There’s plenty of fun to be had around the city this three-day weekend. Consider: a family outing inspired by art, a tropical hands-on event, a show for lil’ train lovers, a musical about a popular mermaid, a family concert with plenty of knee slappin’, toe tappin’ tunes, and a celebration of cultures and traditions. Also on tap: Catch Jake and his faithful crew of Never Land Pirates — Cubby, Izzy, and Scully as well as your fave characters from Sofia the First as they band together for an awesome adventure in Disney Live! Pirate and Princess Adventure.

PSC Model Railroad Show


Free Wing Luke Family Day
Explore Asian-American art, enjoy themed craft activities, and immerse yourself in the uniquely-American stories, history, and art of the Asian Pacific American experience. Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Visit Hawaii in Your Own Backyard
Put on your Aloha attire and explore some of the sea life that call Hawaii home. Also, participate in hands-on activities and watch special diver shows. Sat.-Mon., 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (also January 25 & 26). Seattle. $14.95 to $21.95 (3 and under and members free). All ages. Event details.

Model Railroad Show (pictured)
You don’t want to miss this Northwest family tradition featuring dozens of model railroad displays and layouts, hands-on activities, and crafts plus Pacific Northwest railroad history and rides aboard a kid-sized train. Sat.-Mon., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Seattle. $10 to $18 (under 3 and members free). All ages. Event details.


Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.
See young actors from Youth Theatre Northwest perform this musical based on the Hans Christian Anderson story and the super-popular animated Disney movie. Fri., 7 p.m., Sat., 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m. (through February 9). Mercer Island. $13 to $17. Tickets required. Ages 5 and older. Event details

Eats & Beats: Johnny Bregar
Enjoy a goofy night of music and dancing with this wildly popular children’s entertainer. Sat., 5:30 p.m.– 8 p.m. Bellevue. $9 to $14 ($3 extra for pizza and lemonade). Registration recommended. All ages. Event details.

Free Family Day: Cultures of the World
Explore a variety of cultures from around the world through hands-on art activities and demonstrations, live performances, and traditions. Sun., 12 p.m.– 4 p.m. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.

What do you have planned for this 3-day weekend? Will you be leaving town or enjoying one of the activities we mentioned above? Leave us a comment below. 

–Kristina Moy

Photo credit: Pacific Science Center