With the excitement of spring break in the air, it’s a fantastic weekend to get out and explore the city. On our radar: a production based on a popular television series, a splash-tastic day at the pool, a popular Earth Day fair with tons of kid’s activities and an event for big and little 12th Man fans. If that’s not enough excitement, hit the Seattle International Children’s Friendship Festival or take advantage of free entrance to all Washington state parks. Scroll down to learn more and to see what else is happening around the city this weekend.

photo: Woodland Park Zoo


Peppa Pig Live!
Calling all Peppa Pig fans! The live show encompasses the charming, colorful nature of the incredibly popular television series and features brand-new songs and life-size puppets that walk, talk, dance and even jump up and down. Families can expect a unique, fully immersive theatrical experience along with interactive games and many surprises from the moment the curtain opens. Fri. Event details.

Spring Safari: African Wildlife Conservation Day
Celebrate the African Savanna and the amazing animals that live there during this special event at Woodland Park Zoo. Attend educational keeper talks and special enrichment sessions to learn more about issues like illegal poaching and habitat loss and learn how your choices and actions can help save giraffe, lions, ostrich and other critical savanna animals. Sat. Event details.

April Pools Day
Get ready for summer by learning how to be safe in the water. This annual event will include water safety demonstrations, boat handling skills, hands-on activities and, of course, free swimming at several King County community pools. Sat. Event details.


Leap for Green Family Fair
At this annual Earth Day fair designed for kids of all ages, there will be plenty of activities to bring awareness to the importance of sustainability. In addition to live entertainment, nature-based programs and arts and crafts, there will be educational exhibits, live science demonstrations, a petting zoo, story hour and a chance to meet Leap, the city of Mercer Island’s frog mascot. Sat. Event details.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill, ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little brother, normal life. That’s just the problem…for Stanley, life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one’s ever seen before. Careful what you wish for, Stanley! Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Seahawks 12K Run at The Landing
Football season has come to an end, but Seahawks fever lives on in Renton. Put on your best blue and lime green garb and participate in this family run designed for 12th Man fans of all ages and running abilities. In addition to the 12K and 5K run, little twelfies (10 & under) can participate in the one-mile Kids Dash and the costume contest at the finish line. Sun. Event details.

What fun activities do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the comments below!

—Kristina Moy