Rain or shine, we’ve got plenty of fun springtime activities to keep you and the little ones happy and entertained! On our weekend roundup: a super-fun cultural celebration, a fab boutique and consignment sale, a day dedicated to healthy choices, a musical journey with some memorable Dr. Seuss characters, a Mother’s Day craft, and a race for your lil’ swashbuckler. Plus, get your hands dirty (and celebrate Earth Day a little early!) with a fun day of projects at the Washington Park Arboretum.


Cherry Blossom Festival
At this annual festival, explore Seattle’s deep connections with Japan (through games and toys, Taiko drumming, and a tea ceremony!) and celebrate the sights and sounds of spring. Fri.-Sun., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Bumps & Babies Fair
Shop this twice-yearly consignment sale for kids clothing and toys and baby items at bargain prices (at least half off retail prices!). Plus, check out the boutique showcasing high quality goods and services from local moms!  Sat., 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (sign-up as a volunteer and shop the pre-sale from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm); Sun., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Healthy Kids Day
Teach your kiddos the importance of good nutrition and healthy eating habits at this fun-filled day! Learn about different types of food in the Burke “Edu-Kitchen,” mix your own trail mix, make a starter pot, and learn how to grow your own fruits and veggies! Sun., 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Seattle. $7 to $10 (4 and under free). All Ages. Event details.


Seussical Jr
In this musical extravaganza, take a journey with The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie LaBird, and all of the Whos of Whoville! Fri.-Sat., 7:30 pm; Sun., 2:00 pm (through April 29). Issaquah. $14 to $16. All ages. Event details

Mother’s Day Plates
Calling all dads! Take the kiddos to Bellevue Art and Frame and The Toy Place to make a special Mother’s Day gift and give Mom a much deserved afternoon break! Sat., 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Bellevue. $7.99/plate. All ages. Event details.

Captain Jack’s Treasure Run/Walk and Captain Kidd’s Dash
Put on your best pirate garb and unleash your inner Buccaneer at this annual family-friendly event. Plus, mateys (big and small) will get to pick a prize from the treasure chest and enjoy mini-cupcakes at the finish line! Sun., 8:00 am. Kirkland. $25 to $60 (Kidd’s Dash free). All ages. Event details.

–Kristina Moy