Whether your kid crew is into strawberries, cars or pirates, we’ve got a super-sized dose of family festivals to keep everyone happy and entertained. Consider: a show with hundreds of cruz’n machines, an event for lil’ swashbucklers, an old-fashioned party in the park, a berry-licious festival, a colorful parade and a sweet production based on a popular book. If you’re looking to hit a festival (or two), the Shoreline Arts Festival will showcase a variety of juried art exhibits and demonstrations and the always awesome Taste of Tacoma will feature delish dishes from more than 40 local restaurants.
Greenwood Car Show
800 classic and custom hot rods, collector cars, antique gems, motorcycles and modern marvels will fill Greenwood Ave. for this annual show. Stroll the mile-and-a-half long stretch, oohing and ahhing at the shiny fenders, plus enjoy delish food, great tunes and a fun Kids’ Zone presented by the Phinney Neighborhood Association. Sat., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.
Seafair Pirates Landing (pictured)
Ahoy, mateys! Put on your best pirate garb and welcome the Seafair pirates to shore. There will be plenty of merriment for big and lil’ buccaneers including food and entertainment, vendor booths, inflatable rides and a pirate look-a-like contest. Sat., 9 a.m.–6 p.m. (pirates land around 1:30 p.m.) Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.
Seattle Pride Parade
Rain or shine, Seattle Pride will host its 42nd annual Pride Parade starting at 11 a.m. along the streets of Seattle. Grab a curbside seat and see classic parade floats, colorful characters, team mascots and lots of kids and families make their way down 4th Ave. Psst! After the parade, head to Capitol Hill for Seattle PrideFest—the largest free pride festival in the country. Sun., 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.
Willy Wonka Jr.
Based on the book, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl, Willy Wonka Jr. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. Watch the timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir come to life and enjoy the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder in addition to a host of fun new songs. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Redmond. $12 to $15 at the door. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Bridle Trails Party in the Park
This old-fashioned fair will feature a family fun run/walk and Donkey Dash, pancake breakfast, kids’ activities (think pony rides, a cake walk and face painting), jousting knights and equestrian drill teams, and much more. Sat., 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Kirkland. Free admission (various costs for activities and run/walk). All ages. Event details.
Bellevue Strawberry Festival
Shortcake, and pies, and flats! Oh, my! This annual family festival will feature plenty of strawberry goodness along with live entertainment, a car show, vendor booths, hands-on activities, and lots of activities for the kiddies. Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.
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— Kristina Moy