Wellspring Family Services raises money, and you have a great time. Watch movie shorts and bop to music by Caspar Babypants at “Music ‘n’ Movie Nights” at Mount Baker Community Club (May 6), Mercer Island Presbyterian Church (May 13) and Sunset Community Club in Ballard (May 20). Ticket price includes treats, drinks and popcorn!
Bear in mind
Bear Awareness Day — just in time for the camping season. Watch black bears roam a “bear unsafe campground,” while grizzlies explore a “bear safe encampment.” You won’t want your campsite to fall into category #1 after this.
Saturday, May 21, activity times vary. Free with admission. Northwest Trek, Eatonville. nwtrek.org
Explore the wonders of Puget Sound at the Edmonds Watershed Family Fun Fair. Guided nature walks and crafts, stories about orca whales, stewardship and conservation exhibits and more! Bring a picnic so you can hang out for awhile.
Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Free. Yost Memorial Park, 9535 Bowdoin Way, Edmonds. 425-771-0227.
Big fun for fams in Lacey! The Lacey Spring FunFair features a “Hats and Music” parade (anyone can join in), a classic car show, petting zoo, train and tons of carnival fun for the kiddos.
Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday, May 22, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. St. Martin’s University, Lacey. laceyspringfunfair.com
Put on your festival duds and spend Memorial Day weekend at Seattle Center’s 40-year-old arts blowout, Folklife Festival. New this year: a Kindiefest stage featuring your favorite kids’ performers, including Recess Monkey, Caspar Babypants and others!
May 27–30: Friday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Monday 11 a.m.–9 p.m. $20/day/family. nwfolklifefestival.org