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Celebrate Water at WaterFest

Seattle Public Utilities invites you to join us for a FREE, family-friendly event in the Cedar River Watershed – WaterFest – on Saturday June 19 from 10 am – 4 pm.  

Bring the whole family for a day of hands-on water discovery while exploring the connections between watersheds, salmon, electricity, drinking water, and you. This splashy fun day will be filled with activities for everyone.

Kids of all ages will be captivated by waterfall tours, natural crafts, forest fire engine demos, games, prizes and much more. Adults will enjoy free water-saving devices, conservation booths, natural lawn care and composting tips, as well as information about water- and energy-saving appliances.

We will also be offering free 45-minute waterfall tours into the protected watershed for spectacular views of Seattle’s pristine water supply. Both children and parents will enjoy this rare opportunity to see your drinking water in its mountain home. Waterfall van tours will be offered at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm.

Additional activities will include:

  • 10:30 am, Native plant garden walk
  • 11 am, Fire engine demo by Wildland Fire Team (kids will love this)
  • 12 pm, Tour of sustainably designed education center
  • 1 pm, Water conservation demo for your home and garden

For information, contact the Cedar River Watershed Education Center at 206-733-9421 or by email at

Driving Directions: I-90 take Exit #32 (436th Ave). Turn south on 436th Ave SE. Go past Rattlesnake Lake. The Cedar River Watershed Education Center is on the right, 3.5 miles from I-90, near North Bend Washington.