October is here, and with it comes plenty of family fun. Consider: a popular production based on a favorite children’s book, a farm-tastic festival in the country, a special day for little firefighters and a free event for the whole fam. Wild Waves Fright Fest also returns this weekend more than 25 amusement rides, haunted houses and BOOVILLE, a non-scary zone that offers endless Halloween fun for lil’ ghosts and goblins. But that’s not all. Read on for even more family fun taking place this weekend.
photo: Chris Bennion
Go, Dog. Go! (pictured)
This weekend, one of SCT’s most requested productions kicks off the 2017-18 season. Based on the favorite children’s book by P.D. Eastman and adapted for the stage by Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz, Go, Dog. Go! tells the story of a group of zany canines—big and small—and their wild adventures (think: zooming cars, construction zone chaos and up-all-night antics). Thurs-Sun. (through Nov. 26). Event details.
KIDZ BOP Kids: Best Time Ever Tour
Sing and dance to kid-friendly versions of your favorite hit songs at the “Best Time Ever” tour. This year’s KIDZ BOP concert marks the debut of its most ambitious stage design and choreography to date, and is sure to amaze and delight little (and big!) fans alike. Fri. Event details.
Fire Day at MOHAI
Your lil’ firefighter wannabe will love everything about this family-friendly event at MOHAI. Co-presented with the Seattle Fire Department, activities will include trying on firefighter gear, learning fire safety tips and tricks, exploring antique and present-day fire engines, participating in hands-on activities and crafts and enjoying fire truck artifacts, giveaways and more. Sun. Event details.
Get ready for this new musical adaptation of the popular book, Goodnight Moon. In this highly entertaining production, expect to see your favorite characters (think: the cat and the fiddle, red balloon, clocks and socks, kittens and mittens and the cow jumping over the moon) along with the bunny in the blue and white pajamas come to life on stage. Bedtime has never been so entertaining! Sat.-Sun. Event details.
Visit a Washington State Park for Free
In honor of National Public Lands Day, enjoy all Washington state parks for free! On the Eastside, take in the beautiful sights and sounds of Lake Sammamish State Park, Bridle Trails State Park or St. Edward State Park without the need of a Discover Pass. Psst…all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will also offer free admission to everyone on Sep. 30. Sat. Event details.
Fall Harvest Pumpkin Festival
Nothing screams fall fun more than a trip to Remlinger Farms. In addition to hay and corn mazes and pony, steam train and tractor rides, there will be plenty of mini-carnival rides, live entertainment, yummy food and jack-o-lanterns galore in the U-pick pumpkin fields. Sat.-Sun. Event details.
What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the comments below.
— Kristina Moy