The Port of Edmonds on June 1-3 will welcome the 31st Annual Edmonds Waterfront Festival hosted by the Rotary Club of Edmonds and Edmonds Daybreakers.
This annual festival is a major fundraiser with proceeds supporting Rotary programs and services. Among programs that benefit include college scholarships for local youth, support for YWCA transitional housing for women and their children, YMCA Partners with Youth, Boy Scouts, literacy, housing and international water projects.
Visit edmondswaterfrontfestival.org and daybreakersrotary.com for a complete listing of the programs and services the Rotary Club of Edmonds supports. The setting for the festival is the beautiful Port of Edmonds Marina that is home to over 1,200 boats and named the 2006 National Marina of the Year.
2018 Waterfront Attractions Include:
5K Run – Sponsored by 1st Security Bank, the family-friendly run will kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 2 at Civic Field in Edmonds. You can register at edmondswaterfrontfestival.org. All registration funds go directly to the Washington Kids in Transition, a non-profit organization that helps children in need.
The Main Stage features top attractions including popular Northwest dance bands The Beatniks and The Afrodiasiacs. Special guest bands includes ’80s sensation Nite Wave. Adults are invited to enjoy these entertainers at the Waterfront Festival Beer & Wine Garden.
Music at the Pier — Sea Jazz will kick off its fifth year in conjunction with the Waterfront Festival and will feature life jazz at 3 p.m. Friday on the Family Stage.
Food Row will offer taste-tempting treats from more than 15 food booths, from bratwurst to bagels, and ice cream to funnel cake. Taste your favorites from Mac & Cheese WHAAAAT?!, Euro Gyro, Garlic Shrimp Yammy and more.
Arts and crafts featured and on sale will include glass art, pottery, paintings, jewelry and clothing.
The Willow Creek (aka Deer Creek) Fish Hatchery will offer free fishing for kids Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is hosted by Edmonds Laebugten Salmon Chapter and has become a traditional favorite attraction for area families.
The 13th Annual Classic Yacht Display sponsored by Pacific Northwest Classic Yacht Association will be in the water all weekend long. Bring your sea legs and stroll the docks, marveling in the beauty of yachts built as early as 1928 and up to 73 feet long. You can also meet the owners. Up to 20 will be on display. www.classicyacht.org
Hydroplane displays: Get your picture taken with some of the fastest boats on water that you see racing at Seafair and Tri-Cities.
The Kids Arcade features carnival games, face painting, a rock climbing wall, bungee trampoline, paintball gallery and other cool stuff for the younger crowd.
Fin the Giant Salmon has migrated through Washington and is coming to the Waterfront Festival. The 25-foot fiberglass salmon was built in 1988 by Chimacum and Port Townsend artists. Inside Fin’s mouth is a hand-painted mural of a watershed that can teach kids about the water cycle, nutrient cycle and salmon life cycle while still having fun inside the belly of a giant salmon.
Member of Edmonds-Woodway High School’s Students Saving Salmon Club will be on hand to discuss their citizen science project to monitor water quality habitat in several Edmonds streams and the Edmonds March.
Arts & crafts: Visitors can check out an amazing assortment of glass art, pottery, paintings, jewelry, clothing, and much more.
Going Green: The Boy Scout troops of Mount Baker Council will monitor the trash on the festival and the Sustainable Community Stewards Waste Warriors of the Snohomish County WSU Extension Service will cycle the waste stream. Last year, a half ton of organic waste was diverted from the landfill through your efforts.
Visit the official website at EdmondsWaterfrontfestival.org for more information on all performers, plus details about the shuttle trolley to and from the festival. For your safety, pets, skates, skateboards and bikes are not allowed on the festival grounds.
Dates: June 1-3, 2018
Times: Friday 3-10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Location: Port of Edmonds Marina, 358 Admiral Way, Edmonds
Admission: $4. Children 12 & under are free.