Marysville and Tulalip take much pride in the health and well being of all its citizens and offer many events and festivals to promote physical and cultural interests. Spring & Summer programs for the youth provide a positive and safe environment for youth of all ages.
These events include:
• Easter Egg Hunt
• Kiwanis Youth Fishing Derby in May at Jennings Park
• Summer Camps: a variety of recreational day camps designed for ages 6-11
• Youth Classes: Tiny Tots, Babysitting Basics, Art, and a variety of Athletics.
• Boys & Girls Club Summer Trips
• Trips and Tours: Rafting, Mariners Day Trips
• Tribal Day at the Mariners
• Safety Town Classes
The Tulalip Tribes also hosts several cultural events and activities throughout the year for the much of the community to enjoy.
An evening of traditional spirit songs and dancing, held in late January in the Tulalip Longhouse. Open to friends and family. Annual Veterans Pow-Wow Three days of competition dancing held the first weekend in June at the Tulalip Tribal Center. Open to the Public.
First Salmon Ceremony
Traditional ceremony and dinner held to honor the first salmon caught in the season. Open to the public.
During July, The Tulalip Tribes operates “Boom City,” an open-to-the-public sale of a wide variety of fireworks that opens two weeks prior to Fourth of July and covers an area equivalent to the size of a city block. An espresso stand, several food vendors and a booth selling Native American crafts all stand across the street from Boom City.
Other Cultural Activities include:
Lushootseed language classes and camps, traditional song and dance classes and canoe pulling.
For more information and other great activities contact, The Tulalip Tribes Cultural Resources at (360) 651-3300. Although some celebrations offered by the Tribes are sacred and reserved for the tribal members only, most others are open to the public.
Marysville Strawberry Festival and Grand Parade
The state’s longest continually-running annual festival, starts the second weekend in June for hours of endless fun and entertainment painting the town red with strawberries. For more questions and a full rundown of events call (360) 659-7664, or view the entire schedule of events at the official Strawberry Festival website, www.maryfest.org
Homegrown Arts & Crafts Street Fair
Don’t miss this annual marketplace and street fair on downtown Third Street. The fair showcases local produce, artisans, and musicians displaying their works and demonstrating their craft. For more information or to reserve a booth, call (360) 659-4997.
Merrysville for the Holidays Winter Celebration & Electric Light Parade Step into a winter wonderland of fun, food, music and a parade of lights during the Merrysville for the Holidays winter celebration in downtown Comeford Park. For more information call the Marysville Parks and Recreation Department at (360) 363-8400.
Tulalip Farmer’s Market
Fresh produce, original artwork and handmade crafts can be found at the Quil Ceda Village Farmer’s Market, the first of its kind on the Tulalip Reservation. The market is open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each Saturday. For more information, call (360) 651-4119.