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Erika's weekend picks, Sept. 13-15

The best wurst in town is in Wallingford this weekend.

Photo: The Great Wallingford Wurst Festival/Instagram

Rain or shine, the weekend means playtime! Your kids could celebrate the salmon migration at a pow wow, jump on bouncy houses at the Great Wallingford Wurst Fest, learn about caterpillars, watch a musical play, party under a full moon or walk in a pet parade. Here are Erika's picks for weekend fun.


6 kid-friendly events for your weekend


1. Salmon Homecoming Celebration

Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Waterfront Park

The celebrated salmon is front and center at this fun festival Saturday at Waterfront Park. Try your hand at arts and crafts, eat at a delicious salmon bake, then watch a pow wow, canoe welcoming ceremony, and singing and dancing. Check the website for specific event times.


2. The Great Wallingford Wurst Fest

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
St. Benedict School

The best wurst in town is in Wallingford this weekend. Head to St. Benedict’s for a weekend of live music from 16 local musical acts and bands, bouncy houses, a “Fun Zone” filled with games for kids with fun prizes, a variety of crafts and vendors, a book fair, a sweet shop, yummy food, and both an indoor and outdoor beer garden.


3. PNW Caterpillars: A Closer Look

Saturday, Sept. 14,  noon to 1 p.m.
Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station

Fuzzy, solid, or striped, the lepidopterans boast arguably one of the most incredible and complex life cycles in the world. Come get an in-depth look at the species we share our region with, learn how they survive, and everything you should know about interacting with them. Call 425-452-7225 or e-mail parkrangerprogram@bellevuewa.gov to register by 4 p.m. the day before (Friday).


4. Moon Viewing Party

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Seattle Japanese Garden

For two enchanting evenings a year, the Seattle Japanese Garden is magically lit up with lanterns and luminaries welcoming the arrival of the full moon in Japanese tradition. Check the event schedule. $25, $40 for tickets including a Bento dinner.


5. Mamma Mia!

Sunday, Sept. 15, 1:30 p.m.
Highline Performing Arts Center

My, my, how can I resist you? You can’t! Head to Highline Performing Arts Center to see ABBA’s timeless songs propel this comical tale on the stage about a mom, a daughter and three possible dads. No babes in arms. Show runs various times through Sep. 22. $18-$28, $15-18 seniors and students, $12 youth.


6. Pet Parade

Sunday, Sept., 15 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Park at Bothell Landing

Bothell Parks and Recreation invites you to join them with your beloved pet for the 2019 Bothell Pet Parade at the Park at Bothell Landing. Plus, it’s the last day of Bothell’s Pop-Up Dog Park. Explore vendors and activities that the whole family will enjoy. All ages are welcome.


More things to do as a family this weekend

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