With the start of May comes plenty of family fun to be had around the Emerald City. Our roundup includes a fun Mexican celebration, a food extravaganza on wheels, a musical production based on a popular Disney movie, a party with lots of dancing, a high-energy kiddie concert, and a special day for cyclists. Also on tap: Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend (pictured) rolls into Comcast Arena. This friendship-themed, musical production will feature Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and all your fave Sesame Street characters together on one stage.

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Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Celebrate the 5th of May at this annual family celebration. In addition to fab Mexican food, enjoy lots of traditional Cinco de Mayo festivities including live performances, kids’ activities, prizes, local craft vendors, and much more. Sat., 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Mobile Food Rodeo
At this two-day festival, sample food from 60 different food trucks, enjoy live music and entertainment, meet the chefs behind the trucks, and watch Seattle’s top taco trucks compete in the second annual Taco Libre Truck Showdown. Sat., 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Seattle. Free admission. All ages. Event details.

Bicycle Sunday
It’s back! Dust off your bikes, blades, trailers, and training wheels and enjoy four miles (car free!) of Lake Washington Boulevard between Seward Park and Mount Baker Beach. Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.


Disney’s Aladdin KIDS
In this latest Hi-Liners production, see all your fave characters including Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, and the Genie from the hit Disney film come to life on stage. The G-rated musical adventure (performed by kids ages 7-13) will be filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides! Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.(also May 9-10). Renton. $12. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

Recipe for Love: A Participatory Performance Celebration
Put on your pinkest apparel or dapper suit and your dancin’ shoes and head to this participatory performance celebration in the heart of Redmond. At Recipe for Love there will be plenty of spectating, dancing, frolicking in the streets, and sharing of cakes. Sat., 4 p.m. Redmond. Free (with a cake donation). All ages. Event details.

Eats & Beats: Eric Ode
Enjoy a wonderfully goofy night of music, stories, skits, and puppets with this fave children’s entertainer. We guarantee Eric will have you tapping your toes and singing along to tunes about pirates, cowpokes, farm folks, and more. Sat., 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Bellevue. $8 to $13. Advance tickets recommended. All ages. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned for the first weekend of May? Tell us in a comment below.

–Kristina Moy

Photo thanks to Sesame Street Live Facebook page