Easter, Earth Day, Apollo 11, and Kenny G -- what to do this weekend around the Sound

Tracking down Easter eggs or planting trees for Earth Day -- lots to do outdoors this weekend. And . . . Kenny G's playing this weekend!

April 19, 2019
Easter

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Easter may or may not be a big deal in your family, but it's definitely a sign of spring, and it's the weekend we celebrate Earth Day, too. So one way or another, there's something to do outdoors. And no matter what you do, you can take some Peeops along guilt-free. Have fun!

  • Seattle Seawolves Rugby Saturday, 7pm. The Seawolves are at home taking on the NOLA Gold.  Starfire Stadium
  • Seattle Reign FC Soccer Saturday, 7pm. The Reign are up against the Orland Pride at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.
  •  Bunny Bounce at Woodland Park Zoo Saturday, 9:30am – 3pm. Hop, skip and jump to Woodland Park Zoo for the 18th annual Bunny Bounce, featuring amazing egg hunts for children ages 1–8, crafts, bunny encounters and eggs-citing zoo programs throughout the day. Space may be limited. Each egg hunt is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Orangutans, lemurs, grizzlies, and more nibble on specially made Easter baskets lined with flowers, berries and other favorite treats. The special treats are part of the zoo’s excellent animal care program to help enrich the lives of the zoo’s animals. The safe activities help encourage natural animal behavior, keep animals mentally and physically stimulated and provide extraordinary experiences for zoo visitors.
Easter Egg Hunts Saturday & Sunday
  • Seattle Easter Egg Hunts
  • Click one of these photos of your local Seattle Community Center and search the page for “egg.”
  • Egg-citing Easter Egg Hunts & Activities
  • Hoppin’ Easter Egg Hunts & Activities  
  • Easter B’egg Hunt Saturday, 10:30am – 2pm.  Hop on over to a place where dogs of every shape and size will romp and roam the fields in search of eggs stuffed with dog treats at Camp Charlie’s private off-leash dog park in Duvall. Large dogs start at 11 a.m. and small dogs at 12:30 p.m. Donation.
  • Snohomish Easter Parade Saturday, 11am. Washington State’s only Easter parade.  Includes floats, bands, kids, and farm animals moving down First Street in Snohomish, followed by an Easter bonnet contest. Wear your most creative Easter Bonnet with “all the frills upon it” and come join the fun!  Free.
  • Revival Center Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, 11am – 1pm. Free hotdog lunch for everyone, bouncy houses for the kids with egg hunts, games and prizes.  Fun for the whole family in Newcastle.
  •  Spring Eggstravaganza Saturday, noon – 4pm. Bring the family to Redmond Town Center for an afternoon of spring activities and treats including a kids’ scavenger hunt with prizes, a petting farm (bunnies, chicks, and goats), a bounce house, trampolines, games, and activities. Free.
  • BunnyCon Saturday, noon. From the team behind SantaCon and Halloween Pub Crawl!  Wear bunny ears or a costume, and bring cash, to hop from bar to bar during Bunny bar crawl. See the schedule.
  • Brunch Run Sunday, 9:30am. We take brunch seriously here in Seattle…so grab your friends and run, walk or stroll your way to brunch heaven.  Start with a run on a beautiful 5k course through Magnuson Park along Lake Washington.  At the finish line awaits more than 15 local restaurants serving up brunch bites plus a boozy brunch garden complete with Bloody Marys, Mimosa bar , cold beer and more!.  Easter bunny photo ops, epic Easter basket raffle, adult Easter egg hunt and more (hint-the Easter eggs will have drink tokens in them!)  For age 21+.
  •  Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest Friday & Saturday. Taste 50 varieties of beer, Scotch whiskey, wine, and spirits at the annual event in Fremont Studios.
  • Tulip Festival Street Fair Friday – Sunday. The 35th Annual Downtown Mount Vernon Tulip Festival Street Fair has grown from a few tables on the sidewalks to its current size, nearly half a mile of artisan vendors, food trucks, non-profit group displays, and live entertainment. Free in Mount Vernon.
  • Sakura-Con Friday – Sunday. Anime is a style of Japanese film and TV animation featured at this Anime festival, plus gaming, cosplay, cultural panels, dances, concerts, exhibits, and industry guests at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
  • Kenny G through Sunday at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley.

 

Earth Day Celebrations and Events Saturday through Monday.  Celebrate Earth Day, which is officially Monday, April 22.

 

  • Cheese and Meat Festival  Saturday. Enjoy bite-size tastes of cheese and meat paired with wine, beer, and cider, which also offers seminars as well as coffee and chocolate samples at Block 41 for age 21+.  All attendees will be give a small charcuterie board upon entry that will allow for samples to be placed on the board while vendors describe the item being showcased.  Seminars offered cover “Cheese, Chocolate, Beer” and “Farm to Table & Slow Food.”
  • World Rhythm Festival Saturday. Full immersion in world music, drum and dance.  Join us for a festival packed with an amazing range of world music traditions including African, Middle-Eastern, Latin, Indian, Brazilian, North American, and more.  Watch talented artists, learn from masters, and connect with many vibrant communities and cultures!  Seattle Center. Free. 
  •   North Bend Jazz Walk Saturday, 6pm – midnight. Buy a ticket online and head to the mountains to hear live jazz at a dozen venues. Also hear school bands in the theater from 5 to 10 p.m.
  • World Class Crab Races and Crab Feed Saturday & Sunday. Watch crabs race and eat crab in Westport on the Pacific Ocean.  
  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Through April 30. Featuring the most spectacular fields of blooming tulips and daffodils. See the interactive or printable map.
  • Destination Moon:  The Apollo 11 Mission Through September 2. The spacecraft flown on humankind’s first journey to the Moon is the centerpiece of this exhibition, which includes more than 20 one-of-a-kind artifacts from the Smithsonian, many flown on the historic mission, plus dozens of NASA and Russian spaceflight items from the Museum’s renowned collection.  Highlighting the show is the historic NASA Apollo 11 command module, Columbia. Visitors can see the spaceship up close like never before, and can explore its intricate interior with an interactive 3-D tour created from the Smithsonian’s high-resolution scans. Museum of Flight.
  • Prince from Minneapolis Ongoing. From the very beginning of his career, Prince worked to create a unique and dynamic image. He reached out to photographers in Minneapolis to construct and disseminate what is now his legendarily theatrical image and identity. Four of those photographers—Allen Beaulieu, Nancy Bundt, Terry Gydesen, and Robert Whitman—are showcased in this exhibition. With nearly 50 artifacts, including 25 photos of Prince, 15 Prince-inspired artworks, a Prince guitar, and outfits from the film Purple Rain, this comprehensive gallery lets you experience Prince’s unrivaled artistry at key moments in his career. MoPop at Seattle Center.