We are wrapping up the last weekend of February with a super-sized dose of family fun! On our weekend radar: a festival with tons of entertainment, a rockin’ kindie concert, a spellbinding show, an annual festival for Bluegrass lovers, a grand opening celebration and a production for little mateys. If you’re looking for even more excitement, head to the Seattle Center for the annual Leprechaun Lap Practice Run. In addition to preparing for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Dash, pint-sized lads and lassies will get to enjoy healthy snacks and early admission to the Seattle Children’s Museum.
Kehinde Wiley Family Day Celebration
Take the fam to the Seattle Art Museum to spend the day exploring the new exhibition Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic and enjoying a full day of live performances, music, art making and tours inspired by this groundbreaking exhibition. Psst! The Festival will be located in SAM’s public spaces and is free to all. Admission to the exhibition is free for kids 12 and under with a paying adult. Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Seattle. Free. RSVP requested. All ages. Event details.
Kindiependent Kids Rock Series: The Not-Its!
Kick off your Saturday morning with a set of singable, danceable high-energy songs from The Not-Its! This rockin’ show will include some of your favorites along with new tunes from the band’s latest album. Sat., 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Seattle. $5 to $15 Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Family Magic Show
Get ready to dazzle your crew at this popular stage magic show. Watch as magician Raymond combines comedy magic, spectacular illusions, storytelling and lots of audience participation into one hour of engaging fun. Psst! At the end of the show, kids will get to learn a special magic trick. Sun., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Seattle. $5/person (3 & under Free). Tickets required. All ages. 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 see and hear some great Bluegrass tunes. Thurs.-Sun., various times. Bellevue. $12 to $344 (12 & under Free). Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Sponge Sammamish Around the World Open House
Sponge is expanding on the Eastside, bringing their awesome, play-based immersion classes to Sammamish. To celebrate their arrival, they’re hosting a special Around the World open house for families. Enjoy an afternoon of singing, dancing and playing through free Spanish, Mandarin, French, Hindi and German language classes. Plus, indulge your artistic side with a dazzling array of crafts, nosh on tasty international treats and enter to win fantastic door prizes! Sat., 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sammamish. Free. RSVP required. Ages birth to 7. Event details.
How I Became a Pirate
In this latest swashbuckling production, sail off on a fantastic musical excursion with a band of comical pirates and see what happens when they land at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew. Sat., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. (also Mar. 3-5, 12-13 & 19-20). Redmond. $10/person. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the Comments below.
— Kristina Moy