We’re moving into mid-May with a weekend jam-packed with family fun. Consider: a high-flying circus spectacular, a popular Norwegian celebration, an awesome event just for kids, a party for big and little cyclists, a rockin’ concert with lots of lol moments and a fundraiser with delish food and entertainment. If you’re still looking for more excitement, check out the young singers of Burien’s Northwest Associated Arts as they pay tribute to the value of friendship in an all new family production or hit the Broadway Co-op Spring Festival or celebrate the Grand Opening of the Jefferson Park Community Club with tons of family activities, music and giveaways.

17th of May Parade

photo: 17th of May Festival


SASS: Sanca’s Annual Spring Showcase
At this annual spring performance, see daring displays of acrobatics, high-flying aerials, rolling globe ensembles, contortion and juggling from a line-up of spectacular local and internationally renowned circus performers and SANCA’s very own talented student performers. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Seattle. $10 to $20. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

Syttende Mai Celebration & Parade (pictured)
This annual day-long Norwegian festival, celebrating the 17th of May, will feature live music and dancing, tons of kid-friendly activities, an authentic luncheon and of course, the largest Norwegian Constitution Day parade outside of Norway. Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (parade starts at 4 p.m.) Seattle. Free (luncheon $30/person). All ages. Event details.

U Village Kids & Ob’little’ride Bike Parade
This year, U Village is partnering with their friends at Obliteride for their 3rd annual KIDS event. Enjoy an afternoon of fun activities including pint-sized yoga and Zumba classes, a balloon artist, trampoline, raffle prizes, tennis zone, rockin’ entertainment with Brian Vogan & His Good Buddies and a bike parade around the Village. Psst! Kids can decorate their bikes from 11 a.m.-noon. Sun., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (bike parade starts at noon). Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.


City of Redmond Bike Bash
Whether you’re a spandex warrior or still on training wheels, there will be something for everyone at this family bike bash. Celebrate Bike to Work Day with free food and drinks, $10 bike helmets, bike vendors, live music from DJ FlJ and Fly Moon Royalty, a bike rodeo for kids and free goodies. Fri., 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Redmond. Free. 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 and there will be plenty of free snacks and drinks for everyone. Sat., 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Issaquah. Free. All ages. Event details.

Redmond Academy of Theatre Arts Fundraising Gala
At this fundraising event, enjoy a delicious Italian family-style dinner, fab entertainment by the Academy Jr. Voices and Players and a silent auction full of exciting items for the entire family. Sat., 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Redmond. $20/person or $75/family. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Let us know in the Comments below.

— Kristina Moy