Celebrate Shoreline’s birthday this week

  • Enterprise staff
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2010 9:35pm

In many cultures, turning 15 is a big deal. Celebrate Shoreline takes that to heart, with a week of events commemorating the King County city.

The annual event takes place Aug. 17-22, at various locations around Shoreline. This year’s theme is “Bridging Families, Cultures and Communities for 15 years.”

And the South County community is definitely invited, assured Pam Barrett, special events coordinator for Shoreline’s department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services.

“We’re a little smaller (than Seattle), so we’re more similar in size” to South County cities, she said. “It’s a chance to get to know your neighbor.”

Celebrate Shoreline highlights include:

• a teen skate competition (noon, Aug. 20, Paramount Park: 15300 Eighth Ave. NE)

• a classic car show (10 a.m., Aug. 21, Ridgecrest Elementary, 16516 10th Ave. NE)

• the annual parade (noon, Aug. 21, N 185th Street to 165th Northeast on 15th Ave. NE)

• the Celebrate Shoreline Festival (11 a.m., Aug. 21, Ridgecrest Elementary, 16516 10th Ave. NE)

• and a sandcastle building contest (11:30 a.m., Aug. 22, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 NW 190th St.)

The festival includes two new food vendors – Jersey’s barbecue fare and Greek food from Timeout Burgers – a kids’ area, and plenty of performers on the mainstage, featuring Celtic tunes, an 80s tribute band, and some blues.

One new initiative at the festival, called Shoreline Music Together, is a space where kids can test out different musical instruments and put on miniature concerts, Barrett said.

“It’s a community event,” he said.

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