We’re cruising through September with a healthy dose of family fun. This weekend’s roundup includes a popular festival in Wallingford, a day of healthy play in Mount Baker and a fish-tastic tour in Issaquah. Also on tap: the South Lake Union Boats Afloat Show (pictured) returns this weekend with rows (and rows!) of boats and a host of free activities for all ages, and the Windermere Summer Splash returns on Saturday with aquatic fun for the whole family. Scroll down to learn more.

photo: Boats Afloat Show

Seattle

Wallingford Wurst Festival
This annual festival and school fundraiser is back and better than ever! At the two-day fest, enjoy great music, fantastic food and beverages, bouncy houses and a Fun Zone filled with games and prizes, plus a variety of crafts and vendors, a book fair, sweet shop and an indoor and outdoor garden. Fri.-Sat. Event details.

Mount Baker Day in the Park Festival
You don’t want to miss this annual festival celebrating the Mount Baker community. This year’s event will feature a kid’s parade, field games, bouncy houses, face painting, carnival games, tug of war and so much more. Psst! Be sure to wear your silly hats and come prepared to either walk or bike the parade route. Sat. Event details.

Seattle Mar Fiestas Patrias
This annual two-day event begins with a parade through the streets of South Park and community festival at the South Park Community Center. Then, part two takes place at the Seattle Center where families can explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of the nations of Latin America through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, food, games and a lively marketplace. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Eastside

Renton Multicultural Festival
At this fourth annual festival, experience a variety of cultural performances, connect with different heritages from all over the world and enjoy interactive booths, arts and crafts, storytelling and more. Fri.-Sat. Event details.

Salmon SEEson in Issaquah
Fall is almost here which means the salmon are beginning to return to our local streams and rivers. Starting this weekend, you can see the fish make their return to the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and take a guided tour with a trained docent from Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH). Sat.-Sun. Event details.

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Pet Parade
Calling all animal lovers! Bothell Parks and Recreation invites you to join them with your four-legged friends for their super-fun pet parade. In addition to the lively parade, there will be a pet costume contest, vendor booths, hands-on activities and more. Sun. Event details.

—Kristina Moy

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