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.


The Bellevue Arts Museum has been bringing the world of art, craft and design to budding artists of all ages for over 70 years! This three-day weekend festival of art features thousands of original artworks on display, live music, artist demonstrations and community art projects. But what you and the kiddos will really go nutty for is the KIDSfair—numerous messy and free activities all geared to bring out your creative side. Stations like the Preschool Play for wee ones’ art exploration, a giant cardboard community sculpture and the Llama Llama Coloring Fun station—just to name a few. And yummy food booths will keep your family’s tummies filled with tasty goodness.

Dates: July 28-30, 2017
Times: Fri. & Sat., 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Don’t Miss: Admission to the Bellevue Arts Museum is FREE during the festival, so be sure to check out their awesome exhibits, kids and family programs and cool gift shop. It’s also not a bad idea to pop in for a while to get some air-conditioning, if it’s a hot day out.

Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way N.E.
Bellevue, Wa 98004

photo: BAM’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