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.

Family Forest Fest

If a festival that lasts all weekend long and has its sights set on reconnecting families to the forest sounds like time well spent, then you and your happy campers need to check out the Family Forest Fest on Whidbey Island. Now in its second year, this brainchild of Hike it, Baby! founder, Shanti Hodges, is held on a 20-acre privately owned field, so there’s plenty of place to pitch your tent and explore the “fest”ivities they’ve got planned for you. A full schedule is available online, but we’re crushing on family yoga, the costume parade and the teddy bear hunt. Add in some cool tunes and it sounds like you’ve got the perfect weekend planned!

Dates: Aug. 18-20, 2017

Don’t Miss: All the amazing activities! This festive forest romp is all planned out so the only thing you need to worry about is packing up your gear, food and kids before ferrying over. It couldn’t get any easier than that for a festival weekend!

Wildes Land
Across from 3480 Wildes Rd.
Clinton, Wa

photo: Family Forest Fest website

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