5 Fun, Free Things To Do With The Kids This Summer

It’s that time of year again. The kids are almost out of school, the sun will be shining (hopefully) & it would be great to have a couple fun things to do around town & beyond. I’ve started making a list of some fun, free things to do this summer with my kids & I thought I’d share:-)

  1. Kirkland’s Wednesday Market – every Wednesday from 2-7pm at Marina Park. Take the kids, roam around the market & let them put their feet in the lake. The market features local produce, cheeses, beautiful flowers, meats, unique gifts & of course kettle corn (my personal favorite). Here’s more information on all of the vendors: http://www.kirklandwednesdaymarket.org/
  2. Kirkland Summer Kids Concerts –  every Tuesday from 10-11am at Juanita Beach Park. Not only will the kids get to dance & boogie, but they can enjoy the newly renovated Juanita Beach Park! You can enjoy the view while your kiddos are completely entertained:-)More information on who will be performing: http://kirklandsummerconcerts.org/.
  3. Olympic Sculpture Park (Seattle) – previously a 9 acre industrial site, this park is located along the waters of Puget Sound in Seattle. The site has been converted to a spectacular outdoor art exhibit for everyone to enjoy. The park is open everyday. Pack a lunch, find your favorite art piece & enjoy! For directions & more information: https://www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/OSP/default.asp
  4. Ballard Locks – how many people around the world can say they have a ship canal in their neighborhood (or pretty close anyway)? I know my kids are going to LOVE this! Not only can you see how boats travel from Lake Washington to the Puget Sound. You can check out the fish ladders, a botanical gardens & picnic. They are open daily from 10-6pm. For more information: http://gonw.about.com/od/attractionsWA/a/ballardlocks.htm
  5. Bridle Trails State Park – W0w! How lucky are we that we have a forest in the middle of our town. With over 28 miles of trails, you & the kids could spend a whole afternoon exploring nature & enjoying the great outdoors:-)The trails are clearly marked throughout the 482 acre park, so you shouldn’t need your compass. The park holds community events throughout the year & will be having their 11th Annual “Party In The Park” on Saturday, June 22nd. You won’t want to miss it! For more information on all of the events as well as trail maps: http://bridletrails.org/index.html

Since these are on my list of things to do, I only have a few photos to share. Here’s my kiddos enjoying Bridle Trails State Park! (I will post more when we’ve worked on the list:-)Enjoy & have fun this summer!

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