We’re wrapping up May and kicking on the first weekend of June with lots of family fun! For starters, we have a huge party in the streets of Ballard, a not to miss grand opening celebration, and a hands-on event with some big rigs. We also have a super-fun festival along the water, an activity with lots of clues, and an early morning race with the dogs. If you and the kiddos are in need of a kindie concert, head over to Teatro ZinZanni for an all new family production featuring Seattle kindie sensation Caspar Babypants and performers from Teatro ZinZanni’s renowned dinner shows.

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Seattle

Ballard Street Party
Join the folks at Cascade Bicycle Club as they transform the heart of Ballard into a huge bike block party! You and the kiddos will have fun celebrating the last day of National Bike Month with fab music and entertainment, bike art, kids’ activities, food and beverage samples, vendor booths, and much more. Fri., 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All Ages. Event details.

Grand Opening: PlayDate SEA
You don’t want to miss the grand opening of this new 8,500 sqft indoor play space and cafe in South Lake Union. While parents enjoy the café and free Wi-Fi, kiddos will have a blast exploring the multi-level structure with several slides, tunnels, interactive gaming floors, dueling air cannons, and a toddler room for the three and under set. Sat., 9:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sun. 9:00 am – 8:00 pm. Seattle. Free admission on Saturday only. 10 months to 12 years. Event details. 

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

Eastside

Edmonds Rotary Waterfront Festival
This super-fun festival (now in its 26th year!) will include live entertainment, arts and crafts, food vendors, and a yacht show plus tons of activities for the kiddies 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. $3/person (12 and under free). All ages. Event details.

Trail’s Day & Letterboxing at Pioneer Park
Celebrate National Trails Day and learn all about letterboxing at this annual event. Make your own stamp, pick up your clue book for the summer, and hit the trails of Pioneer Park. Sat., 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Mercer Island. Free. Ages 2 and older. Event details.

Big Backyard 5k
Round up the fam and Fido and head over to Marymoor Park to participate in the 4th annual Big Backyard 5k benefiting King County Parks. In addition to the run/walk and kids dash, enjoy post race festivities including music and free goodies for you and your four-legged friend. Sun., 9:00 am. Redmond. $40 (Kids Dash Free). Registration required. All ages. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Let us know in the comments section below.

–Kristina Moy