This weekend, we have a great mix of indoor and outdoor activities to get you and the kiddos out and about. On our weekend radar: a fab production under the rainbow, a musical program with nursery rhymes, a grand opening celebration, a farm-tastic fair with old-time activities, an annual harvest festival, and a production based on a childhood classic. If you’re looking for a few good laughs, catch the Thistle Theatre’s latest puppet production of Aesop’s Fables.



Wizard of Oz (pictured)
Put on your ruby slippers, click your heels together, and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical Land of Oz to meet the Wizard and get their hearts’ desires. Wed., 7:30 pm; Thurs., 1:00 pm & 7:30 pm; Fri., 8:00 pm; Sat., 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm; Sun., 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm. Seattle. $25 to $70. Tickets required. Ages 5 and older. Event details.

Tiny Tots: Mother Goose Goes to the Symphony
At this interactive musical program, lil’ ones will get a taste of classic literature and classical tunes through fun games, stories and songs centered around some fave Mother Goose rhymes. Fri., 9:30 am or 10:30 am; Sat., 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am or 1:00 pm. Seattle. $12/person. Tickets required. Ages birth to 4. Event details.

Opening Day: Bezos Center for Innovation
Be the first to see MOHAI’s newest center and enjoy special programming throughout the day, including the debut of new family programs, presentations from local innovators and experts and short performances. Plus, participate in real-world challenges, see 3D printing in action, and try out the new Innovation Family Guide. Sat., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Seattle. Free with admission. All ages. Event details.


Kelsey Creek Farm Fair
This annual fall event will feature a variety of old-fashioned activities as well as pony rides, live entertainment, 4-H and Kelsey Creek farm animals, pumpkin decorating, tractor-pulled hayrides, inflatables, food, and more. Sat., 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Bellevue. Free admission (costs vary for activities and food). Cash only. All ages. Event details.

Bothell Country Village Harvest Festival
This super-fun festival will have over 40 craft booths, delish food and live entertainment. For the kiddos, there will be pony rides, train rides, a root beer garden and a bouncy house. Sat. and Sun., 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Bothell. Free admission (costs vary for activities). Event details.

Little Red Riding Hood
It’s opening weekend of this childhood classic about a little girl and the Big Bad Wolf. After you see the 45-minute professional production, be sure to check out Molbaks’ awesome garden center and fab gift shop. Sat. and Sun., 11:00 am, 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm (through October 27). Woodinville. Free (donations accepted for Sarvey Wildlife Care Center). Ages 5 and older. Event details.

Which one of these fun activities are you going to hit this weekend?

-Kristina Moy

Photo credit: Cylla von Tiedemann/STG Presents