Warmer weather is just around the bend and as COVID-19 restrictions are being eased around the state, there are plenty of upcoming events to enjoy. Celebrate summer with these fun family-friendly events in Snohomish County.

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Imagine Children’s Museum in downtown Everett reopens on June 2. Photo credit: Colleen Rodgers

Reopening of Imagine Children’s Museum

Imagine Children’s Museum reopens on June 2 for the first time since closing in March of 2020 due to COVID-19. From reopening day through June 20, the museum opens on a reservation-only basis on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Reserve tickets online and visitors to the museum will be asked to adhere to a list of COVID-19 guidelines found on the museum’s website.

Food Truck Wednesdays

The Washington State Food Truck Association and the Port of Everett are joining forces for Food Truck Wednesdays. Now through early September, find a rotating selection of food trucks parked at Riverside Business Park trailhead at 415 Riverside Road in Everett every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in support of local businesses.

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Participants in the Wonders of Ebey Trail Scavenger Hunt will enjoy beautiful views of the Ebey Estuary. Photo credit: Colleen Rodgers

Wonders of Ebey Trail Scavenger Hunt

From June 3 through June 21, families can participate in the Ebey Waterfront Trail scavenger hunt. The cost for registration is $5 per family and registration is required in advance. Then, emailed instructions are sent out to all players and participants submit photos of their solved clues for entry into a prize drawing announced on June 23.

Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival

Sorticulture is an outdoor festival celebrating local plants and flowers, garden art and other outdoor products made in the Pacific Northwest. This three-day event is held from June 11 through June 13 in downtown Everett. The festival is open to the public and there is no fee for admission.

Pickin’ at the Barn Summer Days

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The proceeds from Pickin’ at the Barn’s Summer Market will benefit the Sky Valley Food Bank. Photo courtesy: Pickin’ at the Barn

On July 9 and 10, Pickin’ at the Barn Summer Days market is held in Monroe. Buy tickets online for $10 each. Attendees can take a painting class or shop for locally made art, handcrafted goods and antiques while enjoying food, drinks and live music. Proceeds from this event benefit the Sky Valley Food Bank.

Kla Ha Ya Days Festival

The city of Snohomish’s annual Kla Ha Ya Days Festival runs from July 14 through July 18 in 2021. Although the parade and street fair are canceled this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, the carnival will still be held on all five days of the festival. The car show and salmon bake for the benefit of the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club take place on July 18.

Fun in the Sun Summer Market

The 2021 Fun in the Sun Summer Market is held in the city of Snohomish near Harryman Park on July 31. Visitors can expect an open-air market with vendors selling local produce, flowers, baked goods and handmade crafts. Food trucks and pony rides make for a family-friendly event.

Wheels on the Waterfront

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The annual Wheels on the Waterfront Classic Car Show for the benefit of the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership will be held on August 28. Photo courtesy: Wheels on the Waterfront

The annual Wheels on the Waterfront Classic Car Show is on August 28 at Boxcar Park in Everett. Attendees of this charitable event will view a variety of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Find tickets online and all proceeds from the car show are donated to the Cancer Patient Association Fund at the Providence General Foundation.

Fresh Paint Festival

The Schack Art Center is hosting its 2021 Fresh Paint Festival on August 21 and 22. The festival is at the Port of Everett South Marina and Marina Village. There is no fee for admission, but there is a small fee for parking at the Port of Everett. Over 100 artisans participate in the festival and guests can purchase freshly painted art pieces, pottery, blown glass, jewelry and works of photography while enjoying live music. The festival is tentatively scheduling pending COVID-19 guidance from the state.

Evergreen State Fair

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Following the cancellation of the 2020 Evergreen State Fair due to COVID-19, the Fair will return to the fairgrounds in Monroe on August 26. Photo credit: Colleen Rodgers

Rounding out the end of the local summer events calendar is the 2021 Evergreen State Fair. Following the cancellation of the 2020 fair due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 Fair is from August 26 through September 6, with a closure on September 1. Fairgoers should expect the fair to operate differently this year due to continuing COVID-19 guidelines. Announcements about health and safety regulations and fair events will be made as more information about state regulations are known. Fair officials are encouraging the public to check the fair’s website regularly for updates, and potential fairgoers can sign up for a newsletter as well. Tickets for the fair can be purchased in advance on the fair’s website.

Mark your calendars with these upcoming summer events to support local merchants and artisans or just to enjoy the sun and the reopening of some favorite community spots in Snohomish County.

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