Even though summer is starting to wind down, there’s still plenty of fun to be had around the city! On our weekend roundup: a wild and wacky circus show, a festival with lots (and lots!) of bubbles, a huge play date in the park, a healthy event for the entire fam, a special day for lil’ Vikings, and a movie night everyone will be buzzing about. If you’re looking for an old fashioned country fair with fab food and entertainment, a super-sized carnival, and a wild rodeo, be sure to check out The Evergreen State Fair (pictured) and take advantage of FREE gate admission until 1:00 pm on Thursday! Yee-haw!


SANCA’s Staff Show – Between Raindrops: A Seattle Love Story
This exciting show will feature an amazing assortment of traditional and modern circus arts including umbrella acrobatics, tight-wire walking, juggling, and hand balancing as well as the unicycle, Russian Bar, and Chinese pole and aerial displays! Fri. – Sun., 7:00 pm (also Aug 31-Sep 3). Seattle. $14 to $19. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

Bubble Fest 2012
At this annual bubble extravaganza, kiddos can play in the foam pit, kayak with the dinosaurs, watch live bubble demonstrations, create art at the hands-on bubble craft stations, and participate in bubble themed games! Fri.-Sun, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Seattle. $9 to $16 (under 3 free). All ages. Event details.

Big Day of Play
You don’t want to miss this big day of fun! Enjoy a variety of health-minded family activities on land, and on the water! Plus, enjoy lots of healthy food, live music, and entertainment. Sat., 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.


Great Day of Play
Hop, skip, or jump over to this family-friendly health and fitness event featuring a 5K Run/Walk, 3 on 3 soccer and basketball tournaments, special appearances by local celebs, skate and fitness demos and clinics, and lots of recreational play!  Fri., 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Redmond. Free. All ages. Event details.

Funtastic Friday: Victorious Vikings
Take the kiddos to Mercerdale Park for tons of viking and dragon themed fun in preparation for this weekend’s Movie in the Park, How to Train Your Dragon. Fri., 1:00 pm. Mercer Island. Free. All ages. Event details.

Outdoor Family Movie: Bee Movie
Looking for a fun, outdoor movie the whole fam will enjoy? Bring your your lawn chairs, blankets, and comfy pillows to the SJCC Kesher Community Garden and watch the Bee Movie on a big screen under the stars and enjoy s’mores by the campfire! Sun., 8:30 pm. Mercer Island. Free. All ages. Event details.

— Kristina Moy

Photo credit: Kenna Konoske