Northwest Festival Hosting Association

A message from the President:

I am so excited, as President, to welcome everyone back to help celebrate our 92nd Annual Strawberry Festival.

“A Strawberry Celebration!” is our theme this year to remind our community about this time-honored tradition. This celebration unified our beautiful city and brought us together with a powerful sense of community and pride in our hometown.

As we present the Marysville Strawberry Festival, our wish is that you enjoy all that Marysville has to offer, not only during the festival but all year long!

We as a Board look forward to visiting all of your cities and celebrating your festival and parades with your communities.

-Gail Frost, President 2024

Friday, June 21, 2024

  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    • Registration at the hotel lobby
    • Hospitality – Main Floor
  • 5:30 PM Transportation leaving the hotel.
  • 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM President Reception
    • Opera House (1225 3rd Street)
  • 6:45 PM Presidential & Special Guest lineup
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Cocktail Hour
  • 7:00 PM Honoree Introduction
    • Dinner
    • Entertainment
  • 9:30 PM – 12:00 AM Hospitality Room

 

Saturday, June 22, 2024

  • Breakfast Included at the Hotel
    • Vans leave the hotel at 9:15 AM to Rose Planting
  • 9:30 AM Rose Planting
  • 10:00 AM Market Opens
  • 11:00 AM Carnival Opens
  • 11:00 PM – 12:00 PM Strawberry Eating Contest
    • Between Royalties
    • Between Presidents
  • Lunch on your own
  • 12:30 AM - 3:00 PM Royalty Reception
  • 3:00 PM Float Judging
  • 5:00 PM Grand Parade
  • 7:45 PM – 11:00 PM Hospitality Room
    • (Hot meal for dinner)

 

Sunday, June 23, 2024

  • 10 AM Car Show on 3rd Street
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Safe travels home

See you next year!

 

**Please go to the home page to make hotel reservations and Click on the red button below to fill out/pay for VIP Hospitality Packet(s). 

Hotel Information:

Maryfest is proud to be a member of the Northwest Festival Hosting Association an organization made up of nine festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Maryfest joined this close knit group in 2001 operating philosophy is to work together and commit to supporting each other by sending a delegation to each members festival. By being a part of Northwest Festivals, Marysville can rely on the participation of at least 10 other community floats/festivals in our Grand Parade.

A hosting package is offered at each community's festival which generally includes accommodations, receptions, a formal or semi-formal dinner, entertainment, and a farewell breakfast on Sunday morning. Of course, the members are also participating in the Grand Parade!

HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE: May 26, 2023

Holiday Inn Express 2

Holiday Inn Express

8606 36th Ave. NE,

Marysville, WA,98270

(360)530-1234

Maryfest Is Proud To Be A Member

Maryfest is proud to be a member of the Northwest Festival Hosting Association an organization made up of nine festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Maryfest joined this close knit group in 2001 operating philosophy is to work together and commit to supporting each other by sending a delegation to each members festival. By being a part of Northwest Festivals, Marysville can rely on the participation of at least 10 other community floats/festivals in our Grand Parade.

A hosting package is offered at each community's festival which generally includes accommodations, receptions, a formal or semi-formal dinner, entertainment, and a farewell breakfast on Sunday morning. Of course, the members are also participating in the Grand Parade!

Northwest Festival Members

Daffodil Festival

Tacoma (puyallup, Sumner & Orting) Washington

Lilac Festival

Spokane, Washington

Strawberry Festival

Marysville, Washington

Hyack Festival

New Westminister, British Colunbia

Capital Lake Fair

Olympia, Washington

Royal Rosarians

Portland, Oregon

Seafair

Seattle, Washington