Beer, baseball, and tons of family fun: What to do around here this weekend

The weekend may be rainy and gray, but nobody can say "there's nothing to do around here"

April 13, 2018
Seattle skyline under gray skies

© Stanislav Moroz |

By the time you read this, the weather is probably better than the forecast, but still -- lots to do indoors this weekend!

This might be a good weekend to take the family to a Mariners game. The roof at Safeco may be closed all weekend, but the Oakland As are in town!  Friday is Ben Gamel Cap Night with a 7:10pm start. Saturday is Mariners Military Cap Night with the first pitch at 6:10pm and Sunday is Jackie Robinson Day with a 1:10pm start.  

How about a few beers for a good cause? The  Early Life Speech & Language Beer Fest  starts Saturday at noon. A bratwurst lunch, seven tastes of beer from local breweries, and musicby a DJ  at Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Shoreline.

Time to spruce up the yard for spring?Check out  Hands-on Natural Yard CareCome in for free, hands-on exploration of yard care tools and techniques.  Curious about how an aerator works?  Not sure what tools are the best for your garden?  Try out different yard care tools, learn proper planting techniques, and get your questions answers by the experts. Saturday from 9:30am to noon at McAuliffe Park, 10824 NE 116th St. in Kirkland.

Take the kids to the International Children’s Friendship Festival  Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm at Seattle Center's Fisher Pavillion.Children from around the world dance, sing, play music, make origami, and get faces painted. And you know what I alwasy say: Face painting = FUN.

And in the South Sound, the Junior Daffodil Parade on Saturday. They say it's the  largest children’s parade in the state. The parade is four blocks long, beginning at N. Proctor Street & N. 28th Street in Tacoma. (Route map.) 

Let's pretend we're in Hawaii at the Aha Mele Festival on Saturday from 11am to 9pm at Chief Leschi Schools in Puyallup. Feast on Hawaiian food (there better be some Spam!), watch amazing Hawaiian and Polynesian entertainment (Hula anyone?), and shop Hawaiiana vendors at this 9th Annual Hawaiian Festival. (Everything you buy requires cash.)