If you haven’t noticed, summer is in full swing! And to prove it Seattle is overflowing with family-friendly things to do this weekend. With Juneteenth celebrations like NAAM’s Jamboree and fabulous Father’s Day activities the whole fam can get in on, you’ll need a few extra hours of daylight to pack it all in. Here’s where to spend your precious moments this weekend.

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Seattle

Summer Solstice Art Week
Sure, families won’t be able to enjoy the annual Fremont Solstice Parade this year, but the show must go on. In lieu of the annual event, the Fremont Arts Council has lots of family-friendly fun planned including daily self-guided art walks, live mural painting with photos ops and art cars. Don’t forget the stationary floats you’ll find parked around the neighborhood on Saturday and Sunday. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

The Unspoken Truths Traveling Museum
Mr. Delbert Richardson and his national award-winning American History Traveling MuseumThe Unspoken Truths is coming to MOHAI for Juneteenth. With the use of authentic artifacts, storyboards and the ancient art of storytelling, Mr. Richardson teaches American History through an Afrocentric lens. His exhibit is broken into four sections: Mother Africa, American Chattel Slavery, The Jim Crow Era, and Still We Rise. Juneteenth story hour is part of this experience. Tickets required. Fri.-Mon. Event details.

Burien Strawberry Days
You’ll find strawberry fields forever at this annual event that features fun for everyone. Families can gather safely to walk through craft vendors, partake in kids’ activities, enjoy scrumptious strawberry shortcake and more summertime fun in Burien. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Father’s Day Native Art Market
Let’s lift up the men in our lives with a delicious lunch and an afternoon of shopping. Support Native American artists and vendors at the shopping booths and enjoy an alder cooked salmon lunch that includes roasted red potatoes, simple salad, fry bread, corn on the cob and berry desert. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Eastside

Dads & Kids Beginner Bike Clinic
On Father’s Day weekend treat dad to a fun day outside on a mountain bike—a great way to build skills together on beautiful local trails! Dads and kids ages 8 & up will take a lesson together, covering foundational riding skills through drills and games, with plenty of on-trail time as well. Registration required. Sat. Event details.

Twelfth Night
It’s time for some Shakespeare in the park. Join Studio East for this outdoor production of Twelfth Night. Separated from her twin brother in a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a man and falls in love with her new employer Orsino, who dotes on Olivia, who falls for Cesario, who’s really Viola. And that’s before Sebastian washes ashore in search of his missing sister. Cue love triangles, misunderstandings, and a whole lot of laughter. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Father’s Day Train Ride
Bring your top pop on a scenic train ride through the Snoqualmie Valley. Board in Snoqualmie or North Bend for this round trip ride that takes about 2 hours and features a stop at the Railway History Campus and Steam Engine pulling the train. Tickets requiredSat. & Sun. Event details. 

—Allison Sutcliffe

Looking for more ways to celebrate Dads or Juneteenth? Check out our full events calendar and seasonal bucket list for ideas.