Rain or shine, we’re wrapping up the last weekend of March with a healthy dose of family fun. On our radar: a swashbuckling adventure, a super-fun birthday bash, a special event with a floppy-eared guest, a swinging morning at the Clubhouse, a sweet ballet performance and a popular egg hunt with tons of egg-stra activities. If you’re on the hunt for spring bargains this weekend, be sure to hit the Kid’s Closet Connection Sale at St. Edwards State Park. Or if you’re looking to escape the city, head to Alderbrook Resort & Spa’s third annual St. Paddle’s Day celebration for tons of family activities both on and off the water.
photo: Lisa Merrill/KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Pied Piper Family Event Series: Connor Swing Trio
Put on your dancing shoes and take your crew to the Mount Baker Community Club to see the Kevin Connor Swing Trio perform swing-era songs just for kids. Sat., 10:30 a.m. Seattle. $3 suggested donation. All ages. Event details.
Youngstown Thrive 9
The Youngstown Cultural Arts Center is throwing a big birthday bash to celebrate 9 years as an arts and cultural hub. There will be family-friendly performances from Eduardo Mendonca, Eli Rosenblatt, Vicious Puppies Dance Crew and Seattle Ballon Arts, plus plenty of arts and crafts, delicious food, games, prizes and more. Sat. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Seattle. $10/adults, $5/kids (12 & under). All ages. Event details.
Northwest Puppet Center: Bathtub Pirates
In this highly entertaining puppet show, watch as a bubble bath turns into a pirate adventure when Captain Blackbeard and his band of pirates need a new ship. Sat.-Sun., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Seattle. $9 to $11. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet
This weekend, Evergreen City Ballet is transforming the beloved Fancy Nancy character into a one-hour family-friendly ballet production featuring sets and costumes directly from Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet. Psst! Be sure to bring your camera and stick around after the production to grab a pic with your favorite performers who will be in the lobby in costume. Sat.-Sun., 10:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. Bellevue. $14 to $25. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Community Easter Egg Hunt
Round up your little chicks, grab your Easter baskets and participate in this free community egg hunt at Lake Hills Elementary school. There will be hot dogs, inflatables, face painting, photos with the Easter Bunny and of course, 20,000 candy-filled Easter eggs! Sat., 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Bellevue. Free. Ages 1-11. Event details.
Egg-straordinary Egg Hunt (pictured)
Hop over to KidsQuest Children’s Museum for this always-popular egg hunt. In addition to searching for eggs throughout the Museum, kids can enjoy plenty of Easter-themed crafts and games as well as photo opps with a special, floppy-eared visitor. Psst! Be on the lookout for one of the lucky eggs and win an egg-straordinary prize. Sun., 10 a.m.–noon. Bellevue. $8 to $13. Pre-registration strongly encouraged. Ages 0 to 8. Event details.
What fun spring activities do you have planned this weekend? Let us know in the Comments below.
— Kristina Moy