The first known people to reside in the Woodinville area were the Sammamish Native Americans. Anglo-American settlement began in 1871. Ira Woodin came to the area with his wife, intending to build a home and cattle farm, as well as use the area’s vast resources to log timber. In time, a community began to form around the settlement, eventually growing into a small town. The Woodins’ cabin became the town’s first post office, and their son-in-law established the community’s first shop. Woodinville became a farming center during the early 20th century, and after WWII, became a bustling Seattle suburb.
Locals get a thrill from the numerous and varied city events, festivals, and celebrations that take place each year. Thousands of people from across the country also make their way to this Seattle suburb for annual events. Popular gatherings include Woodinville’s Lights Festival, a month-long Christmas celebration held every December, the Summer Outdoor Movies program, and the city’s Summer Concert Series, featuring live music performed throughout the season at DeYoung Park. Another popular, festive pick is the community’s All Fool’s Day celebration held every April, which also features the Annual Basset Bash parade.