This weekend, highlighted by Father’s Day, comes with tons of family fun. On our radar: a wild and wacky festival in Fremont, a rockin’ dance party with some fab DJs and an annual show for big and lil’ hot rods. If Dad loves strawberries, carnival rides and cool cars, be sure to hit Strawberry Days in Burien or stop by the Edmonds Arts Festival for hands-on activities, great food and, of course, lots of art. Scroll down for more weekend picks and happy Father’s Day to all the awesome dads who read Red Tricycle!

photo: The Commons at Calabasas


Fremont Fair & Solstice Parade
Celebrate the summer solstice with a weekend full of eclectic activities in Fremont (aka the Center of the Universe). This neighborhood festival will feature street performers, local bands, wacky decorated art cars, vendor booths, a special hands-on area for kids and the famous free-spirited (and very unpredictable) solstice parade. Sat-Sun. Event details.

KEXP Father’s Day Dance Party
On Sunday, treat Dad to a rockin’ Father’s Day party at KEXP’s Gathering Space. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., KEXP will be providing the family-friendly DJs along with kid-friendly crafts, activities and food provided by Pagliacci Pizza, Clif Bar, Seattle Children’s and Living Computers: Museum and Labs. Sun. Event details.

Father’s Day Activities & Free Admission for Dads at The Museum of Flight
Along with an entire day devoted to family-friendly activities and events, The Museum of Flight is honoring all dads with free admission. Psst…be sure to stop by the Weekend Family Workshop to participate in the Incredible, Edible, High-Flying Father’s Day Fun Flyer Fest, where kids can make their dad the “sweetest” flyer. A plane that you must see and taste to believe! Sun. Event details.


2018 Washington Brewers Festival
If the dad in your house loves beer, you know that he’s going to want to spend Father’s Day weekend drinking some. This annual festival (open to all ages on Saturday and Sunday) will feature more than 500 different beers from 100 different Washington breweries. While Dad is sampling his fave brewskis, kids can enjoy live music, a craft area, keg toss contest and root beer garden. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Father’s Day Train Rides
The Northwest Railway Museum is inviting kids to treat their dads to a special train excursion aboard the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad this Father’s Day Weekend. During the 70-minute excursion, take in views of the Cascade foothills, Snoqualmie Falls and the Snoqualmie Valley as you relax aboard the Northwest Railway Museum’s antique coaches. The best part? All dads ride free on Saturday and Sunday when accompanied by a paying child – of any age! Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Fenders on Front Street
If Dad is a car lovin’, engine revin’ kinda guy, you’ll want to take him to this super cool car show in Issaquah. It’s where you’ll see hundreds of classic and vintage cars and enjoy great rock ‘n’ roll tunes, family activities, an awards ceremony and an afternoon cruise to the Triple XXX. Sun. Event details.

—Kristina Moy


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