Every year, Marysville locals get a chance to celebrate an important part of their history with the Bok Kai Parade. One of the oldest continuing parade traditions in the state, the Bok Kai Parade connects intimately with the Bok Kai Temple. This temple, built by Chinese immigrants who came to mine for gold, has weathered both the passing of time and a couple of floods during its history. The parade has plenty of floats and a number of cultural events. Every year, there is an appearance by the Bok Kai Parade Dragon in all its majesty.
Mary Aaron Museum
The Mary Aaron Museum, located in the historic home of Warren P. Miller, is a great place to learn about the history of Marysville. Miller was a politician and architect in Marysville during California Gold Rush times, making a profit designing buildings for incoming gold miners. He also designed his own house, which was later part of a donation to the city to serve as a museum. The museum currently houses a number of examples of Victorian-era decor as well as exhibitions of photography from the early history of Marysville, period musical instruments, and many documents and records from the early days of the town.
Marysville City Parks
Marysville has many parks for a small town, a fact much appreciated by Marysville locals. There is a wide range of parks, from relaxed picnic spaces to sports facilities. The Riverfront Park Complex offers a driving range, multiple soccer fields, the Lion's Grove picnic area, and even motocross and BMX tracks. Bryant Field is the home of the local Gold Sox baseball team and available for rent in the off-season for baseball fans. Ellis Lake provides a tranquil setting for a walk or a picnic. All in all, there is a park for everyone in Marysville.