Scene in Edmonds: Fun at the Edmonds Waterfront Festival

You'll find plenty of fun rides for the kids, including this appropriately themed swinging pirate ship.

You’ll find plenty of fun rides for the kids, including this appropriately themed swinging pirate ship.

There was plenty of sun, food and entertainment ready to greet those visiting the Edmonds Rotary Waterfront Festival Saturday afternoon.

Taking tickets at the gate, Edmonds Rotary member Carol Kinney was all smiles about the perfect weather greeting festival-goers. “Isn’t it great?!” she exclaimed.

The festival runs through 10 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday at the Port of Edmonds Marina, 358 Admiral Way. Admission is $3. Children 12 and under are free.

A major fundraiser for the Edmonds Rotary Club, proceeds support Rotary programs and services, including college scholarships for local youth, support for YWCA transitional housing for women and their children, YMCA Partners with Youth, literacy, housing and water projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America and Rotary First Harvest service to local food banks.

Here’s a reminder of the attractions, located at the Port of Edmonds Marina:

Booths offered a variety of products and services. Here, Annie Crawley, camp director for the City of Edmonds-sponsored Sunset Bay Beach Camp, talks to prospective campers.

Booths offered a variety of products and services. Here, Annie Crawley, camp director for the City of Edmonds-sponsored Sunset Bay Beach Camp, talks to prospective campers.

THE MAIN STAGE presents top attractions as well as family entertainers. There are also numerous food booths and children’s activities, including rides.

A free children's play area featured a variety of craft projects, courtesy of Thayer Cueter of Just Frogs and Friends Amphibian Center. Here, visitors decorate shells with paint and glitter. Cueter shared that she recycles the shells from local waterfront restaurants; cleaning and bleaching them before they are reused.

A free children’s play area features a variety of craft projects, courtesy of Thayer Cueter of Edmonds’ Just Frogs and Friends Amphibian Center. Here, visitors decorate shells with paint and glitter. Cueter shared that she receives the shells from local waterfront restaurants, cleaning and bleaching them before they are reused.

THE WILLOW CREEK (aka Deer Creek) FISH HATCHERY will offer free fishing for kids Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is hosted by Edmonds Laebugten Salmon Chapter and has become a traditional favorite attraction.

SHUTTLE BUSES. Traffic was congested getting to and from the festival Saturday and parking is very limited. Your best bet is to either park closer to downtown and walk, or take the free shuttle service offered from Downtown Edmonds @ 4th  & Bell, 5th & Dayton and 3rd & Dayton  and the interpretative marsh railhead (near the fish hatchery).

Shuttle to fish hatchery starts at 10 a.m. Sunday. Thereafter, trips to the hatchery are every third bus or “on demand”. Last pick-up from hatchery is at 4:10 pm. Shuttle service for the regular route begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 7:30 pm.

MUSIC AT THE PIER Sea Jazz will kick off in conjunction with the Edmonds Rotary Club Waterfront Festival and will feature live jazz at the Pier on Sunday, June 1 starting at noon.

For your safety, pets, skates, skateboards and bikes are not allowed on festival grounds.

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