With the start of May comes plenty of springtime fun to be had around the Emerald City. Our roundup includes a new exhibit opening, a fun Cinco de Mayo celebration, a popular day for big (and little) cyclists, a ginormous consignment sale, a musical production based on a best-selling book series and a party with lots of dancing. Also this weekend, catch Caspar Babypants at Top Pot Doughnuts, the 29th Annual Windermere Cup and boat parade on Lake Washington, the Festival of Flight Open House at SANCA and the VIPink Kids Bash at Westfield Southcenter.
Banyan Wilds Grand Opening: Tigers Return
Celebrate the opening of Woodland Park Zoo’s Banyan Wilds with live entertainment, family activities, and a line-up of keeper talks and interactive demonstrations that’ll bring you closer to tigers and sloth bears than ever before. Sat., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Seattle. $19.95 to $12.25 (2 & under and members free). All ages. Event details.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo (a little early) at this annual family celebration. In addition to delish Mexican food, enjoy lots of traditional Cinco de Mayo festivities including live music and dancing kids’ activities, prizes, local craft vendors and much more. Sat., 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.
It’s back! Dust off your bikes, blades, trailers, and training wheels and enjoy four car-free miles of Lake Washington Boulevard between Seward Park and Mount Baker Beach. Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.
Just Between Friends Consignment Sale
This twice-annual children’s and maternity consignment sale is not to be missed. Shop from more than 350 consignors at 50-90% off retail prices. Expect to find boys and girls clothing from infant to teens, maternity items, baby equipment, nursery items, games, toys, strollers, car seats, furniture, bedding and much more. Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $2 on Fri., $1 on Sat. and Free on Sunday. Renton. All ages. Event details.
Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS
In this latest Hi-Liners production, based on the adaptation of the best-selling book series by Mary Pope Osborne, see what happens when the magical tree house transports Jack and Annie to the land of the dinosaurs. Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. (also May 8-9). Renton. $12. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Recipe for Love II: Redmond’s Springtime Celebration
Put on your pinkest apparel or dapper suit and your dancin’ shoes and head to this annual participatory performance celebration in the heart of Redmond. At Recipe for Love II there will be plenty of spectating, dancing around the May Pole, frolicking in the streets and sharing of cakes. Sat., 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Redmond. Free (bring a cake donation). All ages. Event details.
What fun things do you have planned for the first weekend of May? Tell us in the Comments below.
— Kristina Moy