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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

Seattle Japanese Garden a family looks into the koi pond during a spring visit
Seattle Japanese Garden reopens for the season every March


  • First viewing at Seattle Japanese Garden. Typically held on the first Sunday in March, the annual opening celebration of the enchanting Seattle Japanese Garden features a Shinto blessing and kid-friendly performances.
  • Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Happy birthday to the author of all of our favorite kids’ stories! On March 2, celebrate the birthday of the beloved  author by reading at home, or check your local library for any planned activities. And definitely plan to cook up some green eggs and ham for dinner.
  • Holi. Known as the “Festival of colors,” Holi is joyously celebrated in India on the day after the full moon in March. Kids love to throw the colored powder. Look for celebrations at various regional locales.
  • Pi Day. Why not celebrate this special day? It’s an opportunity to bake a pie for someone special, look for pie deals and talk with your kids about what the number 3.141592 ... signifies.


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