Free Family Fun - July 15 & 16

  • Written by Valley View Staff

SandblastSandBlast Festival of the Arts, presented by the Duvall Foundation for the Arts (DFA), will be celebrating its 23rd year on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16th. Bring your whole family down to McCormick Park (26200 NE Stephens St, Duvall) and help build a huge sand sculpture. There will be artists booths, food vendors, kid’s activities, live bands in two locations, theatre performances, and of course the sand sculpture being created right in front of your eyes by world renowned artist Kali Bradford - And you! Bring your shovel and help carve out this year’s sand sculpture. This FREE, family friendly event is a gift to the City of Duvall by DFA, helping to promote art and art education in the Snoqualmie Valley.

Stop by their booth and pick up your collector’s SandBlast T-shirt. Watch their Facebook page for event updates or visit their website at
Each day begins at noon.  Bring your family and friends and stay all day!

Main Street to be closed for culvert replacement at Thayer Creek

  • Written by Valley View Staff

As the summer construction season begins to heat up, an important element  of  the   City  of  Duvall’s Main Street improvements can finally be constructed. With permit restrictions limiting work to a small period of time during the dry summer months, the culvert replacement at Thayer Creek will require some patience from local drivers. Located at the intersection of SR 203 (Main Street) and NE 143rd Place, the task will require a full closure of SR 203 and detouring of traffic around the work zone for more than a week. Scheduled to begin on Mon, July 17th and re-open no later than 4 p.m. on Wed, July 26th.

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Train shed exhibit building open for walk up visits Thursday-Sunday

  • Written by Valley View Staff

NRM Inside Train ShedThe Train Shed Exhibit Building is now open for walk up visits on Thursday – Sunday throughout the Summer  for the first time! Now you can learn how the railroads changed everything in the Pacific Northwest at your own pace as you explore exhibits and rolling stock in this incredible 25,000 sq. ft. building.  View large and small artifacts inluding the award-winning Wellington Remembered exhibit. You will encounter large objects such as freight and passenger cars, maintenance of way equipment, Chapel Car 5 Messenger of Peace, as well as large artifacts with local ties.

Admission: $10/person (ages 2 & older), under 2 - no cost.
Times: Thursday – Sunday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
May not be available during Day Out With Thomas July 14-16 & July 21-23.