This three-day weekend is all about tripling the fun with fabulous events around the Emerald City. We’re super excited for the return of the Kindiependent Rock Series that starts this weekend; Johnny Bregar’s on the mic. Families can also look forward to: light show last calls, a beach day with a twist and a story time that’s for the dogs. Plus, don’t forget the amazing ways families can celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday. Who’s in?

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Last call for lights
It’s the last weekend to catch Woodland Park Zoo’s fantastic new light show, WildLanterns. If you didn’t score tickets, don’t worry, you can still find light art at Pioneer Square through this weekend.

Piece together fun
Create your own quilt out of bountiful squares of fabric scraps, honoring Dr. King’s birthday and the inspiring women quilters of Gee’s Bend. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Create a winter wonderland
Get into some wintery, messy fun with snow collages to celebrate the winter season at this family class. Sat. Event details.

Plan a beach day
You won’t need a towel or sunshine for this beach day. Instead, families can volunteer to help clean up the beach at Point Defiance in Tacoma. Sat. Event details.

Wander in the woods
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. all Washington state and national parks are offering free admission on Monday. It’s the perfect time to lace up your winter boots and breathe in that fresh winter air.

Bundle creativity
Help your kiddos chill out with these winter-themed activity sheets you can print out at home. Just add crayons!

Have a barkingly good time
King County Library’s popular Reading with Rover program is up and running again for 2021. Don’t miss your chance to have your Little read to a furry friend. Registration required. Sat. Event details.

—Allison Sutcliffe