It’s Father’s Day weekend and we have plenty of fun ideas on how to spend quality time with Dad. Watch World Cup soccer in a super-fun setting, hit the Fremont Fair, see a show, take a canoe ride or fly a kite. On Saturday, you can take him to the very-cool American Heroes Air Show, where you can tour all kinds of helicopters as well as fire trucks, police cars and other vehicles. You can even get Dad a copter ride – the ultimate treat for your very own hero.

PS – Tonight, head over to the Pan Pacific Hotel with a girlfriend at listen to local authors

Kerry Colburn and Rob Sorensen read from their recently published book How to Have Your Second Child First: 100 Things That Are Good To Know…the First Time Around. FYIHappy Hour is from 3-6 and the  Lychee Martinis are amazing!


Community Communing

World Cup Soccer at Phinney Neighborhood Association If you haven’t experienced World Cup fever yet, this is a great way to do it. The PNA is showing all the games on their big screen, with face painting, food, and fun door prizes. This week catch the US of A as they play Slovenia. (It’s the perfect outing for those fams with early risers: doors open at 6:30 am!)  Friday, 7 to 9 a.m., Seattle, $10 donation suggested. Read more.

Better Than TV

Fremont Fair Get thee and the wee ones to this always fun weekend of music, arts, crafts, street performers and art cars. Make sure you find the kids’ area, and don’t forget the annual Solstice Parade is Saturday at noon, so prepare for guests in full or partial body paint. Sat., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fremont, Free. Read more.

In the Spotlight

Snow White: The Truly Tall Tale It’s the final weekend to catch Stone Soup Theatre’s unusual musical retelling of everyone’s favorite fairytale. Fri., 7:30; Sat., 2 p.m., Seattle, $14. Read more.


We All Float On

Father’s Day Canoe Ride at Enatai Beach Park Here’s a nice way to spend that special day with Pops:  explore Mercer Slough on a three-mile canoe ride led by park rangers. For ages 5 and up and pre-registration is required. Sun., 9 am to noon, Bellevue, $12 to $14. Read more.
Artsy Fartsy

Marymoor Mashup at Marymoor Park As part of the very cool Trails Project, kids can join three artists in making kites from recycled stuff; then flying them, creating clay sculptures and enjoying storytelling about the area’s regional trails. Pre-registration required.  Sun., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Redmond, $1 (for parking). Read more.

Festivus for the Rest of Us

Swedish Midsummer Festival at Vasa Park Talk about a day of fun: start with a yummy breakfast of Swedish pancakes, and continue on with bounce houses, water slides, pony rides, and free boat rides around the lake. Sun., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Bellevue, Free. Read more.

—Kavita Varma-White