With Halloween firmly in the rear, it’s time to charge full steam ahead into the first weekend of November. Families will find activities abound in and around the Emerald City. On the top of our list? A chance to hike with goats, a cool kindie rock concert and a walk that’s all about dreamers. Ready, set, go!
The Not-Its! in Concert
Rock on because the Not-Its! are playing the Fauntelroy Schoolhouse this weekend. Part of the recently returned Kindie West Concert Series, families can grab tickets (or get a family pass) and enjoy the show that lasts roughly an hour. Burn off that rainy day energy and connect with your favorite kindie rockers—a great way to start the weekend! Tickets required. Sun. Event details.
Paramount Park Star Party
Join the Seattle Astronomical Society for an evening of learning about the universe by observing interesting astronomical objects, including the moon, constellations, planets and stars. This month, families will have an opportunity to catch Jupiter and Saturn, as well as dark skies for Deep Sky Objects. If you’ve got your own telescope or binoculars bring them along (SAS volunteers will provide additional telescopes and binoculars for all to enjoy). Don’t forget to dress warmly, too—it’s definitely fall. Sat. Event details.
Dia de los Muertos Celebration
The Phinney Neighborhood Association is hosting their annual celebration to remember those we have lost and honor their lives with family and friends. Bring the kids for free arts and crafts in the lower parking lot, family-friendly live performances (extra fee), and lots of yummy food and drink for purchase (including Mexican hot coca). Tickets are required and will be available at the door in a limited capacity if the event isn’t sold out. Sat. Event details.
Let’s Goat Hike
Get up close and personal with the Farrel-McWhirter goat herd and learn all about the farms’ barnyard comedians—their goats. Then hit the trails and watch their delightful antics as we hike through the pristine, second growth forest. Learn about the wildlife species and plants that call the Park home and take a moment to truly decompress and enjoy nature. Registration is required. Sat. Event details.
Steam Train Weekend
Full steam ahead! Take a fantastic journey on an old steam train through the scenic upper Snoqualmie Valley. Begin your two-hour, round trip experience in North Bend when you climb aboard historic passenger cars and journey west to the Snoqualmie Depot. After a brief stop to pick up passengers, the train turns around near Snoqualmie Falls, pausing at the crest for a view of the lower river valley, before returning east. You’ll have a chance to visit the Train Shed Exhibit Hall, too. Tickets required. Sat. & Sun. Event details.
Go on a PopUp StoryWalk
It’s the last weekend to get outside and get reading with this PopUp StoryWalk in Woodinville. Families can enjoy Dreamers by Yuyi Morales as they stroll along this short, stroller friendly path. Daily, through Nov. 11. Event details.