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Weekender: Family Fun Ideas for Seattle, the Eastside and South Sound

Best Seattle-area family events and activities for the weekend of Sept. 24–26

Nancy Chaney

Published on: September 15, 2021

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Well, I guess that's it for summer? Fall is here! It's time to stomp in some puddles, pick apples and select your perfect pumpkin. Yep, patches are opening this weekend! It's been a while, but we know how to handle the drizzle. Haul out the rain gear and get to it. Have a fantastic weekend, all.

10 activities for family fun this weekend:

  1. There are a few days left to do the Puyallup, from admiring the piglets to gobbling the scones. Remember to mask up (through Sunday).
  2. Spread out your cozy blankets and enjoy family-favorite movie “Coco,” free in the park (Friday).
  3. Register ahead to join a free family ranger program — with bats or turtules, perhaps — at wondrous wild spaces on the Eastside (Friday–Sunday). 
  4. Head for the hills! Or a lake or the woods! It's a free entrance day at all of our amazing state and national parks (Saturday).
  5. Get a taste of truly local food touring Sammamish Valley farms; stock up on farm-fresh produce, honey, flowers and more (Saturday).
  6. Mask up to join a community Korean harvest fest featuring paper lotus flower crafts, Korean food, traditional music and more (Saturday).
  7. Ensure that your little one is properly buckled in and safe on the road with a free car seat safety check (Saturday).
  8. Snack your way through the International District, enjoying night market food, performances and shopping (Saturday).
  9. An in-person Festál celebration is here! Savor Italian culture through delicious food, grape-stomping, bocce ball and Ferraris. Wear your maschera (Saturday–Sunday).
  10. Bring your apple-tite for all the tasty things on offer at Lattin's Apple Festival; you know, fresh-picked apples, cider and those legendary apple fritters (Saturday–Sunday).

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Plus, our family fun calendar features great virtual and in-person events — every day of the week!

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