The food! The festivities! The crowds! Sounds like the summer festival season is here. And Seattle’s got plenty of ‘em to keep families entertained from now until your crew heads back to school. Flip through the gallery to see our area faves, with your calendar at the ready.

Kla Ha Ya Days

This festival in historic Snohomish has been a popular family destination for over 100 years. The native word Kla Ha Ya means, “Welcome,” and Snohomish is ready to welcome you to their charming, old-fashioned summertime party. The festival's carnival kicks off on July 15 followed by several other crazy fun activities such as the Frogtastic Kids’ Fair, Street Fair and Arts & Crafts Festival, Salmon Barbeque, Bed Races, Kids' Marathon, Parade and Skydiving demonstrations.

Dates: July 12-16, 2017 at various times; check their schedule online.

Don’t Miss: The Frog-a-Pult contest on July 15, from 2 p.m-4 p.m. It’s the largest and longest-running frog jumping contest in the Northwest, with about 250 participants! Sorry, your personal pet frog is not allowed to compete; all frogs are provided by the Festival due to regulations. There is a $5 entry fee, and you may register online.

Various locations in Snohomish, Wa
Online: klahayadays.com

photo: Kla Ha Ya Days Festival’s Facebook

Does your family have a favorite summer festival that we didn’t include in our roundup? Tell us about it in the comments below!

— Allison Sutcliffe, Myriam Gabriel-Pollock & Kristina Moy