Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

Everett Children’s Concert Series: Free outdoor shows, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through Aug. 23, Thornton A. Sullivan Park, 11405 Silver Lake Road. On July 26, listen to The Not-Its! and their power-pop danceable hits. Aug. 2: Tim Noah, Emmy-winning Northwest favorite, Aug. 9: Mister G, Grammy-winning, kid-friendly, bilingual rock star, Aug. 16: Caspar Babypants, toe-tapping, sweet, lovable tunes, Aug. 23: Eric Herman & Puppy Dog Dave, cool tunes for kids.

Marysville Children’s Concerts: Harmonica Pocket is playing at noon July 25 for Marysville’s Sounds of Summer Concert Series at Jennings Memorial Park, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville. Free. More at Next up: kids rock band Recess Monkey on Aug. 8.

All-Comers Track Meets: For all ages, $5 per meet, 5:30 p.m. registration, July 26 and Aug. 2, Marysville Pilchuck High School track. More at

Aquafest: July 27-29, mostly in downtown Lake Stevens along Main Street. Grand Parade 1 p.m. July 28, fireworks 10 p.m. July 28, carnival, entertainment, movie night, teen dance, pet show, water sports, car show, vendors. Festival information, map and directions available at

Tour de Terrace: July 27-29, Evergreen Playfield, 22289 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; 425-791-5956; Parade at 7 p.m. Friday. Pancake breakfast, car show, carnival, live entertainment, beer garden, arts, crafts and food booths.

Silvana Fair: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 28 at Viking Hall, 1331 Pioneer Highway; Live music, food, farm animals, demonstrations, indoor exhibits, kids’ games and petting zoo. Free.

Nubian Jam: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 28 at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett; Celebration of African-American culture with speakers, dance, live performances, food and vendors. Free.

GenCare Annual Car Show and Family Picnic: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 28, 302 N. Alder Ave., Granite Falls; 360-691-1777. Vintage classics and muscle cars on even ground for easy walking. Entertainment and barbecue. Free. Always the last Saturday in July. Call to sign up.

Gold Dust Days: 3 to 8 p.m. July 27, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29, locations around Gold Bar; 360-793-0983; Live music, parade, car show, vendors, food, Civil War reenactors.

Summer Fest: This free family-fun event at the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens is 1 to 3 p.m. July 28, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Spend the afternoon listening to music, playing games, making art and exploring the gardens. Many family-friendly organizations from the community will be represented.

Jetty Island Days: Ferries from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 4 at 10th Street and W. Marine View Drive, Everett; $3 fee for parking; suggested donation $2 for adults, $1 for kids; 425-257-8304;

Nature walk and movie: A nature walk and movie, “All About Beavers,” is scheduled for Aug. 17 at the Northwest Stream Center at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. The walk is scheduled for 6 p.m. and winds through 20 acres of forests and wetlands .The movie is scheduled at 7 p.m. Advanced payment required by calling 425-316-8592; $5 Adopt A Stream Foundation member, $7 non-members.

Contribute to time capsule: The Everett Public Library invites people of all ages to contribute to a time capsule celebrating Everett’s 125th anniversary. Send a message 50 years into the future by sharing a story, poem, or drawing that describes your favorite place in Everett or what you think Everett will be like in the future. Time capsule entry forms are available at both Everett Public Library locations. The time capsule will be sealed Aug. 19. More at or call 425-257-8000.

Party in the Parks: Games, food and fun in the with Mill Creek summer events. The city of Mill Creek will host two neighborhood events from 5 to 7 p.m. They are: Aug. 21 at Heron Park, 2701 155th St. SE; and Sept. 18 at Cougar Park, 3221 148th St. SE. The events are designed to help neighbors connect with neighbors. More at

A Wallace Falls evening: 7 p.m. Aug. 24, Wallace Falls State Park, 14503 Wallace Lake Road, Gold Bar. Meet state park staff in the park’s amphitheater and discover flora and fauna unique to the Pacific Northwest. Learn how to safely interact with wildlife and identify local plants. Find out about the region’s fascinating history. Topics change monthly. A Discover Pass is required for park entrance. For more information about programs, call 425-455-7010 or email


Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050. Schack classes include drawing,printmaking, basketry, jewelry and metalsmithing, encaustic, painting, fused glass and blown glass. Go to to learn more.

Imagine Children’s Museum: Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. More at or 425-258-1006.

Museum of Pop Culture: The museum (formerly EMP) at the Seattle Center, 325 Fifth Ave. N., has exhibits about science fiction and fantasy, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, “Star Trek,” indie games, the Seattle Seahawks, horror films and more. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More at

MOHAI: The Museum of History & Industry is at 860 Terry Ave., at the south end of Lake Union, Seattle. “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs” with an extended run through Sept. 4, takes a closer look at the history of Puget Sound through the stories of cats and dogs. More information is available at

Hibulb Cultural Center: Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. weekends. Free first Thursdays until 8 p.m.; 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip; 360-716-2635;


Outback Kangaroo Farm: 10030 Highway 530, east of Arlington. Take a tour of the farm to see kangaroos, alpacas, flying squirrels, peacocks, wallaroos and more. More at

The Reptile Zoo: 22715 U.S. 2, east of Monroe. Get hands-on with lizards, snakes, an albino alligator and other reptiles. More information at www.thereptile

Woodland Park Zoo: 5500 Phinney Ave. N. More at Visit baby gorilla Yola and her family when it’s lunchtime at 12:30 p.m. Admission is $9.95 for teens and adults, $7.95 for children and free for toddlers. Enter through west entrance on Phinney Avenue N. Parking $6.

Seattle Aquarium: The aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For a schedule of activities, go to


High Trek Adventures: An aerial ropes course and zip lines at Paine Field Community Park, 11928 Beverly Park Road, Everett. Three levels of difficulty with 60 different obstacles. Longest zip line travels 250 feet. For ages 4 and up. More at www.high

Summit Everett: The climbing gym at 2820 Rucker Ave. features top rope climbing, auto belay and bouldering. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. More at

Paine Field: The Snohomish County Airport is home to several aviation attractions, including the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour, Historic Flight Foundation and the Museum of Flight Restoration Center. Find information at

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