Something’s starting to feel different about the weekends, isn’t it? Things are definitely opening up around the city, with fantastic activities families will love. This weekend is your last chance to get in on the State Spring Fair’s drive-thru/step-out experience. But it’s also about friendship, sunset strolls and a race that’s for the dawgs. Here’s how to make it count!

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Children’s Friendship Festival
Bring your kids to this virtual event that’s run by children and features performances by children from all over the globe. Various nationalities are represented through music, folk dancing and art. The children celebrate their international friendship through experiencing the rich tapestry of the world’s cultures. Join in via Facebook and other online platforms. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Spring Tea at Salish Lodge
It’s the last chance to enjoy a special Sprig Tea at Salish Lodge. With blossoming flowers, chirping birds, and a spoonful of honey, teatime is back at Salish Lodge & Spa. Come and take in the spectacular sites of spring as you sip your tea and enjoy an array of tea sandwiches, biscuits, and sweets. Vegan and kid-friendly options available. Reservations required. Fri. Event details.

Oxbow Farm Days: Bat Appreciation
Head to Oxbow Farm to chat with a bat expert, enjoy kids’ activities, explore the living playground and take trail walks. Food available for purchase. The Farm Stand will be open too. Tickets will be required for this free event. Sat. Event details.

University of Washington Dawg Dash
The University of Washington’s signature scholarship fun run is going virtual for 2021. Set your own pace, chart your own path—take control of your Dawg Dash experience wherever you are in the city. With Brooks Running long-sleeved tech shirts, participant medals and special swag for pets and kids, Alaska Airlines Dawg Dash is Husky fun for the whole family. For only $10, kids will receive a race shirt, sticker, race certificate, scavenger hunt form and more. Sat. & Sun. Event details

Sunset Stroll
When the sun sets and the dark of night creeps in, Lewis Creek Park comes alive! Join a park ranger on a hike through the evening woods to learn about the different nocturnal and crepuscular species that call the park home. Bring a flashlight or headlamp, as well as good shoes and warm clothes for the journey. RSVP firmly required by 3 p.m. the day prior to program. Ages 5 & up. Fri. Event details.

Earth Day Craft Kits To Go
Celebrate the season with us at BAM during our Earth Day Crafts To Go event. These creative craft-making kits will be available for contactless pickup outside of the Museum. We will be offering art activities that help you reduce, reuse and recycle and learn about the natural environment, all with some help from our friends at the City of Bellevue and the Snoqualmie Tribe. Sat. Event details

—Allison Sutcliffe

Looking for more activities? Check out our events calendar.