The Perfect Push will host its annual Northwest FamilyFest from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 3 at Redmond’s Downtown Park, 16101 NE Redmond Rd.
For its 4th annual celebration, FamilyFest will focus on celebrating local families and businesses across the Eastside. The annual event includes activities for the whole family, including a marketplace to showcase local businesses and organizations that help families.
The Perfect Push founder and owner Rue Khosa said FamilyFest is an opportunity for family oriented small businesses to interact with community in a fun way. It is also a way to celebrate small businesses and the families who support them — a way to have fun celebration.
The kids Fun Zone will include Maui the Demigod, Disney princesses and mechanical life-sized dinosaurs. There will be activities for kids ages tots to teens, bouncy houses, face painting, potato sack races, arts and crafts and the a dunk-the-dad tank. The Fun Zone entry donation is $10 per child or $5 and a package of diapers per child. The diapers and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit Special Delivery and the Seattle Union Gospel Mission’s Emergency Women’s Shelter.
Family focused businesses and organizations include the T-Mobile mobile store with games and giveaways; ZOOM+Care with first aid emergency services; The Perfect Push; Washington 529 college savings plan with information on how to begin a college fund and Girl Scouts. In addition, Michael’s Subaru of Bellevue will bring have its new family SUV onsite and Midwives of Seattle will be present with a lactation tent. FamilyFest is also holding a latch-on class at 10:45 a.m. for all moms in honor of World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1-7).
“Having being raised in Zimbabwe, for me it has always been such a communal essence and I feel that is missing here in America and definitely in the Seattle [area]” Khosa said. “Being able to support families and bring that communal aspect of supporting families is definitely special.”
This year, Khosa said there will be no food onsite. To support local businesses, surrounding restaurants including Zeek’s Pizza and Woodblock will participate by offering a special discount or special menu items for FamilyFest attendees. Khosa said it’s a way for community members to engage and support small businesses.
One hundred free passes have been dropped off at the Redmond City Hall for low-income families.
“Come out and have fun,” Khosa said. “Let’s have fun for a good cause.”
Located in Redmond, The Perfect Push Lactation and Parenting Wellness Clinic is a resource for childbirth and parent preparation needs from infancy, the first year and beyond. Khosa is a board certified family nurse practitioner, board certified lactation consultant, and childbirth educator.