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Lots to do for youngins l MukFest 2019


Last updated 9/5/2019 at 12:48pm

Children, tweens, and teens will have no shortage of activities to do at this year's Lighthouse Festival.

As is typical, there is an area for children to hang out, with a stage and vendors and plenty to do.

On Saturday and Sunday, the children's area featuring crafts, games, a petting zoo, and more. There will be a section of rides where passes may be purchased for one or two days. The rides include a 24-foot high dual lane slide, several bounce house options, a wrecking ball ride, and a swing chair ride.

Two of the most popular kids' events will both be on Saturday: Magic Rich, a children's magician, juggler, and balloon artist, who will perform at 12:30 p.m., and The Reptile Man (a zoologist) will bring share, delight and educate with some of his favorite reptiles at 3:30 p.m.

Children can also participate in the Mermaids and Pirates Tea Party for an additional fee. This event is held Sunday, Sept. 8 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse and includes snacks, pony rides, crafts, a special guest, and a photo booth. Kids are encouraged to dress up as their favorite mermaid or pirate.

Through Sept. 8, tickets are $40 per person. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as this event is limited to 100 children and tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Order your tickets at

For teens, this year's Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival is hosting a small music festival at the Rosehill Community Center on Saturday. For only a $15 entrance fee, teens will have the opportunity to hear nine different music groups. The music will start at 3:30 with breaks between each act. In addition, there will be a break in the evening for the fireworks that are expected to begin at about 8:30 p.m. Once the fireworks end, the music will continue until 10:30 p.m.

Festival attendees will also have the chance show off their sports prowess with an inflatable football toss target from 20 feet away. And, there will be yard games to play, too, such as corn hole, bocce ball and Jenga. Additionally, the climbing wall is back for 2019.

The National Guard HUMVEE is also back for all to explore.

Other activities across the weekend include dancing, book readings and talks, the Parrot Lady, and much more. See the graphic above for a full rundown of the Children's Corner schedule.


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