We’re moving into the middle of May with a weekend jam-packed with family fun. Consider: a farewell party for a popular kitty, a high energy kindie concert, an annual festival on the water, a popular fairy tale with a twist, a musical based on best-selling children’s books and an interactive concert with plenty of LOL moments. If you’re looking for even more excitement, head to the Springfree featuring tgoma Day of Play in Issaquah. At this special event, be among the first to try out the first outdoor interactive digital gaming system that encourages kids to get outside and be active.

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival

photo: The Center for Wooden Boats


Hello Kitty Supercute Farewell Weekend
To celebrate the final days of Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, EMP Museum is hosting this special farewell party. Enjoy lots of Hello Kitty-inspired fun including exclusive Hello Kitty merchandise, food specials at the Hello Kitty Cafe truck, family-friendly activities and a special visit by Hello Kitty herself. Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Seattle. Free with museum admission. All ages. Event details.

Caspar Babypants Concert
Catch a rockin’ concert with one of our fave kindie rockers—Caspar Babypants! At this all ages show, enjoy upbeat, simple, catchy tunes from Caspar Babypants’ latest albums. Psst… don’t forget to wear your dancin’ shoes. Sat., 10 a.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.). Seattle. $4.50/person (babes in arms Free). All ages. Event details.

Seattle Maritime Festival (pictured)
This annual festival will include tons of family fun along the downtown waterfront. Enjoy free harbor tours, a Chowder Cook-Off, a vessel open house at Bell Street Pier, interactive displays, survival suit time trials, face painting, sand art, kids’ boat building and much more. Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.


Beauty and the Beast
Back by popular demand, this fairy tale has captured BYT audiences both young and old. Watch the classic tale come to life on stage and experience a few twists along the way. Psst… running time is approximately two hours with an intermission. Fri. & Sat, 7 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. (also May 20-22). Bellevue. $8 to $12. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

Family Concert with Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth
Take your crew to Springfree Trampoline to dance, sing, giggle and JUMP the afternoon away. Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth will be putting on a high-energy show full of interactive musical comedy and ventriloquism. Sat., 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Issaquah. Free. All ages. Event details.

Fancy Nancy: The Musical
Based on the best-selling children’s picture books by Jane O’Connor and adapted for the stage by Susan DiLallo and Danny Abosch, this fun family musical will feature great songs, clever lyrics and valuable lessons. Sat.-Sun., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. $10/person. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the Comments below!

— Kristina Moy