This weekend, see a show, participate in a tea ceremony, attend a popular neighborhood festival, shop for fall clothing and gear or catch a high-flying show. If that’s not enough excitement, put on your Halloween costume and boogie down to Zoo Boo at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium for tons of pumpkin-themed excitement. Scroll down to learn more.

photo: Cirque du Soleil

Seattle

Maple Festival
Experience the breathtaking sight of maple trees ablaze in the colors of fall–one of the best times of the year to visit the Seattle Japanese Garden—at this annual festival. In addition to gawking at the gorgeous trees, participate in nature-inspired craft projects, go on a maple tree scavenger hunt and enjoy live performances, tea ceremonies and other cultural activities. Mon.-Sun. Event details.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
The timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the Seattle Children’s Theatre stage. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is a bright, bold spectacle, featuring 75 lovable puppets and features the faithful adaption of three additional Eric Carle stories: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, 10 Little Rubber Ducks and The Very Lonely Firefly. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Cedar River Salmon Journey
This weekend, join volunteer naturalists at the Ballard Locks and at four other locations along the Cedar River to see and learn about salmon and their epic journey from the ocean up to the Cedar River to spawn. Sat.-Sun. Event details

Eastside

VOLTA (pictured)
If you haven’t seen this latest Cirque du Soleil show Under the Big Top at Marymoor Park, you must go check it out this weekend! VOLTA, inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, weaves awe-inspiring acrobatics, death-defying acts and crazy cool BMX tricks into two-hours of jaw-dropping fun. Psst…this is the kid-friendliest Cirque production we’ve ever seen. Tues.-Sat. (through Nov. 4). Event details.

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Oliver!
This latest Studio East production brings Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life. Watch what happens when Oliver Twist goes on a wild adventure through Victorian England and meets Fagin, the Artful Dodger, and a band of child pickpockets. Will he find love, home and happiness before it’s too late? You’ll have to see the show to find out. Fri.-Sat. Event details.

Seattle Families of Multiples Fall Consignment Sale 
We know this sale isn’t exactly on the Eastside, but it’s too good not to include. Over 60 families of twins and triplets will be selling their gently used, season-appropriate children’s clothing and equipment. Clothing sizes range from preemie to pre-teen and also include maternity clothes. Psst..plan to arrive early for the best selection! Sat. Event details.

—Kristina Moy

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