This weekend, we’ve got a great lineup of fun things to do, see and hear around the Emerald City. On our radar: a festival under the Needle, a beary fun day at the zoo, an event with big rigs, a day on the trails, a twist on a popular production and a race around the water. If you’re looking for even more excitement, hit the Seattle Fire Festival at its new location in Belltown; check out the new Above and Beyond interactive exhibit at The Museum of Flight; or celebrate KidiMu’s 11th Birthday with loads of free family fun.

Blake in Fire truck

photo: Kristina Moy 


Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival
At this annual festival, learn all about the arts and culture of the Philippines through music, dance performances, arts and craft booths, food, games, exhibits, kids’ activities, martial art demonstrations and much more. Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Seattle. Free. All Ages. Event details.

Bear Affair: Living Northwest Conservation
Take your crew to Woodland Park Zoo to learn what steps you can take to bear-proof your campsite this summer. Plus, hear keeper talks, watch the bears, wolves and raptors receive special enrichment treats and learn what these Pacific Northwest animals need in order to survive in the wild and peacefully co-exist with humans. Sat., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Seattle. $12.25 to $19.95 (under 2 & members Free). All ages. Event details.

Junior League of Seattle’s 6th Annual Touch-A-Truck (pictured)
Calling all truck lovers! Get a hands-on opportunity to explore heavy machinery including construction and utility vehicles, tractor trailers and emergency responders as well as meet the people who build, protect and serve our community. Other activities include face painting, coloring activities, giveaways and an ice cream truck, of course! Sun., 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Seattle. Free (donations gladly accepted). All ages. Event details.


The Marvelous Land of Oz 
In this latest Studio East production, experience the adventurous story of a boy named Tip as he travels throughout the many lands of Oz. See what happens when he meets the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman as well as new characters including Jack Pumpkinhead, the Wooden Sawhorse and the Amazing Gump. Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat.; 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m. $17 to $20. Tickets required. Kirkland. Ages 4 & older. Event details.

National Trail’s Day & Letterboxing at Pioneer Park
Celebrate National Trails Day and learn all about letterboxing at this annual event. Kids can make their own stamp, pick up their clue book for the summer and hit the trails of Pioneer Park. Bonus: All Washington State Parks are Free to visit today in honor of National Trails Day. Sat., 10 a.m.–noon. Mercer Island. Free. All ages. Event details.

Northwest R/C Ship Model Regatta
Take the fam to Downtown Bellevue Park to see a large variety of radio controlled model boats on display and to watch the boats run a navigation course. Participants will have to dodge moving ferries, navigate around power boats and avoid docks and other obstacles. Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the Comments below!

— Kristina Moy