The 45th Annual Folklife Festival is one of our favorite Memorial Day Weekend traditions! From Friday to Monday, Seattle Center is transformed into a hub for art and culture with 24 stages and over 800 scheduled performances ranging from music, dance, visual arts, film and multimedia. The family-friendly Discovery Zone offers hands-on activities and interactive workshops for families of all ages, and the new Open-Air Dance stage will feature dance performances from across the globe. This festival is free and open to all! Check out the full program schedule for all the details.
- May 27-30
Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds
Discover more than 100 artifacts and props from one of the most iconic series to date at EMP Museum. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek franchise, this special exhibit is perfect for any fan of the final frontier and showcases the television series along with spinoffs and films. Plus, many items have never been on display before!
- Open Daily
Family Science Weekend at the Seattle Aquarium
The Seattle Aquarium is hosting their Family Science Weekend Saturday through Monday! Daily activities include diver shows, octopus meet and greets, and special talks and demonstrations. This fun event is perfect for the whole family and will teach you all about the amazing science and research going on at the aquarium.
- May 28-30
Summer Concerts at the Locks
The 2016 Chittenden Locks Summer Concerts kick off this Sunday at 2:00pm with a performance by Boeing Employees Concert Band, featuring lively marches to show tunes and classics! This annual series is great for all ages, free to the public, and is set at one of our favorite parks in Seattle. The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks are the nation’s busiest with almost 50,000 vessels utilizing the locks between Puget Sound and Salmon Bay. It is also home to the popular salmon fish ladder (largest runs are June through October), and the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden.
- May 29
The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) runs through June 12th and there are plenty of films to catch this weekend! SIFF is the largest film festival in the US with over 400 films from 80 different countries. The festival also offers classes, panels and special events throughout the Seattle area. Explore their film guide for all the details on what’s playing this weekend.
- Through June 12th
Okay, we might be biased but this is a must-do on any holiday weekend. Check out all the sites and views of Seattle by land and water while your wacky Tour Guide shares all sorts of historical information and folklore about our great city. It’s 90-minutes of pure fun and we promise you’ll wonder why you never did it sooner!
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