From Jan. 21-28, you may see kilts, dirndls, lederhosen, berets, and lots of fun-loving Europeans around Edmonds. That’s because Rick Steves is hosting his annual week-long tour guides’ summit in Edmonds, flying in his guides from around Europe.
Saturday, Jan. 25 is the big day for the public: About 1,500 travelers will come to town as Steves and his staff host a series of “Alumni Parties” for those who joined the tours in 2019. Steves’ guides will give a series of free “test drive a tour guide” talks at the Edmonds Theater and the Edmonds Center for the Arts (reservations at www.ricksteves.com). And at 7 p.m. Jan. 25, Steves will tell the story of his career in “An Irreverent History of Rick Steves’ Europe” at 7 p.m. at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. The talk is free and open to the public.