It’s Father’s Day weekend and we’ve put together a fantastic roundup of family fun for dear ol’ dad. For starters, we have an awesome street fair, a rockin’ dance party and a day full of aviation excitement. We also have a festival with plenty of cold ones, a show for hot rods and a fun excursion for train buffs. If dad enjoys anything and everything strawberry, be sure to hit the annual Burien Wild Strawberry Festival or dazzle him with tickets to a mind-blowing performance of The Illusionists: Witness the Impossible. Happy Father’s Day to all of the wonderful dads who read Red Tricycle!
photo: Fremont Fair
Freemont Fair & Solstice Parade
Journey to the “Center of the Universe” and help usher in summer at this fun and quirky neighborhood festival. From decorated art cars to street performers to the free-spirited Solstice Parade, you’re sure to find something interesting (and entertaining!) around every corner. Fri., 4 p.m.-11 p.m. (pre-party); Sat., 10 a.m.–11 p.m. (Solstice Parade starts 3 p.m.); Sun., 11 a.m.–6 p.m. (dog parade starts at 2:30 p.m.). Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.
KEXP Father’s Day Dance Party
At this rockin’ Father’s Day party inside EMP, learn how to breakdance with the Vicious Puppies Crew, move and groove with KEXP DJs Riz and Darek Mazzone and enjoy crafts and hands-on activities. Psst! Apply your Dance Party ticket towards EMP admission on Father’s Day to receive an extra $5 off EMP general admission or $10 off EMP plus Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume special exhibition combo admission. Sun., 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Seattle. $10 (babes in arms/not yet walking Free). Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Father’s Day at the Museum of Flight
Honor dad with an entire day of family-friendly activities and events at the Museum of Flight. Kids will especially love playing with dad in the interactive LEGO Play Zone and making a special Father’s Day project in the family workshop and pop will love oohing and ahhing at all of the planes. Sun., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Seattle. $12 to $20 (Free admission to all dads accompanied by children). All ages. Event details.
2015 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, featuring 400 different beers from 105 different Washington breweries, is open to all ages on Saturday and Sunday. While dad is sampling his favorite brewskis, kids will have fun at the playground and enjoying live music, a craft market, keg toss contest and root beer garden. Fri., 4 p.m.–9:30 pm (21 & older); Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Redmond. $20 to $50 (21 & under Free). All ages on Sat & Sun. Event details.
Father’s Day Train Rides
This weekend, take the special dad in your life on a memorable train excursion, aboard an antique railroad coach, through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley. Bonus: All dads ride free with a paying child (of any age) on this special weekend. Sat.-Sun., 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Snoqualmie. $10 to $18 (2 & under and dads Free). All ages. 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 downtown Issaquah. See hundreds of classic and vintage cars and enjoy great rock ‘n’ roll tunes, family activities, an awards ceremony and an afternoon cruise to Triple XXX. Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Issaquah. Free. All ages. Event details.
What fun activities do you have planned for dad (or granddad) this weekend? Tell us in the Comments below.
— Kristina Moy