October is here and with it comes plenty of spooktacular fun. This weekend’s roundup includes a date night out (or in!), a super-fun pool party, a concert with lots of fiddle tunes, a two-day neighborhood celebration, a wildly popular fish festival and parade, a family day on the trails, and a show with the famous Fee-fi-fo-fum giant. If you’ve got multiples, be sure to check out the super-sized Family of Multiples Clothing & Gear Sale in Shoreline. Or take the Littles to the annual Camp Korey Fall Festival in Carnation for U-pick pumpkins, hayrides, s’mores, and lots of family-friendly activities.
Need a night out on the town or just a little R&R? Drop your kiddos off at Evans Pool (near Greenlake) for a fun-filled night of activities. Kiddos will enjoy a pizza dinner and a movie, games, and lots of time in the pool. Fri., 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Seattle. $25. Registration required. Ages 6 to 13. Event details.
Kids Concert at Northgate Community Center
Looking for a free indoor activity to get the wiggles out before nap time? Head over to the Northgate Community Center for lots of singing and dancing with The Onlies (formerly known as Beach 3). Sami, Leo, and Riley (ages 13) will play traditional fiddle tunes from Scotland, Ireland, and the Americas. They are guaranteed to get you movin’ and groovin’ in your seat. Arrive early if you want to sit (or dance!) near the stage. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Sat., 11:00 am. Free (donations accepted at the door). All ages. Event details.
PNA 30th Anniversary Celebration (pictured)
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Phinney Neighborhood Center and the Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op with a weekend packed full of family festivities. On Saturday, catch a Johnny Bregar concert in the morning and an improv comedy show by the Taproot Theatre in the evening. On Sunday, take the fam to the Ridge Rumpus carnival for rides, bouncy toys, games, carnival food, and much more! Sat., 10:30 am and 7:00 pm; Sun., 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Seattle. $3 for concert tickets, $30 for theatre tickets, and $10 to $25 for carnival tickets. All ages. Event details.
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
Come join the Seattle mountain bike community for the 6th Annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. Strap on your helmet and take one (or several) trail rides available for all levels of riders. Then, enjoy a free barbecue lunch, a jump show featuring celebrity riders, and a drawing for super-cool prizes (including a bike!). Sat., 11:30 am – 4:00 pm. Issaquah. Free. Registration required. All ages. Event details.
Jack & The Beanstalk
A golden hen, a magic singing harp, and a green fairy come to life on stage in this old English version of Jack and the Beanstalk performed by the Bellevue Youth Theatre. Watch as Jack trades his family’s cow for five colored beans, climbs to the top of the beanstalk, and becomes a slave to the Cyclops wife of the Fee-fi-fo-fum giant. Sat., 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Bellevue. $8 to $9. Ages 4-10. Event details.
Issaquah Salmon Days Festival & Parade
Celebrate the annual return of the salmon with a weekend full of free activities. Enjoy a community parade, a marketplace with more than 250 artists, Foods of the World, and four stages of live entertainment. Plus, take the kiddies to The Kids Field of Fun for lots of hands-on projects, rides, games, live music, and magic shows. And if that’s not enough excitement, head over to the Issaquah fish hatchery and check out the special exhibits, events, and family activities running throughout the weekend. Sat.-Sun., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.
— Kristina Moy