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Weekender: Top Family Events for Seattle and the Eastside

17 great ideas for family fun for the weekend: April 21–23

Published on: April 19, 2017

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Hey, our weekend fun list is back and we're glad you're here! This is our weekend cheat sheet designed to deliver the best weekend haps so that you can plan fabulous family time — between baseball games, dance class, naps, grocery shopping and all that stuff, of course.

This is our Earth Day edition; read on for ideas on how to give our planet a little pat on the back. And let us know how you like the new look. As always, we'll see you out there.

Get outdoors:

- Visit National Parks for free this weekend (Saturday–Sunday).
Park for free at state parks, in honor of Earth Day (Saturday).
- Sign up for an after-dark exploration of Mercer Slough (Friday).
- Go for an Earth Day dash and earn a baby tree (Saturday).
- This Tree City USA is the place to mark Arbor Day and Earth Day (Saturday).
Do the Puyallup — spring style. Tip: kids are free Thursday (Thursday–Sunday).
- Help out a gem of a local park for Earth Day (Saturday).
Tour a historic ship and and get free ice cream (Saturday).

Play indoors:

Rock on for urban nature with Caspar Babypants (Saturday).
- Devour the science of food at MOHAI (Saturday).
- Get wild at SAM's family workshop (Saturday).
- Turn up for culture-rich stories from a Native storyteller (Saturday).
- Explore the mystery of these stony faces (ongoing).
- Delight in cherry blossoms and the culture of Japan (Friday–Sunday).
- Hear stories from Holocaust survivors for Holocaust Remembrance Day (Sunday).
- Talk about thrift-store items at this unusual museum exhibit (ongoing).
- Help out A Little Mermaid (Sunday).

And check out our full family fun calendar for more activities every day of the week!

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