The old saying goes…if March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb. Well, we can only hope. But don’t let the rain keep you and the little ones inside, because there’s plenty of fun to be had around the city this weekend. On our radar: a silly concert about pretty babies, googly eyes and frogs, a summer-esque music festival, a workshop that will attract the tiniest of birds, a foolish parade, a show about a white horse, and a spring sale with everything and anything for kids!

Seattle

Caspar Babypants Concert
There’s something about Casper Babypants aka Chris Ballew (famed Seattle rockstar and front man of The Presidents of the United States) that keeps us coming back for more! This rockin’ kids’ concert will have you shaking your booty to some silly, sweet and simple songs that reinforce concepts of early literacy. Fri., 10:30 am, Tukwila/Seattle, Free. Event details.

Positive Seattle Music Festival
If you love summer music festivals, than you don’t want to miss this fun event benefiting Pinehurst K-8. In the style of Folklife and Bumbershoot, enjoy a variety of live music performances, arts and crafts and great food including vegan and Thai cuisine. Plus, jump on the bouncy toys (one especially for adults) and bid on items in the silent auction. All proceeds and donations from the Music Festival will go to Sir Herbert Read, the non-profit organization that provides funding for scholarships as well as other educational needs. Sat., 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Seattle, $15. Event details.

Hummingbird Class & Crafts
Did you know that hummingbirds have wings that can beat up to 200 times per second? Learn all about hummingbirds, how they pollinate flowers, and what they eat at this fun class for kids. Plus, learn how to make your own hummingbird feeder! All materials are provided; just bring your creativity. Kids 5 and older. Sat., 10:30 am to noon, Seattle, $5. Event details.

Eastside

The Last Unicorn
The unicorn discovers that she is the last unicorn in the world in this charming retelling of the story by the Bellevue Youth Theatre. Watch this cartoon come to life and see what happens when the unicorn goes on a quest to find out what has happened to the others of her kind. This show is suitable for all ages, but some parts may be intense for the little ones. Fri. and Sat. 7:00 pm; Sun., 2:00 pm, Bellevue, $10. Reserved seating. Event details.

All Fools’ Day Parade
Once again, it’s time to start thinking about parades and Woodinville has been a favorite for more than three decades! Participants in this year’s parade will dance, march, and sing their way down the streets of Woodinville. Celebrate the city and April Fools’ Day with fire trucks, Seafair Parade Marshalls, marching bands, unicyclists, clowns and lots and lots of basset hounds. After the parade, enjoy a children’s activity fair and arts and crafts show.  Kids of all ages will have a howling good time at this event! Sat., 11:00 am, Woodinville, Free. Event details.

Jack & Jill Spring Consignment Sale
If you’re in search of some great spring deals for the fam, then this is one consignment extravaganza you don’t want to miss! With over 125 local consignors, vendors, and sponsors under one roof, you’re sure to find something for everyone.  Shop for new and gently used clothing, toys and gear for children (0-12) as well as maternity items. Also, check out the Made by Mom boutique area that offers local mompreneurs the opportunity to showcase their businesses. Doors open at 10 am on Saturday, but get in an hour early with a donation for the baby food and clothing drive. Plus, all items get marked down 50% after 1 pm on Sunday. Sat., 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Sun., 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Lynwood, Free. Event details.

 

-Kristina Moy