Whether your kid crew is into animals, cars, music or trucks, we’ve got a super-sized dose of family fun to keep everyone happy and entertained. Consider: a show with hundreds of lean, mean, cruz’n machines, an Independence Day feast at the zoo, a lively concert at the Locks or a fundraiser with tons of big rigs. Scroll down to learn more and to see what else is on our weekend radar.
photo: Kristina Moy
Greenwood Car Show
More than 800 classic and custom hot rods, collector cars, antique gems, motorcycles and modern marvels will fill Greenwood Ave. for this annual show that been around for more than 25 years. 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. Sat. Event details.
Red, White & Zoo
This weekend, the animals at Woodland Park Zoo will be getting a jump start on their Fourth of July festivities by celebrating with an Independence Day picnic. Watch as the orangutans, lemurs, pigs, gorillas and other animals nosh on star-shaped popsicles, watermelons and corn on the cob. Plus, catch a mini zookeeper presentation and learn how special treats and activities can enrich the lives of the zoo’s animals. Sat. Event details.
Summer Concerts at the Locks
This summer concert series will showcase the Greenwood Concert Band on Saturday (think: lively marches and music written for bands) and swing favorites from the 30s, 40s and 50s from the 85th Street Big Band on Sunday. Psst…pack a picnic lunch to enjoy during the concert and be sure to check out the boats passing through the Locks, the museum inside the gift shop and the cool fish ladder before or after the concert. Sat.-Sun. Event details.
Walk On 1K and Truck Day 2018
Lace up your tennies, grab the jogging stroller and join other Seattle families for this fun-filled morning, all while making a difference in the lives of children in need. After you participate in the 1K walk around Mercerdale Park, you and your big rig obsessed kids can get up close and personal with various vehicles and trucks and enjoy car-themed kids’ activities, face painting, a truck washing station and much more. Sat. Event details.
Hawks can be found in almost any type of environment. Learn about the different raptor species that call Lewis Creek Park home before you head out on a hike to look for them. Psst…this class is best for children ages 5-10 with accompanying adult(s). No pre-registration or RSVP is required. Sat. Event details.
Canoe Mercer Slough
Explore the beautiful Mercer Slough Nature Park by water! Park rangers will lead this three-hour canoe trip from Enatai Beach Park into the heart of Mercer Slough Nature Park. During your adventure, see how this amazing ecosystem functions and with a little luck catch a glimpse of the otters, herons, turtles and other wildlife who call Mercer Slough home. Sat.-Sun. Event details.