If you’re looking to hit a festival (or two!) this weekend, you’re in luck. Consider: an old-fashioned fair with tons of live entertainment, a colorful parade through the streets of Seattle or a berry-licious festival in heart of Bellevue. If art is more your jam, head to the Shoreline Arts Festival to take in plenty of art exhibitions along with fab food and kids’ activities or head south to enjoy the Taste of Tacoma at Point Defiance Park or Slug Fest (pictured) at Northwest Trek. Scroll down to learn more and to see what else is happening this weekend.
photo: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Shake Shack Canlis Pop-Up
To celebrate Seattle’s first taste of the Shake Shack, the popular burger joint is poppin’ up at Canlis for this one-day event. Come hungry for Shake Shack classics (think: Shackburgers and Crinkle-cut Fries), plus Canlis’ own Dungeness crab melts and créme brülée whoopie pies. In addition to food, plenty of ShackMeister brew and Charles & Charles Rosé will be pouring and live tunes will be ringing throughout the backlot. Sat. Event details.
I Dig Dinos: Be a Paleontologist
Got a dinosaur crazed kiddo? At I Dig Dinos, kids can show off their fossil identification skills at the dig pit, make a rubbing, check out fossils from different eras, solve a dinosaur bones puzzle and make their own puzzle to take home. Sun. Event details.
Seattle Pride Parade
Rain or shine, Seattle Pride will host its 44th annual Pride Parade starting at 11 a.m. along the streets of Seattle. Grab a curbside seat and see classic parade floats, colorful characters, team mascots and lots of kids and families make their way down 4th Ave., ending at 2nd Ave. & Denny Way near the Seattle Center. Sun. Event details.
Bridle Trails Party in the Park
This old-fashioned fair (now in its 16th year!) will feature a family adventure trail walk, pancake breakfast, kids’ activities (think pony rides, a cake walk, face painting!), plus equestrian drill teams, stilt walkers, a petting zoo, hula hoop demonstrations and much more. Sat. Event details.
Bellevue Strawberry Festival
Shortcake and pies and flats! Oh, my! This annual family festival will feature plenty of strawberry goodness along with live entertainment, a car show, vendor booths, hands-on activities and lots of activities for the kiddies. Sat.-Sun. Event details.
Canoe Mercer Slough
Explore the beautiful Mercer Slough Nature Park by water! Park rangers will lead this three-hour canoe trip from Enatai Beach Park into the heart of Mercer Slough Nature Park. See how this amazing ecosystem functions and with a little luck, catch a glimpse of the otters, herons, turtles and other wildlife who call Mercer Slough home. Sat.-Sun. Event details.