This weekend, highlighted by Father’s Day, comes with tons of family fun. On our radar: a wild and wacky festival in Fremont, an activity for drone lovers, a festival with lots of brewskis, a magic show for the whole fam, a celebration on the farm and a show for big and lil’ hot rods. If Dad loves strawberries, carnival rides and cool cars, be sure to hit the Wild Strawberry Festival in Burien or stop by the Edmonds Arts Festival for plenty of hands-on activities, great food and of course, lots of art vendors and displays. Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome dads who read Red Tricycle!
photo: California Strawberry Festival
Fremont Fair & Solstice Parade
Celebrate the summer solstice with a weekend full of eclectic activities in Fremont (aka the Center of the Universe). This neighborhood festival will feature street performers, local bands, wacky decorated art cars, vendor booths, a special hands-on area for kids and the famous free-spirited (and very unpredictable) solstice parade. Sat-Sun. Event details.
Father’s Day Weekend Drone-stravaganza
The Museum of Flight is honoring dads this Father’s Day with a special weekend of activities for drone pilots of all skill levels. Hollywood drone pilot/cinematographer instructor, Skip Fredricks, headlines the Father’s Day events with programs on both days and there will be a host of other activities, including hands-on drone demonstrations and family workshops at the Museum’s new drone cage. Drone company representatives will also be on site with their newest products. Sat.-Sun. Event details.
Family Magic Show
Take the whole fam to this 45-minute interactive stage magic show and watch as Magician Raymond artfully combines magic, illusion and theater to engage and entertain children of all ages. Psst… there will be two shows (1 p.m. and 3 p.m.). After the show, kids will get to learn how to do a magic trick of their own. Sat. Event details.
2017 Washington Brewers Festival
If the dad in your house loves beer, you know that he’s going to want to spend Father’s Day weekend drinking some. This annual festival (open to all ages on Saturday and Sunday) will feature more than 500 different beers from over 130 different Washington breweries. While Dad is sampling his fave brews, the kids can enjoy live music, a kids’ craft area, keg toss contest and root beer garden. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Summer Solstice at Carnation Farms
Kick off summer at Carnation Farms’ opening celebration. You and your kid crew can enjoy trail hikes, play leisure lawn games, take historical tours or just enjoy a scenic family picnic. Want to learn a new skill or technique? Roll up your sleeves and participate in a workshop where farmers, artists, food and drink purveyors and more will connect and share their expertise, their craft and their creative process. Sat. Event details.
Fenders on Front Street
If Dad is a car lovin’, engine revin’ kinda guy, you’ll want to take him to this super cool car show in Issaquah. See hundreds of classic and vintage cars and enjoy great rock ‘n’ roll tunes, family activities, an awards ceremony and an afternoon cruise to the Triple XXX. Sun. Event details.
What fun things do you have planned for Dad this weekend? Tell us in the Comments below!
— Kristina Moy