A Taste of Edmonds, the annual festival hosted by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, will return to the Civic Playfield this weekend for its 32nd anniversary. The festivities will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8 and run through Sunday night.
Watch for ongoing coverage via My Edmonds News and My Edmonds News TV, including the noon Friday Tasteoff, where the “Best of the Taste” dishes are determined by a panel of celebrity judges.
The Taste is the third largest three-day festival in Washington, featuring 35 food vendors, three stages of entertainment, 70 arts and crafts booths, beer and wine gardens, kids rides and more. It is consistently ranked among the “Top 100 North American Festivals.”
This year, the Taste will be taking on the atmosphere of a carnival, as it shares many of the qualities found in the New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration — community, costumes, music, food and fun. Accordingly, the festival’s traditional seagull logo has been given a violet, gold and green jester’s hat to communicate the theme of 2014. See the YouTube commercial for this year’s A Taste of Edmonds here.
What You Need To Know
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
310 6th Ave. N (6th & Bell Street in Downtown Edmonds)
Edmonds, WA 98020
Daily admission (ages 13 and up): $4
12 and under: Free
Free shuttle service:
Coldwell Banker Bain Realty of Edmonds has partnered with A Taste of Edmonds to provide a free shuttle service running every 15 minutes during festival hours from Aug 8 through Aug 10. The busses will depart and return to Edmonds Woodway High School (7600 212th St SW, Edmonds, WA 98026) beginning at 11am on festival days, and deliver attendees to the Main Entrance gate.
All three entrances are handicap accessible, with handicap parking available nearby on a first-come, first-served basis. The festival also has handicap-accessible portable bathrooms, and a majority of vender booths are stationed on hard surfaces.
Due to city ordinance, please leave your pets at home!
You can download this year’s A Taste of Edmonds program here.