This weekend, the Emerald City will be bursting with fall festivals and events to keep you and your crew happy and entertained. Consider: an epic festival under the Needle, a LEGO-themed extravaganza, a fair with old-time activities and a story told with puppets. If you’re looking for fun south of Seattle, head to Oktoberfest Northwest to enjoy tons of German-themed activities, food and events. Need more ideas? Read on and get ready to fill your calendars.
photo: Erinn Hale
At this two-day event for LEGO lovers, view thousands of LEGO creations and vote for your favorite, meet brick builders and learn some of their techniques and shop the Brick Bazaar for current, past and custom LEGO sets, parts and minifigs. Plus, stop by the Building Zone—a place where brick builders of all ages can build to their hearts’ content. Sat.-Sun. Event details.
Pixie and the Grocer
In this Hans Christian Andersen story, brought to life through puppet storytelling, see what happens when Pixie observes a poor Poet give up food in exchange for an old book. What’s so magical about the book? You’ll have to see the show to find out. Sat.-Sun. Event details.
Fourth Annual Seattle Children’s Festival (pictured)
If your family loves everything about the Northwest Folklife Festival, then you don’t want to miss this epic festival at the Seattle Center. Celebrate “Our Big Neighborhood” with a day full of hands-on activities, interactive workshops and well-loved kindie rockers, plus food, games and demonstrations. It’s going to be a blast! Sun. Event details.
Issaquah Salmon Days Festival & Parade
Welcome the salmon back home with a weekend full of fishy activities. In addition to the popular community parade, there will be arts and crafts, yummy food, carnival rides, games and live entertainment along with tons of activities for the kiddies at the Field of Fun. Special exhibits, events and family activities will also take place at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Seattle Families of Multiples Fall Clothing & Gear Sale
We know this sale isn’t exactly on the Eastside, but it’s too good not to include. Shop for gently used fall clothing (from preemie to pre-teen) as well as equipment from more than 60 families of multiples. If you haven’t been to this bi-annual sale before, you’re in for a real treat. BYOB (bring your own bag or basket).Sat. Event details.
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
Dust off your bikes and hit this annual mountain biking extravaganza filled with tons of family fun. This year’s event will be bigger than ever and include guided trail riding, mini skills clinics, youth bike demos, family rides, regular and mini pump-track challenges, a free barbecue lunch from Gregg’s Cycles, snacks, prizes, giveaways and more. Sat. Event details.
Are you planning to hit any of these fun events this weekend? Tell us in the comments below.