Face paint and watermelon dot the scene of Lake Stevens’ Aquafest on Friday afternoon. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Face paint and watermelon dot the scene of Lake Stevens’ Aquafest on Friday afternoon. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Photo gallery: Aquafest 2019 is on!

Friday opened the 3-day extravaganza.

The renovated North Cove Park is ready for the crush of 30,000 people who come to the three-day festival that’s been a summer tradition for 59 years. Aquafest runs through Sunday. Read all about it here.

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