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Weekend Outlook June 14-16 | Arts and Gardens Galore!

Jun 13, 2019 12:19PM ● By Rachel Belfield
This weekend's highlights include an all-ages dance party, a chance to read to a therapy dog, and gardens and arts galore. Read on to find activities just right for you and your family in and around Shoreline all weekend long!

Arts, Music and Dance Fun for the Whole Family

Edmonds Arts Festival - start Jun 14 2019 1000AM

Edmonds Arts Festival | June 14-16 (times vary Friday-Sunday)

The ever-popular festival hosts visual artists, performing arts, student art, and fun art projects for kids. Food booths offer traditional festival food and ethnic specialties 

Edmonds Summer Market - start Jun 15 2019 0900AM

Edmonds Summer Market | Saturday, June 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Make it an Edmonds kind of Saturday by visiting the weekly outdoor market during (or separate from) your trip to the arts festival. 

Secret Gardens of Lake Forest Park  Garden Tour and Market - start Jun 15 2019 0900AM

Secret Gardens of Lake Forest Park: Garden Tour and Market | Saturday, June 15, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Stroll serenely on a self-guided tour of six gardens in Lake Forest Park, each hosting musicians, artists, and master gardeners. Follow the link to purchase tickets in advance, or instructions for purchasing the day of the event. 

World Dance Party - start Jun 15 2019 0600PM

World Dance Party | Saturday, June 15, 6:00-8:30 pm

Meet neighbors, share food, enjoy multicultural music, learn dances, and have fun! This event is free and welcoming of all ages. Held at Shoreline Community College.

Kid-Focused Fun

Tot Grand Prix - start Jun 14 2019 0630PM

Tot Grand Prix | Friday, June 14, 6:30-8:00 pm

Wrap up your week with the Tot Grand Prix at the Magnuson Community Center. Come race peddle/push cars for glory and prizes and celebrate the end of the Tot Gym season as we move into our summer schedule.  

Garden Tots at Kruckeberg Botanic Garden | Friday, June 14, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Drop in anytime between 10 am and 1 pm with children ages 3-7 for "Beautiful Butterflies," a fun nature exploration with an activity and a craft. ($10/family)  

Paws for Reading | Saturday, June 15, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Stop by to read aloud to a loving 4-legged listener. Featuring certified therapy dogs...and maybe a cat! For emergent and independent readers to building reading skills and confidence, held at the Mountlake Terrace Library.

Kids Club Plant a Pollinator Container Garden - start Jun 15 2019 1000AM

Kids' Club: Plant a Pollinator Container Garden | Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

We invite you to come celebrate national pollinator month with us! Join us to plant a pollinator garden from seeds and paint a thumbprint bee on the pot! Activity fee: $10 for materials and instruction, held at Swansons Nursery.

The Spaced-Out Magic Show - start Jun 15 2019 0200PM

The Spaced-Out Magic Show | Saturday, June 15, 2-3:00 pm

Children ages 5 and older can discover some amazing science magic at the Lake Forest Park Library, presented by Louie Foxx. 

Kids Meditation and Buddhism Class - start Jun 16 2019 0200PM

Kids' Meditation and Buddhism Class | Sunday,  June 16, 2-3:00 pm

Respect. Kindness. Harmony. Honesty. Gratitude. Peace. A series of one-hour classes for children hosted at our local Buddha Jewel Monastery. Follow the link to sign up in advance.

Education Mixed with Fun for Parents and Caregivers

Emergency Prep and Safety Fair | Saturday, June 15, 12-4:00 pm

Are you ready for "The Big One," a major earthquake? Who will come to help, and when? What will you eat and drink, and for how long? What will you do without electricity, city water, and other services. Event includes fire truck and kids' activities plus free food from Patty Pan Cooperative, held at Briarcrest Elementary. 

Author Event Elisa Murray 52 Seattle Adventures with Kids - start Jun 15 2019 0600PM

Author Event: Elisa Murray: 52 Seattle Adventures with Kids | Saturday, June 15, 6-7:30 pm

Stop by Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park to hear local "out and about with kids" expert and Parent Map author Elisa Murray discuss her book "52 Seattle Adventures with Kids."

Live Music by Third Place Commons - start Apr 19 2019 0730PM

Live Music by The 85th Street Big Band at Third Place Commons | Saturday, June 15, 7:30 pm

After Elisa Murray's event, stick around Third Place Commons to grab dinner, and swing along with the The 85th Street Big Band, a lively 19-piece big band playing their favorites from the 30s, 40s, and 50s, starting at 7:30 pm.

For more story times, farmer's markets, and family-friendly things to do in and around Shoreline, WA, every day of the year, check out our community calendar.