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The Eastside has great activities for families happening this week. Here are a few ideas to jot on your family calendar!

The Eastside has great activities for families happening this week. Here are a few ideas to jot on your family calendar!


Bellevue Art Fairs

This weekend is the biggest celebration that Bellevue puts on each year, the big street fair in downtown. This is a big party with tons of artists showing off their creations, lots of great summer food, and music. There will also be fun activities for kids presented by the Bellevue Arts Museum, like making your own zoetrope, bubbles, painting, and lots more!

The whole thing starts on Friday, July 29, and will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. You can get shuttles to the event if you don’t want to drive (parking is hard, although there is often space in the Bellevue Square parking lot). For all the information, check it out here:

When: Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31

Where: 6th Street in Downtown Bellevue



Camlann Medieval Village Summer Festival

Ready to time travel to the year 1376? You can this weekend at the Camlann Medieval Village in Carnation. There will be lots of folks dressed up in costumes from 14th century England and all sorts of demonstrations of what life was like long before computers, cars, and even the printing press! Think jousting, knights having sword fights, and huge medieval feasts with the king. The Summer Festivals will be happening each weekend through the end of August, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

When: Weekends through August, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: 10320  Kelly Road NE, Carnation



Ananda Mela – Joyful Festival of India

The Eastside has one of the largest communities of Indian Americans and Indian citizens in the whole country, bringing wonderful cultural experiences to our area. This weekend, you are invited to join the fun during the Joyful Festival of India, happening at the Redmond City Hall Campus from Friday through Sunday, noon to 9 p.m. There will be Indian food, music, and dance performances, along with fun for the kids like magicians, rides, and more. Celebrate the diversity that makes our community so amazing!

When: Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31, noon to 9 p.m.

Where: Redmond City Hall, 15670 NE 85th St, Redmond



Lexie Tigre and Michele Johansen are the founders of Ruby Slipper Guide to the Eastside, a website full of ideas for families around the Eastside. Visit to sign up for the weekly newsletter for more local events, local giveaways, and local family fun.