Looking to add a little extra pizzazz to your weekend, parents? We’ve got what you need. Outdoor, indoor, virtual and more, your fun-filled weekend starts with daily activities to kick off Orca Month. Also on our radar: a virtual race you can take with the kids, wild animal encounters and a super hot local event that’s gone online. Read on to up your excitement quotient.
1. Enjoy the outdoors
This weekend you won’t need a Discover Pass to visit a Washington State Park because parks are open to the public June 6 and 7. Bring your fishing rod on the 7th because that’s free too. Families can also ferry over to Bainbridge for free admission at Bloedel Reserve. Be sure to get your timed tickets in advance. Free admission is offered daily through June 14 (closed Mons.).
2. Get on track
Spend time getting fit with the kids when you sign up to run the Big Back Yard 5K this year….virtually. On your marks…
3. Show your Pride
The Greenwood Library’s super popular annual Drag Story Time is going virtual this year. It’s just one Pride event families can enjoy this month. The PhinneyWood Pride Rainbow Hop is another.
4. Light it up
[Editor’s note: In light of recent events, MOHAI’s Digital Fire Day has been postponed until Jun. 27.)
It’s the 131st anniversary of the Great Seattle Fire and you’re invited to a virtual Fire Day event hosted by MOHAI and the Seattle Fire Department. Expect crafts you can do at home, fire safety tips and a live story time with a Seattle firefighter. Tune in on Sat. Jun. 6 at 10 a.m. to get this party started.
5. Roll with it
Grab bikes, scooters, skateboards and strollers and stay socially distant while you ride through Seattle’s 20 miles of Stay Healthy Streets this weekend.
6. And the Oscar goes to…
…your family after you’ve taken a virtual Family Drama Class through Hi-Liners in Burien. Check out Footlights or Creative Dramatics for fun options.
7. Play putt-putt
Avoid windmills and waterfalls when you take the kids out to play mini golf this weekend at a local outdoor spot.
8. Listen to the call of the wild
Take the kids to Northwest Trek and get up close and personal with the native Northwest Animals that live in the free roam area. Here’s what you need to know.
9. Love where you live
What do you love about Puget Sound? Grab the Crayons, glitter and glue and put the kids to work designing a poster that includes their most heart-worthy area loves. Then submit it before June 12 for a chance to win a prize.
10. Attract wildlife
If you’ve found yourself digging in the dirt a little more than usual, we’re right there with you. Check out these gardening tips to attract butterflies to your yard.