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Erika’s Picks for April 3 and 4

What's happening in the Seattle area this weekend.

Weekend activities. Weekend fun!

Moisture Festival (Virtual)
April 3, 7:30 p.m.; April 4, 4 p.m.
Vibrant Virtual Variety will be presenting 75-minute shows this weekend for all ages. Log in to see a wonderful assortment of real talent including acrobats, clowns, jugglers, magicians, aerial artists, musicians, balancing acts, puppeteers and more, guaranteed to bring laughter to people of all ages! Single-show tickets or full-festival pass options available.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Roozengaarde, April 3 and 4, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., FREE
For weekend fun, visit the world-renowned 5-acre display garden planted with over a million bulbs. See a full-size Dutch windmill and admire the 30-acre tulip field and 20-acre daffodil field. Endless opportunities await for the perfect photo op. Each year the entire display garden is redesigned and hand-planted with a new layout and design featuring brilliant color combinations, spectacular floral designs and flowering rivers of deep blue muscari. This year an online ticket purchase will be required for visitors and a limited daily capacity will be in effect. Tickets are $15 per person; 2 and younger are free.

Easter Drive-Thru
April 3
FREE
Join the City of Fife for their Easter Drive-Thru event. Collect eggs and treats as you drive through Dacca Park. Win prizes and see the Easter Bunny! This event is geared toward children ages 3 to 10. Registration required. 

Ranger-Led Hike at Lewis Creek Park
April 3, 10:30 a.m.
FREE
Join a Bellevue Park Ranger to explore the natural and cultural history of Lewis Creek Park. Look for signs of local wildlife and learn what to do when encountering animals in the wild. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. This hike’s difficulty is rated as easy (1 mile with approximately a 50-foot elevation change). RSVP firmly required by 3 p.m. the day prior to program. RSVP at LCVC@BellevueWA.gov or (425) 452-4195. All participants must wear a face mask and maintain 6-foot distancing. 

KCLS Online Program: Cook & Chat for Teens (Virtual)
April 3, 3 p.m.
FREE
Calling all tweens and teen ages 12 to 18. Come learn how to make a simple gluten-free Mochi dessert from our volunteer teen chefs. Presented by the Burien Library Teen Advisory Board and Chef Olive Huang. Ingredients you will need include: Tapioca flour, powdered sugar, milk (or soy milk/water), dark brown sugar. Optional: Ground peanut powder, black sesame powder. Please register at kcls.org.

More weekend fun excursions with kids

Find the gnome homes on Bainbridge Island or hunt for gnomes in Maple Valley

Check out Seattle Chinese Garden and have a tasty takeout lunch

8 gardens to explore with kids

About the Author

Erika Bigelow

Erika authors the weekly Stay-At-Home (nee Going Places) column. She lives in Seattle with her husband, three human kids, two furry kids and a school of fish. When she's not scribbling, cooking or chauffeuring, Erika enjoys running and reading, although not simultaneously.