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Erika’s Picks for family weekend fun

Seattle-area events and activities for kids and families Sept. 24-25

Seattle weekend events! A weekend of fun!

Seattle Parrot Expo Sat/Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Auburn Community and Events Center. FREE
Kids of all ages will love the Seattle Parrot Expo this weekend at the Auburn Community and Events Center. Come see these beautiful birds that can be found in 5 of 7 continents of the world. There will be workshops, an auction, a raffle, photos with Parrots, parrot shows, a petting zoo, face painting, food trucks, and play games like Parrot Corn hole, Forage Like a Parrot, Pin the Tail on the Parrot and Dance like a Parrot.

National Public Lands Day Volunteering Event Sat 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center. FREE
Join a park ranger at Lewis Creek Park and help improve this amazing public space. You’ll learn how to identify common noxious weeds and discuss the impacts they have on our parks, and then head out for some hands-on experience tackling them! Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and grab your garden gloves for this program.  Great for kids ages 5+ with accompanying adult(s). Please pre-reregister at


Outdoor Nancy Stewart Concert Sat 2 p.m. Fall City Library. FREE
Join singer-songwriter Nancy Stewart for a rousing concert at Fall City Library this Saturday that will have you reading, singing, playing and moving. This free event is great for all ages and guaranteed to get you dancing in the fresh air.

16th Annual National Alpaca Farm Days Sat/Sun 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Various farms
From Everett to Carnation to Maple Valley, the alpacas are ready for the public! Head to a variety of local farms to experience alpacas up-close. You’ll get to tour farms, feel the alpaca fleece, view live demonstrations, and learn all about raising and breeding alpacas. It’s a fun-filled weekend for all ages.

Frog Frolic 2022 Sat 1-5 p.m. Shadow Lake Nature Preserve. Renton. FREE
For over 25 years, Shadow’s Frog Frolic has been a time to celebrate the Nature Preserve’s achievements and thank community members for their support. Come check out the 8,000-year-old bog, investigate moss under a microscope, create amphibian-themed crafts, and connect with other community members and the environment.  This year, be sure to grab your family for a bog scavenger hunt, play carnival games, take part in science activities, and tap your toes to some frolicking great music.

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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.