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14 FREE Things To Do with Kids Week of Sept. 11-17



Dancers grace the stage during Fiestas Patrias.

Photo by Saddleburn Media

Monday, September 11

Magic Monday Held the second Monday of the month, each show features the Pacific Northwest's finest magicians performing feats of mystery, wonder and the bizarre. With its origins in the theaters of London and New York, Magic Monday is a cabaret of conjuring in the intimate setting of the bookstore. 7 p.m. Third Place Books (Ravenna).

Juggling Club Beginner to pro, all skills are welcome in this weekly club. Bring your own items to juggle or borrow/purchase. Recommended for ages 5 and older. 7 to 8 p.m. Top Ten Toys (Greenwood).

 

Tuesday, September 12

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Children ages 18 months to 5 years learn and explore through the use of art, music, toys and more. Families learn about their child's development and community resources available to them. 10:30 a.m. to noon Rainier Beach Public Library (Rainier Beach) and Lake City Public Library (Lake City).

Reading with Rover Join the Reading with Rover literacy program where kids have a chance to boost their reading skills and confidence by reading stories out loud to trained therapy dogs. 6 to 7 p.m. Renton Library (Renton).

 

Wednesday, September 13

Back-to-School BBQ Enjoy an end-of-summer barbecue featuring, games, arts and crafts, and food. 3 to 6 p.m. Montlake Community Center (Montlake) and Miller Community Center (Capitol Hill).

 

Thursday, September 14

Children’s Hour at Scarecrow Video A weekly, educational program ideal for preschoolers. Each session will include auditory, visual, and tactile styles of learning: watching short videos, reading books, and participating in an activity related to a theme. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Scarecrow Video (Roosevelt).

Tugboat Storytime Listen to stories about boats and the sea aboard the Arthur Foss, a 100-year-old tugboat. After stories, there is time to explore the boat. 11 a.m. to noon. Center for Wooden Boats (South Lake Union).

 

Friday, September 15

PARK(ing) Day 47 on-street parking spaces will be transformed into public places as part of this international event. The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of a walk-able, livable, healthy city. See map of locations here. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Various locations throughout Seattle.

The Great Wallingford Wurst Festival Food, rides, games, craft vendors, book sale, entertainment and more. 4 to midnight Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to midnight. Sept. 16.

The Great Wallingford Wurst Festival Food, rides, games, craft vendors, book sale, entertainment and more. 4 to midnight Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to midnight. Sept. 16.

 

Saturday, September 16

11th Annual Festival of Fruit Live music, cider pressing, apple pie contest, tours of the orchard, kids’ activities and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carkeek Park (Broadview).

Off The Walls: Community Day The art is off the walls at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. In preparation for its renovation with enjoy a community celebration of Asian art and culture, with local artists' installations. Enjoy live music, live art installations, hands-on art activities, and an appearance by Sammy the Camel. Pre-register. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Seattle Asian Art Museum (Capitol Hill).

Seattle Fiestas Patrias Parade and Fiesta Celebrate the independence and cultures of Latin America in two locations: South Park Community Center and Seattle Center. The parade (11 a.m.) begins at 14th Avenue South and South Henderson Street in South Park. Afterward, a fiesta takes place at South Park Community Center with food, dancing, music, kids’ activities and information booths (1 to 6 p.m.). Festivities also take place at the Seattle Center noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 16 and noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 17.

Outdoor Concert at Ballard Locks The next to last concert in this summer series features the Ballard Civic Orchestra. 2 p.m. Ballard Locks (Ballard).

The Great Wallingford Wurst Festival Food, rides, games, craft vendors, book sale, entertainment and more. 10 a.m. to midnight. 

 

Sunday, September 17

Bicycle Sundays The four-mile stretch of Lake Washington Boulevard between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park is closed to motorized traffic. Enjoy biking, jogging or strolling along the water in the last session of the season.  10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lake Washington Boulevard South (Mount Baker).

Seattle Fiestas Patrias Parade and Fiesta Celebrate the independence and cultures of Latin America in two locations: South Park Community Center and Seattle Center. The parade (11 a.m.) begins at 14th Avenue South and South Henderson Street in South Park. Afterward, a fiesta takes place at South Park Community Center with food, dancing, music, kids’ activities and information booths (1 to 6 p.m.). Festivities also take place at the Seattle Center noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 16 and noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 17.

 

Looking for more events? You can always check out our Family Events Calendar, searchable by age, location, and cost. 

 

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