Whether your 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 lean, mean, cruz’n machines, an event for big and little swashbucklers, an old-fashioned party in the park, a sweet festival in Bellevue and a rockin’ concert inside a museum. Also on tap: Seattle Parks Big Day of Play returns with tons of aquatic and recreation activities for the entire fam. Try kayaking, paddle boarding and canoeing, enjoy fitness demonstrations, information booths and healthy food as well as an awesome Kids Zone and live music and entertainment. Get out and play!
photo: Kristina Moy
Greenwood Car Show
Hundreds (and hundreds!) of cool classic rides will fill Greenwood Avenue for this annual show. Stroll the mile-and-a-half long stretch and see, hot rods, collector cars, antique gems and modern marvels. Plus, enjoy great food, tunes and a fun Kids’ Zone along the way. Sat., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.
Seafair Pirates Landing (pictured)
Ahoy, mates! 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 fab food and entertainment, vendor booths, inflatable rides and a pirate look-a-like contest. Sat., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (pirates land between 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m.). Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.
Seattle Pride Parade
Rain or shine, Seattle Pride will host its 41st 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 Avenue. Psst! After the parade, head to Capitol Hill for Seattle PrideFest 2015—the largest free pride festival in the country. Sun., 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Seattle. Free. 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), equestrian drill teams, live entertainment 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, an auto show, vendor booths, pony rides, games and lots of hands-on activities for the kiddies. Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.
Eats & Beats: Nathalia
Boogie over to KidsQuest Children’s Museum to join musician and music therapist Nathalia for a bilingual music extravaganza. Nathalia lively concerts explore the Spanish language and Colombian culture through pop, rock, reggae and more. Sat., 5:45 p.m.-8 p.m. Bellevue. $8 to $13 ($3 extra for pizza & lemonade). Pre-registration recommended. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
How will your family be spending the last weekend of June? Let us know in the Comments below.
— Kristina Moy