It’s Super Bowl Weekend, and this year’s East Coast/West Coast throw down is going to be a big one. To keep you and your kids busy until kickoff, we’ve put together a great lineup of family activities. Consider: a delish breakfast and movie screening, a spectacular magic show and an indoor activity to burn off the winter stir-crazies. Kidstock! 2019 returns this weekend with an awesome rundown of performances (think Recess Monkey, Alex Zerbe, UMO Ensemble) and the Wing Luke Lunar New Year Celebration & Fair returns with traditional lion dances and tons of family activities. Read on to learn more!

photo: Seattle Boat Show


Seattle Boat Show
This is your last week to take in the always-awesome Seattle Boat Show. In addition to viewing kayaks, luxury cruisers and everything in between, kids can participate in a host of free activities (think: paddle boats, sailboat races, scavenger hunts) at the Kids AquaZone at CenturyLink Field Event Center and free boat rides at South Lake Union. Mon-Sun. Event details.

Pancake Breakfast & Short Film Smorgasbord
Start your morning off with an all-you-can-eat breakfast of fluffy homemade pancakes and bacon followed by a special screening (at 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.) of Seize the Day, a magical program of new animation from 11 countries. Sat. Event details.

I Hate Children Children’s Show
Kids are the stars of the show in this fast-paced, interactive magic show with top magician Paul Nathan. Every kid in the audience will be given the opportunity to participate in real-life magic tricks, plus parents will get all the jokes that kids don’t. A win-win for everyone! Sat.-Sun. Event details.


The Little Engine That Could
The talented folks at StoryBook Theater are bringing their latest production to the Kirkland Performance Center this weekend. The little broken-down engine needs your help! Her toys need to be delivered to children on the other side of the mountain, but who can do it? Will the little engine get her presents delivered? You’ll have to see the show to find out. Sat.-Sun. (also Feb. 9-10). Event details.

Free Open Play at Springfree Trampoline
If you’re looking for a fun way to burn off the winter stir-crazies, head to Springfree Trampoline for lots of energy burning fun. The best part? No RSVP is required; just show up and jump! Sat. Event details.

Ranger-Led Hike at Lewis Creek Park
Join a Bellevue park ranger and explore the natural and cultural history of Lewis Creek Park. Look for signs of local wildlife and learn what to do when encountering animals in the wild. Psst…the hike’s difficulty is rated as easy (one mile with approximately 50 ft elevation change). Sat. Event details.

—Kristina Moy


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