Weekend Highlights

Published June 7, 2013
At Home & Living

Father’s Day Roundup

by Barb Kittell

Beer? Check. Pancakes? Check. Cars, boats and trains? Check, check and check.

We’ve got lots of ideas on how dads and their families can enjoy a fun Father’s Day weekend together ­– see below for details. For even more ideas, visit our online, searchable calendar.

Happy Father’s Day! 



Bell Street Pier Classic Rendezvous. See over 40 beautiful classic yachts arrive for the show this weekend. Arrival “parade” from 2 to 4 p.m. today, show (including classic cars) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun. FREE. Bell Street Pier, 2225 Alaskan Way, Seattle. http://www.woodenboat.com/bell-street-pier-classic-rendezvous.



Father’s Day Weekend Run. Magnuson Series fun runs including 5K, 10K, 15K, two-person teams (5K each) and a Kids Dash. Kids Dash at 9:45 a.m., all other events at 10 a.m. $3 to $28. Magnuson Park, Sand Point Way N.E. and N.E. 65th Street, Seattle. http://magnusonseries.org.

Fun with Science & Engineering. Join Cascades Science Squad for a fun hands-on session to learn all about engineering, aerodynamics, astronomy and more. 2 to 3:30 p.m. FREE, pre-register. Delridge Library, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle. http://sciencesquad-06-15-2013.eventbrite.com.


Washington Brewer’s Festival. Over 250 different beers from 72 different Washington breweries are represented, plus enjoy food, entertainment, kids’ area, crafts, and wine and cider tasting. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun. $25 ages 21 and over (includes 5 tasting tokens), $5 designated driver, free younger than age 21 with parent. Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E., Redmond. 206-787-1989. www.washingtonbeer.com/wa-brewers-fest.

Fathers Ride Free. Snoqualmie Valley Railroad’s scenic 65-minute round trip departs from Snoqualmie or North Bend. See schedule online. $15, $12 seniors, $10 ages 2 to 12, dads free June 15-16 with paying child of any age. 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie or 205 McClellan St., North Bend. 425-888-3030. www.trainmuseum.org.


Father’s Day Train. Ride Lake Whatcom Railway’s vintage passenger train. Departs at noon. $20, $10 ages 2 to 17, free ages 1 and younger, dads pay half price if accompanied by passenger with ticket. Limited seating; advance tickets recommended (see online for ordering instructions). Two-hour ride leaves the terminal at Wickersham, 10 miles north of Sedro Wooley, on State Highway 9. 360-595-2218. www.lakewhatcomrailway.com.

Guest Speaker NASA Astronaut Mike Forman. Hear about his experiences aboard the international space station. 1 to 1:45 p.m. talk, followed by autographs and photos until 2:15 p.m. FREE. Future of Flight Aviation Center, 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo. 425-438-8100. www.futureofflightfoundation.org.

Build a Wooden Race Car. The first 25 kids at this event will get to build a wooden race car with tools and help from Home Depot. Ages 5 to 12. 2 p.m. FREE. Everett Library Evergreen Branch, 9512 Evergreen Way, Everett. 425-257-8030. www.epls.org.


Drive-In Movie Night. Watch Back to the Future (PG) from your car or a blanket on the lawn, plus enjoy concessions, bouncy houses and a zipline ($3 to $5). Lawn opens 4:30 p.m., movie at dusk. FREE, donations accepted. Space is limited. Haub Family Field at LeMay America’s Car Museum, 2702 E. “D” St., Tacoma. 253-779-8490. www.lemaymuseum.org.


Recess Monkey CD Release Show. Hear songs from the band’s newest album, Deep Sea Diver, in a maritime setting. 10:30 a.m. FREE. Naval Undersea Museum, 1 Garnett Way, Keyport. 360-396-4148. http://www.navalunderseamuseum.org.




Holy Land Hardball. This crowd-pleasing film for all ages follows a Boston bagel-maker’s quest to create a pro baseball team in Israel. 10 a.m. $5, includes a bagel and schmear. Majestic Bay Theater, 2044 N.W. Market St., Seattle. 206-388-0832. http://sjcc.org.

Father’s Day at the Museum of Flight. Dads get free admission, plus everyone can enjoy interactive LEGO play time and a visit from NASA astronaut Mike Foreman. He’ll give a talk about his experiences at 1:30 p.m., with autographs from 2:15 to 3 p.m. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Included with admission. $18, $15 seniors and active military, $10 ages 5 to 17, free ages 4 and younger. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle. 206-764-5720. www.museumofflight.org.

Free Admission for Fathers. Dads who visit the museum with at least one child under the age of ten will be admitted free of charge for the entire day. Regular admission $8.25, $7.25 grandparents, $7 active military, free under age one. Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-441-1768. www.thechildrensmuseum.org.

Short Films, Big Ideas: The Science of Science Fiction. See select films from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival introduced by real researchers delving into the science behind the sci-fi. 5 p.m. $11, $6 for EMP Museum, Pacific Science Center and SIFF members. SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle. www.seattlesciencefestival.org.


Fenders on Front Street. Car show, vendors, music and car cruise (3 p.m.). 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE. Front Street, Issaquah. www.fendersonfrontstreet.com.

Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast and More. Pancake breakfast, followed by activities like the climbing wall, outdoor challenge course, and orienteering hike through Eastgate Park. 8:30 a.m. to noon. $8. Register at www.myparksandrecreation.com, course #74374. South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 425-452-4240. http://mtsgreenway.org/events-calendar#/?i=3.


Date with My Dad. Dads and daughters (ages 8 and older) will enjoy a meal in the Bistro, make a paper craft, and even sign a "father-daughter promise" to keep having fun together. Includes a keepsake photo and frame, plus an American Girl book. Reserve your spot any time during Bistro hours, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $38, sales tax included. American Girl, 3000 184th St. (at Alderwood), Lynnwood. 877-247-5223. www.americangirl.com.

Free Admission for Fathers. Fathers enjoy free admission (with at least one paid child), plus kids can make a special craft for dad in the art studio. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $9, free ages 12 months and younger. Imagine Children's Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett. www.imaginecm.org.

Father’s Day Car Show. Family fun includes vintage autos, train rides ($3.50) and more. Noon to 3 p.m. FREE. Country Village, 23718 Bothell Everett Hwy., Bothell. 425-483-2250. www.countryvillagebothell.com.


Father’s Day at America’s Car Museum. Kids who bring their dads to the museum will enjoy 2-for-1 pricing on the NASCAR track simulator, plus a rare "hoods-up" look at the cars in the museum. Check out our parent's review of this cool spot. Included with admission. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $14, $12 students, seniors and military, $8 ages 5 to 12, free ages 4 and younger. LeMay America’s Car Museum, 2702 E. “D” St., Tacoma. 253-779-8490. www.lemaymuseum.org.

Photo courtesy LeMay America's Car Museum.

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