We’re kicking off this eco-friendly weekend with lots of family fun! For starters, we have a production with dozens of felines, a monumental celebration under the Needle, and a pool party for the entire fam! We also have an earthy celebration on the farm, a family-oriented green festival, and a fair with lots of food! And speaking of food…this week, you can get your Fisher scone fix at The Spring Fair in Puyallup (pictured) and enjoy loads of entertainment, carnival rides, games, and animal exhibits. Plus, all kiddos will receive free admission on Thursday with a non-perishable food donation. Yee-haw!

Seattle

CATS
If you’ve been looking for a fun way to introduce your little one to live theatre, consider this Andrew Lloyd Webber musical classic! Tues.-Thurs., 7:30 pm; Fri., 8:00 pm; Sat., 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm; Sun., 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm. Seattle. $20 to $70. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

The Next 50 Opening Day
Kick off the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair with tons of family fun including live entertainment (think drill teams, marching bands, and a 1962 flash mob!), a zip line, celebrity guests, special exhibits, food, and surprises! Sat., 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

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

Eastside

Earth Day @ Dr. Maze’s Farm
Celebrate Earth Day farm style with rubber ducky races, hayrides, and mazes plus a Farm Tots adventure with earthworms and farm animals galore! Fri.-Sun., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Issaquah. Various prices per activity. All ages. Event details.

Arbor Day-Earth Day
Participate in park enhancement projects and enjoy a family festival where kiddos can obtain an Arbor Day Passport and earn prizes for collecting stamps from various eco-stations! Sat., 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.

Leap for Green Family Fair
At this year’s Earth Day celebration (focused around food!), kiddos can cook with Chef Tom, learn about raising bees, bunnies, goats, and chickens, plant a shoebox garden, and enjoy lots of other indoor and outdoor activities! Sat., 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Mercer Island. Free. All ages. Event details.

–Kristina Moy

Photo credit: Patrick Hagerty