The 2017 edition of Duvall Days is shaping up to be the best festival in years, thanks to the tireless work of dozens of dedicated volunteers representing many organizations and businesses in Duvall and the greater Snoqualmie Valley.
NJ Shelsby, Duvall Chamber of Commerce president and overall event manager for Duvall Days, said, “I am humbled and amazed at the outpouring of community involvement this year. An event of this magnitude is only possible when a lot people roll up their sleeves and pitch in, and we are seeing that in a big way. Volunteers have stepped up from so many places, including the Duvall Civic Club, Redemption Church, Duvall Fitness, Timberlake Church, 4-H, Stillwater PTSA, TJ Sports, Cub Scout Pack 569, Cedarcrest Junior Red Wolves, Duvall Historical Society, King County Library, Adrenaline Sports, Hillside Academy, LDS Church, Rotary Club of Duvall, American Family Insurance, Off Road Vixens, Duvall Co-op Preschool, Cedarcrest HS Class of 2018, Cascade Valley Designs, Cherry Valley Winery, Valley Mail, New American Funding, and individuals H Bondar, Lon Collins, Kim Piira, Nathan Rhodes, Kaley Ryan, and many more.
“The number of people helping with Duvall Days this year is well over 100 – that’s why it’s going to be such a great event with so many fun things to see and do. And I want to give special mention to the city of Duvall and Matt Morton, the city administrator, for providing incredible support for the event this year. I love this town, because people in this community really care!”
Sponsors of this year’s Duvall Days represent more than 30 local businesses who together donated over $25,000 – including Safeway, who is sponsoring the return of fireworks this year, and the “presenting” sponsors: Alpine Integrated Medicine, Duvall Veterinary Hospital, and the Irwin Group.
Duvall Days 2017 is less than a month away, and a lot of details are being finalized. Be sure to visit the event website at DuvallDays.org for complete details, schedules, maps, and activities. Here are a few tidbits:
Bleachers for parade and Main Stage viewing will be set up at the bottom of Stella Street.
Grand marshals for the Duvall Days 2017 Parade will be Chris and Sue Linnerooth.
The Community Stage lineup will include performances from Rocais, Mary Ward, TJ Dance, the Cascade Community Theater Youth Program, The Studio LLC, Time Traveling Ukuleles and the Cedarcrest Jazz Band and Boosters.
Evening entertainment at the Fireworks Stage in McCormick Park will begin at 5 p.m. and lead up to the fireworks show at 10 p.m. Featured acts are: Purple Mane, Whitney Mongé, and Vaudeville Etiquette.
Launch yourself from a 45-foot tower and fly across McCormick Park on a 200-foot zip line.
Relax in the daytime and evening beer gardens sponsored by the Rotary Club of Duvall.
The smaller, beachside part of McCormick Park will be devoted to kid’s activities, including a petting zoo, KCLS library van, and parachute games
On Friday, June 2nd (the day before Duvall Days) the Northwest Art Center will host a “Duvall Days Kiddie Parade Decoration Party.” Stop by any time between 2 and 6 p.m. to decorate your bikes, trikes and wagons for the parade. For $10 a kid, you’ll get access to a dream selection of decorating materials including cardboard, streamers, flowers, balloons, crepe paper, foam, fabric, and more.
Special accommodations for parking are being made this year, with no less than seven parking lots throughout Duvall being serviced by three shuttle lines running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with special extended service from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. for the McCormick Park concert and fireworks.
Save yourself the hassle of downtown parking by taking advantage of the shuttle system – maps and routes are available on DuvallDays.org, as well as complete festival details.
Follow the up-to-the-minute details as they unfold – and share your photos, ideas, and stories! – on Facebook at www.facebook.com/duvalldaysfestival.