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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: January 03, 2024

Every Family’s Northwest Bucket List

Bald eagle
Washington bald eagle. Credit: Skeeze/Pixabay


  • Eagle watching in the Skagit Valley. Day trip alert! Throughout January, you can view wintering bald eagles around the Skagit River. Towns such as Concrete, Rockport and Marblemount host story times, activities and other kid fun. There are scads of kid-friendly hiking trails around the area, too.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration March. Inspire your kids and give them a taste of history by joining Seattle’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration March, beginning at Garfield High School. Visit the Seattle MLK Jr. Organizing Coalition website for upcoming dates, details and related events.
  • Lunar New Year. The Year of the Dragon will breathe fire into the new year, starting Feb. 10, 2024. One of our region’s main celebrations takes place outside the Wing Luke Museum. Plan for lion dances, firecrackers and more festive fun. Another popular new year celebration, Tết in Seattle, takes place each year at the Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion.


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