We’re wrapping up the last weekend of April with a healthy dose of family fun. On our radar: a cultural celebration for kids, a heart healthy party for families, a sweet dash around Green Lake, a farm-tastic event in Bellevue, a musical with popular tunes and a lively production with our favorite mermaid. If you’re looking for even more excitement, head to the Henry Art Gallery for the fifth annual Arty Party or take in a Gustafer Yellowgold Show.

photo: Top Pot Doughnut Dash


World Rhythm Festival
This annual three-day festival will be jam-packed with musical goodness. In addition to more than 100 performances, kids can build their own percussion instruments and perform in a drum circle as well as enjoy family workshops, an international market and much more. Fri-Sun. Event details.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Celebrate Healthy Kids Day, a day devoted to promoting active minds and healthy bodies, at several King County YMCA locations. Activities range from games, make-and-take crafts and safety demonstrations to bouncy houses, healthy snacks and pool time. Sat. Event details.

Top Pot Doughnut Dash (pictured)
Lace up your tennies, dust off your jogging stroller and join other Seattle families for this this annual fundraiser benefitting Childhaven. In addition to the 5K run/walk, there will be a half-mile dash for mini doughnut lovers, awards and prizes at the finish line, a rockin’ concert with Recess Monkey and, of course, free Top Pot Doughnuts for all registered participants. Sun. Event details.


Guys and Dolls
In this latest BYT production, watch Sky and Sarah fall in love against the backdrop of New York City. This classic musical will include great numbers such as “Luck Be a Lady” and is a fantastic production for the entire family. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Sheep Shearing at Kelsey Creek Farm
This annual event will be loaded with farm fun! See sheep shearing demonstrations, participate in hands-on farm activities and enjoy tractor-pulled hay rides, animal exhibits, pony rides, inflatables, food and much more. Sat. Event details.

A Little Mermaid
Life underwater isn’t easy for Sirena, a little mermaid who dreams of running and dancing. In this StoryBook version of Anderson’s classic, the audience will decide whether Sirena should keep her legs or high-tail it back to sea. Sat.& Sun. Event details.

What fun activities do you have planned for this last weekend of April? Tell us in the Comments below!

— Kristina Moy