Rain or shine, we’re wrapping up the last weekend of March with a healthy dose of family fun! On our radar: a popular breakfast inspired by a girl with fiery red pigtails, a fun concert with some of Seattle’s best singers, a festival with plenty of greens, a hands-on activity to welcome spring, a family-friendly stage production with plenty of twists, and a story time with a popular local author and artist. If your kiddo needs a new bike helmet, stop by the Tukwila Community Center on Saturday for a Free Helmet Fitting and Giveaway and enjoy live music, treats, and fun activities for the whole family.
Breakfast at Pippi’s and Pippi Movie (pictured)
At this always-popular breakfast and movie event, dress up as your fave character from the Pippi Longstocking stories and enjoy a delicious Swedish pancake breakfast complete with live music, crafts, and dancing. After breakfast, catch a viewing of Pippi on the Run. Sat., 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (movie starts at 12 p.m.). Seattle. $4 to $6 (under 5 free); suggested donation of $3 to $5/person for the movie. All ages Event details.
Free Children’s Concert
This highly entertaining children’s concert (now in its 15th year) will feature members of the Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus along with 20 KIDSTAGE kids. Be sure to arrive early so you can enjoy the free 30-minute hands-on workshops taught by KIDSTAGE instructors. Sat., 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Seattle. Free. Advance reservations required for the concert and workshops. Free. All ages. Event details.
Calling all veggie lovers! This annual festival will feature over 700 food samples, cooking demonstrations, free health checks and the latest information on nutrition plus a special kids section with veggie-centric foods kids love and entertainment by clowns Zero and Somebody. Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Seattle. $8 (12 and under free). All ages. Event details.
Gardening with Your Children
Introduce your little ones to the world of gardening through fun hands-on activities. Kids will work with soil, plants and water in the raised garden beds and discover the wonders of seeds, growing plants and plant care. Fri., 10 a.m.-11 a.m. (also April 4). Bellevue. $2.50/resident or $3/non-resident. Registration required. All ages. Event details.
Get ready for lots of LOL moments in this latest production of Sleeping Beauty, told BYT style. The production designed for all ages will feature the classic fairy tale of good vs. evil with plenty of twists. Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. (also April 4-6). Bellevue. $5 to 12. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Story Time with Hannah Viano
At this special story time, meet local author and illustrator Hannah Viano as she reads from her new book, S is for Salmon: A Pacific Northwest Alphabet. From “A is for Anemone” and “D is for Douglas Fir” to “P is for Pinecone,” this awesome book uses Hannah’s regionally themed paper-cut art to bring the alphabet to life. Sat., 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Bellevue. Free. Ages 0 to 6. Event details.
What fun spring activities do you have planned this weekend? Let us know in a comment below.
Photo courtesy of Solveig Refetoff