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21 Free Things To Do With Kids Around Seattle, June 11-17

See America's Got Talent performer, Alex Zerbe for FREE this Friday in Bellevue.

Courtesy of Alex Zerbe

Monday, June 11

LibraryLab: Painting on the iPad Learn how to paint and sketch using Artrage, natural painting software for the iPad. iPads will be provided for the workshop. 4 to 7 p.m. Delridge Branch Library, West Seattle.

Magic Monday Held on the second Monday of the month, each show features the Pacific Northwest's finest magicians. 7 p.m. Third Place Books, Seattle (Ravenna).


Tuesday, June 12

University Village Play Days Each week a different store hosts a special activity for kids. Today, kids can paint a tile at Paint the Town. 10 to 11 a.m. University Village, Seattle (U District).


Wednesday, June 13

Explore the Beach with Naturalists Join volunteer naturalists during low tide on the beach to learn about Puget Sound's multitude of marine plants and animals. Offered at several beaches on many dates through August. Today, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Carkeek Park (Broadview), South Alki Beach (West Seattle), Golden Gardens Park (Ballard), Lincoln Park (West Seattle), Seahurst Park (Burien), and Richmond Beach (Shoreline). See full schedule here.


Thursday, June 14

Library Events at Lake City Farmers' Market The farmer’s market is open 3 to 7 p.m. Also check out story time at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. and a celebration of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-fitr, with crafts and stories (3:30 to 7 p.m.).  Lake City Farmers’ Market, Seattle (Lake City).


Friday, June 15

Alex Zerbe's Zaniac Comedy See a high energy, 45-minute show featuring beat boxing, juggling, dancing, signing, music and magic. Enjoy free indoor play after the performance. Ages 5 and younger. 10:30 a.m. South Bellevue Community Center, Bellevue.

Classic Weekend See more than 50 classic yachts arrive for the show this weekend. Arrival parade from 2 to 4 p.m. June 15; boats on display 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 16-17. Bell Harbor Marina, Downtown Seattle.

Meeker Days Pierce County’s largest street festival features entertainment, food, arts and crafts, vendors, KidZone, trout pond, car and antique tractor show, and more. Noon to 9 p.m. June 15, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17. Downtown Puyallup.


Saturday, June 16

Autism Early Open Families affected by autism spectrum disorder are invited to explore Pacific Science Center with a morning visit closed to the general public. Also, enjoy softened general lighting and decreased noise level and visual stimulation on interactive exhibits wherever possible. Additional fee for special exhibits. 8 to 10 a.m. Pacific Science Center (Lower Queen Anne).

Wild Tensions Family Day Learn about the design of outdoor spaces as part of the Wild Tensions exhibit (through Aug. 18). Today, families can create their own trail mix, learn how to build a wilderness shelter, and learn about Seattle wildlife. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Seattle Architecture Foundation, Downtown Seattle.

Fremont Solstice Fair Music, arts and crafts, street performers, kids’ art activities, wildly decorated cars, food and more. The unconventional Fremont Solstice Parade is 1 p.m. June 16. June 17 includes a dog parade (2:30 p.m., $20 to participate). 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 16, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 17. North 35th Street and Fremont Avenue North, Seattle (Fremont).

Free Tours of Greenpeace's Historic Ship, The Arctic Sunrise Hop aboard Greenpeace's historic ship, The Arctic Sunrise, for a free public tour. Meet the crew, tour the ship, and learn about Greenpeace's work in the Pacific Northwest. All ages welcome and families encouraged. Take a photo in the captain’s chair. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lake Union Park, Seattle (South Lake Union).

Morgan Junction Community Festival Enjoy live music, kids crafts, vendor booths, an appearance by The Bubbleman, and food carts. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Morgan Junction Park, West Seattle.

Strawberry Days Enjoy the Strawberry Days (Formerly Strawberry Festival), Soap Box Derby Races and Relay For Life Cornhole Tournament. Southwest 152nd Street, Downtown Burien. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 16-17.

Meet PJ Masks Characters Meet costumed characters from the popular kids' show, PJ Masks. Line begins at 9 a.m. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bellevue Collection, Bellevue.

Festival Sundiata: Black Arts Fest Event celebrates African and African-American culture, history and art. Performances, art exhibit, marketplace, food and more. 11 am to 8 p.m. June 16, noon to 6 p.m. June 17. Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (Lower Queen Anne).

Jazz4Kids! Dee Daniels: My Favorite Things Jazz4Kids Concerts are one-hour matinee performances without an intermission. The concert includes instrument demonstrations and questions from the audience. Kids are invited to explore a hands-on "petting zoo" instrument display in the lobby one hour prior to the concert. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Benaroya Hall, Downtown Seattle.


Sunday, June 17

Sunday Public Sail Each Sunday, the Center for Wooden Boats offers free 45-minute rides on Lake Union. Set sail on one of the classic boats. Sign up for a slot in person, several trips throughout the day. Space is limited. Sign up begins at 10 a.m. Center for Wooden Boats (Lake Union). 

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).

Westwood Village Street Fair Food, live music, costumed characters, pet adoptions, rides, games and more. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Westwood Village, West Seattle.

Board Game Sunday Bring a board game or borrow one and play with a new friend. Choose from Blokus, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Jenga and Scrabble. 1 to 4 p.m. Ballard Branch Library, Seattle (Ballard).


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