Good weather is forecasted for the Seattle area this weekend, so in the event that it actually happens, you better take advantage of it! Our fun family activities includes a farm festival, an outdoor play, and a run for a great cause, plus a dance party, an ice cream tasting party and a musical puppet show. If your kiddos already have Halloween on the brain (and you have recycling on the brain), don’t forget that this Saturday is National Costume Swap Day. There are several local events  where you can donate gently used costumes and exchange for another one. Check to find one near you! One more thing: Stop by the grand opening of the much-anticipated and family-friendly Twirl Cafe in Queen Anne on Saturday—look for our preview in Thursday’s Red Tricycle!

p.s. If you’re a mama of multiples, don’t miss this weekend’s clothing sale, sponsored by Seattle Families of Multiples in Shoreline, where you’ll find gently-used, name brand clothing and equipment for twins and triplets.


Kelsey Creek Farm Fair
Kelsey Creek Park is the place to be for some good-ole-fashioned farm fun including tractor-pulled hayrides, pumpkin decorating, pony rides and a slew of farm animals. Sat., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bellevue, free. Event details.

Rumpelstiltskin at Molbak’s
Grab a seat at Molbak’s annual play – this year a delightful rendition of the great Brothers Grimm play —  that’s staged by professional actors.  Sat.-Sun. (through Oct. 24), 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m., Woodinville, free. Event details.

Cupcake Royale Party in Bellevue
Check out the refurbished IHOP that’s now Bellevue’s hottest new cupcake shack. On Sunday, they will host the Not-Its for an afternoon of fun and dancing, followed by a DJ spinning into the evening. Fuel up at the frost-your-own cupcake Sprinkle Bar! Sun., 4:30 to 10 p.m., Bellevue, free. Event details.


Flavor Release Party at Full Tilt The folks at Full Tilt sure know how to introduce a new flavor.  Clusters of Folk – a mysterious flavor inspired by the Folklife festival – will debut along with a concert by The Not-Its! and Caulfield and his magical violin.  Sat., noon to 2 p.m., Seattle, free. Event details.

Concerts for Kids at Northgate Community Center
Alleyoop brings his fab musical talents and puppetry and leads the whole crowd in games and super-fun singalongs. Sat., 11 a.m., Seattle, free. Event details.

Run Vera Run at Seward Park
Whether you want to support the awesome Vera Project (which works to keep music and art accessible to all ages)  or whether you just want to get a nice Sunday workout, get to Seward Park for the 10k run or 4k walk run and then hang out for music, pizza and other fun. Sun., 8 a.m. to noon, Seattle, free (10K run has $35 entry fee). Event details.

—Kavita Varma-White