It’s Father’s Day weekend and we’re celebrating dear ol’ dad with roundup of family fun! For starters, we have an awesome street fair, a rockin’ dance party, and a day full of aviation excitement. We also have a festival with lots of cold ones, a show for hot rods, and a Father’s Day challenge. If dad enjoys anything and everything strawberry, be sure to hit the super-popular Burien Wild Strawberry Festival. This year’s festival will include plenty of live entertainment along with a fab car show, arts and craft booths, and a chili cook off plus rides, games, and fun activities for the whole family.

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Seattle

Art on the Fly (pictured)                      
Mark your calendars for this all-day, outdoor celebration of art and dance in South Lake Union. This urban art fiesta will include roving performances, flash mobs, a music stage, free dance classes, an artisan craft fair, beer and margarita gardens, kids’ activities, food and an evening dance party. Sat., 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

KEXP Father’s Day Dance Party
At this rockin’ Father’s Day party inside EMP, learn how to breakdance with V.P.C, move and groove with DJs Rhythma and Kid Hops, and enjoy lots of crafts and hands-on activities. After the party, stay and explore the exhibits. Sun., 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Seattle. $8. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

Father’s Day at Museum of Flight 
Honor dad with an entire day of family-friendly activities and events at the Museum of Flight. Kiddos will especially love playing with dad in the interactive LEGO Play Zone and making a special Father’s Day treat in the family workshop. Dad will love meeting famous NASA astronaut Michael Foreman and getting his autograph. Sun., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Seattle. Free with admission. All ages. Event details.

Eastside

2013 Washington Brewers Festival
If the dad in your house loves beer, you know that he’s going to want to spend Father’s Day weekend drinking some. This annual festival, featuring more than 250 brews, is open to all ages on Saturday and Sunday. While dad is sampling his fave brewskis, kids will have fun at the playground and enjoying live music, a craft market, keg toss contest and root beer garden. Fri., 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm (21+); Sat., 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sun., 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Redmond. $5 to $40 (under 21 free). All ages on Sat & Sun. Event details

Fenders on Front Street
If dad is a car lovin’, engine revin’ kinda guy, you’ll want to take him to this super-cool car show. See hundreds of classic and vintage cars and enjoy great rock ‘n’ roll tunes, family activities, an awards ceremony, and an afternoon Cruise to Triple XXX. Sun., 7:00 am – 3:30 pm. Issaquah. Free. All ages. Event details.

Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast and More!
Start Father’ Day off with a yummy pancake breakfast and then participate in lots of adventurous activities including a challenge course, climbing wall, and orienteering trek through Eastgate Park. Sun., 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Bellevue. $8/person. Pre-registration required. All ages (must be 4 and older for climbing wall & challenge course). Event details.

What fun things do you have planned for dad (or granddad!) this weekend?

–Kristina Moy

Photo credit: Wendy Simons/Seattle International Dance Festival