Boy, we could really get use to these sunny spring weekends. However, rain or shine we’ve got a great lineup of weekend events that will have you and the fam out and about. Consider: an all ages happy hour, a high-flying circus spectacular, a birthday celebration under the Needle, a ride on an old-fashioned train, a farm-tastic day in Carnation and a family event inspired by the weather. If you’re looking for even more excitement, hit the Cosmik Kids Yoga & Dance Party and enjoy a full club experience (think disco balls, epic sound and lighting), cool giveaways, bubble machines, healthy snacks and more.
photo: Allison Seumae
Family Happy Hour Featuring the Tumblebus
Join the folks at Populuxe Brewing for their first Family Happy Hour of the season. The Tumblebus will be on site to entertain the little ones and there will be pizza by A Fire Inside Wood Fired Pizza, ice cream from Balleywood Creamery and, of course, plenty of quality craft brew for mom and dad. Fri., 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.
SASS: Sanca’s Annual Spring Showcase
At this annual spring extravaganza, see daring displays of acrobatics, high-flying aerials, rolling globe ensembles, contortion and juggling from a line-up of spectacular local and internationally renowned circus performers alongside SANCA’s very own talented student performers. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. Seattle. $10 to $15. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Chihuly Garden and Glass Celebrates 4th Anniversary
At this anniversary bash there will be special family programs and a series of art activities in Chihuly Garden and Glass’ Glasshouse. Expect activities from the Seattle Children’s Museum, The Vera Project, Gage Academy of Art and other local art organizations. Plus, everyone will enjoy a Drawing Jam, screen printing, seed planting and more. Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Seattle. Free. Ages 4-10. 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. Psst… you can also explore more of the Museum’s collection as most train excursions will include a stop at the Train Shed exhibit building. Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (through October). Snoqualmie. $10 to $22 (under 2 Free). Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Remlinger Farms Fun Park
Take your crew to Remlinger Farms to ride the steam train, pet the animals, take a pony ride, jump in the hay trampoline, ride the carnival rides and enjoy a full day of farm fun! Sat.-Sun., 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (through June 10). Carnation. $12.76 to $14.94 (12 months & under Free). All ages. Event details.
Free Family Day: Seaside Summer
Since summer is knocking on the door, BAM is hosting a Family Day inspired by sunshine and the ocean! Enjoy art making and fun activities throughout the Museum, including ocean animal crafts, plus FREE admission to BAM’s galleries. Sun, noon-4 p.m. Bellevue. Free. Recommended for ages 4-10, but everyone is welcome. Event details.
What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the Comments below!
— Kristina Moy