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.

Snoqualmie Railroad Days

At this annual weekend festival, celebrate Snoqualmie’s spirit and origins as a railroad and logging town and the home of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe. The 79th festival will feature a Grand Parade, three stages with live entertainment, Timber Sports Shows, a model train exhibit and a car club show. The kiddos can also opt to hang out at the Kids' Stage or hop a ride on a train, a speeder motor car or a wagon. And if that doesn’t grab their attention, maybe the Children’s Field of Fun will have to do!

Schedule: August 18-20, 2017. Check the schedule online for specific event and activity times.

Don’t Miss: Just for the Railroad Days celebration, ride a train powered by a steam locomotive; the Santa Cruz and Portland Cement Locomotive 2, built in 1909, will let you step back in time to the early days of railway travel.

Northwest Railway Museum
38625 S.E. King St.
Snoqualmie, Wa 98065
425-888-3030 x203
Online: railroaddays.com

photo: Snoqualmie Railroad 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