To help you kick off this (hopefully sunny) first weekend of spring, we’ve put together a great mix of family-friendly events. Consider: a movie night with some popular lyrics, a ballet production designed for the whole family, a celebration with French flair, a carnival designed for the minis, a day devoted to H2O, and a stylin’ show for your lil’ American Girl. Also on tap: the Bellevue Youth Theatre is bringing Winnie the Pooh to life on stage. Join Christopher Robin, Tigger and all your fave characters for this fun, heartfelt story of a little bear and all his friends.
Frozen Sing-a-Long Movie & Release Party
Take the fam to Twirl Cafe for a special sing-a-long to Disney’s Oscar-winning film, Frozen. Come dressed up as Elsa, Anna or your fave storybook or superhero character and enjoy dinner and a movie. Disney representatives will also be on site to provide some fun Frozen activities, song sheets and more. Fri., 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (movie starts at 6 p.m.). Seattle. Free (food and beverage extra). All ages. Event details
Pinocchio presented by Pacific Northwest Ballet (pictured)
In this special narrated one-act ballet, see 70 students from the Pacific Northwest Ballet School bring this popular children’s novel to life. In addition to the performance, there will be crafts, dance classes and family activities in the lobby one hour before the show. Fri., 10:30 a.m. (for school groups); Sat., 3:30 p.m. Seattle. $25-$68. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Seattle’s French Fest
Bonjour! At this second annual celebration of French-speaking cultures, enjoy live music, theatre and dance performances plus demonstrations and seminars, French cuisine, games, kids’ activities, and more. Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.
Redmond Toddler Group Carnival
At this awesome carnival, little ones will enjoy crafts and face painting, a race track, fish pond and bean bag toss plus a cake walk, tours of a Redmond Fire Department truck, food and raffle prizes. Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Redmond. $5/family (game and raffle tickets extra). All ages (activities geared towards kids ages 1-5). Event details.
World Water Day Celebration
Celebrate World Water Day 2014 and discover how people across the globe use water to do everything from cook dinner to create electricity, and what those actions means for the planet. There will be lots of hands-on activities for the kiddies including art projects, outdoor exploration, and science experiments plus friendly and knowledgeable staff will be on hand to guide your activities and answer your questions. Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Woodinville. Free. Pre-registration for tours required. All ages. Event details.
American Girl Fashion Show
This annual show and major fundraiser for Seattle Children’s Hospital is not to be missed. In addition to an interactive and stylish showcase of historical and contemporary fashions by American Girl, there will be a marketplace to purchase American Girl items, a raffle, silent auction, fun take-home treasures, and more. Sat., 11 a.m., 3 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. Bellevue. $55. Tickets required. Ages 5 and older. Event details.
What do you have planned for this first weekend of spring? Let us know in a comment below.
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