Though fall is well on its way, and there’s no time for boo-hooing the passing of summer—there’s a bevy of fun events happening this weekend. We’ve got something for everyone, whether you want to learn about urban farming, take a tour of a beautiful garden, do a family bike ride, walk your dog for a great cause, find your way around a hay maze, or learn about Japanese culture through some delightful puppet shows. If you’re really desperate to keep summer on the brain, you can always head over to the Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival, where you’ll feel like the sun is shining, even if it’s not.
Seattle Tilth Harvest Fair There’s lots to learn at this urban farm fest, with gardening workshops, great food and good tunes. Plus, don’t miss the children’s garden, where the littles can get their faces painted, explore a worm bin and make an herbal wreath. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Seattle, Free. Read more.
Out and About
PAWSwalk at Magnuson ParkBring the stroller, the leash and the whole fam for this 5K walk that benefits Pets Are Wonderful Support. Afterwards, check out the crafts in the Kid’s Zone and the Best Dog Trick contest. Sat., 8 a.m., Seattle, Free. Read more.
Garden Tots at Kruckeberg Botanic GardenThis super-fun exploration of nature class (which has a garden theme and includes crafts) is for ages 2 to 7 and is only offered on Fridays in September, so don’t miss out. Fri., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Seattle, $5 per family. Read more.
Festivus for the Rest of Us
Aki Matsuri at Bellevue Community College Get a dose of Japanese culture at this annual festival, where the kiddos will be delighted by puppet shows, a Japanese-Style Flea Market, Taiko drums and tea ceremony demos. Sat, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.., Free, Bellevue. Read more.
Out and About
Family Fun at Dr. Maze’s Farm For that first big dose of fall fun, all you need is a little hay ride, a tour through a fabulous corn maze and a meet-and-greet with some goats and alpacas. Fri. to Sun, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., through September, Redmond, $2 to $7. Read more.
Orange Bike Picnic at Marymoor Park Decorate your bikes and joggers or strap on your roller blades and join the Dutch-style parade along the 5-mile Sammamish River Trail. Don’t forget to pack a yummy lunch for the picnic afterwards. Sun., 10 a.m., Redmond, $10. Read more.
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