M’ville offers many free summer events

MARYSVILLE – The city is offering a variety of free events this summer.

The inaugural Splish Splash Summer Bash will take place June 27. The free event will be at Comeford Park, 514 Delta Ave.

Children can Splish Splash at the Spray Park, create arts and crafts, get their face painted, play games and enjoy a kids concert featuring The Not-Its! Local businesses and agencies will offer free games and activities for everyone. Activities run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the concert from noon to 1 p.m. For details go to www.marysvillewa.gov or call 360-363-8400.

Meanwhile, the city announced Monday its free Popcorn in the Park outdoor movies Saturday nights at dusk at the Jennings Park Ballfield, 6915 Armar Road.

The first one will be July 14-Despicable Me 3.

July 21 is Jumanji followed by Cars 3 the next week. Wonder Woman will be shown Aug. 4 and the season will end Aug. 11 with Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Popcorn is provided free by the Marysville Kiwanis Club but donations are accepted. Additional concessions are available for purchase. Also, the Marysville Sounds of Summer Concert Series was announced this week. The free performances are from 7-8:30 p.m. at Jennings Park.

Whiskey River kicks things off July 13. The four-piece band plays bluegrass, acoustic and their very own “rocky tonk ‘n’ roll”. July 20, Gin Gypsy comes to town. The four-piece band plays swing and rockabilly in the vibe of Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, The Stray Cats and more.

Richard Allen and the Louisiana Experience plays July 27. The feature the Zydeco sound. Aug. 3 Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” will bring innovative Gypsy Jazz to town with high-energy swing and a snappy rhythm section.

The last concert Aug. 10 features Old Town Tonic, which plays classic rock, top 40, country and a handful of originals.

Finally, the Marysville Children’s Summer Concerts Series has been announced. Free performances begin at noon at Jennings Park.

July 11 features Eric Herman & The Puppy Dogs. The trio offers high-energy, non-stop dancing and singing. Harmonica Pocket performs July 25. The group features song, dance and a bit of theatrics incorporating props, acoustic instruments, hula hoops and spinning flags in an interactive show.

Recess Monkey returns Aug. 8. The Grammy-nominated trio makes music for kids of all ages that rocks.

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