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Weekender: Top Family Events for Seattle and the Eastside

Best activities and outings for family fun over the weekend: June 14–16

Published on: June 12, 2019

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It's Father's Day on Sunday, so time to celebrate all the awesome papas out there! We've got our usual list of a dozen or so top picks for weekend family fun, plus check out our all-about-dad round-up of fab family activities for Father's Day weekend. Happy Father's Day to all!

  • Celebrate the grand opening of a terrific new neighborhood park with music, sandwiches and more (Friday).
  • Celebrate freedom at a free community gathering marking Juneteenth (Friday–Saturday).
  • Partake in strawberry mania, snacking on shortcake and reveling in summer goodness at so many tasty strawberry fests up and down the Sound (Friday–Sunday).
  • Explore the fascinating ecosystem of Mercer Slough with a view from a canoe — preregistration and canoeing experience required (Saturday).
  • Park the devices and try out being an 1880s kid through hands-on activities at a local historic spot (Saturday).
  • Tap into insider tips on the most awesome and affordable outings with kids (Saturday).
  • Try drumming African rhythms, take part in hands-on activities and enjoy live music and culture at the free and family-friendly Festival Sundiata (Saturday–Sunday).
  • It's a gathering of fans and makers of slime: That's right, it's Slimetopia (Saturday–Sunday).
  • Stretch out on the grass, watch the boats go by and listen to live music in the gardens (Saturday–Sunday).
  • A super low tide weekend — and a sunny one at that — beckons gentle tide pool explorers to many local beaches (Saturday–Monday).
  • There's a cool ride for everyone to love at the Eastside's awesome vintage car show, or check out the classics lining the street in downtown Burien (Sunday).
  • It's the Father's Day edition of Bicycle Sunday, an opportunity for Pops and family pedalers of all ages to ride along the lake (Sunday).
  • Bring your dad and listen to old-time songs and stories of the woods, free (Sunday).

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