Are you familiar with the myriad of exciting events happening in Snohomish County this year? Whether you’re an enthusiast of outdoor activities such as hiking or kayaking or prefer a more leisurely pace, such as exploring local museums or attending festivals and events, Snohomish County offers a plethora of options to suit your interests. Here are 24 things to do in Snohomish County in 2024!

1- Visit a Flight Museum

Visit the Future of Flight Aviation Museums at Everett’s Flying Heritage & Combat Armor MuseumBoeing Future of Flight offers tours of their famous Boeing Factory so residents and visitors can get an up-close look at where the magic of flight happens.

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
The southern half of the Mountain Loop offers many gorgeous viewpoints of the South Fork Stillaguamish River. Photo credit: Colleen Rodgers

2 – Take a Scenic Drive Along Mountain Loop Highway

Start your adventure at the Granite Falls waterfall and fish ladder. Enjoy a stroll along the 1.8-mile trail at River Meadows County Park. For a quick leg stretch, hop out on the Whitehorse Trail.

3 – Whale Watching in the Sound

Whale watching in Snohomish County is some of the best in the region, depending on the time of year you are looking to go and the type of whale or other wildlife you are hoping to view. Puget Sound Express and Island Adventures Whale Watching are excellent choices for your family.

4 – Visit the Snohomish County Museum of History

Edmonds Historical Museum is a free museum focusing on the region’s history. If you are interested in the history of Stillaguamish River Valley, visit the Valley Pioneers Museum to explore a close-up view of households, logging, dairy, military, railroad artifacts, and so much more. 

Snohomish County hikes
Heather Lake remains frozen over well into the spring hiking season. Photo credit: Colleen Rodgers

5 – Hike a Lake Trail

One of the most popular hiking destinations in the state is Lake 22. Just a short distance from Lake 22, Heather Lake offers a more leisurely hike. Snohomish County provides gorgeous lake spots, whether hiking on Mount Pilchuck or along the urban Centennial Trail.

6 – Enjoy the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe

The Evergreen State Fair in Monroe is more than just a typical fair – it celebrates community, culture, and joy. From the thrilling carnival rides to the delicious food vendors and live music performances, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

7- Shop Snohomish Antique Shops

Discover the hidden gems of Snohomish – the antique capital of the West. With its incredible Star Center Antique Mall and Remember When Antique Mall featuring some of the finest vintage pieces, this town is a must-visit for antique lovers.

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Delight in the incredible vintage finds at Troybeck Antiques, specializing in custom lighting displays and signs. Photo courtesy: Troybeck Antiques

8 – Stroll on Easy Walks in Snohomish County 

Being active in Snohomish County is easy as the great outdoors is at your doorstep. The area has five easy walks to enjoy with your family. So, walk your way into many adventures this winter and enjoy all Snohomish County has to offer.

9 – Fitness Classes in Snohomish County

Snohomish Fitness Center,  Wild Style Gym, and Spark Hot Yoga will surely get you moving and feeling great. From yoga sessions that help you unwind to high-intensity sessions that push you to your limits, local gyms and studios have something for everyone.

10 – Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Take a Hot air balloon ride with trusted professionals at local spots like Balloon Depot and Snohomish Balloon Rides. Ascend into the clouds and experience panoramic views of the Snohomish countryside.

11 – Attend a Concert

Locations like the Snohomish County Block Party and Sound of Summer have lively music to enjoy. So, make sure to stay up to date on future events.

Snohomish County Camping
Snohomish County boasts several campgrounds full of family-friendly activities right at your doorstep. Photo credit: Julia Fiene Bowman

12 – Go Camping 

Want to extend your hike into a camping adventure? Try one of these beautiful Snohomish County Campgrounds to pitch your tent and enjoy the great outdoors.

13 – Explore the Children’s Museum

Everett’s Imagine Children’s Museum is a wonderful place for kids to engage in interactive exhibits that promote learning and exploration. With a variety of hands-on activities and programs, this museum provides a fun and educational experience for children of all ages.

14 – Take a Ferry Ride

If the daily grind has you yearning for a respite, hop on the Mukilteo Ferry and enjoy exploring Whidbey Island. Stroll through the historic downtown, where you can browse art galleries and antique shops and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the local restaurants.

15 – Get out and Enjoy the Sun

Create lasting memories with your family and friends by attending the Firework Display in Everett. Don’t miss out on the Edmonds Spring Fest, a lively celebration featuring live music, vendors, and mouth-watering food.

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A group of women gathers for a holiday party at Spirits Bar & Grill. The Old Alcohol Plant provides an artistic and fun venue space for group gatherings, reunions and weddings. Photo credit: Jess Caldwell

16 – Plan a Winter Getaway

Head to the eastern shore of the Olympic Peninsula for a getaway at The Old Alcohol Plant in Port Hadlock or Worthington Mansion.

17- Enjoy a Day on the Golf Course

The course at Lynnwood Golf Course features scenic views of the mountains and is open year-round for the public to enjoy. The Everett Golf and Country Club also offers a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive experience.

18 – Try One of These Unique Date Night Ideas

Make date night into an unforgettable adventure in Snohomish County. From rock climbing to ax throwing, Snohomish County has an opportunity to practice a long-time hobby or learn a new skill with your sweetheart.

19 – Find the Perfect Stargazing Spots

If you do nothing on a starry night, visit Theodor Jacobsen Observatory for a picturesque location.

20 – Attend the Everett Farmer’s Market

Shop local this season and stop at Snohomish Farmers MarketsLake Stevens Farmers Market, or the Everett Farmers Market for fresh local produce.

outdoor dining Snohomish
Nothing says Cabbage Patch Restaurant like corned beef and cabbage, where you can enjoy outdoor dining in the dazzling Garden Room. Photo courtesy: Cabbage Patch

21 – Eat Out at Snohomish County Restaurants

A true gem of the Mountlake Terrace community, Hadiani African Restaurant serves West African cuisine. Happy Lemon in Edmonds is a snacker’s dream. 

22 – Take Your Kids to the Park

You can enjoy everything about the great outdoors within the 78 acres of McCollum ParkFlowing Lake Park, known as Leckie’s Beach, is a trendy Snohomish community park.

23 – Kick the Cabin Fever with These Fun Indoor Activities

Head to Evergreen Lanes to get your strike on and show off your bowling skills! Or, if you’re in the mood for high-flying action, check out Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park for gravity-defying fun.

24 – Visit Arlington’s Kangaroo Farm

Family-owned and operated right in Arlington, this devoted family has raised these exotic animals for over 20 years at the Outback at Arlington’s kangaroo farm.

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