Fall might be on the horizon, but there’s still plenty of late summer fun to be had around the Emerald City. On our weekend radar: a celebration at Seattle’s only city campground, a cultural festival with Aloha spirit, a neighborhood party with plenty of nostalgia, a three-day festival loaded with family activities, a Western-themed shindig at RTC and a triathlon for pint-sized athletes. Also on tap: The Seattle Design Festival Block Party kicks off this weekend in Pioneer Square and the annual Fox Hollow Farm Fundraiser will include plenty of farm fun including baby animal encounters, bouncy houses, pony rides and more.

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photo: Angela Barton


Camp Long Mountain Fest & 75th Anniversary Celebration
Seattle Parks and Recreation invites you to celebrate Mountain Fest and the 75th anniversary of the most unique city park in the country! Activities will include rock climbing, a challenge course, outdoor skills, arts and crafts, compass orienteering, nature exploration, historical exhibits and falconry. Sat. Event details.

Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival
This annual festival returns with live entertainment, Hawaiian crafts and goods and local Hawaiian food. Families can also take lei making workshops, enjoy keiki activities and participate in the 4th Annual Musubi Eating Contest. Sun. Event details.

Mount Baker Day in the Park Festival
You don’t want to miss this annual festival at Mount Baker Park. There will be sack races, an egg-toss and a magician, plus, live music performances, games and great food. Come celebrate the beauty of the neighborhood and community. Sun. Event details.


Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival
We know this festival isn’t exactly on the Eastside, but it’s too good not to include. During the three-day event, enjoy live entertainment, vendor booths, yummy food and lots of children’s activities, plus a parade, rides, lighthouse tours, two nights of fireworks and much more. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Western Block Party
Put on your country western duds, grab the youngins and head to Redmond Town Center for this annual Block Party. There will be plenty of country fair fun including games and activities, a photo booth and delish chow. Kids can also do some boot scootin’ to the sounds of Recess Monkey, mine for gold, decorate mini bandanas, sheriff badges and cowboy boots and make their own mini-lassos. Sat. Event details.

Kirkland Kids Triathlon
Who says kids can’t tri too? In this mini version triathlon, kids can see what it’s like to compete in a triathlon, test their endurance or simply get their feet wet. The triathlon will include a 50-yard swim/splash, 1/2-mile bike ride and 400-meter run. Psst! All athletes will receive a t-shirt, swim cap and finisher’s ribbon! Sat. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the Comment below!

— Kristina Moy