We are wrapping up the last weekend of February with a super-sized dose of family fun! Consider: an annual Bluegrass extravaganza, an activity for little paleontologists, a production with your fave Peanuts characters and a carnival fit for a queen. Read on to learn more about these awesome activities and to see what else is on our weekend radar.

photo: Burke Museum


Wild Weather Week at Pacific Science Center
Explore windy, warm, wet and all the wild types of weather through fun hands-on activities and demonstrations during Wild Weather Week at PSC. Kids can experiment with making clouds, rainbows and snowflakes, discuss forecasting, hurricanes, droughts and rainfall with a Science Interpreter and catch the IMAX documentary, Hurricane 3D. Mon.-Sun. Event details. 

Kindiependent Kids Rock Series: Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies
Put on your dancing shoes and kick off your Saturday morning with a mash-up of pop, indie rock, doo-wop, country, jazz, punk rock and classical tunes with kindie rocker Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies. Sat. Event details. 

I Dig Dinos: Be a Paleontologist
Calling all dinosaur lovers! Show off your fossil identification skills at the dig pit, make a fossil rubbing, check out fossils from different eras and solve a dino bones puzzle, plus make your own puzzle to take home at this one-of-a-kind Burke Museum event. Sun. Event details.


Wintergrass Music Festival
There’s a little something for everyone at this annual Bluegrass festival. Enjoy concerts and dances on multiple stages, workshops (for kids and adults), impromptu jams, and the chance to hear some great Bluegrass tunes. Thurs.-Sun. Event details.

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
The Newcastle Players are kicking off their inaugural season with Charles Schulz’s classic musical, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. This charming and uplifting story, based on Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip, will include all your fave characters (think Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Linus) and music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. Fri. & Sat. Event details.

A Palace Purim Carnival
Mark your calendars for the largest Purim Carnival in Seattle! Put on your favorite costume and celebrate with other Seattle families in a Purim palace fit for Queen Esther. Play carnival games, win prizes, get crafty, experience the Purim story with live Purim characters and play on inflatables. Sun. Event details.

What fun activities do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the comments below!

—Kristina Moy