The meaning of 'recreation' is to create again. It's one of those Latin 're' words encouraging us to relax (to be casual again and again) or reunite (to unite with friends and family again and again).
After long months of school, sports, cool temperatures (although we've been lucky this year!), meetings and waiting for the water temperature to rise, June is here and hinting the rest of summer is going to be amazing. So then, recreation. How will you create anew this summer in Snohomish? Allow us to offer some ideas!
KLA HA YA DAYS FESTIVAL
Running July 11-19, this festival will help you recreate that sense of nostalgia and kid-like wonder. Don't miss the bed races, parade, Ferris wheel, carnival and more. This is your ticket to feeling eleven again.
If you're not taking advantage of this trail, you are really missing out. Now that the temperatures are warm, create new habits of health and wellness by skating, biking, walking, running, roller blading, long boarding or however else you like to get around. The chirping birds, friendly passersby and a good sweat will release those endorphins and create a sense of peace for your day.
Take a class, enjoy wine tasting and the many decks and patios open this time of year. Invite friends to dine and take the kids for ice cream or froyo. Cast your pole in the river or sit on a bench and read a good book. Look for that special gift for someone special or just for you. Find fresh veggies and other wares at the farmer's market. When was the last time you just wandered? Historic Downtown will help you do just that.
Snohomish Business Park offers many different businesses to recreate. Take a dance class at Pacific West Performing Arts, a fitness class at Snohomish Sports Institute or restore with something new like cryotherapy at Cryo Center of Snohomish. And don't forget, flanking east and west of midtown is Sound to Summit Brewery and an oasis at The Trails End Taphouse and Restaurant. The Snohomish Aquatic Center offers classes, swimming lessons or just pure fun if you're trying to beat the heat. When it's time to pamper yourself from all of these activities, head over to Saluk Salon and Spa for a new haircut or color, spray tan or relaxing facial.
This is where you'll create a sense of accomplishment. Get all of your errands done and reward yourself with tacos at Calle Tacos and Tequila or a cold beverage on the patio at Blazing Onion.
If you're looking to take advantage of all Snohomish has to offer this summer, the options are endless. It's really up to your imagination. Go forth and recreate!