Experience Marysville: Best Things to Do
Marysville has become one of the fastest growing communities in the state of Washington. Full of character and small-town charm, you wouldn’t be able to guess it’s the second largest city in Snohomish County. This thriving community offers residents and visitors vibrant attractions and abundant amenities without losing its magical small-town vibe. From organized community events, to beautiful scenery, to destination shopping, Marysville offers something for everyone. Here’s a look at some of the things that make this city unique.
The Week-Long Strawberry Festival Celebration
Marysville’s Strawberry Festival isn’t your average city festival. Yes, it has carnival rides, craft vendors, and yummy food trucks, but it also has little events and activities that make the festival seem more like a small town gathering than an overcrowded, commercial festival.
The festival starts with people lining the streets to watch the kickoff parade. This parade is so popular that people mark their spots for prime curbside seats days in advance. Other favorite community events held during the festival include a fun run, community talent show, art exhibit featuring local artists, and live performances from local bands.
Acres of parks and miles of waterfront trails
Need to slow down and relax a little? Marysville has one of the best park systems in the country. If you love the great outdoors, Marysville’s extensive park system has it all – Small parks, parks with trails, dog parks – you name it. Below are a 2 of the many gems worth mentioning.
Marysville’s Ebey Waterfront is the place to go. Surrounded by acres of natural woodlands and wetlands, this waterfront area gives you the peace and solitude you need to relax and destress.
Every time you visit Ebey Waterfront you will have a new, unique experience. One day you could launch a boat and sail down the Snohomish River Delta, another time you could sit back and try to spot some of the exotic wildlife that reside in the nearby wetland.
30+ acres of walking trails, fishing ponds, and beautiful wooded scenery can be found at this local park. Jennings is also home to the Recreation Administrative Offices and plays host to numerous year-round events including the annual Summer of Summer Concert Series, Popcorn in the Park Movies Series, Kiwanis Fishing Derby for kids and the Easter Egg Hunt.
Other Marysville Highlights:
Diverse shopping experiences – big box retail stores, small boutiques, local family run businesses, and outlet malls, it can all be found in Marysville. Take advantage of the nearby destination shopping at the Seattle Premium Outlets or enjoy browsing the charming shops sweet shop downtown.
Marysville library – you won’t find just books at this library. The local library has everything from DVDs and Internet access to a fully equipped media room where you can record and edit videos and local community events.
Centennial Trail – With 17 miles of paved trail from Snohomish to Arlington, this is the perfect place for walking, bicycling and hiking. With picnic tables, benches, and restrooms spread out at key locations make this the go to place to take on and enjoy nature.
After taking a closer look at all that Marysville has to offer it should come as no surprise that so many people want to call it home. Hopefully you will want to call it home, too!
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