Even though the kiddos are back in school, there’s still plenty of fun to be had around the city this weekend. For starters, we have a farm-tastic festival, a huge birthday party, and a cultural celebration with Aloha Spirit. We also have a fab anniversary party, a welcome home celebration, and a classic car extravaganza! Starting this weekend, you can do the Puyallup and get your Fisher scone fix at the same time! The always-popular Puyallup Fair (pictured) returns with three weeks of fab food, fun, and farm animals plus FREE gate admission on opening morning (with a non-perishable food donation) and FREE passes for kids on Saturday and Sunday.


Seattle Tilth Harvest Fair
Celebrate harvest season with a super-fun urban farm festival! There will be plenty of hands-on activities in the children’s garden along with a parade and puppet show as well as organic produce, fall veggie starts and garden supplies, tasty food, live music, and an urban livestock demonstration. Sat., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (parade starts at 12:00 pm). Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Seattle Center Big Birthday Bash
This community-wide celebration will include live entertainment, family and kid-focused events and activities, food vendors, free birthday cake, carnival rides and Monorail rides plus a CupCake Palooza contest, vintage car show, and much more! Sat., 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Seattle. Free admission. All ages. Event details.

Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival
Get your Aloha on with Hawaiian crafts and goods, live entertainment, local Hawaiian food and shave ice, Hawaiian lei making workshops, and keiki activities. Sun., 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. Seattle. Free admission. All ages. Event details.


50th Anniversary Party
This party will have something for everyone! Enjoy door prizes, refreshments, music, and workshops for Mom and Dad as well as TONS of activities and games for the kiddos, drawings for free art supplies,1962 prices on select toys, and 20% off everything in the store! Sat., 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.

Welcome Home Salmon Celebration
Celebrate the return of the salmon to the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and the hatchery’s 75th anniversary with special presentations, activities, and guided tours. Sat., 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Issaquah. Free. All ages. Event details.

Edmonds Classic Car Show
Rev up your engine and head to Edmonds for this super-cool car show. See classic cars galore and enjoy lots of free family fun, yummy food, shopping, and all-day entertainment. Sun., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Edmonds. Free. All ages. Event details.

— Kristina Moy

Photo credit: Mark Grantor