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Annual Summer Festival in Everson and Nooksack

Families frolic at the Everson Nooksack Summer Festival parade in 2011.
Families frolic at the Everson Nooksack Summer Festival parade in 2011. For The Bellingham Herald

Everson Nooksack Summer Festival features a range of events and activities, including sports tournaments and a parade, at area parks this weekend.

Friday, July 10: There will be vendors and food at Everson City Park, Lincoln and Harkness streets, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Lion’s Club barbecue is 5:30-7 p.m. and live music from 6-9 p.m. A 3-on-3 basketball tournament starts at 6 p.m. at Miller Courts on the north side of the park.

Saturday, July 11: There’s a pancake breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Everson Community Center. Vendors and food continue at Everson City Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Main Street Parade is from 11 a.m. to noon from Nooksack Valley Middle School, traveling west through Everson to Everson Road. The 3-on-3 hoops tournament’s second round is at 12:30 p.m. at Miller Courts. Children’s games, including three-legged race and tug-of-war are 1:30—2:15 p.m. at Everson City Park. Chain-saw wood carver Steve Orne is featured from 3-4 p.m.

A softball tournament is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park.

Sunday, July 12: Run Like a Girl 5k Fun Run is open to all at 9 a.m. at Everson City Park. Registration at $20 starts at 8:30 a.m., benefiting the Girls on the Run program (includes T-shirt).

The softball tournament continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park.

From 3-5:30 p.m. at Nooksack City Park is the 10th annual Glen Echo Community Club’s horseshoe tournament and potluck dinner. Entry is $3 per person; bring a dish to share, along with plates and utensils.

▪  A used book sale is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, behind People Bank across from the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Drive.

▪  A free historical walking tour for all ages is from 1:15-2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 10, with local historian Jim Berg. Meet at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Drive.

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