Fun, family-friendly events around Seattle for Father's Day, June 16, 2019
Editor's note: Updated for 2019
Maybe the dad at your house already has his vision for a perfect Father's Day. Or maybe he's open to suggestions. In that case, here are some ideas that the whole family can enjoy!
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Washington Brewers Festival: 4-9:30 p.m. Friday (21+ only); noon - 8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Marymoor Park in Redmond. Keg toss, root-beer garden, craft tent, free face painting, sample more than 500 beers from 100+ Washington breweries, wine and cider tastings, food trucks, live music and all-ages activities, kids playground.
Pizza for a good cause: Tutta Bella is using Father's Day to help Operation Nightwatch, a nonprofit that provides housing and other support to homeless and formerly homeless people. Tutta Bella's five locations will donate $1 from the proceeds of pizzas named after Italian men and fathers near and dear to the Tutta Bella family’s hearts. Details here.
Museum of Flight: Honoring dads with free admission (if accompanied by a child) special family and kid-friendly activities and events, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Weekend Family Workshops are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Point Defiance Zoo, Tacoma: Dad can get in for half-price on Sunday, plus see the live animal show at Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater, stroll through the open-air Budgie Buddies exhibit and feed the friendly birds, touch a stingray and much more. $11-$19 (dads half-off; kids 2 and free). Don't miss the new Pacific Seas Aquarium! And if Point Defiance is a new destination for you, here are some tips.
NW Railway Museum: Dads ride free Saturday and Sunday with a paying child at the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad in historic Snoqualmie. The trip, aboard antique coaches, features views of the Cascade foothills, Snoqualmie Falls and the Snoqualmie Valley.
Fenders on Front Street: Car show in downtown Issaquah, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Hundreds of vintage and classic cars, rides, music, family activities.
Geek Out at Living Computers: Museum and Labs: Drop-in for some fun Father's Day from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Seattle museum. From paper circuit card-making to trying out soldering (first-come, first-served), hands-on experiences will keep parents and kids busy all afternoon. All ages and genders welcomed. Register in advance. Special activities included with $16 admission.
And a few more ideas: It's supposed to be a beautiful weekend: Get the family out for a hike. Or a picnic in a park. It's also a low-tide weekend, with great beach exploring around midday Saturday and Sunday. And if Dad's a beer aficionado, here are some local breweries where the whole family can have a nice time.