It’s the last full weekend of summer, so get outside and soak it all up. This weekend’s roundup includes an Octoberfest-style festival, an activity for little swashbucklers, a fun event on the water and a fish-tastic tour in Issaquah. Also this weekend, the Jack & Jill Winter Consignment Sale returns to the Lynnwood Convention Center and the Just Between Friends Fall 2017 Sale will take place at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. But that’s not all. Read on for even more family fun.
photo: Northwest Yacht Brokers Association
South Lake Union Boats Afloat Show (pictured)
Starting on Thursday, you and the fam can cruise the docks of Lake Union and view rows (and rows!) of new and used boats for sale—from cabin cruisers and sailboats, to performance ski boats and hundred-foot mega-yachts. While you’re there, take a free 45-minute power or sailboat ride, enjoy free boat seminars or try your hands at toy boat building. Thurs.-Sun. Event details.
The Great Wallingford Wurst Festival
This popular Octoberfest-style festival (and fundraiser for St. Benedict) returns this weekend with tons of family fun! Enjoy carnival rides, games, bouncy houses, German food, a Biergarten, an eclectic mix of live entertainment (think: Caspar Babypants, School of Rock and The Neverminds) and much more. Fri.-Sat. Event details.
Holy Rosary WestFest
This annual community fall festival will feature tons of activities for the whole fam including inflatables, live entertainment, carnival-style booth games, delish food and a beer garden, plus a climbing wall, face painting, raffle prizes, cake walk and more. Fri.-Sat. Event details.
Pirate Day at Country Village Shops
Ahoy, mateys! Put on yer best pirate garb, head to Country Village Shops and follow the clues on the treasure map to search for pirate booty. 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.
Northwest Railway Museum Train Rides
Step back in time and experience rail travel as it used to be aboard historic railway cars. Board the train in either North Bend or Snoqualmie and enjoy a 75-minute scenic ride though the Upper Snoqualmie Valley and to the Snoqualmie Falls. After your ride, be sure to explore the train depot in Snoqualmie and check out the awesome train books at the bookstore. Sat.-Sun. Event details.
Salmon SEEson in Issaquah
Starting this weekend, take the fam to the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery to see the salmon return and to take a guided tour with a trained docent from Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH). Sat.-Sun. Event details.
What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the comments below!
— Kristina Moy