Seattle’s biggest (and loudest!) weekend of the summer is here, so get out and soak it all up. For starters, we have tons of family fun along the shores of Lake Washington, a ginormous kiddie parade and a family festival with an awesome Kids Zone. We also have a production based on a children’s book, a jump-tastic event with kindie tunes and a show based on a popular motion picture.


photo: courtesy of Seafair 


Seafair Hydroplane Races (pictured)
For three full days, enjoy tons of family fun at Genesee Park. Go on a hydro pit tour, watch the Boeing Air Show and enjoy live entertainment, interactive booths, a fab Kids Zone, food vendors and of course, the hydro races. Psst! Avoid the long lines at the gate by purchasing your tickets online. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Magnolia Summerfest & Parade
At this popular neighborhood festival, enjoy yummy food, live entertainment and the largest children’s parade in Seattle. Other activities include talent contests, art vendors, a gigantic sidewalk sale at Magnolia Village and juried art show. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

SalmonFest Seattle
The second oldest ongoing festival in Seattle, formerly known as Pioneer Days, is kicking it up a notch with a host of fun activities. In addition to a vintage car show, art show and tasty food, enjoy live music, a Kids Zone with pony rides, inflatables and games, a street fair with craft and food vendors and a huge Kid’s Parade and Grand Performance Parade. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Charlotte’s Web
Take your crew to BYT’s summer presentation of the timeless classic featuring Charlotte, Templeton, Wilbur and his friends. This 90-minute performance with an intermission is suitable for the entire family. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Studio East: The Wizard of Oz
In this latest summer production, based on the classic motion picture, watch as Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto journey through the magical Land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Springfree Trampoline Family Concert Series
Take the fam to the Springfree Trampoline for this awesome family concert series. This month, the Issaquah store is excited to host Rollie Pollie Guacamole. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of entertainment, snacks, and of course, plenty of JUMPING. Psst… admission is free, but please bring a donation of children’s clothing for Eastside Baby Corner’s back to school drive. Sat. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned for the first weekend of August? Tell us in the Comments below!

— Kristina Moy