Saturday’s Berry Run, Kids Day kick off weeklong Marysville Strawberry Festival

  • Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:20am
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MARYSVILLE – The 88th Annual Marysville Strawberry Festival gets off to a fast start Saturday morning at 9 a.m. with the Berry Run at the Tulalip Resort Amphitheatre.

Kid’s Day also is June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Asbery Field.

Tuesday at noon the sold out Fashion Show Luncheon will take place at a new venue – the Marysville Opera House.

The carnival comes to town Thursday through Sunday at Marysville Middle School. Its hours vary depending on school and the weather.

Thursday night at 6:30 the Talent Show again will take place at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

The Marysville Kiwanis Beer Garden opens at noon Friday and runs until 10 p.m. at 7th and Alder. It’s also open from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds go toward college scholarships and local youth programs.

The Market in the Park at Asbery Field opens for business from 2-9 p.m. Friday with dozens of crafters and vendors selling items. It’s also open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday’s long day of events kicks off with the Car Show at Asbery Field from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Rose Planting Ceremony with Portland Rose Parade officials honoring local leaders takes place at Totem Middle School at 10:30 a.m.

This year’s big new attraction is professional CP “Big Time” Wrestling at Asbery Field. Free shows will take place at 1:30-3 p.m. and again from 4-5:30 p.m.

Various Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contests will take place at Asbery Field from 1:30-3 p.m. For $5 a person contestants are matched up against others their same age. Strawberry Festival royalty also face off, dirtying their faces with strawberries and whipped cream.

The action then moves downtown for the Kiddies Parade at 6 p.m. on State Avenue starting at 7th Street.

The grand parade finishes it off starting at 7:45 p.m. downtown on State Avenue.

Free entertainment is also provided Friday through Sunday at Asbery Field.

On Friday, local school jazz bands will perform from 4-6 p.m., followed by Jenny & the Blue Moon Boys playing blues music from 7-9 p.m.

Saturday, Lonely Hearts Club plays music of the Beatles from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Fabulous Murphtones play 1960s-‘90s music from 2-4 p.m. with classic rock band Aardvarks United performing from 5-7 p.m., ending just in time for the grand parade.

A couple of rock bands will perform Sunday. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. it’s No Buffer, with No Rules playing after that from 3-5 p.m.

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