Mark your calendars for a weekend filled with fun for the whole family in Mukilteo!
Jam-packed with art, music, food, games and a fantastic children’s area, the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival will welcome more than 20,000 people Sept. 9 to 11.
Celebrating the City of Mukilteo’s 75th birthday, the three-day annual celebration includes a parade, live music, a beer garden, marketplace, children’s area, food trucks, and various vendor booths.
Kicking off the late summer festivities is the Run-A-Muk 5k/10k run on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 8 a.m. starting at the Rosehill Community Centre. To register or volunteer for this event go to runamuk5k10k.jigsy.com.
“This is a very beautiful run through downtown that has been held for many years!” says the Festival Association’s Candace Felt.
A swash-buckling festival starts Sept. 9
The Lighthouse Festival starts with a bang on Friday, Sept. 9 when the Mukilteo Mukfest Pirates of the Salish Sea land on shore for the celebratory cannon firing.
The Mukilteo Lighthouse Parade follows on Saturday, with the Children’s Parade starting at 10:30 a.m. and the Grande Parade starting at 10:45 a.m. Parade applications will be accepted until Sept. 1.
“We’re seeing a lot of participation this year, including people like Mukilteo’s 2022 Citizen of the Year Tim Ellis, which will mean a long, enjoyable parade,” Felt says. “The Seafair Parade Marshals have been very helpful in putting on a fantastic show.”
The fun continues at Lighthouse Park with live music on the main stage, a marketplace with 55 artisan vendors selling everything from hand-crafted soap to clothing, a beer garden with live music brought to you by the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce, and a children’s area boasting 5 inflatable fun houses, pony rides, petting zoo and much more.
Mayor Joe Marine will MC the whole weekend, with other fun events including the Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club Fishing Derby on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m., the soon-to-be-Olympic sport of Korfball all day, and a spectacular fireworks show at 8:30 p.m.
No parking is available at Lighthouse Park, but shuttle buses will run throughout the festival, taking visitors from designated parking at (P1) Olympic View Middle School (includes ADA parking and buses) and (P2) Kamiak High School all weekend, and from (P3) ElectroImpact on Saturday only.
Sponsors and volunteers are still needed to help make this amazing event successful and organizers would love to hear from you! Learn more at Mukfest.com, on Facebook and Instagram, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-353-5516.