A water ski tournament, a boat parade, live music, food, and fireworks: all the ingredients needed to make your Saturday a night to remember.

The Lake Stevens Arts & Parks Foundation is hosting a day of community lakeside activities Saturday, July 24 (tomorrow) that will guarantee to bring fun for the whole family.

According to the foundation’s website, the Lake Stevens Water Ski Club will kick off the day off (7:00 am) with a Water Ski Tournament that can be seen best from North Cove and the North Lakeshore Drive swim beach.

Beginning at 5 pm, bring your favorite blanket and enjoy dinner and a picnic on the lawn or join the fun in the beer garden hosted by Meatheads Smokehouse & Beer Works and the Lake Stevens Brewing Co.

Just a bit later at 7 pm, join in the boat parade! The floating party line will begin at the South Lake Stevens Road bridge at the south end of the lake. The parade will be led by the Lake Stevens Police. Additionally, the Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue boats will be circling the lake ending in North Cove. The parades’ theme is Seafaring Nordic Vikings and prizes will be awarded for Best Decorated Boats and Most Enthusiastic Participants. It is important to remember that the downtown boat launch will be closed all day on the 24th, so you’ll want to launch and retreat from the Davies Beach (formerly Wyatt Park) boat launch on the west side of the lake.

In the 8 o’clock hour the Lake Stevens Community Band sponsored by the Arts & Parks Foundation will be playing at North Cove Park.

To finish things off with a bang, at 10 pm enjoy front row seats from one of their many parks around the lake and enjoy the fireworks show! You should be able to see the fireworks from all around the lake.


Daniel Albert is an Award-Winning journalist majoring in Integrated Strategic Communications at Washington State University.