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Erika’s Picks for family weekend fun

Seattle-area events and activities for kids and families May 27-30.

Weekend events for kids and families. Erika’s Picks for May 27-30 Seattle-area weekend events:


Who’s That Bird
Sat 2:30 p.m.
Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center FREE

Fly in to Lewis Creek Park this month to learn the who’s who and what’s what of our local bird species. Kids will learn about our feathered friends, explore the dangers of migration, and choose a favorite bird for an art piece to be displayed at the Lewis Creek Visitor Center. Great for kids ages 5 to 10 with their accompanying adult(s).

Outdoor Family Story Times
Sat 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Boulevard Park Library. FREE

This is a family program and all ages are welcome with an adult. Enjoy a morning of stories, music, movement and rhymes. This event is weather dependent, so check the forecast before heading over.


Dinos Alive
Sat/Sun 9 a.m – 8 p.m.

At Dinos Alive you can meet more than 80 life-sized dinosaur specimens and stand in the shadows of the largest creatures ever to walk the face of the earth. Come enter a time machine and explore jungles of the Jurassic era and experience dinos in their natural habitats. The digital aquarium will take visitors back hundreds of years and brings ancient creatures to life under water. Kids can also enjoy the “Budding Experts” space and become paleontologists to learn about the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous eras interactively.

[ Parent review of Dinos Alive! ]


Bicycle Weekend
7 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Tuesday
Lake Washington Boulevard. FREE

Bicycle “Sundays” are back this year as Bicycle Weekends and will take place over the course of many of them this summer. On scheduled weekends from May to September, a portion of Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to motorized vehicles from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday (plus an extra day for Memorial Day weekend). Seattle Parks and Recreation invites everyone in the community to bike, jog or stroll along the boulevard between the Seward Park entrance and Mount Baker Park’s beach during these times. Parking lots are open along the route and will be accessible from the nearest cross street.

[ More on Bicycle Weekends, plus tips for teaching your child to ride and great trails for a safe family ride ]


Northwest Folklife
all day, Friday through Monday
Seattle Center Armory

Northwest Folklife is a community-powered celebration of the arts, culture, and heritage that make up the brilliant cultural tapestry of the greater Pacific Northwest. This year is their 51st year and the theme is Metamorphosis – Out with the Old, In with the New. Since 1972 Northwest Folklife has gathered 250,000 participants at Seattle Center for music, dance, art and expression. This year be sure to check out Our Big Neighborhood, which is a place for youth and families to share traditions and stay active. Full schedule on the website. Admission is by “pay what you can” donation.




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.