We’re kicking off this eco-friendly weekend with lots of family fun! On our radar: a musical comedy with some fave Peanuts characters, a super-fun family day at MOHAI, a huge pool party, an earth-friendly celebration with the animals, a family oriented green festival, and a 12th man run. This week, you can get your Fischer scone fix at The Spring Fair in Puyallup (pictured) and enjoy loads of entertainment, carnival rides, games, and animal encounters. Plus, all kiddos will receive FREE admission on Thursday from 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm with a non-perishable food donation. Yee-haw!

Puyallup Spring Fair photo by Patrick Hagerty


You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
See your fave Peanuts characters (think Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Pig-Pen and Peppermint Patty) come to life on stage in this charming musical for all ages. Fri. & Sat., 7:30 pm; Sun., 3:00 pm. Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. $15 to $18. All ages. Event details.

MOHAI KOMO 4 Family Day
In addition to exploring Seattle history, families can celebrate Earth Day with two-for-one admission and learn about the journey of food from farm to table, build their own globe, and enjoy entertainment by magician Steve the Pretty Good and kindie rocker (and sustainability advocate!) Caspar Babypants. Sat., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. MOHAI at Lake Union Park. $6 to $7 (14 and under free). All ages. Event details.

April Pools Day
Get ready for summer by learning how to be safe in the water and enjoy lots of fun family activities and of course, free swimming at several Seattle-area community pools! Sat., 9:30 am – 4:30 pm; Sun., 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm (Madison pool only). Seattle. Free. All Ages. Event details.


Bee Earth Friendly!
This weekend, Cougar Mountain Zoo will be buzzing with earth-friendly activities. Kiddos can participate in green gardening projects as well as create their own litter bugs, get their face painted, enjoy talks from local bee experts, take in some magical entertainment, and enjoy an eco-friendly 6th birthday party for tigers Taj and Almos. Sat., 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. Issaquah. $9 to $11.50 (under 2 free). Bring your old cell phone to recycle and receive $2 off admission. All ages. Event details.

Arbor Day-Earth Day Family Festival
Celebrate Earth Day by participating in park enhancement projects at Lewis Creek Park and enjoy loads of family activities at the Arbor Day festival. Kiddos can obtain an Arbor Day Passport and earn prizes for collecting stamps from various eco-stations, participate in ranger walks, and enjoy other eco-friendly hands-on activities. Sat., 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.

Seahawks Run at The Landing
Put on your best Seahawks garb and participate in this fun run designed for all ages and running abilities. In addition to a 12k and 5k run, kiddos (10 and under) can participate in a 1-mile Kids Dash and the costume contest. Sun., 9:00 am. Renton. $10 to $45. All ages. Event details.

What will you be doing this weekend?

–Kristina Moy

Photo credit: Patrick Hagerty