Rain or shine, we’ve put together a great lineup of weekend events to keep you and your crew happy and entertained. Consider: a Muppet extravaganza, an exciting street fair, a cruise around the lake, a leisurely train ride, a spring festival with tons of kids’ activities and a farm-tastic day in Carnation. If you’re looking for even more excitement, the Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music” tour (pictured) takes the stage at XFINITY Arena at Everett and the 43rd Seattle International Film Festival kicks off this week with more than 400 features, short films and documentaries along with a handful of Films for Families.

photo: Sesame Street Live

Seattle

Celebrational Muppetational: Muppet Exhibit Opening Party
Celebrate the opening of The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at this all ages event. Activities will include live music performances, puppet making workshops and a rockin’ dance party, plus a museum-wide scavenger hunt, photo ops, costume and fashion parade, behind-the-scenes screenings from Henson’s TV and film work and more. Fri. Event details.

University District StreetFair
This weekend, the 48th annual University District StreetFair kicks off Seattle’s festival season. Check out hundreds of craft and food booths, music and dance performances as well as comedy sketches and costume contests. Plus, a special kids’ area will be set up with age appropriate activities including inflatables, art projects, street performers and more. Sat-Sun. Event details.

Bicycle Sunday
It’s back! Dust off your bikes, blades, trailers and training wheels and enjoy four miles (car free!) of Lake Washington Boulevard between Seward Park and Mount Baker Beach. Psst… be sure to hit the awesome playground and zip line at Seward Park before or after your ride. Sun. Event details.

Eastside

Adventure Kids Playcare Spring Festival
Adventure Kids Playcare in Issaquah is hosting its annual spring festival and you don’t want to miss it. This awesome festival covers two acres with bounce houses, sweet treats, games and prizes as well as hamster ball races, live animal encounters and a wide variety of activities with family entertainment at the heart of it all. Sat. Event details.

Northwest Railway Museum Train Rides
Step back in time and experience rail travel as it used to be aboard historic railway cars. Travel through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley and get a glimpse back in time to discover how railroads influenced settlement and everyday life in Washington State. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Remlinger Farms Family Fun Park
Take your crew to Remlinger Farms for a jam-packed day of farm fun! Ride the steam train, pet the animals, take a pony ride, jump in the hay trampoline, ride in a flying pumpkin or take a spin in the antique cars. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the Comments below.

— Kristina Moy