Happy Independence Day! Over the weekend our nation celebrated its 245th birthday. Our city celebrated by presenting our third professional 4th of July fireworks show for the Marysville community. I am grateful to live in this country and to serve as mayor of this wonderful city.  

With the lifting of most of the state’s pandemic restrictions, the city is eager to kick off the summer season in earnest with the long-anticipated return of outdoor movies, concerts and events. We missed them last year and heard from several residents that many of you did, too. I hope to see you at one of more of these fun, free events presented by your city. 

Friday, July 16

Sounds of Summer Concert: The Lonely Hearts Club. 7 p.m., Jennings Park

Seattle Beatles tribute band with early hits, deep cuts and fan favorites.

Wednesday, July 21

Children’s Concert: Eric Ode. Noon, Jennings Park

Upbeat, high-participation program with music, stories, skits and more.

Friday, July 23

Sounds of Summer Concert: Ranger and the Re-Arrangers. 7 p.m., Jennings Park

Seattle Gypsy jazz band with the spirit of a Paris café and energy of a Gypsy camp.

Saturday, July 24

Popcorn in the Park: A Dog’s Journey (PG). 9 p.m., Jennings Park

Join Bailey’s adventure through many lives filled with love, friendship and devotion.

Saturday, July 31

Popcorn in the Park: Sonic the Hedgehog (PG). 9 p.m., Jennings Park

Speedy extraterrestrial is helped by Sheriff Wachowski as he deals with evil Dr. Robotnik. 

Tuesday, Aug. 3

National Night Out: 6-8 p.m., TBD

Meet and get to know your local Marysville Police officers in this fun annual event.

Saturday, Aug. 7

Popcorn in the Park: San Andreas (PG-13). 9 p.m., Jennings Park

California’s most notorious fault line triggers the largest earthquake in recorded history.

Saturday, Aug. 14

Popcorn in the Park: Frozen II (PG). 9 p.m., Jennings Park

Elsa, Anna and friends embark on an adventure far away from the kingdom of Arendelle.

Saturday, Sept. 11

9/11 Ceremony: 8:30 a.m., Marysville Library

This local remembrance reflects upon the devastating terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001.

Saturday, Sept. 11

Touch A Truck, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Asbery Field

Youngsters enjoy exploring first-hand the city’s big rigs and police and fire vehicles.

We appreciate community sponsors who help present the summer outdoor concerts and movies so you can enjoy them for free. Thank you to Heritage Bank, Lydig Construction, Puget Sound Pediatric Dentistry and Sonic Drive-In. 

Jon Nehring has been Mayor of Marysville since 2010. You can reach him at 360-363-8000 or jnehring@marysvillewa.gov.


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