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.

Renton River Days

This annual weekend family festival is a celebration of community pride, beginning with "The Ducks Stop Here” parade on July 22, 2017. A long list of entertainers will keep you and the kiddos dancin’ and groovin’. There is the usual array of arts and crafts and food booths, as well as an amazing amount of free KidZone activities all day long, such as trampolines, a LEGO Playzone, climbing wall, bouncy houses, putt-putt golf and a petting zoo.

Dates: July 21-23, 2017
Times: Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Don’t Miss: The Rubber Ducky Derby on Sunday, July 23 featuring thousands of little yellow quackers racing down the Cedar River. Purchase a rubber duck for $5 and cheer it on to possible victory for prizes ranging from $400-$1,000! All proceeds benefit the Salvation Army, Renton Rotary Food Bank, Renton School District and other deserving area nonprofits.

Liberty Park, Cedar River Park, and the Renton Community Center
Renton, Wa
Online: rentonriverdays.org

photo: Renton River Day’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