We’re kicking off the first weekend of June with lots of fun, family-friendly events! For starters, we have a brainy breakfast, a lively concert series, and a HUGE hands-on event! We also have a fun evening with art, a three-day family festival, and a celebration with letters! And, if you need a lil’ Caspar Babypants fix, head over to Temple B’nai Torah for a fab concert with one of our fav kindie rockers!


Science for Breakfast
Calling all Sid the Science Kid fans! Before the Children’s Museum, Seattle opens to the public, enjoy time with Sid and complete a special science project. Sat., 8:00 am – 10:00 am. Seattle. $15 to $22.50. All Ages. Event details.

Summer Concerts @ The Locks
This summer concert series will kick off with lively marches to show tunes and classics as well as Latin jazz, rock, and funk! Insider Tip: Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it! Before or after the concert, check out the boats passing through the Locks, the museum inside the gift shop, and the super-cool fish ladder. Sat. & Sun., 2:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Touch-A-Truck 2012 (pictured)
At this annual event, kiddos will get a hands-on opportunity to explore heavy machinery including construction and utility vehicles, tractor trailers, monster trucks, and emergency responders as well as meet the people who build, protect, and serve the Greater Seattle community. Sun., 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Seattle. Free (donations accepted). All ages. Event details.


Issaquah Art Walk
Kick off your TGIF evening with live music around every corner, hands-on art projects, and some special surprises! Fri., 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Issaquah. Free. All ages. Event details.

Edmonds Waterfront Festival
This super-fun festival (now in its 25th year!) will include live entertainment, arts and crafts, food vendors, and a yacht show plus tons of activities for the kiddos including face painting, inflatable rides, a rock wall, pony rides, and a gigantic slide! Fri., 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Sat., 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sun., 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. Edmonds. Free admission. All ages. Event details.

National Trails Day
Celebrate National Trails Day by learning all about letterboxing! Plus, make your own stamp and pick up your clue book for the summer. Sat. 10:00 am –2:00 pm. Mercer Island. Free. All Ages. Event details.

— Kristina Moy