleWorks Kids and food and drink specials. Sat. Event details.

Molbak’s Kids Club
Head over to Molbak’s to participate in this month’s fun and educational Kid’s Club workshop. During the one-hour session, kids will make a groundhog sock animal that will grow grass for fur and sprout just in time for Groundhog Day. Sat. Event details.

Washington State Park Free Day
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. Mon. Event details.

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

— Kristina Moy