It's festivals galore! Whether you prefer eating popcorn at SIFF, lolling on the grass at Folklife, or watching artillery demonstrations at TankFest, there's something for everyone this weekend.
Find even more great activities in our searchable online calendar.
-Seattle's Child staff
We're giving away a kid's bike and several related goodies this month, including a Tyke Toter and a Fohawx. But the deadline to enter is almost here. Get all the details on our website and enter today.
SIFF is Underway!
"Seattle International Film Festival isn't just for adult movie-lovers. The festival's Films4Families program will include seven brand new feature-length films, including the first Seattle screening of Brave, Disney/Pixar's much anticipated film about the exploits of the Scottish princess Merida." Read more.
"The Shortsfest portion of the Seattle International Film Festival takes place this weekend and with it a great opportunity to introduce kids to the art of short cinema." Read more.
|Northwest Folklife Festival
The largest free arts festival in the U.S., Folklife is wonderfully family-friendly, featuring a wide variety of events tailor-made for all ages. Highlights this year include the annual Kindiependent Show, the Family Stringband Shindig (stop by our booth and say 'hi'), a Family Dance Workshop and a special family storytelling session. Read more.
|Children's Day at Seattle Japanese Garden|
Spring is a wonderful time to visit the Japanese Garden in the Arboretum, and Children's Day is the perfect excuse. Watch some high-energy taiko drummers, enjoy a puppet show and pick up a reduced-price bike helmet while you're there. Read more.
To commemorate Memorial Day, bring the family out to see restored tanks, military vehicles and artillery weapons in action at this annual event up near Everett. In addition to driving and firing demonstrations, there will be a Collectors Club parade, RC tank battles and activities just for kids. Read more.
|A Parent's Review: To the Arctic 3D at Pacific Science Center
"To The Arctic 3D is a G-rated documentary about animals struggling to maintain their normalcy with the effects of global warming. It is a survival tale of a mother polar bear and her twin cubs, with narration by Meryl Streep and songs by Paul McCartney." Read More.
"We've all heard the saying 'you are what you eat,' and current research shows it's more important than ever to choose foods wisely for your family." Read More.
"I was the first one to bring up adoption. My wife, who was exhausted and dejected, said: 'I don't have anything left right now. You're going to have to do the work.' So that's when my pregnancy began." Read more.