We’re wrapping up the end June and kicking off July with a bang! For starters, we have an all American pool party, an old-fashioned waterfront festival, and a performance for Disney buffs! We also have a race with LOTS of suds, a story time with dramatic play, and a canoe trip through the wetlands. If you and your kiddos like water sports, be sure to check out Jetty Jam. This super-fun board sports festival (on Jetty Island!) will include stand up paddle races, free paddle and kiteboarding clinics, demos, live DJ music on the beach, exhibits, and free ferry service to and from the festival!


Stars and Stripes
Kick off your 4th of July celebration (a little early!) with games, prizes, and lots of fun at this family swimming event. Fri., 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Seattle. $3.25 to $4.75. All ages. Event details.

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival (pictured)
This down-home, waterfront family festival will have something fun for everyone! Enjoy free boat rides, scavenger hunts, craft and skill demonstrations, live music, food, and exhibits. Sat.-Wed., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Disney in Concert
At this magical performance, see scenes from your fav Disney movies including The Little MermaidBeauty and the BeastAladdin, and The Lion King projected overhead while the Seattle Orchestra and vocalists perform the music! Sat., 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm. Seattle. $30 to $65. All ages. Event details.


5K Foam Fest
Race through foam, mud, and ginormous obstacles plus slip ‘n slides and water obstacles in this outrageous family-friendly 5K! Sat., 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. Issaquah. $20 to $50. Registration required. Ages 6 and older. Event details.

Where the Wild Things Are Workshop
Go on a spectacular voyage with the folks from Youth Theatre Northwest to where the wild things are! Sat., 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Sammamish. Free. Online registration required. Ages 3 to 7. Event details.

Canoe Mercer Slough
Join a park ranger and explore the beautiful Mercer Slough Nature Park by water. If you’re lucky, you might see some otters, herons, and turtles along the way! Sat. & Sun., 8:45 am – 12:00 pm. Bellevue. $14 to $16. Pre-registration required. Ages 5 and older. Event details.

— Kristina Moy