Snohomish hops with Kla Ha Ya Days

  • Tue Jul 17th, 2012 6:59pm
  • News

By Alejandro Dominguez Herald Writer

SNOHOMISH —A parade, a carnival and games can only mean one thing: Kla Ha Ya Days are here.

The city is hosting the community event this week for the 99th year.

“We are already promoting the event for next year,” Kla Ha Ya days vice president Tammie Clementson said.

Kla Ha Ya days are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. today with the carnival at Harvey Field, 9900 Airport Way. The carnival continues until Sunday. Entrance is free, but people need to buy tickets for the rides.

A big change this year is that the Frogtastic Kids Festival has been moved to Friday from Thursday.

This year, that festival is set from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Snohomish Station, 2727 Bickford Ave.

Saturday and Sunday are the days with the most activities planned. One of them is the parade that starts at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. The parade is set to go through First Street from Avenue D to Willow Avenue. There are 83 entries this year, Clementson said.

“The parade has grown, and we have more interest than we have ever had in previous years,” she said.

Other activities planned are a barbecue championship, a Frog Jumping Contest and a car show.

Alejandro Dominguez: 425-339-3422; adominguez@ heraldnet.com.

If you go

Kla Ha Ya Days starts today and runs through Sunday, with events at different venues:

• Harvey Field, 9900 Airport Way;

• Snohomish Station, 2727 Bickford Ave.;

• Downtown businesses.

Entrance is free for most events. For a complete list of activities, go to www.klahayadays.com.