Somehow we’re almost through August. Yet, it feels like summer just started! How does this always happen? Luckily, we’ve got lots of fun, summertime events going on this weekend to keep your mind off back-to-school. On our roundup: a date night for kids (and parents!), a festival with some awesome competition, a family treasure hunting game, a pool party for the entire fam, a rockin’ concert for tots, and a journey through the wetlands. This weekend, you and your kiddos can catch a super-hip circus spectacular! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Barnum Bash (pictured) will feature outlandish thrills, hilarious high-jinks, and majestic animals plus the chance to get up-close and personal with the circus stars!
Parents Night Out at Pacific Science Center
Do you and your spouse need a night on the town without the kiddos in tow? Drop the kids off at the PSC for a super-fun evening of big explosions, big discoveries, and even bigger dinosaurs! Sat., 5:30 pm- 11:00 pm. Seattle. $30-40/child. Registration required. Ages 5-12. Event details.
Delridge Day Festival
This annual festival will feature the first-ever Alki Bike and Board skateboarding competition (with pro-skating judges!) as well as lots of family-friendly entertainment, picnic style games, fab food trucks, and a Kids Zone with face painting, a bouncy house, and games. Sat., 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.
Geocaching Block Party
Celebrate International Geocaching Day with a super-fun block party! Activities will include beginner, intermediate, and advanced geocaching courses, a bungee bull, kids activities, and appearances from Signal the Frog. Sat., 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.
Beach Blanket Bingo Game Night
Nothing screams summertime fun like a pool party! Grab your beach towel and swim gear and head over to Peter Kirk Pool for games, arts and crafts, music, and of course, lots of swimming! Insider Tip: Arrive early; space is limited to the first 270 people. Fri., 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Kirkland. $4/person. All ages. Event details.
Eats & Beats: Recess Monkey
Hang with our fav monkeys and enjoy one-of-a-kind groovy tunes guaranteed to rock and knock your socks off! After the concert, enjoy open free play and meet Drew, Jack, and Daron! Sat., 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Bellevue. $8 to $12. Online registration recommended. All ages. Event details.
Join a local park ranger at the Lake Hills Greenbelt to look for different wildlife species and adaptations in the wetlands. Sun., 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.
— Kristina Moy