This weekend, highlighted by St. Patrick’s Day, is bound to be a lucky one. Consider: a day full of leprechaun-themed activities, two spring consignment sales with rock bottom prices, a celebration with French flair, a carnival designed for the minis and a free playdate in the park. Also on tap: the 14th Annual Moisture Festival returns this weekend with its all ages variety shows that combine awe-inspiring physical and mental dexterity with unbelievable feats of strength and beauty and plenty of LOL moments.

photo: Jennifer B. Davis 


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Museum
Put on your green garb and head to the Seattle Children’s Museum to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style. Learn about Irish jigs and reels, enjoy a lucky St. Patrick’s Day story time, make a leprechaun house and play leprechaun-themed games. Fri. Event details.

Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op’s Gently Used Kids’ Gear Sale
If your kids are in need of spring clothing or gear, you don’t want to miss this awesome bi-annual sale. Find incredible deals on gently used clothing, toys, books, strollers, furniture, gear, maternity wear and more. Psst! Line up early for the best selection and be sure to bring shopping bags or laundry baskets to haul away your loot. Sat. Event details.

Seattle’s French Fest
Bonjour! At this annual celebration of French-speaking cultures, enjoy many activities—all with a “French” twist. There will be live music, theater and dance performances, French cuisine, book sales and informative seminars and demonstrations, plus a “best baguette” contest, games and much more. Sun. Event details.


Just Between Friends Consigment Sale
At this popular consignment sale, shop for high quality, gently loved and new items at great savings, usually 50-90% off retail. Items include maternity and kids’ clothing, infant care items, kids’ furnishings, toys and play equipment, plus books, games, DVDs, arts and crafts, strollers, car seats and sporting goods. Psst… bring a laundry basket to help carry your items while you shop or use one of the shopping bags on site. Thurs.-Sun. Event details.

Redmond Toddler Group Carnival
This awesome carnival (now in its 32nd year) will feature tons of fun activities for preschoolers. Enjoy crafts and face painting, a fish pond and bean bag toss, plus participate in the cake walk, nosh on delicious food and enjoy raffle prizes and a race track with toddler-sized cars. Sat. Event details.

Washington State Park Free Day
In honor of the State Park’s 104th birthday, enjoy all Washington state parks for free. On the Eastside, take in the beautiful sights and sounds of Lake Sammamish State Park and its awesome new playground or hit Bridle Trails State Park or St. Edward State Park without the need of a Discover Pass. Sun. Event details.

What do you have planned for this last weekend of winter? Tell us in the Comments below.

—  Kristina Moy