Mukilteo’s biggest party of the year starts Friday and keeps going through Sunday.
It’s time to head to the Mukilteo waterfront for the town’s annual Lighthouse Festival.
You might want to head there without your car, though. Parking space is limited. Shuttle buses will run from Kamiak High School and Olympic View Middle School to the waterfront.
Activities include music, games, art, crafts, air show, beer garden, pancake breakfast, hot dog eating contest, rides and a parade.
Vendors will serve up salmon, lumpias, brats, BBQ, gourmet doughnuts and other festival treats.
Friday: Battle of the Bands is 7 p.m. to midnight at Rosehill Community Center.
Saturday: The fishing derby is at 8 a.m. at Ivar’s fishing pier. Bring a pole and bait.
The pancake breakfast is 8 to 11 a.m. Bring your appetite.
The children’s parade is 10:30 a.m. and the grand parade at 10:45 a.m., starting at Chennault Beach Road and Harbour Point Boulevard.
The hot dog eating contest is 1:30 p.m.
At 2 p.m., the Washington Pilots Association will have an aerial display that includes the Blackjack Squadron, NW BeechBoys and pilots affiliated with the Historic Flight Foundation.
An instrument petting zoo is from noon to 2:15 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
Fair hours are 3 p.m. to midnight Friday; 8 a.m. to midnight Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The art show is 3 to 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Music is from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday; 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, visit www.mukilteolighthousefestival.com.