Edmonds Museum Summer Market and Walkable Main Street end season under drippy, overcast skies

Saturday marked the last chance to take a traffic-free stroll through downtown Edmonds and visit your favorite summer market stands, as cool weather and threatening skies marked the end of the 2020 season for both the Edmonds Museum Market and Walkable Main Street.

The day was marked by fall produce, pumpkins, seasonal window displays, and plenty of autumn color as shoppers filled their bags with late-season treats, grabbed a quick bite at an outdoor table, and took in the harvest ambiance.

“This was a really different kind of market season,” remarked Edmonds Historical Museum Director Katie Kelly. “But thanks to our volunteers and staff we rose to the challenge of operating during COVID, and gave the community a great summer market experience.”

— Story and photos by Larry Vogel.

 

  1. Even with the drizzle/rain there was a good turnout for the last Fall Market. Thank you to my City for the walkable downtown — it was something that I looked forward to each weekend and loved the atmosphere it created. Let’s do it again next year or forever.

  2. The walkable downtown idea was a great and apparently successful idea for helping some of our valuable merchants survive the pandemic. Unfortunately some of the non-food and drink oriented merchants did not necessarily benefit from it and in some cases could not survive. If we pursue the idea of making the whole downtown area a walking mall, we need to start exploring ideas for compensating or mitigating the adverse consequences some businesses might suffer as a consequence of such a change. Putting that fountain in the road was the first step toward making a pedestrian mall out of the whole downtown area and the political and economic pressure to do just that will not subside I suspect. Your thoughts, Mayor, Mike and , Very Good Neighbor to us all, Rick?

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