We’re sliding into the first weekend of June with a healthy dose of family fun! On our radar: a day for donut lovers, a “beary” fun event at the zoo, a cultural celebration under the Needle, an activity for trail lovers, a bicycle ride for a good cause and a classic stage production with a twist. If you’re looking for even more excitement, head to the Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show in Tacoma, celebrate KidiMu’s 12th Birthday on Bainbridge Island or hit the Edmonds Waterfront Festival along the shores of the Port of Edmond’s Marina.
Celebrate National Donut Day with Mighty-O Donuts
In honor of National Donut Day, Mighty-O will be hosting a golden ticket giveaway, sampling free mini donuts and donating 10% of the day’s proceeds to three local elementary schools: Lowell Elementary, Green Lake Elementary and Salmon Bay Elementary. Stop by any Mighty-O location—Green Lake, Capitol Hill or Ballard—and purchase a dozen donuts for a chance to win. Those lucky enough to find a golden ticket in their box will win donuts for their school, office or family—up to three dozen! Fri. Event details.
Bear Affair: Living Northwest Conservation
Take your crew to Woodland Park Zoo to learn what steps you can take to bear-proof your campsite this summer. Plus, 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.
Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival
At this annual festival, learn all about the arts and culture of the Philippines through music, dance performances, arts and craft booths, food, games and exhibits, plus kids’ activities, martial art demonstrations and much more. 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. Bonus: All Washington state parks are Free to visit on Saturday in honor of National Trails Day. Sat. Event details.
Lake to Lake Bike Ride
Dust off your wheels, grab your helmet and join other Seattle families for this fun, non-competitive recreational ride. Designed for the whole fam, the two unique loops will take riders through Bellevue’s award-winning park system exploring hidden treasures of Bellevue. Sat. Event details.
In this latest Studio East production, it’s a new twist on an old classic. See what happens when Alice finds herself trapped in a crazy video game called Wonderland. In order to escape, she must complete all the levels and defeat the Red Queen. But can she get past the hardest obstacle of all … her own self-doubt? You’ll have to see the show to find out! Sat.-Sun. Event details.
What fun things do you have planned for the first weekend of June? Tell us in the Comments below!
— Kristina Moy