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Seattle Parks and Recreation welcomes all to enjoy the Big Day of Play on Aug. 21

Free event Aug. 21, 2021, noon-4 p.m.! Participate in-person and online with games, live performances, food, a vendor fair with community and wellness opportunities, and more.

Big Day of Play is a celebration of our city’s diversity, and it encourages neighbors, communities, and families to have fun, build relationships and be active together. Big Day of Play will be held on Saturday, August 21 from noon to 4 p.m. at Rainier Playfield (3700 S Alaska St.) and online. The event is completely free and includes activities for all ages and abilities.

The event will showcase a wellness fair, in-person and virtual programs, and live performances. Look for fitness instruction, games and competitions, and get ready to have fun with your community as we come together at Rainier Playfield and online.

The Big Day of Play is presented by SPR’s Get Moving Initiative, which supports local groups in offering innovative and culturally relevant events and projects to increase participation in community sports, recreation and physical fitness activities that serve under-resourced communities. Funding for the Get Moving Initiative is provided by the Seattle Park District.

This year’s Big Day of Play sponsors:
Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Associated Recreation Council, Get Moving, Rec For All, Seattle Children’s, BECU, Neighborcare Health, International Community Health Services, Rotary Club of Seattle International District, Seattle Department of Transportation, Community Health Plan of WA, and Rainier Scholars. We also have In-Kind donors including the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Kraken, and Lowe’s.

If you’re interested in volunteering or participating as a vendor at Big Day of Play, please visit

More information can be found at and on the event’s Facebook page at

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