Hello summer! We’re so glad to see you! To celebrate your arrival, we’ve put together a weekend full of outdoor family fun. On our radar: a day for junior firefighters, a hip shakin’ activity, a spin along the lake, a sale with lots of family fun, a berry-licious festival, and an old time family fair. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your TGIF evening, check out Twirl Cafe’s Trivia Night & Kids Movie! This super-fun evening (for both kiddos and parents!) will include a kid-friendly movie, trivia games, prizes, play time, and fab food. Sounds like a win-win to us!

Seattle

Fire Department Kid’s Safety Day (pictured)
Calling all firefighter wannabes! Climb aboard a fire engine, see and touch fire equipment, talk with firefighters, and see how tall an aerial ladder extends. Plus, learn fire and life safety skills through fun activities in the Safety Zone. Fri., 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Summer Hula Hoops
Celebrate the beginning of summer by learning all about hula hooping! Then, design and create your own hula hoop (to take home!) and participate in a hula hooping contest! Sat., 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. Seattle. $10. Reservations required. Ages 7 and older. Event details.

Bicycle Sunday
Dust off your bikes, blades, trailers, and training wheels and enjoy four miles (car free!) of Lake Washington Boulevard between Seward Park and Mount Baker Beach. Sun., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Eastside

Arts Festival & Sidewalk Sale
This three-day event at RTC will feature tons of family fun including 100 artist booths, on-stage art demonstrations, workshops, musical entertainment, and food vendors. Plus, shop for bargains (including sale and clearance items!) at the retailer sidewalk sale. Fri. & Sat., 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Sun., 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. Redmond. Free. All ages. Event details.

Bellevue Strawberry Festival
Shortcake, and pies, and flats! Oh, my! This annual festival will feature plenty of strawberry goodness along with live entertainment, an auto show, vendor booths, food, and lots of family fun! Sat., 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Sun., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.

Bridle Trails Party in the Park
This old fashioned fair will feature a family Fun Run and Donkey Dash, pancake breakfast, kids activities (think pony rides, a cake walk, and face painting!), and raffle drawings! Sat., 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Kirkland. Cost varies per activity. All ages. Event details.

— Kristina Moy