The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival is back for another year, and what a party it promises to be!
MukFest comes to Mukilteo Lighthouse Park Sept. 6 to 8, and while there won’t be a parade this year, there’s a whole lot of FUN on the calendar.
The volunteer-run event brings together residents of Mukilteo and surrounding communities for a late-summer celebration, and with a new crew of volunteer leadership, Candace Felt has been thrilled to see how supportive the community is of the festival.
“So many people stepped up – I can’t say enough about how positive people’s response has been in bringing this year’s festival together,” she says.
“We’ll have entertainment and a children’s corner with lots of activities, games, bounce houses and rides plus more than 50 artisan booths and of course the Kiwanis salmon bake – people just love the salmon bake!”
Ready to plan your visit?
- Fab food and refreshments: In addition to the Mukilteo Kiwanis’ salmon bake, you can relax with music and refreshments in the Chamber of Commerce Beer Garden all three days, or check out the wide variety of local and international foods on offer.
- Artisan booths and displays: Browse the array of artisan booths with beautiful creations for purchase, plus community tables and other fun displays to explore, including a National Guard HUMVEE.
- Fishy fun: The free MukFest Fishing Derby, hosted by the the Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club, kicks things off Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Mukilteo Ferry Dock near Silver Cloud Inn. Bring your own fishing pole and bait (piling worms are reported to work best)!
- Entertaining ideas: Saturday also brings two popular entertainers – Magic Rich, a magician, juggler and balloon artist at 1 p.m., and the Reptile Man, who’ll share, delight and educate with some of his favorite reptiles at 3:30 p.m. Teens will want to head to Rosehill Community Center for a mini music festival starting at 3:30 p.m. Entry is $15, with nine different music groups performing right through 10:30 p.m., with a break for the fireworks.
- Light up the night! And speaking of fireworks … always a highlight, the sensational Saturday evening light display begins at 8:30 p.m.
- Time for tea: On Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m., the children’s Mermaids and Pirates Tea Party includes snacks, pony rides, crafts, a special guest and a photo booth. Dress up as your favorite mermaid or pirate, or come as you are. Space is limited so pre-registration is strongly encouraged – pick up your ticket for $40 per person at mukfest.com/2019-tea-party/
- Parking plan: To alleviate congestion, no parking or drop-offs will be available at the Mukilteo Lighthouse Park during the three days of the Festival. Parking with shuttle buses will be available all three days at either Olympic View Middle School (including ADA parking and shuttles) or Kamiak High School. You can also arrange for Uber or Lyft drop-off and pick-up from the Silver Cloud Inn parking lot.