Kick off your three-day weekend with tons of family fun. On our radar: an awesome art fair with lots of activities for the kids, a festival with some of Santa’s helpers, a three-day science extravaganza, a performance with twelve lil’ princesses, a rockin’ concert inspired by some popular Beatles, and a family-friendly evening filled with games and magic. After you sleep in on Monday (wink, wink), take your little ones to the Seattle Children’s Museum to learn about the importance of Veterans Day through hands-on activities and exhibits.

fall in seattle


Affordable Art Fair
This fab art fair will have a little something for everyone. While mom and dad enjoy 50 galleries and a huge array of contemporary art plus a series of talks and tours, kids will enjoy a special workshop with hands-on discovery activities and art making. Thurs., 11:00 am – 5:00 pm; Fri. & Sat., 11:00 am – 7:00 pm; Sun.,11:00 am – 5:00 pm (children’s workshop starts at 11:30 am on Sat. & Sun. only). Seattle. $8 to $10 (under 12 free). Ages 4 and older. Event details.

Reindeer Festival
Meet two of Santa’s reindeers (Dasher and Blitzen) and their friend Curley (the curious camel). Plus, watch the reindeer nosh on yummy treats during their feeding times at 10:00 am and 4:00 pm and get your picture taken with Jingle (the extremely friendly reindeer) on Saturday and Sunday. Sat.-Mon., 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (through December 24). Seattle. Free (bring your own camera for pictures). All ages. Event details.

Discover Science Weekend
Take the fam to the Seattle Aquarium to explore science through exciting hands-on experiments, presentations and activities. Plus, meet visiting scientists and researchers as well as some of the Aquarium’s own scientists and researchers. Sat.-Mon., 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. Seattle. Free with admission or membership. All ages. Event details.       


Twelve Dancing Princesses
In this latest Bellevue Youth Theatre production, see what happens when a king promises his kingdom to the man who can discover where his twelve princesses go at night. Fri. & Sat., 7:00 pm; Sun., 2:00 pm (also November 15-17). Bellevue. $10 to $12. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

Caspar Babypants – Baby Beatles Concert
All together now! Take your lil’ ones to the Bellevue library to see this super popular kindie icon perform songs from his new Beatles tribute album. Sat., 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Bellevue. Free. Space is limited; arrive early. Ages 0-5. Event details.

Crossroads Bellevue 2nd Saturdays
This family fun night will include board games, an awesome magic show by master magician Joe Black and popcorn plus $1 off admission at Wiggleworks Kids Bellevue. Sat., 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Let us know in a comment below.

–Kristina Moy

Photo Credit: Melinda Wong