Festival President Welcomes You!
It is my privilege to be President for the 2019-2020 Marysville Strawberry Festival Season. The Board of Directors, Volunteers, and the Community of Marysville would like to welcome you to Washington State’s 3rd largest parade and festival. This year our festival will run from Saturday, June 13, 2020 thru Sunday, June 21, 2020. Our theme is Berry Bowl.
First of all I want to say a special thank you to our partners, Tulalip Tribes, Alaska Airlines, the City of Marysville, and all 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. In March we will have our Royalty Pageant in which three Senior Royalty and three Junior Royalty will be chosen to represent Marysville Strawberry Festival and the City of Marysville. This is a great opportunity for our youth to be involved in the community and earn scholarships at the same time.
Other activities that will take place starting June 11, will be Kid’s Day in the Park and the Kiddies Parade. Then a full week of activities will follow including the April Freisner Memorial Fashion Show & Luncheon, Talent Show, Market in the Park with free entertainment, Beer Garden, Strawberry Eating Contest, Car Show, Berry Run, Rose Planting, Carnival and some other new activities still being worked on. And I am happy to announce that due to popular demand the Trike Race is back! And along with the Trike Race will be a new activity: Pie Jousting. And of course don’t forget the main event the Lighted 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. So if you happen to see our colorful trailer go down 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.
If you are interested in becoming involved with Strawberry Festival please check out our website under volunteers www.maryfest.org or contact us through email, maryfest@gmail or leave a voicemail at 360-659-7664 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Hope to see you in June!
President, Marysville Strawberry Festival
2019-2020 Officers & Board of Directors
Alice VanBeek - President
Darrell Wigdahl - President-Elect
Tom King - Vice President
Monique O'Brien - Secretary
Carol Kapua - Treasurer