With spring break and the excitement of all things egg-related and eco-friendly in the air, it’s a fantastic weekend to get out and explore the city! On our radar: an event for kiddos with green thumbs, an all-day pool party, a race around the U District, a nighttime egg hunt, an Earth Day celebration, and a sale that will leave you seeing double (or triple!). Plus, see baby farm animals and grab a hot scone at The Spring Fair in Puyallup. Kids (0-18) get in free on Thursday! And check out the family festival at Bellevue’s Arbor Day-Earth Day celebration, or celebrate Healthy Kids Day with super-sized fun activities for kids at participating YMCAs.
Annual Earth Day Planting Weekend
Since April showers bring May flowers, this is the perfect time to start planting your garden and watching it grow! Bring the kiddos to the Sandpoint Met Market this weekend and help them plant their own mini crate vegetable garden. Then, meet the Goat Lady and her eco-friendly brush clearing friends. All supplies will be provided by Metropolitan Market. Sat. and Sun., 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Seattle, $25. Event Details.
April Pools Day
You don’t want to miss this family-friendly event (and it’s not a joke). Get ready for summer and learn how to be safe in the water with water safety tips and fun family activities at several Seattle-area community pools. Sat, times vary–see listing, Seattle, Free. Event Details.
University District Street Scramble
Thirty locations are circled on a map. On foot or bike, how many can you visit in 90 minutes? In 3 hours? Score points by visiting checkpoints and answering simple questions to prove you were there. Be competitive or casual. Go in a team or solo. This is a fun event for families, runners, cyclists and anyone who likes to explore. Awards and refreshments will be provided at the finish line. Sun., 9:30 am, Seattle, $5 to $25. Registration required. Event Details.
Flashlight Egg Hunt
Bring your flashlight, Easter basket, and sleuthing abilities and look for hidden eggs in the dark! Lots of eggs (including special prize eggs) will be hidden throughout Samena’s park. After the Egg Hunt, turn in your eggs for a fun treat bag and a chance to win special prizes! This event will be outside (rain or shine) so remember to wear your boots, dress warm and don’t forget your flashlight and Easter basket! Fri., 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Bellevue, $5 to $10. Ages 5 and up, Registration required. Event Details.
Leap for Green Family Fair (pictured)
The 4th Annual Leap for Green Family Fair is an Earth Day celebration for kids of all ages! Walk or ride your bike over to the Community Center at Mercer View and enjoy great music, yummy food, sustainable vendors, fun arts & crafts projects and lots of children’s activities (indoors and out). Plus, bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Mercer Island Food Pantry. Sat., 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Mercer Island, Free. Event Details.
SNOMOMS Spring Clothing & Gear Sale
Line up early (and we mean 30 to 45 minutes) and bring your empty hampers or boxes to get the best deals in town at the Snohomish County Mothers of Multiples sale! Everything is extremely organized and sorted at this spring sale with signs to help lead the way, and all clothing is hung and sorted by size and gender. You will find clothing and shoes, (preemies to big kids), furniture, car seats, strollers, high chairs, toys, maternity clothing and much more! Grab your friends and your checkbook or cash and have fun! Sat., 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, Lynnwood, Free. Event Details.