This weekend we’re setting our clocks ahead and springing forward with lots of family fun. On our radar: a toe tappin’ concert, a show for bicycle enthusiasts, an event devoted to little artists and a special breakfast for Pippi Longstocking fans. If you’re looking for a wild encounter this weekend, head to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park for their annual Kids ‘n’ Critters event or boogie over to Bainbridge Island for a rockin’ Caspar Babypants concert. Scroll down to learn more and see what else is going on around town.

photo: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Seattle

Leprechaun Hunt
Take your little lads and lassies to Kruckeberg Botanic Garden to participate in this fun scavenger hunt. Search the Garden and find the four things that are known to attract leprechauns (think: shamrocks, mischief, rainbows and gold) to win a prize, and possibly catch a glimpse of a leprechaun! Fri.-Sun. (also Mar. 15-17). Event details.

Breakfast at Pippi’s
Dress as your favorite character from the Pippi Longstocking books and join other Seattle families at the Nordic Museum for Swedish pancakes with all the fixings and a story-related craft. Sat. Event details.

Seattle Bike Swap
It’s back! The Seattle Bike Swap is a bike bargain hunter’s paradise with up to 100 vendors under one roof. Expect to find great deals on new and used bike-related goods—from complete bikes to small parts. You never know exactly what vendors will bring to sell and what treasures you will find. Sun. Event details.

Eastside

BC Illuminates
Bellevue College is bringing together authors, storytellers, writers, photographers, musicians, digital world builders, activists and developers to present at BC Illuminates—a festival of literature, creativity, technology and social change. In addition to traditional one-hour presentations, the festival will include panel discussions, readings, exhibits and hands-on activities. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Horns a’Plenty
Join the Symphony Serenade crew on a musical adventure! This interactive musical theater experience will give kids the opportunity to dance, sing and hear a variety of musical instruments live onstage, plus meet the cast after the show. Sat. Event details.

Kent Kids’ Art Day
We know this isn’t actually on the Eastside, but it’s too good not to include. At this year’s event, families can experience a variety of hands-on art projects led by professional artists and enjoy face painting, food concessions and stage entertainment by Kent School District entertainers. Sat. Event details.

—Kristina Moy

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