Since we don’t want you to labor too hard over this long weekend, we’ve put together some fun ways to chillax with the fam. Consider: a ginormous music fest under the Needle, a scenic ride aboard an antique train and a race for big and little superheroes. This weekend the Washington State Fair (pictured) also kicks off, giving you an additional weekend to “Do the Puyallup.” Still looking for more family fun? Scroll down!
photo: Patrick Hagerty
There’s a little something for everyone at this annual music and arts extravaganza. In addition to great tunes from a variety of music genres, experience urban craft vendors, theater and dance performances and delish food. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Summer Concerts at the Locks
Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy tunes and entertainment at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks over Labor Day Weekend. Saturday’s concert will feature ukulele musicians; Sunday’s concert will showcase lively jazz music; and contemporary blues and rock will be the highlight of Monday’s concert. Sat.-Mon. Event details.
Grab your bikes, blades, trailers and training wheels and take advantage of four car-free miles of Lake Washington Boulevard between Seward Park and Mount Baker Beach. Pss! There’s only a few more Bicycle Sundays left until next summer, so take advantage of them while you can. Sun. Event details.
Canoe Mercer Slough
This is your last weekend, until next summer, to explore the beautiful Mercer Slough Nature Park by water. Join a Bellevue park ranger for this three-hour led canoe trip from Enatai Beach Park into the heart of Mercer Slough Nature Park. Sat. & Sun. Event details.
Labor Day Train Rides
Celebrate Labor Day with a 75-minute scenic train ride aboard an antique railway coach. Special trains will run in addition to the weekend schedule and will travel though the Upper Snoqualmie Valley and to the Snoqualmie Falls before returning to the train depot. Sat.-Mon. Event details.
FARF 5k Superhero Run
Calling all superhero wannabes? Put on your favorite superhero costume and participate in the a annual FARF 5k Superhero Run. In addition to a festive superhero-themed run/walk and kid’s run, there will be family activities at the finish line. Mon. Event details.