It’s the last full weekend of summer so get outside and soak it all up! On our weekend radar: a festival for foodies, an Independence Day celebration, an event with loads of creepy crawlers, a night for you (and the kiddos!), a super-fun farm adventure, and a family event with good old fashioned fun! If you’re looking for a fun activity for your lil’ speedster, head over to the West Seattle Junction Car Show  and check out hundreds of classic cars, hot rods, and motorcycles and participate in the Zucchini 500 races (think zukes on wheels!) at the West Seattle Farmer’s Market!


Mobile Food Truck Festival
Does your family flip for food trucks? Sample food from 45 different food trucks plus enjoy live music and entertainment and meet the chefs behind the trucks at the largest food tuck festival in the United States! Sat., 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Seattle Fiestas Patrias
From live performances, yummy food, and a fab marketplace to hands-on activities, a children’s soccer clinic and super-fun games, this celebration will have a little something for everyone! Sat, 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm; Sun., 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Bug Blast (pictured)
At this annual late-summer event, see and touch big bugs, little bugs, and every bug in between plus get your face painted like a bug, enjoy bug themed crafts, and try some buggy snacks. Sun., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Seattle. $7.50 to $10 (4 and under free). All ages. Event details.


Kids Night Out – Parents Night Off
Who is going to have more fun? You or the kiddos? Take the kids to Samena Swim & Recreation Club for swimming, games, a movie on the big screen, and a light dinner while you enjoy a night out on the town! Fri., 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm. Bellevue. $25 to $35. Ages 5 to 12 (5-year olds must be in kindergarten). Event details.

Fall Farm Jubilee
Celebrate the autumn harvest at this new farm in the Snoqualmie Valley. Enjoy farm tours, live music, and local food plus fun activities for the kids, hay rides, ice cream, and more! Sat., 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Carnation. Free. All ages. Event details.

Redmond Town Center Good Fest
Head over to RTC for a totally fun (and totally free!) family event. Enjoy a stellar kindie rock concert (think Brian Vogan, Recess Monkey, and The Not Its!) and enjoy train rides, mini golf, balloons, and games! Sat., 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Redmond. Free. All ages. Event details.

— Kristina Moy

Photo credit: Lora Shinn