NW Neighborhood Annual Events

Dear NW Neighbors, your annual donations help us host neighborhood events for all to enjoy:

Jeff, Joni, Kari, and Tim – March 2022 – with the new park sign

Easter Egg Hunt – The Northwest Neighborhood hosts an annual Easter Egg Hunt for families in the neighborhood. The event takes place on the Saturday preceding Easter and includes an egg hunt. Over 200 children and their parents participate each year. Such fun!

Drew Nielsen Park Activities – The Northwest Neighborhood hosts one or two clean-up opportunities each year at Drew Nielsen Park at 1230 Colby in the spring or fall (or both!). We clean up, prune, and plant. In spring 2022, we installed new signs at the park to help tell visitors who Drew Nielsen is. 

Native Plant Garden – Over 2022 and 2023, we installed our native planting strips along the Hoyt and 13th sides of the west side of the park. We look forward to watching the little trees grow! Our next step in 2024 will be to provide educational signs about the plants and trees, and describe why this natural area is so important to our pollinators and local birds!

Neighborhood Clean-up – The Northwest Neighborhood has hosted a clean-up opportunity in the past. This is an opportunity for residents to get garbage and junk out of your yards so that the neighborhood can maintain its attractive qualities. Now we defer to the city staff to host an all-city wide event to collect recyclables, yard waste, trash, etc. For 2024, it will happen on Saturday, May 18.

National Night Out – National Night Out is a major event in our nation. The event provides a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors, the police, firemen, and other city representatives that come to visit our event. Please let the City of Everett know if you have an event planned. We hope that you’ll attend another city event. For us, our focus in early August goes to….

Mother of All Garage Sales (M.O.A.G.S.) – If there’s one thing we know how to do in Everett it’s how to have terrific garage sales! Not only is this a chance for garage sale participants to sell their excess wares, but it’s typically a fundraiser for the neighborhood. It’s head annually on the first Saturday in August. More MOAGs Info. See you on August 3, 2024!

Whittier Bike to School Day – We partner with the Whittier PTA to host an annual Bike to School Day. On the third Friday in May, we gather at Drew Nielsen Park at 7:30 a.m. to do crafts, grab snacks, quick bike tune-ups, and coffee and donuts. The Everett Police escorts the riders down Hoyt from 13th to 10th, and down 10th from Hoyt to Oakes. Aiming for anytime it’s possible. – Photos from the 2019 event

Halloween Decorating Contest – Our secret judges get out an judge local homes on the following categories include Best Daytime, Best Nighttime and Best Overall. They also generally include a few honorable mentions. The award signs are presented the weekend before Halloween.

Holiday Lights Decorating  – Open to happen again. We took a break in 2023. 😉

Holiday Decorating Contest – Categories include Best Overall, Best Daytime, Best Small House, Honorable Mention, and Special Category. The award signs are presented the weekend before Christmas and stay up through New Year’s.

Thanks to our neighborhood volunteers and project leaders, these events are successful each year. Volunteers are always welcome. Interested in lending a hand? Send an email to

Your annual donation also helps support these events. Donate today!

Your voluntary dues of $52 are used to fund our events — that’s just one dollar for each week of the year. Other options are appreciated: $26 (1/2 year); $10 (I want to donate something!)

Use the link in the right column to make a donation via PayPal or credit card.

Or mail your check to:
NW Neighborhood Association
c/o Kari Quaas, Treasurer
1122 Grand Avenue
Everett, WA 98201