Independence Day is Family Day
SeaTac City offers you a family oriented Independence Day celebration – fun yet safe, totally child-friendly series of fun events. And so that’s why it’s called not just any other 4th of July, but the Family 4th of July! See what our city offers.
A hot Independence Day? No problem! Go to the Water Spray Park at Angle Lake. Cool off at this safe and fun place with the park’s many spray nozzles where you and the kids can run through and play in. And if this is just too tame for you, dare to get drenched from the Mega Soaker; every few minutes, 55 gallons of water spills over onto any one in its way. Have a wet holiday here any time from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. You are welcome to bring your own food and beverages into Angle Lake Park.
Coolers are allowed but be sure to not bring alcoholic beverages.
Take the kids to Fort Dent Park, the largest park in Tukwila, and have fun with their inflatable bouncers and slides and a fabulous entertainment stage. Find a spot to have a picnic or buy your lunch at any of the many food stalls around the park.
Back at Angle Lake Park, stay for the live entertainment from 1pm till about 10pm when the fireworks show commences. Let the label artists and friends of the record company, Morris the Fish entertain you with their line-up of guests, like Jessica Lynne & the Cousins and Paul Sawtelle and Friends.
By 10pm, watch the skies above SeaTac explode with the colors of Independence Day as provided by Entertainment Fireworks. You bet you’re going to have a great and safe show by the largest fireworks provider in Washington state with 20 years experience.
Fun Family 4th of July
So if you ever find yourself at the Comfort Suites Hotel near the SeaTac Airport, don’t worry about not being able to spend the holiday to where you’re headed. Right here at SeaTac City have the Family 4th of July. Ask our friendly staff. It’s bound to be a great family experience.
Learning and Loving Chocolates at Seattle Chocolates
The popular Seattle Chocolates is a woman-owned, locally made, premium all natural chocolate bars and truffles retail store near the Seatle Airport. It is a celebration of all things chocolate and an opportunity to bring people together to discover all aspects of chocolate.
They have a chocolate factory that churns a collection of fresh batches every day. Enjoy free chocolate tastings everyday! Learn about how they source their ingredients and connect with their community. With a wide selection of fabulous chocolate bars, truffles and gifts, you can earn yourself a free bar. You can also create your own gift box of assorted truffles, selecting from more than 20 flavors. The factory also offers “seconds”, which are imperfect chocolate truffles and bars that aren’t pretty enough to package but still delicious to eat. They are limited in quantity while flavors change weekly.
Experience chocolate via a tour designed to educate and inspire visitors about the chocolate-making process. The tour highlights include: visiting the factory, tasting a smorgasbord of chocolate samples in the Tasting Room, learning about the history of chocolate and the cacao plant in the Chocolate Classroom. Watch “live” how a truffle flavor is carefully crafted, poured, molded, shaken and then run through a chocolate waterfall before it’s finally cooled and packaged. As a visitor, you can suggest new flavor ideas or combinations that can be part of their collection and even create your own gift box in the Gift Shop.
Chocolatey Items as Gifts and Treats
Know more about truffles and truffle chocolates at Seattle Chocolates. They are great gift ideas and are nice treats for yourself. We at Comfort Suites, you hotel in Tukwila near the SeaTac Airport, can give you directions to get there. We are just 10 minutes away if you use either I-5 N or S 188th ST. We wish you to get the most out of your stay with us by pointing you to great finds, buys and attractions around Tukwila.
Cinema Entertainment for Kids and Family
The Children’s Film Festival, located in Renton, Washington celebrates it’s 11th anniversary, becoming the largest and most respected film festival on the West Coast dedicated to children and their families. Coming this January 26 to February 11, see the best and brightest in international cinema for children, featuring live performances, animation, features, shorts and hands-on education workshops, all crafted with care for children and families.
The Northwest Film Forum, which screens over 200 independently made and classic films annually, is producing this 12-day festival. Most events are held at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Avenue between Pike and Pine on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. There’ll be 194 total films to see – 79 live action short films, 102 animated shorts, and 13 feature films. About 53 countries from all over the world are participating, using 37 languages.There will be lots of short programs, field trip screenings, group screenings, workshops for filmmakers, breakfast screenings and a weekend party.
At closing ceremonies, participating films will be screened and winners awarded with the Children’s Jury prizes. The jury is actually composed of children – older teens of 17 and 18 year olds! There’ll also be a surprise selection of outstanding short films made by international filmmakers.
Admission to most festival programs is $6 for Film Forum members, $8 for children under 12 and seniors, and $11 general admission. There is special pricing for the Pancake Breakfast. Festival passes are also available.. Purchase by phone at 1.800.838.3006, online at childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org or in-person at the Film Forum box office, which opens 30 minutes before the first daily show time. Advance ticket purchase is highly encouraged, as many shows sell out in advance.
Kids’ Movie Time-out near Tukwila
If you and your family are in Tukwila around this time, staying at our SeaTac Airport hotel, the Comfort Suites, you can have a fun time at the movies – and what great movies to see. Renton and Tukwila are just 10 minutes apart by car. You can make the short trip quite easily, anywhere from 2.2 to 3.7 miles depending on your route. Let our friendly staff assist you.
Back in 1873, Tacoma was selected by the Northern Pacific Company to be the western terminus of the northern transcontinental railroad route. It was therefore that this “City of Destiny” became an industrial and commercial nexus, rapidly expanding over the following two decades. Today, the Tacoma Union Station that made all this possible remains for visitors to enjoy in all of its historic splendor.
The Union Station is not just a fascinating look at Washington’s history and magnificent architecture. It is also a stunning venue for the special occasions in your life. The rotunda is available for rentals for weddings, parties, and other celebrations, offering space for up to 1,200 people. Facilities include counters, coat racks, an ice machine, garbage cans, and art displays by Dale Chihuly.
Tacoma Union Station can be found down south from our hotel in Tukwila. Visit the Union Station website to learn more about how you can rent the rotunda, or the Station’s page on the GSA website to learn more about the history of this landmark.
Running can be more than just a great way to stay in shape. With the help of the Healthy Earth, Healthy You 5k Run & Walk and Restoration Event, you can make the world a better place while simultaneously enjoying a good, body-bolstering workout.
The event starts at Tukwila’s Community Center, from which you will participate in a 5k fun run and walk along the scenic Green River Trail. Afterward, put this warm-up to good use by pitching in with the restoration along the Green River. Plant a tree or a shrub along the bank to celebrate your dedication to your own health and to beautify the natural world for future generations.
This year’s run is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 23rd at 9:00 am. Registration for the run is $15 in advance, and $20 on the day of the event. Children under ten years old are free. Visit the event page on the Tukwila city website to learn more about how you can participate in the run or volunteer for the event.
If you’re interested in the elegant world of glass-based artwork, don’t miss out on the chance to visit the Seattle Glassblowing Studio. This studio was founded back in 1991 by glass artist Cliff Goodman, who devoted his facilities to the creation and display of fine, hand-crafted glass artwork. The studio’s exhibits include both small pieces and large, innovative installations, giving visitors a fascinating look at the glass medium.
On top of the art gallery, the Glassblowing Studio offers an assortment of other glassblowing-related services. You can take home a piece of glass artwork from the store, make your own glass art, or take part in an educational program designed to teach more about glassblowing. Participate in one of the group workshops, or schedule your own private lesson. You can even book the studio for your own special event, including a private tour, a corporate team-building exercise, or a customized party.
Seattle Glassblowing Studio can be found in the Downtown Seattle area, up north from our hotel in Tukwila. Visit the official Seattle Glassblowing Studio website to read more about the studio, or to schedule your glassblowing experience right away.
Ring in the new year with intrigue and style with Snoqualmie Casino, one of the region’s biggest destinations for high quality gaming and entertainment. It is here that you can celebrate the arrival of 2016 with their Midnight Masquerade. This is a party that promises to bring a tantalizing touch of mystery and fantasy to your midnight countdown, where guests are invited to abandon their inhibitions.
Attendees will receive masks upon entering the party, but are also free to wear their own. Dance to the tunes supplied by DJ WD4D and DJ Suttikeeree, sample the offerings of the Champagne Garden, and enjoy a number of performances and surprises up through midnight.
The party is scheduled to begin at 8:30 pm on December 31st, 2015. Snoqualmie Casino is located to the east of our hotel in Tukwila, in the city of Snoqualmie. You can read more about the New Year’s Eve Midnight Masquerade, purchase your tickets, or learn more about the casino’s other events and facilities by visiting the casino’s official website.