Summer is in full swing and Edmonds is buzzing with activities between now and September. Check out part two of our summer series (if you missed part one, click here). There is something fun for all ages in Edmonds this summer!
Beach Walk with Ranger Naturalists
Everyone agrees that our beaches are one of the most important assets to our charming town. Learning more about the ecosystem and variety of marine life on our shores and in the Sound is a great way to enhance your appreciation of what makes Edmonds so unique.
Ranger Naturalists offer several low-tide beach walks at Olympic Beach that are free of charge (no registration required, either). The next one is Thursday, Aug. 29 at 1 p.m., so meet up for an hour-long guided tour.
For a different experience, make plans to attend the Moonlight Beach Adventure happening on Aug. 24 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Ranger naturalists and volunteer beach docents host this evening program that features touch tanks filled with marine life brought up from the deep by volunteer scuba divers from the Marker Buoy Dive Club. They also be running a live underwater video feed so you can check out all the action from down below, too. Don’t forget your flashlight!
These events happen rain or shine so dress accordingly. For more details, visit their website at http://www.edmondswa.gov/2011-10-03-01-14-39.html.
One of the highlights of every Edmonds is Taste Edmonds, the three-day festival of food, music, shopping, and all kinds of entertainment. This year marks the 38th year of the festival, set to take place Aug. 16-18 at Civic Field.
There are some new things in store this year as well as some favorites making a return.
The biggest news is that due to popular demand, The Beatniks will be back on Friday night performing in the 21+ Garden. Other popular groups are in the lineup this year including Outshined (Soundgarden tribute band), Pokerface (Lady Gaga tribute band), the Retros with a nod to the 80s, Rain City Time Machine (music from all decades), and more.
Greg Urban, Edmonds Chamber president, said, “This year we are bringing back favorites and tribute bands. People want to dance to music they know. We have different genres that will appeal to all ages.”
The food at Taste Edmonds will look a little different this year with a heavy focus on food trucks (more than 20!), including last year’s winner Seoul Bowl and local favorites Moonshine, Dojo Togo, and Anthony’s Finn the Food Truck. There will also be 10 traditional food tents with many favorites, including local restaurants Demetri’s Woodstone Taverna and Kafe Neo.
Attendees also have the chance to win some cool prizes. The first 20,000 adults through the gates will receive an event program with an entry form to win Alaska Airlines tickets.
For the full lineup of everything happening at this year’s Taste Edmonds, visit their website at http://tasteedmonds.com/.
Classic Car Show
We officially say goodbye to summer activities in Edmonds with the Classic Car Show taking place on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
.T.his year up to 10,000 attendees are expected to check out 325+ hot rods, classic cars, and motorcycles that will line the streets of downtown Edmonds.
In addition to all the cool cars, enjoy music from the live DJ, Pinewood Derby races for the kids, free admission to the Edmonds Historical Museum all day, vendor booths, a free pancake breakfast, and plenty of great dining options on the show route like Taki Tiki, Las Brisas, and Maize and Barley.
Put on by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, 2019 marks the 18th year of this free community event. For all of the details, visit www.edmondswa.com/events/classic-car-show.html.
Visit www.edmondsdowntown.org for a calendar of upcoming local events and listings of all of our great downtown Edmonds businesses.
Created by the Edmonds City Council in early 2013, the Edmonds Downtown Alliance (Ed!) is a focused, funded organization that supports and improves business conditions in Edmonds. With over 350 members, Ed! funds programs related to activities such as beautification, marketing, security, parking, clean-up or administration. For more information, visit edmondsdowntown.org.
By Kelsey Foster, on behalf of Ed!