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15 Free Things to Do with Kids This Week June 19-25

Seattle Storm player Sami Whitcomb gives a high five.

Photo Courtesy of Seattle Storm, Photo by Neil Enns

Monday, June 19

LGBTQ Rainbow Family Story Time Children ages 5 and younger along with their caregivers can celebrate LGBTQ families with stories, craft and song. 10:30 to 11 a.m. Seattle Public Library Capitol Hill Branch (Capitol Hill).

Ice Cream Story Time Make ice cream from scratch and learn about the history of the cold treat with stories and rhymes. Recommended for ages 2 to 6. 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Seattle Public Library Magnolia Branch (Magnolia).     


Tuesday, June 20

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. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Brick & Mortar Bookstore (Redmond).

Lacey in Tune: Xakary the Magician Enjoy a magic show outdoors as part of a weekly free children’s entertainment series. Next week, Recess Monkey. 6:30 p.m. Huntamer Park (Lacey).


Wednesday, June 21

Make Music Seattle Part of a larger, worldwide event, this festival celebrates making music with hands-on activities, performances, and workshops. Click here for details. All day. Various locations.

Pajamas and Puppets Preschoolers are invited to wind down for the evening with a puppet show complete with stories, rhymes and songs. Pajamas encouraged. 7 to 7:30 p.m. Seattle Public Library Northeast Branch (Ravenna).


Thursday, June 22

Children’s Fun at the Farmers’ Market STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities for children and their grownups. Enjoy crafts, science and more. Drop in for five minutes or stay the whole time, while enjoying the Lake City Farmers Market. 5 to 7 p.m. Seattle Public Library Lake City Branch (Lake City).


Friday, June 23

Auburn Kids Day Live entertainment, inflatable rides, mini golf, arts & crafts, face painting, activities and an information fair featuring more than 90 vendors, vehicle/equipment display, food concessions and more. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Les Grove Park (Auburn).


Saturday, June 24

Shoreline Arts Festival Adult and junior juried art, hands-on art, marketplace, performances, food, cultural displays and more. Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Peter & Wendy (1 p.m. June 24, $10).  10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 25. Shoreline Arts Center (Shoreline).

Bellevue Strawberry Festival Celebrate Bellevue's agricultural past with the Eastside Heritage Museum's displays, plus enjoy live entertainment, strawberry shortcake eating contests, family fun area, classic cars (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 25), food and crafts. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 25.  Crossroads Park (Bellevue).

Seattle Tacoma Pet Con Vendors, agility and obedience demonstrations, guest speakers, contests and more. Pets welcome on a short, fixed lead or in a carrier, with proof of vaccination. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25. Washington State Fair Events Center (Puyallup).

Play Basketball with the Seattle Storm How often do you get to play basketball with professional athletes? Shoot hoops with players from local WNBA team, the Seattle Storm. 11 a.m. to noon. Occidental Square Park (Pioneer Square).

Spirit of Indigenous People Festival Celebrate Native American and First Nations cultures with performances, a native art market, exhibits, and pow wow (grand entry at 1 p.m.). 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seattle Center Armory (Lower Queen Anne).


Sunday, June 25

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

Skandia Midsommarfest Enjoy a Nordic and Baltic summer celebration featuring traditional music, dancing, food, crafts and other activities. Parade and raising of the garlanded Midsommar pole at 2:30 p.m. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saint Edward State Park (Kenmore).


For even more ideas, check out our Family Fun Calendar, searchable by age, location, and cost.

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