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Erika's weekend picks: Minecraft, Movies at the Mural, the Great Inflatable Race and more

What's on for the weekend.

Getting into the great outdoors with baby

It can be daunting to imagine getting out in nature with a newborn. Fear not: We've got the best tips for easy, accessible outdoor excursions with your newest family member.

Experience urban nature in a canoe

As the weather warms up, rally your family to rent a canoe and take a ride through the Arboretum or the Mercer Slough.

Take a Road Trip to these Cool Tacoma Spots

Places to eat, explore and play that you'll like as much as your kids.

Ferry boats, take me home: Weekend adventuring on Orcas Island

Family-friendly activities on the island, the great food, and the spectacular views of the San Juans make Orcas the perfect getaway for a weekend – or even just an overnight trip.

A parent's review: Wicked is wonderful

This story about the witches of Oz will keep you entertained while you ponder deeper themes of prejudice, power and friendship.

Farmers markets are in full swing

Farmers markets make for a sweet trip with your early-riser kiddos on a sunny summer morning.

Summer Adventuring on the Long Beach Peninsula

Washington's Long Beach Peninsula is an easy few hours from Seattle, making it the perfect weekend destination!

Erika's weekend picks: Dragonfest, Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival, and the Seafair Milk Carton Derby

What's on for the weekend.

It's blueberry time! Get picking

Grab a basket and gather up this ideal u-pick fruit. You won't have to battle thorns, and will even get to stand upright!

Beachy bike rides with Alki's Wheel Fun Rentals

For the times when it doesn’t make sense to load all those trikes and bikes into the back of the car — or you’re simply looking to cruise West Seattle’s Alki in style — it makes sense to rent a bike.

Everett's Lovely Jetty Island is just a Ferry Ride Away

A quick jaunt from Everett, Jetty Island offers an expanse of tidelands and saltwater marshes, plus free educational programs.

Erika's weekend picks: Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival, Adventure Playground, and free First Saturdays at SAAM

Hit the streets to get a fresh view of Seattle

Billed as the only kid-centric walking tour of the city, Seattle Kid’s Tour covers less than a mile but is packed with stops tailored to charm kids and show them a side of Seattle they may have never seen.

Now Open: a fairy-tale worthy adventure playground on Mercer Island

In a sectioned-off, forested spot in Deane's Children's Park, kids are provided with toolboxes, various building supplies – wood, hammers, nails, rope – and the freedom to create their own play zones.

Lights, camera, action! The best outdoor summer movie showings (and drive-ins!)

Check out these outdoor movie screenings around town – and don't forget your popcorn!
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