It’s the first weekend in June, and it feels like the city is celebrating with fantastic family events. Your kiddos will flip to see their favorite Disney heroes and villains costumes on display at MoPOP’s newest exhibit that opens this weekend. We’re also looking forward to: celebrating National Trails Day, a family felting workshop and a chance to play BINGO with some real queens.

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WA State Park Free Day
It’s National Trails Day at Washington’s State Parks, and that means folks can enjoy the parks for free. That’s right, no Discover Pass is needed to find a waterfall, enjoy a beachside picnic or track down a secret, kid-friendly trail that’s not too far from the city. Sat. Event details.  

Drag Queen BINGO in the Park
This year’s Burien Pride celebration will consist of a full day starring your favorite gals of drag in three different BINGO sessions in Burien Town Square Park. This timed, ticketed event will include music, beverages and food. Games played at 10 a.m., 2 & 6 p.m. Advance tickets required. Sat. Event details.

ArtVenture: Fade
Inspired by Gary Simmons: The Engine Room and in partnership with LANGSTON and the Frye Art Museum, hip-hop artist and community organizer Rell Be Free will facilitate an in-person workshop that dives into the relationship between our bodies and our memories—using both to ground us in the midst of an ever-changing world. This workshop will take place outdoors at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute and all materials will be provided. Advance registration required. Sun. Event details


Story & a Stroll: Critter Litter
Bring the kids to the Mercer Slough for a story and a stroll with a park ranger. Children will love this book as they begin to learn what critters leave behind: animal tracks, food and yes, even scat (poop)! Let them giggle as they learn to appreciate mammals in the natural world. Registration required. Fri. Event details.

Art & Nature Felting Workshop
If you’ve got a crafty kid in your crew, introduce them to the art of felting at this workshop that will be held at Shadow Lake Nature Preserve in Renton. Registered participants will learn how to create an animal from nature using felt. Advance registration required. Sat. Event details.

BBY 5K at Marymoor
Kick your family race season into start at this favorite area race. The annual Big Backyard 5K showcases King County Parks’ regional trails. This Sunday’s run takes place at Marymoor Park and proceeds benefit King County Parks, supporting maintenance and operations of facilities and recreational resources. Virtual race options are available too. Pre-registration required. Jun. 6, 13 & 20 Event details.

—Allison Sutcliffe

Looking for more things to do? Check out our full events calendar and seasonal bucket list for ideas.