This weekend, we’re ushering in fall with a healthy dose of family fun! For starters, we have a festival with lots of Baklava, an annual event with Oktoberfest flair, and a festival known for its oyster slurping contest! We also have a fab performance in the park, a family day inspired by Nickelodeon, and a movie with lots of furry creatures! If you like bargains as much as we do, be sure to hit the Jack & Jill Consignment Sale. At this semi-annual sale, shop for tons of fall items for the kiddos and check out dozens of services and items for your family in the Made by Mom boutique!


Saint Demetrios Greek Festival (pictured)
This super-fun festival will feature everything and anything Greek! Enjoy Greek food and Greek folk dancing, take a tour of the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, shop for Greek items and delicacies in the Greek Deli, and enjoy lots of family-friendly activities! Fri., 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Sat., 10:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sun., 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Wurst Festival
Celebrate the end of summer at this annual Oktoberfest style festival. Activities will include carnival rides and games, live entertainment, craft booths, a book sale, yummy food (including bratwurst and sauerkraut!) and an authentic German biergarten. Fri., 4:00 pm –  10:00 pm; Sat., 10:00 am – 10:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Fishermen’s Fall Festival
At this annual festival, enjoy a salmon barbecue while watching the oyster slurp contest, the salmon fillet challenge, and the survival suit races! For the Littles, there will be lots of activities including miniature boat building, fish prints, and oyster art plus a keep or release trout pond, a jumpy ship, face painting, and a live show by The Reptile Man. Sat., 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.


Professor Pomme
This all-ages theatrical show will feature music, dance, and fab collection of characters including sweetheart mice and bakers who lead audience members through interactive games and a flour labyrinth! Sat., 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Redmond. Free. All ages. Event details.

Mercer Island Day of Play
Turn off the boob tube and get outside to play! In honor of Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play, Mercer Island will be hosting tons of family-friendly activities at Mercerdale Park. Sat., 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Mercer Island. Free. All ages. Event details.

Fuzzy Wuzzy Bears: Family Movie
In this family-friendly movie, see all kinds of fuzzy animals on the big screen including grizzly bears, polar bears, black bears, panda bears, and raccoons! Sun., 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Bellevue. Free (donations accepted). Ages 3 and older. Event details.

— Kristina Moy