February is shaping up to be a wildly fun month. Not only is it the first weekend of Northwest Trek’s Wild Child Weekends (pictured), where kids get free park admission with an adult, but families will also want to check out: a brand new stage production, an activity that jump-starts your Valentine’s Day and tweets that are totally phone free. Read on to make the most of your weekend.

photo: Northwest Trek


Little Red
Catch the opening weekend of Storybook Theater’s musical production of Little Red. It tells the story of a spirited girl and the “friends” she makes along the way to Granny’s house. Red encounters a hungry Wolf and a zealous Hunter, and learns a valuable life lesson about friendship and working together.  Best for ages 3 & up. They offer sensory-friendly productions as well (tickets $7). Sat. & Sun. (through Mar. 8, plus Mar. 21, no shows Feb. 15 & 16). Event details.

Kidstock 2020
Don’t miss Edmonds Center for the Art’s 8th annual Kidstock! event. This free family arts celebration features musical performances, theatre, arts education workshops and activities for kids. As the cornerstone of ECA’s programming for families, Kidstock! strives to engage children from a young age in diverse and exciting art experiences. You won’t want to miss the main stage performers like Recess Monkey, Northwest Tap Connection, Bailadores De Bronce and The Not-Its! Pre-Registration encouraged. Sat. Event details.

Treats & Tweets Bird Watching
Hot coffee, donuts and birds is how you’ll spend the morning when you join this Audubon Center hike. Spy local birds and learn about them as you wander through Seward Park. Binoculars are provided if needed. Ages 8 & up. Sat. Event details.


Lunar New Year Celebration
You’ll find a Lunar New Year like no other at Belle Square this weekend. Share in the cultural heritage of our community through numerous traditional and contemporary cultural demonstrations including martial arts, music, dance, visual arts and food sampling. The festival is open to audiences of all ages and includes fun, complimentary activities for everyone. Kids will especially enjoy the puppet making, knot tying and face painting. Browse the full schedule to help plan the day. Sat. Event details.


Family Game Night
Just say no to screens…and yes to board games at Uncle’s Games Redmond Town Center location. Choose a game you’ve never played before from their extensive library or bring your own for some familiar head-to-head competition with the fam. Outside food and pets are welcome at this family-friendly event. Friday. Event details.

Valentines Paper Technique Workshop
Get a jump start on your Valentine’s Day prep with this hands on paper decorating class. You’ll learn multiple techniques (including marbling and screen printing) to create beautiful paper that you’ll turn into one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day cards. So much to love! Friday. Event details.

—Allison Sutcliffe