As a new member of the fabulous 425 Mom Team, I’ll be posting a weekly column aimed towards families who are wondering, “What’s going on this weekend?” From kid-friendly activities to events the whole family will love, I’ll be making sure you’ve got options. (I’ll even be throwing date-night ideas out there, so be sure to snag a sitter from time to time!)
Here’s a recap of what’s going on this weekend. Read the full article at 425Mom.
Celebrate the return of salmon to their birth waters this weekend at Issaquah’s Salmon Days. Sound like a boring nature show? Think again! This award-winning (and not-to-be-missed) festival features:
- Tons of Northwest artisans (think gift shopping and home decorating)
- Hatchery Tours
- Live Music (from bluegrass to kids’ tunes)
- Awesome Food
- Field of Fun (inflatables, trampolines, arts-and-crafts, etc)
- Puget Sound Dock Dogs competitions
With all this good stuff, your kiddos will never look at fish the same.
The 8th annual Oktoberfest Northwest in Puyallup isn’t just beer and bratwurst; there’s a ton of family-friendly events and activities going on all weekend, though Sunday is deemed Family Day.
- Family Fest Zone and Kinderhaus (arts & crafts, pumpkin decorating & more)
- The popular kid’s Hammerschlagen with kid-sized hammers!
- Crater Lake Root Beer Garden
- 5th Annual Wiener Dog Races (Sunday @ noon)
Discover what it takes to run a farm, from growing crops to raising animals. Kids will learn about farm life through hands-on experience and a chance to talk to the farmers themselves.
- Farm Tours
- Corn Mazes
- Pumpkin Patches
- Harvest Markets
Dr. Maze’s Farm in Redmond: Pumpkin Patch opening weekend
It’s opening weekend at Dr. Maze’s Pumpkin Patch! Kiddos will love to push the wheelbarrows (available at the entrance to the pumpkin patch) through the rows of pumpkins, on the lookout for the perfect jack-o-lantern-to-be!
And something for the moms and dads…
The 5th Annual Crawl in the Fall benefits cystic fibrosis care and research, and is a perfect way to spend some time sipping local craft beers at some of Kirkland’s hottest spots. Cheers to a good time and an even better cause!