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Rev Your Engines: 7 Great Outings for Car-Crazy Kids (and Dads!)

Outings, car shows and more for road-ready Northwest families

Published on: June 13, 2023

Rev Your Engines: 7 Great Outings for Car-Crazy Kids (and Dads!)

A child sits behind the wheel of a fire truck at a Seattle touch-a-truck event among family activities in Seattle for kids who love cars
Get behind the wheel of a big rig at a local touch-a-truck event.

Seattle car shows and touch-a-truck events in 2023

Fenders on Front Street is a Father’s Day tradition for many families from the Eastside and beyond. Many more auto events fill out summer weekends. Happy car-gazing!

Exotics at Redmond Town Center
When: Saturdays through October, 9–11 a.m.
Where: Redmond Town Center
Cost: Free

Saturday Cruz-Ins
When: Saturdays through August, 5 p.m.–dusk
Where: Sunrise Village, Puyallup
Cost: Free for spectators

Fenders on Front Street
When: Sunday, June 18, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Front St., Issaquah
Cost: Free for spectators

Father’s Day Car Show
When: Sunday, June 18, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Downtown Burien
Cost: Free for spectators

Dream Builders Car Show
When: Sunday, June 18, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Evergreen Speedway, Monroe
Cost: Free for spectators

Fife Family Car Show
When: Sunday, June 25, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: Dacca Park, Fife
Cost: Free for spectators

Auburn’s 4th of July Car Show
When: Tuesday, July 4, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Les Gove Park, Auburn
Cost: Free for spectators

Return to Renton
When: Sunday, July 9, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Piazza Park, Renton
Cost: Free for spectators

Waterland Wheels
When: Sunday, July 9, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Des Moines Marina
Cost: Free for spectators

Car Show 4 Kids
When: Saturday, July 15, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: O’Reilly Auto Parts Distribution Center, Puyallup
Cost: Free for spectators

Kla Ha Ya Days Car Show
When: Sunday, July 16, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Downtown Snohomish
Cost: Free for spectators

Kirkland Waterfront Car Show
When: Sunday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Downtown Kirkland Waterfront
Cost: Free for spectators

When: Saturday, Aug. 19, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: Southcenter Mall, Tukwila
Cost: Free

All Ford Show & Mustang Roundup
When: Sunday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: ShoWare Center, Kent
Cost: Free for spectators

Classic Car and Truck Show
When: Sunday, Aug. 27, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Spanaway Park
Cost: Free for spectators

Marysville Touch-A-Truck
When: Saturday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m.–noon
Where: Asbery Field Marysville
Cost: Free

Pierce County Touch-A-Truck
When: Saturday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Where: TBA
Cost: Free

Edmonds Classic Car Show
When: Sunday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Downtown Edmonds
Cost: Free for spectators

Lakewood Truck & Tractor Day
When: Saturday, Oct. 14, noon–3 p.m.
Where: Fort Steilacoom Park, Lakewood
Cost: Free 

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Editor’s note: This article was originally published in 2017 and just updated for 2023. Nancy Chaney contributed to this article.

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