Boy, we could really get use to these sunny spring weekends! Rain or shine, we’ve put together a great mix of weekend activities to get you out and about. Consider: an exciting street fair, a kid-tastic spring festival, an annual event for little truck lovers and celebration for cyclists. If you’re looking for an indoor activity, the 45th Seattle International Film Festival is back with more than 400 features, short films and documentaries from 90 countries along with a handful of films for families. Scroll down to learn more.

photo: Junior League of Seattle


17th of May Celebration
Seattle’s popular 17th of May celebration (Syttende Mai) is one not to be missed! Enjoy a day-long festival of music and dance, kids’ activities, a luncheon featuring a Norwegian dignitary and, of course, the annual Syttende Mai parade that starts down a mile-long stretch of Ballard. Fri. Event details.

University District StreetFair
The 50th annual University District StreetFair kicks off Seattle’s festival season. During the two-day fair, check out hundreds of craft and food booths, music and dance performances, comedy sketches and costume contests. Psst…be sure to check out the special area that will be set up for kids and families with crafts, art projects, street performers and more. Sat-Sun. Event details.

Junior League of Seattle’s Annual Touch-A-Truck (pictured)
Calling all truck lovers! Get a hands-on opportunity to explore heavy machinery, including construction and utility vehicles, tractor trailers and emergency responders as well as meet the people who build, protect and serve our community at this annual event. Other activities include face painting, coloring activities, giveaways and an ice cream truck, of course! Sun. Event details.


8th Annual Redmond Bike Bash
Friday is National Bike to Work Day and what better way to celebrate than with a party for people who love to bike (and those who want to). Join other Seattle families at this free event which will include live music, food trucks, bike shops, a beer and wine garden, giveaways and bike skills clinics. Fri. Event details.


Adventure Kids Playcare Spring Festival
Adventure Kids Playcare in Issaquah is hosting its annual spring festival and you don’t want to miss it. This awesome festival covers two acres with bounce houses, sweet treats, games and prizes, hamster ball races, live animal encounters and a wide variety of activities with family entertainment at the heart of it all. Sat. Event details.

Girls on the Run 5K
Participate in one of the most energetic and inspiring 5K races around. By doing so, you’ll help support the Girls on the Run program participants. Psst…this year’s course will take place around Renton Memorial Stadium and is both flat and fast. Sun. Event details.

—Kristina Moy


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