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Weekender: Best Family Events for Seattle, the Eastside and South Sound

Top activities and outings for weekend family fun: Oct. 11–13

Published on: October 09, 2019


Hey everyone, there is so much good stuff on deck for this weekend: We've got Star Wars fun, big truck inspections, orca games, cider-pressing and ways to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. Read on for all the ingredients you'll need to make your family fun plan.

Seattle area:

  • Partake in a family-friendly Oktoberfest celebration that includes a kids' kazoo parade (just show up), chicken dance and free family 5K run (Friday–Sunday).
  • Don your best intergalactic garb and head to Star Wars Reads Day for activities, story time and the chance to meet Star Wars characters (Saturday).
  • Join the celebrations — outdoor stuff is free and Sunday is kids' day — as an incredible revamped museum opens its doors (Saturday–Monday).
  • Recognize Indigenous Peoples Day at the opening of a new kids' exhibit that showcases local Native cultures (Sunday).

Eastside and environs:

South Sound area:

  • Dress in your costume, walk the star-lit paths and ride the tram listening for hoots and howls at fantastic Northwest Trek (Friday–Saturday).
  • Press apples into cider, snack on a caramel apple and tour a historic mansion at a family cider squeeze (Saturday).
  • Head to this small-town harvest fest for the Pumpkin Pals Parade (wear a pumpkin-themed costume to join in), bouncy houses, live music and more family fun (Saturday).
  • Wear your costume, get free comics, play board games and enjoy geeky story time at free, family-friendly Tacoma-Con (Saturday).
  • Fort Steilacoom Park hosts trucks, tractors and pumpkins and welcomes all kids who love them; don't miss this big rig bonanza (Saturday).

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