Creative play with cardboard boxes, circus activities at the Whatcom Museum and the Kite Fest at Birch Bay are some possibilities for the weekend.
Play Lab, a Bellingham organization that promotes interactive, open-ended activities, will have a free Cardboard Playground from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. Info: play-lab.org, 360-778-7000.
Cirque du B’ham
“A Circus of Color” is another of the Whatcom Museum’s family activity days, featuring juggling, hula-hooping and art projects using vibrant colors to highlight the “Colorfast” exhibit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18, in the museum’s Lightcatcher galleries, 250 Flora St. Admission is $3; free for museum members. A performance and lessons on circus skills is from 12:30-3p.m. Info: whatcommuseum.org, 360-778-8930.
Go fly a kite
Birch Bay Kite Fest is free from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19, with kite crafts, skimboarding demonstrations, and other activities on the waterfront at Birch Bay. Info: birchbaychamber.com, 360-371-5004.
A “kamishibai man” tells stories for ages 4-11 in the ancient Japanese tradition of papercraft street theater free at 2 p.m. Saturday in the meeting room of the Lynden Library, 216 Fourth St. Info: wcls.org, 360-354-4883.
BAAY looks back
Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth is marking 10 years of children’s theater with a “Best of BAAY!” celebration at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at The Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. Admission is by donation. Event features encore performances from some of the group’s most beloved shows. Food trucks and beverages for sale. Info: baay.org, 360-306-8531.