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Erika's Picks for Family Fun this Weekend, May 19-21

Get cheered on as you race to Beat the Bridge!

Photo courtesy of JDRF


Wonderland!  Sat May 20, 2:30 p.m. Studio East Theatre, Kirkland.
Kids 8 and older, and their families will love this new musical based on the age-old favorite, Alice in Wonderland. All the classic characters will be present, but this tale takes on a few, fun new ‘tech’ twists. The show runs various times through June 4. (Kirkland). Adult tickets $19, Youth to 21 and 65+ $17.

University District Street Fair Sat May 20, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun May 21, 10 a.m-6 p.m. FREE
The longest running street fair in the country is right here in Seattle. Come join the fun at two big days in the U District.  Featuring hundreds of craft, food and information booths, several entertainment stages, loads of street performers, a fantastic kids’ area and, lest you forget, a cowboy riding a giant chicken.

Japanese Anime & Manga Arts Festival Fri May 19, 10-3 and 5-9 p.m. Sat May 20, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Everett Community College. FREE.
Celebrate the art of anime and manga , while learning about Japanese language and culture thru presentations. an amazing live drawing demonstration by award-winning manga artist Yoshimi Kurata, a screening of the animated Japanese historical drama, The Wind Rises, a cosplay competition,  a manga swap and lots more. 

Free Family Garden Day Sat May 20, 12:30-2p.m. Magnuson Community Garden. FREE
Honor Endangered Species Coalition Day by taking part in a fun afternoon at Magnuson Park. Help add plants to the amazing Butterfly Garden, explore the rich worm bin, make nature art sculptures and a try your hand at lots of other great activities for children and their families.

Beat the Bridge Sun May 21, 8 a.m. Husky Stadium
There’s something for everyone at the annual Beat the Bridge run benefiting the NW chapter of JDRF. Choose from a competitive 8K run where you can try to get across the U Bridge before it’s raised, a wheelchair race, a non-competitive 3-mile family walk, a 1-mile fun run, or a Diaper Derby for toddlers. Events begin at 8 a.m. Get there early because it will be busy.  $30 to $40. 

Paine Field Aviation Day Sat May 20 , 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Everett
The Flying Heritage Collection’s aircraft take to the skies as part of Paine Field’s Aviation Day this Saturday! It’s the 22nd year of this great event which includes a fun 5K/10K run/walk, a firefighter’s pancake breakfast and free Young Eagles introductory flights for kids 8-17. First come, first served on those. Meet pilots, talk to flight schools and be amazed at the aerial demonstrations overhead. $15 ages 10 and up or $35 for a family pass.


For more ideas, visit our Family Fun Calendar, searchable by age, location, cost and more.


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