Weekender: Top Family Events for Seattle and the Eastside
Your family fun plan for the weekend: Oct. 21–23
Is a case of cabin fever running through your house this week, after last weekend's storm under-delivered yet still kept everyone inside? Make some plans for some weekend family fun and get everyone out of the house. Saturday is looking like the best bet for outdoor stuff, but predictions are just that, as we well know.
Harvest and Halloween fun abounds, from farm walks and harvest fests at local nurseries s to spooky stories by the camp fire to Northwest Trek's Hoot 'n' Howl. If you haven't worn your costume yet, there are lots of chances to start showing it off.
Night walks at Mercer Slough and in the arboretum send you out onto creaky, creepy trails in the woods after dark. Salmon should continue their swan song performances along the Cedar River this weekend. Other performances include Teacher Brandon playing Town Hall and a fun "symphonic whodunit" for kids and families at Benaroya Hall.
Find out what Diwali is all about at Bellevue High School, if you don't already know.
For other ideas for weekend, or anytime, fun, climb a big rock, take a hike to see brilliant fall color, head out to spot some salmon in a local creek, or plan a fall getaway to a rustic retreat. These spots are great for enjoying stormy weather. If you haven't found the perfect pumpkin yet, or yours has already rotted on the front porch and you need a new one, great local pumpkin patches still have a good supply.