We’ve got a great mix of outdoor events to keep you and the little ones happy and entertained this weekend. On our radar: a huge block party in the city, an annual neighborhood get-together, a finish line party with tons of kids’ activities, a popular three-day summer festival, a fun overnight for little campers, and a family extravaganza in the park. If your kids are still looking for more excitement, the Subaru Kid’s Obstacle Challenge will be taking place at Marymoor Park on Saturday. Little warriors ages 5-16 can get down and dirty as they try to complete 10 military designed obstacles. On your mark, get set, go!

obliteride finish line


South Lake Union Block Party
Celebrate this great community in the city with a fab block party. In addition to live entertainment, a grilling competition, food vendors and an outdoor movie, there will be an awesome play area with a bounce house, face painting, air hockey, art projects and more. Fri., 12 p.m.–11 p.m. (PG-13 movie starts at 9 p.m.). Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

PhinneyWood Summer Streets
At this annual neighborhood fair and art walk, enjoy the sights and sounds of Phinney Ridge and Greenwood on foot or on bike. In addition to music, art and games, this year’s Summer Streets will be teaming up with the 3rd Annual Greenwood Street Soccer Tournament for lots of family fun. Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Obliteride Finish Line Festival (pictured)
This annual two-day fundraising bike ride will finish at Magnuson Park with tons of family fun. Cheer on the riders as they cross the finish line and enjoy live music from popular Seattle musicians, kids’ activities, inflatables, sponsor booths, food, and much more. Sun., 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Seattle. Free. Event details.


Kirkland SummerFest
This three-day arts and music festival will feature five entertainment stages, a fab Kids Zone with rides, games, inflatables, face painting and family-friendly entertainment, art vendors, food trucks, dragon boat races and the super popular Duck Dash. Fri., 5 p.m.–11 p.m. (no Kids Zone activities); Sat., 11 a.m.–11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Kirkland. Free admission. All ages. Event details.

Kenmore Play Day
Get outdoors and play at this annual family event! Start off with a free lunch at noon and enjoy plenty of hands-on activities including fitness games, crafts, kite and jump rope demonstrations, cardboard fort building, and arts and crafts. Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kenmore. Free. All ages. Event details.

Camp Burbank Community Campout
At this popular family campout, you supply the tent, personal items and sleeping bags and the City of Mercer Island will provide the cooking, cleaning and fun things to do like water activities, games, s’mores, and more. Sat.-Sun., 12 p.m.-12 p.m. Mercer Island. $5 to $45 (under 1 free). Registration required. All ages. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned this weekend?

-Kristina Moy

Photo thanks to Obliteride