It’s the last weekend of July and if you haven’t got your fun on yet, this weekend will surely fill up your tank. Consider: a spectacular parade through the streets of Seattle, a cultural festival with tons of entertainment, a stage performance based on a classic fairytale or a summer art extravaganza in Bellevue. Scroll down for even more ideas.

photo: Seafair


Tour de Terrace Festival
This three-day family event will include plenty of arts and crafts, food vendors, a 5k run/walk and a parade. Other activities include a pancake breakfast, classic car, truck and motorcycle show, carnival rides and games, live music and a spectacular fireworks show. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Seafair Torchlight Parade (pictured)
Grab a curbside seat and settle in for this magnificent nighttime parade that will feature giant helium balloons, incredible drill teams and equestrian units, plus comical clowns, swashbuckling pirates and heart-pounding bands playing all your fave tunes. Sat. Event details.


Pista Sa Nayon
This annual festival, celebrating Filipino American culture, will feature something for everyone. Enjoy yummy food, arts and craft booths, live entertainment, kids’ games and activities and much more. SunEvent details.


Bellevue Arts Museum KIDSfair
Everyone’s favorite summer art fair is back and better than ever. Kids can participate in a variety of exciting art projects to build and highlight their creativity as well as enjoy the festivities of the BAM ARTSFair including juried artist booths, performance art, live music, artist demonstrations and yummy food. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Once Upon a Mattress
If you thought you knew the story of The Princess and The Pea, you may be in for a walloping surprise when you see this latest (and hilariously funny) musical from the Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater. Psst… bring your moula and enjoy a delish barbecue meal prepared by professional chefs in between shows. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Ananda Mela Festival
Celebrate the culture of India at this two-day festival. Join other families and take in live Indian music, dance and cooking demonstrations, jump in the inflatables and enjoy vendor booths, face painting, cupcake decorating, kids’ activities, games and much more. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned for the last weekend of July. Tell us in the comments below.

— Kristina Moy