We’re paddling into the first weekend of June with a healthy dose of family fun! On our radar: a “beary” fun day at the zoo, a cultural celebration under the Needle, an event for trail lovers and a production based on a book by Betty MacDonald. If you’re looking for even more excitement, celebrate the power of play at Kidimu’s Play Day & “Kids for Kidimu” Fun Walk. In addition to a festive family walk and parade, enjoy a full day of free hands-on activities and museum play time. Scroll down to learn more!

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Seattle

Edmonds Waterfront Festival
We know this event isn’t exactly in Seattle, but it’s too good not to include. For three full days, enjoy live entertainment, arts and craft booths, food vendors, lots of kids activities (think face painting, inflatable rides, a rock wall, carnival games, gigantic slide), plus the always-popular classic yacht display. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Bear Affair: Living Northwest Conservation Day
Take your crew to Woodland Park Zoo to learn what steps you can take to bear-proof your campsite this summer. Hear keeper talks, watch the bears, wolves and raptors receive special enrichment treats and learn what these Pacific Northwest animals need in order to survive in the wild and peacefully co-exist with humans. Sat. Event details.

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Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival
At this annual festival, learn all about the arts and culture of the Philippines through music, dance performances, vendor booths, food, games and exhibits, as well as kids’ activities, martial art demonstrations and more. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Eastside

“Hello Mrs. Piggle Wiggle!”
Based on the book by Betty MacDonald, this latest Studio East production will take you to a world where imagination rules! Can you scuba dive in your bedroom? How about roast marshmallows over a chandelier? You can when Mrs. Piggle Wiggle discovers the most exciting possibilities in life’s most humdrum things. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Canoe Mercer Slough
This weekend, explore the beautiful Mercer Slough Nature Park by boat. During your excursion, see how this amazing ecosystem functions and with a little luck, catch a glimpse of the otters, herons, turtles and other wildlife who call the Mercer Slough home. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

National Trail’s Day & Letterboxing at Pioneer Park
Celebrate National Trails Day and learn all about letterboxing at this annual event. Kids can make their own stamp, pick up their clue book for the summer and hit the trails of Pioneer Park. Psst…all Washington state parks are Free to visit on Saturday in honor of National Trails Day. Sat. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned for the first weekend of June? Tell us in the comments below!

—Kristina Moy

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