Even though summer is starting to wind down, there’s still plenty of fun to be had around the Emerald City. On our weekend roundup: a Tony Award-winning show, a unique Nordic celebration, a quirky festival in the woods, a day on the greens, an annual event with tons of games and a back-to-school extravaganza. Also on tap: Washington’s favorite sand festival, Sand in the City, (pictured) returns to the Hands On Children’s Museum with two days of non-stop fun.
photo: Aaron Barna for Sand in the City
Matilda The Musical
Winner of 50 international awards including four Tony Awards, Matilda tells the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Tues.-Wed.; 7:30 p.m.; Thurs.-Fri.; 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sun., 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. (through Sept. 6). Seattle. $35 & up. Tickets required. Ages 5 & older. Event details.
The Nordic Heritage Museum’s annual Viking Days festival is celebrating its 32nd anniversary. This family-friendly event will offer unique Nordic entertainment, arts and crafts and a Viking Encampment. Plus, culinary treats from Nordic countries, a Swedish pancake breakfast, salmon barbecue and a family 5K. Sat. 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.
Arts in Nature Festival
This unique festival, celebrating art, nature and community, is back and better than ever. Take in over 40 live performances (from indie rock to bluegrass to dance, literary and theatre), enjoy a Museum of Sound through Camp Long’s cabins, participate in hands-on art and nature activities and more. Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Seattle. $5 to $16. All ages. Event details.
Boeing Classic Family Day
Take the fam to TPC Snoqualmie Ridge for our region’s premier golf event and to enjoy special family activities. Kids will love participating in the First Tee Youth putting contest, getting pics with their fave mascots and enjoying face painting and games and everyone will love the Boeing Jet flyover and following their favorite pros around the course. Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (family activities take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.). Snoqualmie. 14 & under Free with paying adult. All ages. Event details.
Celebrate, play and see for yourself what DigiPen is all about at this annual family event. Explore the world of gaming through hands-on activities (including games designed by DigiPen students) and enjoy delish food, an inflatable obstacle course, food and much more. Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Redmond. Free. Registration required. All ages. Event details.
2015 Healthiest Best Family Fun Day at EvergreenHealth
Gear up for back-to-school at this special event with EvergreenHealth. There will be lots of family-friendly activities including complimentary health screenings, nutritious school lunch cooking demos, cool giveaways, vendors, relay races, Lego building and more. Psst! Kids can bring their fave stuffed animals along for a real health checkup at the Teddy Bear Clinic. Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kirkland. Free. All ages. Event details.
What exciting activities do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the Comments below.
— Kristina Moy