Veterans Day brings a three-day weekend and plenty of family fun to be had around the Emerald City. On our radar: a sweet festival for chocolate lovers, a rockin’ concert with one of our fave kindie bands and a popular consignment sale. If that’s not enough excitement, visit a Washington state park for free or catch Disney on Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party at the Angel Of The Winds Arena in Everett. Scroll down to learn more!

photo: The New Children’s Museum


Minecraft: The Exhibition
Designed for players and non-players of all ages, this latest exhibition celebrates the game’s 10th anniversary by exploring how Minecraft has developed into a platform for unlimited creative expression, community-crafting and inspiration to build a better world outside of the game. Step inside the blocky world and see 15 life-size characters and enjoy hands-on activities, game stations, films and more. Fri-Mon. (through Sep. 2020). Event details.

Kindiependent Kids Rock Series
Boogie over to the Mount Baker Community Clubhouse for this month’s Kindiependent Kids Rock Series with Recess Monkey. Kids and parents alike will have a blast singing and dancing to a set of high energy tunes from the Grammy-Nominated band. Sat. Event details.

The Northwest Chocolate Festival
Celebrate everything and anything chocolate at this annual festival. In addition to learning about fine artisan and specialty chocolate from around the world, enjoy samples from chocolate makers, chocolatiers and pastry chefs, attend chocolate workshops, watch chocolate demos and more. Sat.-Sun. Event details.


The Monkey King
In this latest Bellevue Youth Theatre production, a rambunctious young boy wants to be a god. See what happens when his kingdom is overrun by demons and he sets out to be the first monkey ever to become an immortal. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


MIPA Toy Swap
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at this giant consignment sale of gently used toys, baby and kids’ clothes, maternity clothes and equipment (think: cribs, pack ‘n plays, strollers, joggers). Psst! This is a great opportunity to clean out your closets and sell your unwanted items and shop for tons of great bargains. Sat. Event details.

Family Night at Crossroads Bellevue
This month’s family night at Crossroads will feature lively entertainment from Bach to Rock Redmond, family game time, $1.50 off WiggleWorks kids admission and pizza and drink specials. Sat. Event details.

Kristina Moy


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