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.
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.
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.
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