The city of Marysville brought together children’s music, summer water fun and more activities for families at their second annual Splish Splash Summer Bash.
The Comeford Park event on June 26 brings together kids and families for a children’s concert and fun at the local splash pad.
Lauren Woodmansee, cultural arts supervisor with the city of Marysville’s Parks, Culture and Recreation Department, said that the event went “phenomenal.”
“The day before and the morning of we were a little worried about the weather but it ended up cooperating,” she said. “There was a great turnout and it was just an amazing event."
The event filled the park with families that came out for an afternoon of music and games.
“Everybody had a great time. It’s a gorgeous park with a great splash pad and all the extra activities were just a bonus,” said Woodmansee.
Seattle kids’ music group Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies performed at the event while kids ran through the splash pad and the park’s playground.
“Tons of kids were up and dancing for the concert,” said Woodmansee.
Local organizations also brought activities for the children.
“We had several organizations and vendors that provided face painting, a coloring contest, bag tosses and other games,” she said.
Parents said it was a fun event for their kids.
Local parent Justine Brunk said she brought her daughter back after coming to last year’s Splish Splash Summer Bash.
“We love it. She’s been asking all year long to come back because we came last year,” she said.
“It’s so much fun and we love that it is free for the kids. Plus it’s energetic and gets them outside and doing something,” Brunk said.
Woodmansee said that Marysville officials see it as a great way to kickoff the summer.
“I think that the families like that it was free as well,” she said.
The only thing that cost money were some of the small concessions provided, she said.
The event started last year at the suggestion of sponsor and local business Puget Sound Pediatric Dentistry.
“They actually suggested it last year because they wanted to start off our children’s concert series with something bigger,” said Woodmansee.
The dentistry sponsored the event again this year and brought some prizes to raffle off as well.