Festival President Welcomes You!

Gail Frost 
2020-2021 President

I am pleased to serve as President for the 2020-2021 Marysville Strawberry Festival Season.

It was truly disheartening for me, the Board of Directors and volunteers to cancel the 2020 festival due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and Washington state’s ban on large public gatherings.  But health, safety and your family come first, so it wasn’t a hard choice.

We want our sponsors, dedicated volunteers and community to know that we are working together and moving forward to deliver an unforgettable Strawberry Festival in 2021.

The Board, volunteers and the community of Marysville would like to welcome you to Washington’s 3rd largest parade and festival.  In 2021, the festival will run from Saturday, June 12 thru Sunday, June 20.  We are continuing with our "Berry Bowl" theme from this year.

I want to express a special thank you to our key partners, Tulalip Tribes, Alaska Airlines, the City of Marysville and all of our other wonderful sponsors that help support the festival.

All of us at the festival have been busy working on this year’s celebration.  We would like to invite you, your family and friends to join in the activities, which will include something for all ages to enjoy.  It might not be obvious, but large community events like the Strawberry Festival really are part of the recovery process after emergency situations such as a pandemic.  Festivals bring us together to remind us that celebrating through fun activities and entertainment are part of a community’s healing and “return to normalcy,” whether you’re a parade watcher, festival-goer or volunteer.

Festival activities will start with Kid's Day on June 12.  We will continue with a full week of activities including the Talent Show, Kiddies Parade, Market in the Park (with free entertainment), Beer Garden, Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest, Car Show, Berry Run, Rose Planting and Carnival.  I am happy to announce that due to popular demand we are bringing back the fabled Trike Race!  Along with the Trike Race, we’re adding a new activity that’s sure to be a cream-filled smash:  Pie Jousting (yes, it’s just like you can imagine).  And of course, don’t forget the main event, the Twilight Grand Parade, on Saturday night.

As in past years, Marysville Strawberry Festival Royalty, Float and Float Crew will be busy from April-October traveling throughout Washington, Oregon and British Columbia representing our community in different parades.  If you see our colorful trailer on the road give us a honk or wave, or if you see us at a parade stop by and say hello!  We would love to meet you, and we always have room for more volunteers!

If you are interested in becoming involved with Strawberry Festival, please check out our website under volunteers, or contact us through email, maryfest.org@gmail.com or you can leave a voicemail at 360-659-7664.

Hope to see you in June!

Gail Frost

2020-2021 Officers & Board of Directors

Gail Frost - President
Terry Peterson - Vice President
Monique O'Brien - Secretary
Karen Hammontree - Treasurer

Karen Bower

Jim Brennick

Jennifer Hansen

Carol Kapua

Nikkie Kautzman

Tom King

Alice VanBeek