Seattle's Child

Your guide to a kid-friendly city

Erika's Weekend Picks for June 1-3

"The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales"
11 a.m. Saturday, June 2
SIFF Cinema Egyptian

SIFF presents three hilarious tales from the creators of Ernest & Celestine as part of their Films4Families series. Be prepare to belly-laugh your way through stories about a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus. Reminiscent of classic Looney Tunes. $8.


Honk! Fest West
Friday-Sunday, June 1-3
Georgetown, White Center, Columbia Park. FREE

This is a do-not-miss event. All weekend long, hundreds of musicians will converge in Seattle from U.S., Canada and Russia to make a great deal of noise with marching bands, drum corps, samba lines, street performers and more. Friday night you can find them in Georgetown 5 to 10 p.m. at 12th Avenue South; Saturday they will be in White Center from 1 to 6 p.m. at 16th Avenue South, and Sunday in Columbia City from 2 to 6 p.m. at Columbia Park. Full schedule and details online. Donations appreciated.


"You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown"
Saturday, June 2
Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnuson Park

Join Seattle Musical Theatre as they bring the classic tale of a round-headed, earnest young man to life on stage. Celebrating Schultz’s beloved characters, this show has multiple 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances through June 17. $20-$40.


Family Story Time
10:15 a.m. Saturday, June 2
Seattle Public Library Northgate Branch. FREE

Join the children’s librarian at the Northgate Branch of Seattle Public Library for a fun story time full of songs, rhymes and, of course, stories! Stay afterward for a social playtime with other families. All ages welcome!


Beacon Hill Festival
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 2
Jefferson Park. FREE

The weather is wonderful so head to Beacon Hill for a summertime festival full of delicious food, artistic vendors, lively performances, fun inflatables and more. Admission is free, bring money for incidentals.


Dozer Day
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 3
Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup

For anyone with kids who make them stop at every construction site, this event is for you. Head to the Washington State Fair Events Center, where kids (and even adults) can operate bulldozers, excavators and other heavy machinery with a professional by their side. Enjoy a day of games, construction toys and other activities. $10, $8 seniors and ages 2 to 12, $5 parking (cash only).


Traffic note: wherever you head this weekend, keep in mind that the Interstate 5 closure through downtown Seattle will complicate driving on that and other major routes.