Thursday, August 27, 2015


**New this year is a chance to win FREE CAR WASHES for a YEAR!!**
(see details below)

We have done this the past couple of years and it always goes pretty quickly, the staff is friendly and last year we even got a couple of giveaways to boot! We went at the end of the day last year and if memory serves, I believe they said that location did approximately 1300 free car washes that day! Wow! Thanks to Barry for emailing me regarding this year's FREE CAR WASH DAY!

" Family-owned company has washed over 225,000 vehicles during annual “free car wash days” over the past nine years

SEATTLE—Celebrating its 58th anniversary, Brown Bear Car Wash will add sparkle and shine to thousands of cars and trucks next Thursday, August 27 as the family-owned company offers free “Beary Clean” washes at 21 tunnel wash locations. Hours for the special “all day” event are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For the past nine years, Family-owned Brown Bear has offered free “Beary Clean” tunnel washes twice a year. Last year’s anniversary event generated 26,437 free washes, bringing the combined total of complimentary anniversary and free Veterans Day washes to over 225,000.
For locations and hours of Brown Bear’s automated “tunnel wash” locations in the Puget Sound area visit

Adding to the fun and value, on August 27 only, one lucky customer will be selected to receive free car washes for a year: an annual membership to Brown Bear’s Unlimited Wash Club. Enter to win by taking a photo of your newly washed vehicle and posting it on Twitter (@brownbear) or Instagram (@brownbearcarwash) with the hashtag #FreeCarWashDay.

Founder Vic Odermat started Brown Bear in Seattle with one location at 15th Ave West in Seattle.  Brown Bear now owns and operates a total of 43 car washes throughout the Puget Sound area and Spokane. 

Through its parent company, Seattle-based Car Wash Enterprises, Inc., owns and operates car wash facilities in Washington State as well as a large network of gas stations and convenience stores.  It is one of the largest privately held car wash chains in the U.S. and is widely recognized within the industry as being a leader in the environmental movement. "

For more info. go here and here.

For a list of tunnel locations go here.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

DigiPen Day with all kinds of interactive fun at DigiPen in Redmond - Today, Saturday, August 22nd 2015 from 11-2pm - Register onsite!

You are invited to celebrate DigiPen Day with us on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at DigiPen's Redmond campus!

This event marks the five-year anniversary of the ribbon-cutting ceremony of DigiPen's current facilities, where Mayor John Marchione officially declared August 27, 2010 "DigiPen Day" in the city of Redmond. This year, we will open our doors to the public once again and invite everyone in the community to play, create, and explore the worlds of gaming and art with us!

Activities Include

  • Industry talks from DigiPen faculty
  • T-shirt tie-dye station
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Lunch and carnival food
  • Ceramics, painting, and life drawing
  • Student-made table top games and video games to play
  • Minute to Win It games
  • Balloon art and caricatures
  • Green screen photo-booth
  • Inflatable obstacle course
  • And more!
Time: 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.
Location: DigiPen's campus at 9931 Willows Road NE in Redmond, WA.
All guests must register online in advance. **Onsite registration available today**
Note: Participants who do not register online in advance must sign a waiver form at the entrance. Attendees under the age of 18 must have a parent/legal guardian sign a waiver form on their behalf upon registration, either at the entrance or through our electronic registration form. Attendees age 15 and younger must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian. Please be prepared to show a photo ID on the day of the event.
Questions: Contact the Office of Outreach by email at or by phone at 425-629-5001.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival with games, activities, petting zoo and more in Seattle - Today, Sunday, August 16th 2015 until 6pm!

" We’ll gather in a grassy meadow under big, old trees at the 9th annual Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival. A world of ethnic variety will convene with music, dancing, food, art activities, and booths. Of course, there will be Othello’s traditional petting zoo from Old McDebbie’s Farm complete with camel, and his multicultural furry friends.
Othello Park features strolling walkways, a permanent stage gracefully designed to suit its pastoral landscape, and a zip line. Come sit, relax, and enjoy the park’s beauty and the show.
Then you will want to be up and about visiting the array of tents and booths and sampling Rainier Valley’s colorful diversity of businesses and organizations. One large tent on the green will shelter the Festival’s traditional “Art Creation Station” to engage those young in age and young at heart, in a variety of hands-on visual art activities led by local artists. "

For more info. go 

Fresh Paint with live artist demos including glassblowing, music, kids art activities and more in Everett - Now until 5pm, Today, Sunday, August 16th 2015

Fresh Paint

Aaron and Dan LaChaussee working in the Mobile Hot Shop

Purchase art fresh off the easel at Everett's waterfront art festival! The entire length of the promenade will be filled with more artists than ever, turning the marina into a huge outdoor studio and sidewalk gallery.
100+ artists will be sharing painting, pottery, glass, jewelry, photography & much more.
  • Every artist is in action, plus on-site glassblowing demonstrations at our mobile hot shop.
  • Live music along the promenade
  • Food from several marina restaurants and our festival vendors
  • Art activities for children
  • Everett Farmer's Market right next door on Sunday from 11am-4pm.

For more info. go here.

Sandtastic! - Free family fun outdoors with tons of activities at Imagine Children's Museum in Everett - Today, Sunday, August 16th until 4pm!

Sandtastic Banner
FREE Outdoor Family Summer Fun!
Sunday, August 16 • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited!
         Play outside the Museum is FREE!
• Professional Sand Sculptors
• Balloon Artist – Insane Chastain Balloons and Tater Tot
• Children’s Entertainment – Captain RRR
• DJ Moose Moran
• Rock Climbing Wall
• Giant Slide
• Outdoor Sand Play Area + Giant Sand Sculpture
• Fantastic Summer Games & Activities

         Even More Activities…
         • Seashell Display         • Reading with Rover         • Temporary Tattoos         • Magnetic Fishing         • Make your own Kites         • Community Art Project – Driftwood         • Gutter Regatta / Pool Noodle Boats         • Sponge Toss         • Bubbles & Bubble Snakes         • Inflatable Slide         • Pipe Cleaner Crafts         • Windsocks         • Museum Store Sidewalk Sale         • I-9 Sports         • BeachWatchers

For more info. go here.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Windermere Summer Splash with free water sports, games, entertainment, arts and crafts and more in Green Lake - Saturday, August 15th 2015 from 9am-4pm

" Bring the kids to a fun fair with food tents, arts & crafts, carnival games, entertainment, music and more! Try free kayaking, canoeing, rowing and stand up paddle boarding at the Green Lake Small Craft Center open house. Watch your local businesses compete in the Corporate Cup Regatta to see who takes home the coveted Corporate Cup trophy. "

For more info. go here.

Snoqualmie Railroad Days with free wagon rides, a parade, a car show, performances and more! - Now until 5pm on Sunday, August 16th 2015

" A unique festival that strives to keep the “Trains, Timber, Tradition” encompassing the history of Snoqualmie alive. The event includes: Entertainment Stages, Vendors, a Grand Parade, Children’s Field of Fun, Timber Sports Demonstrations, Food & Drink venues as well as the Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast that started it all! Artisans display & sell their wares while the Legends Classic Car Club hosts hundreds of classic vehicles among the local services and businesses showcasing what they can do for you. Art in the Park, provided by the Snoqualmie Arts Commission, features Artists in Action and the Plein Air Paintout with artists from near and far, while also offering a Kid’s Paint Junction for the younger set. "

For more info. go here.

Friday, August 7, 2015

9th Annual Seattle Iranian Festival at Seattle Center - Saturday, August 8th 2015 from 11am-7pm

" Seattle Center Festál presents Iranian Festival, Saturday, Aug. 8. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Iran through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a marketplace.

Partake in an Iranian tea house and join in an evening dance party. Rumi poetry, puppet shows and face painting provide a glimpse into this culturally opulent culture. "

For more info. go here and here.

75th Anniversary SalmonFest Seattle Street Festival and Salmon Bake in Lake City - Now until 7pm on Sunday, August 9th 2015


" Celebrate with us and delight in our first class entertainment, hand-made crafts, delectable foods, and an un-paralleled Salmon Bake. Discover fun and magical surprises at every turn. We invite you to join us for SalmonFest Seattle for an unforgettable adventure. "

There will also be a kiddie parade and grand parade too (on Saturday)!

"Get ready for SalmonFest celebrating it’s 75th Anniversary Bringing together arts & crafts and great food.


SalmonFest is proud to present
The Rowdy Referees
Family Fun Game show with contests and games for the entire family.
IT’S A REAL SHOW: Featuring Wild and Crazy Stunts and Contests — “as seen on TV,” with prizes galore for the kids. As many as 50 kids (and adults) get on stage to join in on all the fun. It’s messy, it’s a little loud, and everybody has a great time. Add in two comical referees with fun magic tricks, great jokes (ALL G-RATED) and more audience participation that you’ve ever seen before — and you’ve got a winning combo for UNIQUE family fun! "

For more info. go here.

Festival at Mt. Si in North Bend - Now until 4pm on Sunday, August 9th 2015

Lots of performances plus: 

" Participate in the annual Festival Chili Cookoff, the Cherry Pie Eating Contest, and the Burstin' with Blueberries Dessert Contest

Kids will bop 'til they drop in their own Fun Zone. 

Enjoy spectacular fireworks draped against the backdrop of Mount Si. 

Take a ride on the historic Snoqualmie Valley Railroad. "

... and more!

For more info. go here.

Kirkland Summerfest WITH ALL KINDS OF KID ACTIVITIES - Now through 11pm on Saturday, August 8th 2015

" Kirkland Summerfest: the city’s premiere summer festival of art, music, food and family fun on the waterfront. Kirkland’s largest festival features 2 days of visual and performing arts, spectator sports,  kids activities, and live entertainment, over 100 vendors and food trucks on the streets of downtown. Bring the family for the day then dance the night away at the beer garden stage. Kirkland at its best. "

Lots for kids: 

" Visit our Kids Zone at the corner of Lake Street and Central Avenue where will we will fill the corner with rides, activities and treats for all ages.  Yoga and fitness course activities will be set up along the lawn near the beach at Marina Park.  On Lake Street by Ben & Jerry's you'll find a fleet of cool vehicles to sit in, honk the horn and imagine driving; a bus, tow truck, fire engine, Zamboni, police car and many more. "







And more!

For more info. go here.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

"Waterfront Whimsea" Family Fun Day with Fireboat demo, a Brian Vogan performance, fire engine, games, prizes, slides and more in Seattle - Sunday, August 2nd 2015 from 11am-3pm

This is a fun one...go check it out!

 Waterfront Whimsea – FREE Family Fun Event

" Family friendly entertainment, fun and games return for a fourth year!...

 Grab the family and get ready for the return of a Downtown Seattle favorite! The Waterfront Whimsea Family Fun Day will showcase live music from Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies, balloon animals, prizes, games and more.

This event is FREE and open to the public! "

12:00 – 12:45pm – band, Brian Vogan and His Good Buddies 
1:00 pm – Fireboat demonstration 
1:30 – 2:15 – Comedy Juggler Eric Haines 

All day activity: 
- Face painter: Rebecca Dickinson
- Balloon Twister Extraordinaire: Sara Chastain 
- Blow Up Slide 
- Games and Prizes 
- Fire Engine

For more info. go here.

Pre-Opening Kick-off! Free Mini-Donuts and Coffee at Daddy's Donuts in Kenmore - Sunday, August 2nd 2015 from 11am-6pm

Been waiting for them to open...looks so cute! Go and check it out tomorrow as they whet your appetite with free donuts and coffee! 

Image courtesy of Daddy's Donuts
...and many more options available!

 Excerpt from the FB page:

 " Such an amazing day!!!! Thank you to everyone who stopped in yesterday! We will be "officially" open for business this Monday, however; Saturday, Sunday we are inviting everyone to stop by and donuts/coffee are on the house! "

Located at: 

For more info. go here and here.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Recess Monkey performance at the Third Commons Stage at Lake Forest Park Town Center - Saturday, July 25th 2015 from 3-3:45pm

" Take a high-energy, rocking journey aboard the imaginary “Tambourine Submarine,” a high-tech vessel that explores sea, space and time. Sing, dance and rock out with some of the Northwest’s most popular family entertainers. "

Held on Third Place Commons Stage.

Family program, all ages welcome.

For more info. go here.

NW SolarFest at Shoreline Community College - Saturday, July 25th 2015 from 10am-5pm

For more info. go here.