- Issaquah Salmon Days Festival. Take a look at salmon swimming upstream to spawn, and stick around for a parade and tons of kids’ activities in the “Field of Fun.”
- Star Wars Reads Day. Typically held on a Saturday in October, this newish unofficial holiday is celebrated at local libraries, bookstores and museums (or a galaxy far, far away).
- BrickCon. Got some Lego lovers in the house? This Seattle Center festival, with displays and group builds, is everything.
- Oktoberfest Northwest. At the Puyallup Fairgrounds, parents can sip the region’s newest brews, while kids go on rides and folic in the root beer garden.