When it comes to summer, parents, remember it’s a marathon not a sprint. Get your first leg planned this weekend with the city’s virtual Pride celebration, a bike and seek challenge and a red-hot event at MOHAI. And if you haven’t made summer camp plans yet, here’s what you need to know. Ready, set, plan!

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Celebrate Pride!
While we won’t be able to line the streets this year for Seattle’s annual Pride parade, families can still enjoy festivities, discussions and events virtually at Seattle’s Together for Pride happening this weekend.

Set the stage
Before you log in for Together with Pride events, tune into SPL’s Virtual Rainbow Storytime, featuring drag entertainer Aleksa Manila. Add some healthy rainbow recipes the kids can make for good measure.

Head out for a ride
Play bike & seek with the kids as part of Burien Parks & Recreation’s bike everywhere month challenge.

Celebrate Fire Day
Celebrate the 131st anniversary of the Great Seattle Fire with MOHAI and the Seattle Fire Department. Your young firefighters-in-training will love learning fire safety tips, making crafts at home, participating in online story time with a real Seattle firefighter and watching other fun videos!

Plan a farm visit
The Mary Olson Farm in Kent is open for visitors and they can’t wait to see you! Pack a picnic and practice social distancing while visiting their furry friends.

Get hooked
Find your fishing pole, dig up some bait and take the kids to one of these 12 spots to catch your dinner.

Play close to home
If you’re digging the homebody vibe you and the kids have cultivated these past few months, here are some simple sidewalk games and activities you can do out front.

Drop off donations
If you’ve still got donations stacked up from your great pandemic purge, now’s the time to drop them off at area collection sites.

Take a hike
As restrictions ease and parks open up, it’s time to venture out. Might we suggest easy hikes with spectacular views at the end?

Keep up the great work!
Whether you’ve taken the fam down to CHAZ/CHOP, supported a local, black-owned business or sought out diverse activities around the city, we hope you continue these important conversations with your kids.

—Allison Sutcliffe