Whether your kid crew is into strawberries, cars or painting, we’ve got a super-sized dose of family fun to keep everyone happy and entertained. Consider: a show with hundreds of lean, mean, cruz’n machines, a painting party in the streets, an old-fashioned fair, a berry-licious festival in Bellevue, a colorful parade through the streets of Seattle and an adventure on the water. If you’re looking to hit a festival (or two), the Shoreline Arts Festival will be taking place this weekend along with the Taste of Tacoma. And if slugs are your thing, be sure to hit Slug Fest at Northwest Trek.
photo: Bellevue Strawberry Festival
Greenwood Car Show
More than 700 classic and custom hot rods, collector cars, antique gems, motorcycles and modern marvels will fill Greenwood Ave. for this annual show (now in its 25th year!). Stroll the mile-and-a-half long stretch, oohing and ahhing at the shiny fenders, and enjoy delish food, great tunes and a fun Kids’ Zone presented by Top Ten Toys. Sat. Event details.
Roosevelt Street Painting Party & Kids’ Music Celebration
A Roosevelt neighborhood street is being converted into a public plaza and everyone is invited to paint the street and celebrate with live music. A free pancake breakfast will start at 9 a.m. followed by kids’ art activities, a rockin’ concert with Brian Vogan and His Good Buddies and The Harmonica Pocket and much more. Sat. Event details.
Seattle Pride Parade
Rain or shine, Seattle Pride will host its 43rd 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. Psst! After the parade, head to Seattle PrideFest—the largest free pride festival in the country. Sun. Event details.
Bridle Trails Party in the Park
This old-fashioned fair (now in its 15th year!) will feature a family adventure trail walk and donkey dash, pancake breakfast, kids’ activities (think pony rides, a cake walk and 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.
How will your family be spending the last full weekend of June? Tell us in the comments below.
— Kristina Moy