There are plenty of entertaining activities to choose from in Snohomish County and the surrounding areas — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Zoom down the powdery slopes at Stevens Pass, or tee off at one of the two 18-hole golf courses in Everett. Don’t miss the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe or the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels as they soar, dive and barrel roll in tight formation at the Boeing Seafair Air Show. And be sure to check out the unforgettable Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle for a real adventure in popular music, science fiction and pop culture.
Residents of Snohomish County have dozens of different annual events, festivals and community gatherings at their fingertips.
Boeing Seafair Air Show
The first weekend of August brings the Boeing Seafair Air Show to town where you’ll witness the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels perform dazzling stunts and aerial maneuvers as spectators gaze in amazement from the shores of Lake Washington. The Blue Angels participated in their first air show in 1946 and have since have performed for an estimated 484 million fans.
Everett Sausage Festival
Everett Sausage Festival is a family-oriented weekend fair with a Bavarian theme. For more than 40 years, this festival has delighted visitors with such offerings as its traditional Bavarian dinner, food booths, arts and crafts, children’s games, a family entertainment stage, bingo, a carnival and a Bavarian beer garden and stage. Visit the event’s website for more information.
Evergreen State Fair
The Evergreen State Fair spans 12 days from the end of August until Labor Day at the state fairgrounds in Monroe with free and paid concerts, bull riding, livestock shows, carnival rides, games and attractions and, of course, fair food.
Kla Ha Ya Days Festival
Every July for more than a century the Kla Ha Ya Days Festival has welcomed people throughout Northwest Washington with a celebration of the Snohomish community’s beauty and goodwill. The whole family can enjoy the parade, celebrity volleyball, a frogtastic kids fair, bingo, a farmers market, sky diving demos, a classic car and motorcycle show, a street fair, ice cream and pie-eating contests and much, much more.
Marysville Strawberry Festival
The kids shine at this Marysville community event in June with its royalty scholarship pageant, talent show and two parades. The Berry Run 5K, strawberry shortcake eating contest and live music and performances are other highlights, and of course there’ll be plenty of sweet, juicy strawberries and strawberry treats.
Paine Field Aviation Day
The Paine Field Aviation Day, held in May, showcases both vintage and new aircraft in a family-friendly event that attracts 5,000 to 8,000 attendees. Kick off the day with a 5K run/walk and follow it up with the firefighters’ pancake breakfast. Visit the event’s website for hours and schedules.
The June Sorticulture festival unites art and the garden, along with a food fair, wine garden, live music and free activities for the children. Visit the event’s website for information about the display gardens, entertainment schedule and free shuttle.