Celebrate Summer in Edmonds, Part Two
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!
Edmonds Outdoor Movie Night
An annual family tradition, the Edmonds Parks & Recreation Department is once again hosting outdoor movie nights this summer. Head down to the Frances Anderson fields at 700 Main St Edmond on Friday, August 2nd to watch A Wrinkle in Time (PG).
The movie begins at dusk (around 9pm). Make sure to pack blankets and chairs and swing by one of our local restaurants for take out! The Market Fishmonger and The Cheesemonger’s Table have great takeout menus perfect for an evening in the park.
Grab your wine lovin’ friends and make plans to stroll the downtown Edmonds streets, sampling wine from select Washington wineries at some of your favorite shops and businesses.
The second Wine Walk of the summer takes place on Saturday, August 3rd from 5-8pm. Sponsored by the folks at Art Walk Edmonds, proceeds go toward supporting the monthly Edmonds Art Walks and other arts-related events in our city.
Participating businesses include Anchor Chic, Aria Studio Gallery, C’est la Vie, Cline Jewelers, Coldwell Banker Bain, Cole Gallery, Edmonds Bookshop, Edmonds Vision Center, Little Bipsy, Rogue, Windermere, and The Wooden Spoon.
The wine walk last month sold out and tickets for this one are available online here. Each ticket comes with 10 tokens each good for one-ounce pours (additional tokens can be purchased). Maps to all the Sip Stops, along with wristbands and tokens will be handed out starting at 4:50pm.
Beach Walks 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). Meet up for an hour-long guided tour on these dates:
- Wednesday, July 31st at 10:30am
- Sunday, August 4th at 1:30pm
- Thursday, August 29th at 1pm
For a different experience, make plans to attend the Moonlight Beach Adventure happening on August 24th from 7:30-9:30pm.
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.
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 and is set to take place August 16-18th 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. And Doug’s Lynnwood Mazda, Hyundai is sponsoring a “hand on the car” contest to win a pre-paid lease on a new vehicle.
“Contestants will stand with their hand on the car and the last person standing wins. We will give them bathroom and water breaks, though,” Urban said. Look for details with full contest rules and how to sign up soon!
For the full lineup of everything happening at this year’s Taste Edmonds, visit their website.
Classic Car Show
We officially say goodbye to summer activities in Edmonds with the Classic Car & Motorcycle Show taking place on Sunday, September 8th from 10am to 4pm.
This 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, check out their website.
Visit www.edmondsdowntown.org for a calendar of upcoming local events and listings of all of our great downtown Edmonds businesses.
By Kelsey Foster, photos by Matt Hulbert