We’re cruising through the end of August with a super-sized dose of family fun. Consider: an inaugural festival in the heart of Ballard, a rockin’ summer concert under the Needle and a celebration with one of our favorite kindie rockers. Also on tap: The Evergreen State Fair (pictured) kicks off on Thursday with free admission with a non-perishable food donation and all Washington state parks are free to enter on Sunday. Scroll down to see what else is on our radar.

photo: Evergreen State Fair 

Seattle

Nordic Sol
The Nordic Museum’s new summer cultural showcase will feature tons of family fun. Enjoy traditional foods, face painting, Arctic film shorts, traditional Inuit games, a snow machine, STEAM activities and much more! Thurs.-Sun. (kids’ activities on Sat. & Sun. only). Event details.

Concerts at the Mural
What could be better than enjoying an awesome outdoor summer concert in the shadow of the Space Needle? Discover the best of our area’s independent music scene at this Friday night show put on by the Seattle Center and KEXP. Fri. Event details.

BubbleFest
Take your crew to the Pacific Science Center for a fun-filled day experimenting with bubbles. The all-day event will include hands-on activities, live demonstrations, and of course, lots and lots of bubbles! Sun. Event details.

Eastside

Boeing Classic Family Day
Got a crew of little golfers? Head to The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge to enjoy our region’s premier golf event and participate in special family activities. During Family Day, kids can participate in the First Tee Youth putting contest and earn great prizes, get their picture taken with their favorite mascots, participate in interactive activities and follow the pros around the course. Sat. Event details.

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Summer Celebration
Living Montessori’s summer extravaganza is back and better than ever. Grab your suits and towels and enjoy water play activities, face painting, a bouncy house obstacle course, food and musical entertainment by kindie fave, Eli Rosenblatt! Sat. Event details.

Canoe Mercer Slough
Explore the beautiful Mercer Slough Nature Park by water. Park rangers will lead this three-hour canoe trip from Enatai Beach Park into the heart of Mercer Slough Nature Park. See how this amazing ecosystem functions and with a little luck—catch a glimpse of the otters, herons, turtles and other wildlife living in Mercer Slough. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

—Kristina Moy

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