Somehow we’re halfway through August—can you believe it? In some ways, it feels like summer just started. In other ways, it feels like it’s just inching along day by day. Good thing we’ve got plenty of distractions to keep you and the Littles happy and entertained this weekend. On our roundup: a kindie rock concert and movie night, a celebration with some super-cool spotted cats, a peaceful concert in the park, an adventure for your senses, a summer block party, and a special fundraiser. On Saturday, swap your old toys for some new (gently used) toys at the Toy Swap Meet in Bellevue or check out The Goddess Festival in Wallingford where the Kids Zone will feature kiddie music, arts and crafts, and an awesome playground.

Seattle

 

Caspar Babypants Concert and Summer Moonlight Movie
Here’s the ultimate date night for you and your toddler. Start your evening off with a kindie rock concert with Seattle fav Caspar Babypants. Then, watch Toy Story 3 (under the stars) on a gigantic inflatable screen. Insider tip: Bring a blanket and pillow for the movie and jammies for the little ones (just in case they fall asleep before the movie ends). Fri., 6:30 pm (movie starts at dusk). Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

 

Snow Leopard Day at The Zoo
Celebrate snow leopards with the Woodland Park Zoo and the Snow Leopard Trust. In addition to learning about snow leopard conservation, enjoy a full day of fun activities including live music, entertainment, arts and crafts, face painting, and of course, time to visit the snow leopard exhibit. Sat., 9:30 am – 3:00 pm. Seattle. Free with admission. All ages. Event details.

 

Seattle Peace Concert
Pack a blanket and picnic and head to Gas Works Park for a celebration of peace and family-friendly tunes. Plus, check out the children’s play area and bring along your kite. Some of the best kite flying in Seattle can be done at the top of the big hill. Sun., 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Seattle. Free (with food donation for Northwest Harvest). All ages. Event details.

Eastside

 

Wild Edibles
Explore the Mercer Slough and learn what is edible in the wetland this time of year. After you search, taste, and touch some seasonal edibles, learn how you can use a tree to make rope. This program is limited to 30 people so register now! Sat., 11:45 am – 12:45 pm. Bellevue. $7 to $10. Registration required. All ages. Event details.

 

Summer Celebration Block Party
Plan on having a whole lotta fun at this annual block party. In addition to a hot dog lunch (with vegetarian options), enjoy water balloons, volleyball, relay races, a kid car wash, sports, games, face painting, and more! Insider tip: Bring a swimsuit and towel or change of clothes. Sat., 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.

Walk for Wishes (pictured)
Lace up your tennies and help raise funds for hundreds of children who are counting on the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Alaska & Washington to grant their wishes. After the walk, enjoy children’s entertainment by the wildly popular kindie rock band The Not Its!, snacks, beverages, and prizes for the top fundraisers. Sun., 8:45 am – 11:30 am. Redmond. $25 to $40. Registration required. All ages. Event details.

-Kristina Moy