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Every Family's Northwest Bucket List

A month-by-month guide to the best Seattle-area events with kids

Published on: January 18, 2018

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Long days, short years

When you’re raising kids, the days are long but the years are short — so you’ve got to plan carefully to hit some of our area's signature annual events while your kids are still young. From icy polar bear plunges in January to quirky festivals to holiday delights, here in the Northwest we know how to celebrate all year round. 

To help you make the most of the best once-a-year events, we’ve gathered a bucket list of festivals, happenings, out-of-the-ordinary holidays and more to put on your family calendar.

Remember: Sometimes even the best-laid plans go sideways, so check in on festival dates and venues before dropping by. Page through the months with the arrows above, or click ahead to your desired month below. Then go forth and have fun!

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