Local fathers and daughters can create a special night together on the dance floor at the annual Father-Daughter Valentine’s Dance in Marysville.

This year’s event will be held on Feb. 5 and 12, with two dances each night from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $25 per couple.

The dance is held at Cedarcrest Middle School at 6400 88th St. NE, Marysville.

“We are pleased to bring back the Father-Daughter Valentine’s Dance here in Marysville,” said Andrea Kingsford, recreation coordinator with the city of Marysville.

The dance was canceled in 2021 because of the COVID pandemic.

“It was early enough in 2020 that we were able to hold the event that year,” said Kingsford. “We’re glad to have it back for 2022 … we are very pleased to be able to bring it back."

Some light refreshments will be provided, along with music and 5x7 photos to commemorate the night.

“It will be a similar event to years past,” said Kingsford.

Sound Source Seattle will be providing the music and activities again.

“We have our beloved DJ Canon coming out,” said Kingsford.

Families often come out to the event for many years.

“There are fathers and daughters who have attended since the daughters were little,” said Kingsford.

“It’s become a family tradition for many.”

Many go out to a nice restaurant and take the time to dress up for the event to make it a fun night.

“I really think they like it as a special night just for dads and daughters,” said Kingsford.

Kingsford hopes the event provides a special night for fathers and daughters to come together.

“They have fun together and they make memories together,” she said.

“We love to give families the opportunity to spend some time together in a positive environment,” she added.

Preregistration is required for the event, and can be done online or by calling the Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation office at 360-363-8400.

Space is limited and the event is popular and tends to fill up quickly in January.

“This event sells out every year,” said Kingsford

Kingsford wanted to recognize community organizations and families which help keep the event going every year.

“Thanks you to our continuing sponsor Gamut 360 and to all the families who participate in this event every year,” she said.

To register, go to https://apm.activecommunities.com/marysvillewa/Activity_Search/6680.

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