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Best Strawberry Festivals in WA

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Ready for delicious strawberry season? We are, too! Mark your calendar for one of these upcoming weekends to celebrate summertime, sunshine and strawberries in WA!

Sweet Strawberry and Kite Festival
Saturday, May 19
10:00am – 5:00pm
179101 West King Tull Road
Prosser, WA 99350
http://www.facebook.com/SweetStrawberryKiteFestival

Celebrating the strawberry season with The Little Wild West Show, live music, entertainment, a Diaber Derby, Pig Races, Car Bashing, Artist Demonstrations, Vendors, Festival Food, Face Painting, Hot Air Balloon tethered rides,a petting farm, strawberry pie eating contest, strawberry spittin’, and more… $5 entrance fee, kids 5 & under are FREE and FREE Festival Parking!

Marysville Strawberry Festival
Saturday, June 9 – Sunday, June 17
Marysville, WA
360.659.7664
http://www.maryfest.org

The Marysville Strawberry Festival is a week-long community festival in Marysville, Washington, that is put on by Maryfest, Inc. It all kicks off with the Berry Fun Run 5K/1 mile walk/run on Saturday, June 9, followed by a week of arts, crafts, a grand parade, car show, live entertainment, trike race, talent show, strawberries and more! It’s the 81st annual event!

Berry Dairy Days
Thursday, June 14 – Sunday, June 17
Fairhaven Avenue
Burlington, WA 98233
http://www.burlington-chamber.com

Fresh local strawberry shortcake, spectacular fireworks show, fabulous parades, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, entertainment stage with live music, nostalgic Berry Cool Car Show and more! Berry Dairy Days began in 1937 by the local volunteer firemen as a fundraiser for new equipment. The celebration included a parade, carnival and the “Worlds Largest Shortcake” which served more than 5,000 people. By 1965 the Burlington Chamber of Commerce was pleased to become involved with the festival. Today, Berry Dairy Days is four days of jam-packed fun for the entire family!

Burien Wild Strawberry Festival
Saturday and Sunday
June 16 and 17
10:00am
Burien Town Square Park
5th & 152nd SW
Burien, WA 98166
wildstrawberryfestival.org

Father’s Day car show, Carnival, kids’ activities, Strawberry Jam Breakdance Battle, live music, performers, vendors and delicious food.

Bellevue Strawberry Festival
Saturday and Sunday
June 23 and 24
Crossroads Park
16000 NE 10th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008
http://www.bellevuestrawberryfestival.org

Eastside Heritage Center’s Bellevue Strawberry Festival is the revitalization of an old Bellevue tradition, dating back to when strawberry farming was one of the region’s most famous activities! The festival includes live entertainment, an auto show, vendors, food, and family fun. And, you will very likely see a strawberry or two (shortcake eating contests, strawberry flats, chocolate covered strawberries, and much more)!

Vashon Island 103rd Annual Strawberry Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
July 20, 21 and 22
Vashon Island
Vashon, WA 98070
http://www.vashonchamber.com

All your favorites are returning in 2012! The Saturday Night Street Dances, the Traditional Grand Parade, Beer Garden, the Classic Car Parade, Vashon Artists in Ober Park, Kid’s Carnival, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, Bill Burby Fun Run, The Fireman’s Water Challenge, Music, Music and MORE! Approximately 200 vendors will be selling crafts, clothing, jewelry and art. And of course you’ll find strawberry sundaes, strawberry lemonade, strawberry funnel cakes, strawberry topped pancakes, strawberry smoothies, strawberry ice cream and chocolate dipped strawberries!

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