We’re cruising through September with a healthy dose of family fun. This weekend’s roundup includes a festival with plenty of Greek delicacies, an activity for little swashbucklers and a fish-tastic tour in Issaquah. The South Lake Union Boats Afloat Show (pictured) also returns this weekend with loads of free family activities. And speaking of boats, the Fishermen’s Fall Festival on Saturday will include fish-themed kids’ activities, musical performances and delicious food. Scroll down to see what else is happening.

photo: Boats Afloat Show


Saint Demetrios Greek Festival
This annual festival will feature everything and anything Greek! Enjoy Greek food and Greek folk dancing, take a tour of the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, shop for Greek items and delicacies at the Greek Deli and enjoy lots of family-friendly activities. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Mount Baker Day in the Park Festival
You don’t want to miss this annual festival celebrating the Mount Baker neighborhood and community. There will be carnival games, a live performance by Eli Rosenblatt, bouncy houses, face painting, great food and a kid’s parade. Psst…be sure to wear your silly hats and come prepared to either walk or bike the parade route.  Sat. Event details.

Seattle Fiestas Patrias
This annual two-day event begins with the South Park Parade and festival at the South Park Community Center. Then, part two takes place at the Seattle Center where families can explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of the nations of Latin America through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, food, games and a lively marketplace. Sat.-Sun. Event details.


Renton Multi-Cultural Festival
At this third annual festival, experience a variety of cultural performances, connect with different heritages from all over the world and enjoy interactive booths, arts and crafts, storytelling and more. Fri.-Sat. Event details.

Pirate Day at Country Village Shops
Ahoy, mateys! Put on yer best pirate garb and head to Country Village Shops and follow the clues on the treasure map to solve the mystery and enter to win the grand prize. As you’re hunting for clues, enjoy plenty of pirate fun as well as delish grub and a special visit from the Pirates of Treasure Island. Sat. Event details.


Salmon SEEson in Issaquah
Fall is almost here which means the salmon are beginning to return to our streams and rivers. Starting this weekend, you can see the fish make their return to the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and take a guided tour with a trained docent from Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH). Sat.-Sun. Event details.

—Kristina Moy


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