It’s the last weekend of summer (even if it doesn’t feel like it), so we’ve got ways families can pack in outdoor fun before the rain sets in. Wether you’ve got your heart set on an outdoor festival or you’ve got recipes lined up to make with all those yummy apples you pick, it’s hard to go wrong with either of these. We’re also looking forward to a free museum day, skating at a pop-up roller rink and farm fest that’s one of the best. Ready, set, weekend!

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Seattle

Roller Skate at Westlake
Enjoy two weeks of Westlake Park’s latest attraction, the new disco-themed Roller Rink. Rent a pair of skates for free, then glide and groove to the music as the disco ball puts on a lightshow in the center of the classic checkerboard rink. All ages are welcome, and socks in a variety of sizes are available for purchase. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by someone 16 years or older. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Rainier Beach Farm Fest
Soak up some family-friendly fun at Rainier Beach Farm Fest at the Urban Farm & Wetlands. Enjoy cooking demonstrations, nature crafts, hands-on activities and more all set within Seattle’s largest urban farm. On stage, families can check out performances by Ben Hunter and Kouyate Arts, as well as a Bomba performance by Otoqui. Other activities include storytelling, basket weaving, cooking demonstrations, an Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony, native plant bingo and more! Food vendors will be on site, including Siembra, Seattle’s favorite Peruvian pop-up restaurant. Masks are required. Sat. Event details.

Free Museum Day
Taxi down the tarmac to The Museum of Flight to celebrate Free Museum Day. This one-day event, sponsored by the Smithsonian, provides free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket (psst… get yours online before you head over). Don’t forget to check out the new Stranger Than Fiction exhibit and Stranger Than Fiction LIVE program when you visit. Sat. Event details.

 

Eastside

Lora-Lee’s Sunflower Maze
Who needs a corn maze when you can bring your kids to this Duvall farm to enjoy a beautiful sunflower maze? See if you can make your way from one end of the field to the next among these towering beauties. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Honeycrisp Apple Fest
It’s the start of apple picking season at Swans Trail Farms and families are invited to the celebration! Grab your ticket to get access to all the great events going on on the farm that weekend, including tractor pulls, a petting zoo, duck races and more! Pick up a bushel of the season’s best when you’re there. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Community Connections Fair
Hosted by the Bellevue Family YMCA with a number of community partners, the Community Connections Fair is a chance to meet local organizations including many led by Black, African, Latino, Asian, South Asian, Muslim, Immigrant communities and allies. Bring your family and friends to Crossroads Park and get connected with helpful support, volunteer opportunities and other ways to get involved in your community as part of Bellevue’s Welcoming Week celebration. Sat. Event details

—Allison Sutcliffe

Looking for more things to do? Check out our full events calendar and summer bucket list for ideas.