We’re kicking off the first weekend of November with lots of family-friendly fun. On our radar: a high-energy kids concert, a birthday bash at the zoo, a musical extravaganza, a fun class in the forest, a family night at the museum, and a wildlife tour through the park. Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, and the Toy Story gang are back in town and they’re taking family fun to infinity and beyond in the new Disney on Ice spectacular Toy Story 3 (pictured). And if you’re looking for a fun indoor festival, check out the Cultural Crossroads Festival featuring ethnic entertainment, an international bazaar, exhibits, and much more!


Kids Concert with Eric Ode
Put on your dancin’ shoes and head over to the Northgate Community Center for a super-fun kiddie concert with Eric Ode. This upbeat, high-energy concert will feature lots of interactive music as well as stories, skits, poetry, props, and puppets. Hint: Arrive early, seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Sat., 11:00 am. Seattle. Free (donations accepted). All ages. Event details.

Happy 5th Birthday Zoomazium!
Zoomazium is turning 5 and you’re invited to help celebrate this milestone with a Zoomazium-style birthday bash! Enjoy cupcakes, crafts, and performances by the Toucans. Plus, birthday-themed activities, animal encounters, puppet shows, and much more! Sat. & Sun., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Seattle. Free with admission. Ages 0-8. Event details.

Plot for Tots!
Take the Littles to this musical extravaganza benefiting Page Ahead’s children’s literacy program. Enjoy live music by Caspar Babypants, author story times (including Kate Endle!), book signings; face painting, and loads of family fun. Sun., 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Seattle. $5 donation per family. Ages 0-5. Event details.


Where Would I Be In An Evergreen Tree?
Do you know how many different animals call an evergreen tree home? Find out in this super-fun class and make your own three-dimensional evergreen tree to take home. Fri., 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Bellevue. $2. Pre-registration is required. Ages 3 and older. Event details.

First Friday Night Free
Here’s your chance to explore KidsQuest Museum for free! Enjoy lots of hands-on activities, discover art, science, and technology, and explore, play, and learn together as a family. Fri., 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Bellevue. Ages 0-8. Event details.

Juanita Bay Wildlife Tour
Grab your binoculars and join a Juanita Bay Park volunteer ranger for a super-fun wildlife tour. View hundreds of plant and animal species plus explore the boardwalks and check out the interpretive signs and observation areas. Sun., 1:00 pm. Kirkland. Free. No registration required. All ages. Event details.

–Kristina Moy