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 parade through the streets of Seattle, a cultural festival with tons of entertainment and an annual art extravaganza. If that’s not enough excitement, take the kiddies to the annual Tukwila Touch-a-Truck Safety & Emergency Preparedness Fair and the scroll down for even more weekend ideas.

photo: Seafair


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.

Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade (pictured)
Grab a curbside seat and settle in for this magnificent nighttime parade that 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.

West Seattle Outdoor Movies
Gather your low-back chairs, blankets and some dinero for concessions and raffle prizes and take in a showing of The Secret Life of Pets under the starry Seattle skies. Psst…all money collected from Saturday’s movie will benefit Westside Baby. A win-win for everyone! Sat. Event details.


Bellevue Arts Museum KIDSfair
Everyone’s favorite summer arts fair is back and better than ever! During the three-day event, kids can participate in a variety of exciting art 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.

Renton River Days
At this annual three-day festival, enjoy tons of family fun including 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.

Ananda Mela Festival
Celebrate the culture of India at this two-day family fest. There will be Indian music and dance, cooking demonstrations, inflatables and vendor booths, plus face painting, kids’ activities, games and much more. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

—Kristina Moy


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