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Erika’s Picks for family weekend fun

Seattle-area events and activities for kids and families Jan. 28-29

Seattle-area weekend events. Family weekend fun for Jan. 28-29, 2023:

Lunar New Year Fair
Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wing Luke Museum, Seattle3

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at Wing Luke Museum’s annual Lunar New Year Fair. Head to the Chinatown International District to watch a live lion dance in front of the King Street museum entrance, guaranteed to bring good luck for the new year. Then take part in a variety of family-friendly activities including craft-making, games, art, exploration of a new Lunar New Year exhibit, and a special story time session where you can learn all about lion dancing! The outdoor lion dance is free. Indoor museum activities require general admission tickets or museum membership.

[ Related: How to really explore Seattle’s Chinatown International District ]


GroundFrog Day Celebration
Sat 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Snohomish Aquatic Center. FREE

Head north to the Snohomish Aquatic Center and join Kla Ha Ya Days’ frog mascots, Tad and Lil, and a few special guests for their 2023 GroundFrog Day Celebration this Saturday.  It’s a morning of family-friendly games, activities, and music! You can even enter the Lazy River Frog Race ($5 entry fee; proceeds benefit the Swim For Life program) and listen to the snohomish mayor’s official GroundFrog Day Proclamation.

PNW Reptile & Exotic Animal Show
Sat/Sun 10 a.m – 5 p.m.
Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup

Established in 1995, PACNWRS is the largest and longest running reptile and exotic animal show in the Pacific Northwest. Head to Puyallup for a weekend full of thousands of amazing animals. You can hold some of them, learn all about their care, and even purchase lizards and snakes and more to bring home. Admission is $15 adults, $7 youth. Buy tickets online or at the door.

“Three Pigs”
Sat 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Everett PUD Auditorium

Storybook Theater is back with an amazing reimagined childhood classic, “Three Pigs,” this weekend at the Everett PUD Auditorium. Come find out what happens when a pompous predator starts prowling around a sturdy, tooth-proof home looking for dinner. Will the three little piggies inside be able to outsmart the wily wolf? You’ll have to come to find out. Great for kids ages 3 and up. Tickets $15

Detective Cookie’s Chess Club
Sat noon-2 p.m.
Rainier Beach Community Center

Detective Cookie has been in the Seattle Police Department for more than 35 years. She also loves chess and runs a super-cool chess club for kids and community members every Saturday. No experience is necessary, just head on over to the Rainier Beach Community Center and learn to play this strategic board game. Masks are not required but are preferred for all participants.




More family fun:

More things to do in Seattle’s Child

Check out our calendar for family weekend fun

Washington State Parks free days for 2023


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.