Find Posts By Topic

Seattle Parks and Recreation welcomes all to enjoy the Free Event, Big Day of Play on Aug. 19, 2023, from 12-6 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 19 from 12 to 6 p.m. at Rainier Playfield, Mt. Baker Rowing and Sailing Center, 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, water activities, and live performances. Look for fitness instruction, games, and competitions, and get ready to have fun with your community as we come together.

The Big Day of Play is presented by Seattle Parks and Recreation’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.

Volunteers Needed!

Seeking volunteers for the Big Day of Play! Saturday, August 19 with volunteer shifts between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.. Volunteers needed for event setup, monitoring activities, passing out water, greeting guests, and more. Volunteer Details Here.

This year’s Big Day of Play sponsors include: Seattle Parks and Recreation, Associated Recreation Council, Seattle Children’s Hospital, BECU, International Community Health Services, Washington State Charter Schools Association, Rainier Scholars, Seattle Department of Transportation, and Seattle Mariners.
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

Follow the Big Day of Play on: Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.