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Every Family’s Northwest Bucket List

A month-by-month guide to the best Seattle, Bellevue and South Sound events with kids

Author Elisa Murray

Published on: June 27, 2023

A boy at the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, Washington, gazes at a huge pile of curly fries
Get your fill of fair food at the Washington State Spring Fair in April. Credit: Patrick Hagerty

Long days, short years

When you’re raising kids, the days are long, but the years are short, so you’ve got to plan carefully to hit some of our area’s signature annual events while your littles are still young enough to want to go with you. From spotting eagles at their local gathering grounds to quirky festivals to holiday delights, here in the Pacific Northwest we know how to celebrate all year around.

To help you make the most of the best yearly events, we’ve gathered a bucket list of festivals, happenings, out-of-the-ordinary holidays and more to put on your family calendar.


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