It’s the last weekend of July and if you haven’t got your fun on yet, this weekend will surely fill up your tank. Consider: a spectacular nighttime parade, two family festivals and an annual art extravaganza. If that’s not enough excitement, take the kiddies to Seafair FanFest, a pre-parade party featuring exhibits, float viewings and live performances or hit Tukwila’s annual Touch-a-Truck Safety & Emergency Preparedness Fair. Scroll down for all the deets.

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Seattle

Tour de Terrace Festival
If you’re looking for an entire weekend of fun, this three-day family festival should not be missed. In addition to plenty of arts and crafts, food vendors and a 5k run/walk, there will be a parade, pancake breakfast, classic car show, carnival rides, games, live music and a spectacular fireworks show Fri.-Sun. Event details.

The Wiggles Party Time Tour
Calling all Wiggles fans! The Party Time Tour! is your chance to see in-person the first-ever female Wiggle, Emma (the Yellow Wiggle), who has become an international sensation. Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony will hit the stage with their friends Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus, Wags the Dog and a brand-new Wiggly friend, Shirley Shawn the Unicorn for this high-energy, live show. Sat. Event details.

Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade
Grab a curbside seat and settle in for this magnificent nighttime parade. This year’s parade will feature giant helium balloons, incredible drill teams and equestrian units, plus comical clowns, swashbuckling pirates and heart-pounding bands playing all your fave tunes. Sat. Event details.

Eastside

Bellevue Arts Museum KIDSfair
Everyone’s favorite summer arts fair is back and better than ever. During the three-day art extravaganza, kids can participate in a variety of exciting projects to build and highlight their creativity as well as enjoy the festivities of the BAM ARTSFair, including juried artist booths, performance art, live music, artist demonstrations and yummy food. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

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Renton River Days
At this annual three-day fest, enjoy the always-popular Rubber Ducky Derby and Nibble of Renton as well as a hometown parade, vendor booths and an awesome Kids Zone with inflatables, putt putt golf, a LEGO Playzone and Dizzy’s Tumblebus. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Kirkland Summerfest
Kirkland’s largest annual festival will feature three days of visual and performing arts, spectator sports, a fab Kids Zone and plenty of live entertainment, plus rows (and rows!) of vendor booths and delish food trucks. Psst! The Kids Zone is open on Sat. & Sun. from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

—Kristina Moy

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