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Fun Things To Do This Summer

Here's a rundown on what’s happening in the neighborhoods we serve in Snohomish County.  (Updated for 2023!)

Fun Things To Do This Summer In Edmonds, WA

  • Like long walks on the beach? Check out the sandy shores of Marina Beach. The quintessential NW beach, complete with picnic tables, playground, there's even a dog park right next door for dogs to romp around in surf and sand! Watch the ferries coming in and going out and when you get hungry, just walk up the hill to one of the fabulous restaurants in downtown Edmonds.
  • Saturdays May 6 - October 14th - The Edmonds Museum Summer Market hosts about 90 vendors every Saturday through the spring and summer season.  Each of our vendors is a family-owned business.  Our farmers grow/raise all the produce they bring to the market, while our producers, artists and crafter bring items they make to the market each week.  We do not allow resellers or imported goods at the market, instead focusing on supporting small, local businesses who provide our patrons with a wide selection of goods to shop.

Fun Things To Do This Summer In Everett, WA

  • August 11 - 12th - Back for it's 10th annual year, for two days, the Everett Food Truck Festival is filling downtown Everett with food trucks! Happening alongside this festival is the Upper Left Beerfest featuring craft beverage goodness. Sample from 20+ breweries and cideries from around the Northwest. Featuring live music throughout both days. Get your ticket early for discounted rates.
  • Peruse local artisan goods at the Everett Makers Market while you digest for more yum!
  • Break it and Make it – Glass Fusing. An ideal journey for the beginner and for those who have taken beginning glass fusing classes in the past and would like to refresher lesson. With step by step instructions, you will learn how to break the glass and to make a six-inch beautiful contemporary fused glass pattern. Tickets $29/person. Click here to learn more about it.
  • Make your own pottery at the FEELartistic Studio - Making clay forms on a potter's wheel is a soothing and relaxing art activity. In this session, you will learn how to sit and throw clay on a potter's wheel. You will also get step-by-step instructions to learn how to run wheels, wedge, glaze, fire, and center the clay to create a clay bowl. The class is ideal for those who have never taken wheel-throwing lessons before. People who have taken beginning pottery lessons or a private class in the past and would like a refresher lesson can also join. No experience is needed. However, you must be at least 50 inches tall to operate pottery wheels and have a smile on your face:)

Fun Things To Do This Summer In Lake Stevens, WA 

  • Miller’s Produce at Carleton Farm Market - Reid and Mary Carleton started selling sweet corn on a card table in front of the house in 1984. People stopped by, put money in the box and took their corn. Sales grew each year and people came from all over Snohomish County to buy Carleton sweet corn. Over the years we grew more veggies and added local berries and fruits. The Roadside Stand is what it was called back those days. Today, Carleton Farm grows a variety of pumpkins, squash and corn using good farm practices and labor to hand-pick at the optimal time. They also focus on other local products, cheese from Skagit County, grass-fed beef from Granite Falls, wines from Oregon, and much more. When you swing by, be sure to pick up some of their handmade pies, pumpkin donuts, a variety of pickled items, local honey, salsa and jam.
  • June 25th - Come join the fun at the Lake Stevens Health & Wellness Festival this year on Sunday, June 25th from 10 am - 4 pm at North Cove Park. All the events will be free this year and a free festival T-shirt will be given to the first 100 visitors to the information booth.
  • July 28 - 30th - Aquafest is one of the largest summer festivals in the Pacific Northwest, with attendance of from 20,000 to 30,000. A fun filled family event with so many things to choose from - Food - Games - Sporting events - Arts & Crafts - Family Funfest - Parades - Firefighters Pancake Breakfast - Music and Entertainment - Fireworks - and much, much more. Aquafest is all about events of all kinds on land and on the water. For kids of all ages - 3 to 93 - there is something for everyone.

Fun Things To Do This Summer In Marysville, WA

  • Fridays June 9 - August 25th - Walk down 3rd Street and peruse the wares of local farms, artisans and concessionaires every Friday afternoon from June 9th to August 25th between 2pm and 6pm at the NEW Marysville Farmer's Market.
  • June 10 - 18th - The 91st annual Marysville Strawberry Festival will be happening. Check out the rides at the carnival, get your strawberry shortcake at the festival and grab your spot to experience the parade down State Street.
  • Join in the fun for the 5th annual Marysville 4th of July Celebration at the Ebey Waterfront Park or one of several great viewing locations around the city and watch the spectacular live fireworks display light up the south end of Marysville (approx. 10pm)! Food trucks and festive photo opportunities will be available within Ebey Waterfront Park and along 1st St. from 7-10pm prior to the fireworks show. Whether you join the fun at Ebey or watch the show from home, we encourage you to come down and grab some delicious pre-fireworks dinner from one of our amazing food vendors. Food vendors will be parked in the Maryfest parking lot on the corner of 1st and State, as well as inside of Ebey Waterfront Park, making it easy to grab your picnic-to-go. We look forward to seeing you there!
  • August 1st - Enjoy a beautiful Quilt Walk as you stroll through Jennings Park admiring the amazing quilts as well as the wonderful works of art by several different artists and Art forms as they hang displayed along the path. The walk will take you from the Ball Fields (5500 70th St) to the Nature Park (6309 53rd Ave). Please park at either of these locations.  Quilts are made by members of the All in Stitches Quilt Guild.

Fun Things To Do This Summer In Snohomish, WA

  • June 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 - Baby Animals & Berries Festival at Swans Trail Farm. Spring brings lambs, kids (baby goats), ducklings, and more! At the farm, you and your family can enjoy petting and cuddling a wide variety of baby animals. Top off the day with some fresh strawberry lemonade and shortcake or a trip out to the u-pick fields!
  • July 12 - 16th - Come experience the Kla Ha Ya Days festival that for the last 100 years has celebrated the beauty and community of Snohomish. With something for everyone from babies to seniors, we want to welcome you to a rockin’ good time. The festival is about more than just fun. It’s about creating a community with an enduring legacy. Kla Ha Ya Days is so much more than a festival. We’re a fundraiser for deserving organizations within our community. All proceeds from the festival go directly back into the community of Snohomish, benefiting our neighbors, friends, and families.
  • Sunflower Festival happening the last two weekends in August at Thomas Family Farm. Lots of other activities available to enjoy at their Fun Park including the Super Tube Slide, Pro-Karts, Cow Train, Farm Ball Toss, Sand Slides, Duck Races, 5 hole mini putt-putt, Inflatable Corn Maze, Inflatable Axe throwing, and playground!