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Erika’s Picks for family weekend fun

Seattle-area events and activities for kids and families June 3-4

Seattle-area family weekend fun for June 3-4

Honk! Fest West, Sat/Sun 12-8 p.m. Columbia City and Yesler Terrace. FREE
HONK! Fest West, happening since 2008, is a three-day festival featuring bands that draw inspiration from the NOLA second line tradition, Brazilian Samba, Punk, Funk, Hip Hop, Eastern European and Latin American traditions, percussion ensembles, and other flavors of mobile and acoustic street band traditions from around the globe. This is an accessible community music festival driven by the energetic performances of street bands in public spaces. Come and immerse yourself on Sat in Columbia Park and Sun at Yesler Terrace Park. The event is all outside, all ages, and ALL FREE!


Printmaking Pop-Up, Sat 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. University Heights Center
Join a printmaking pop-up to create custom, free prints on cardstock paper or tote bags. It’s a great way to celebrate pride month, the LGBTQIA+ community, and the neighborhood through art. The event will be happening on the lawn of University Heights Center (by the basketball court). All materials will be supplied, so come learn how to create your own designs. This printmaking pop-up is happening at the same time as the popular U District Farmer’s Market so plan ahead for parking and transportation.

Cedar Lanes Bike Park Opening Day Sat 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Auburn. FREE
Head over to Auburn and help celebrate the Opening Day of the Cedar Lanes Bike Park!  The Bike Park includes 3 skills zones and dirt, flow track.  It’s perfect for beginners of all ages and fun for riders of all abilities! Opening day will include skills demos, instructors on-hand, bikes and helmets available for check-out, bike maintenance checks, giveaways, $5 helmets while supplies last, free hot dogs while supplies last, and concession options. It’s a great way to spend the day outside with your friends and family.

Seattle Pride in the Park Sat 12-7 p.m. Volunteer Park. FREE
Seattle Pride in the Park will kick off Seattle’s 49th annual Pride Month celebration on Saturday at Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill. This annual LGBTQIA+ celebration is promoting the theme Galactic Love this year. Come check out the amazing performances, a dance-focused stage curated by Supernova, food trucks, nonprofit booths, queer vendors, and more. There will be a youth space with activities, a Drag Queen Storytime with Cookie Couture, and for those 21 and older, an alcohol garden. This will be a guaranteed fun way to kick off your summer.

Find more weekend events on Seattle’s Child Calendar.

About the Author

Erika Bigelow

Erika 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.