Opening weekend of the season, outdoor, saltwater pool with giant tube slide, public swims, lessons, lap swims, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, May 31-June 1, June 7-8, daily June 14-Sept. 1, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.75-$6.50 (206-684-7494 or seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/colman.htm).
Northwest Folklife Festival: Music, dance, stories and art of the people of the Pacific Northwest, Discovery Zone kids’ activities, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, Seattle Center, Seattle; suggested donation $10/person or $20/family or group (206-684-7300 or nwfolklife.org
Hydro Fever: Display of vintage unlimited hydroplanes and memorabilia, model hydro racing for kids, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, 5917 S. 196th St., Kent; free (206-764-9453 or www.hydromuseum.org
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Seattle Water Spray Parks: Water spray parks open for the season Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, Ballard Commons, Jefferson, John C. Little, Lower Judkins, Highland Park, Lake Union, Northacres, Pratt parks, Miller Community Center, Georgetown Playfield, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks).
Family Science Weekend: Hands-on activities for all ages, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Monday, The Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $14.95-$21.95 (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).
Kitsap Harbor Festival: Entertainment, market, seagull calling contest, KidZone, military vehicle display, beer garden, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Kitsap Car Cruz, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bremerton Marina, 707 Sidney Parkway, Port Orchard (kitsapharborfestival.org).
Mount Rainier National Park: Opening weekend of the season at Paradise Inn, Stevens Canyon Road, Cougar Rock and Ohanapecosh campgrounds, Box Canyon Picnic Area; roads cleared, snow on the ground at Paradise and other high elevations; Nisqually to Paradise Road Rehabilitation Project ongoing, construction delays up to 30 minutes throughout the summer, Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford; admission $15/vehicle, seven days, or $5/person by motorcycle, bicycle, horseback, on foot; camping fees vary (360-569-2211 or www.nps.gov/mora or www.visitrainier.com
Staycation: Display of rare and exotic automobiles, food trucks, wine available, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; free (425-488-1133 or ste-michelle.com).
Children’s Festival/Kodomo no Hi: Activities and performances celebrating the Japanese holiday to promote the happiness and healthy growth of children, noon-4 p.m. Monday, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $5-$10, two children admitted free per paid adult admission (206-684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org).
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