Feast of Festivals

  • <br>Enterprise staff
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 10:00am

The summer festival season is once again about to get underway — and summer’s still three weeks away! Here’s a rundown of the major celebrations taking place in local communities.

Most events are free unless otherwise noted; come hungry (and bring your wallet), as all these festivals feature food as a main attraction.

Edmonds Waterfront Festival

When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday &Saturday, June 3 &4, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, June 5

Where: Port of Edmonds Marina, 400 Admiral Way, Edmonds

What: This festival kicks off the local festival season with the Family Maritime Center featuring a family boat building project sponsored by the Center for Wooden Boats, Edmonds Sea Scouts Ship #6, Coast Guard Auxiliary, and other local maritime groups, plus food booths, live music, J.P. Patches and Stan Boreson, arts &crafts, kids arcade with inflatable toys, free trout fishing for kids, beer &wine garden for adults. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edmonds, proceeds from the festival benefit Rotary charity projects

How much: $2 donation, children under 10 free; food extra

Info: 425-776-1143 or visit www.edmondswaterfrontfestival.com

Summer Brewfest

When: 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 17, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday &Sunday, June 18 &19

Where: St. Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Dr. SE, Kenmore

What: The Washington Brewer’s Guild’s Father’s Day weekend event features hand-crafted beer tasting, food, craft booths, live music, children’s activities and the 5th annual “Brewer’s Keg Toss.” Designated drivers receive free soft drinks

How much: $15 adults (advance purchase), $20 at the gate, includes souvenir glass and five taste tokens (additional tastes $1.25 each). Children admitted free, but must be accompanied by an adult 21 &over. Admission for designated drivers is $7. Friday night pre-party, $5 general, or $15 for glass plus beer tokens, at the gate only

Info: www.washingtonbrewfest.com

Edmonds Arts Festival

When: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 17 &18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, June 19

Where: Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds

What: The 48th annual event continues with more than 350 artist exhibitors, fine arts and crafts exhibits, children’s art exhibits, hands-on children’s activity area, free, live entertainment on two performance stages, limited edition posters and plenty of festival food and drink. Proceeds support arts scholarships, educational grants, public art and community arts organizations.

How much: Free; food extra

Info: 425-771-6412 or visit www.edmondsartsfestival.com

Shoreline Arts Festival

When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, June 25 &10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, June 26

Where: Shoreline Center, 18560 First Ave. NE, Shoreline

What: The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council’s 15th annual event features continuous entertainment, music and dance, juried art shows, photography show, artists and artists in action, hands-on art, Literature Live venue, and food. The Missoula Children’s Theatre will present “Jack and the Beanstalk,” featuring a cast of 50 local students. The Shoreline Philippine Festival, Student Film Festival and Lego Land also return

How much: Free; food extra

Info: 206-417-4645 or visit www.shorelinearts.net


When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, June 26

Where: St. Edward State Park, Kenmore

What: Skandia Folkdance Society’s 46th annual authentic Nordic celebration of the summer solstice features a folk parade and raising of the Midsommar Pole, dancing, music, children’s activities, traditional handicrafts and food and participants in authentic Nordic costumes

How much: $8 adults, free for ages 17 &under

Info: 206-784-7470 or visit www.skandia-folkdance.org

Run of the Mill &Mill Creek Festival

When: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, July 9

Where: Race at Mill Creek Country Club; festival at Gateway Plaza (near Safeway)

What: 19th annual 5.5K race starts at 9 a.m.; Mill Creek Festival opens at 10 a.m., featuring a vintage car show, a sports and recreation fair, free entertainment, children’s activities, sidewalk sales and booths, and food booths

How much: Registration for race is $20 advance through July 5, $25 for day-of-race registrants; festival entry is free, food extra

Info: South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce, 425-774-0507

Swingin’ Summer Eve

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27

Where: Cromwell Park, 18009 Meridian Ave. N., Shoreline

What: Sponsored by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council and the City of Shoreline, the event includes live music by Illusion of Elvis, a BBQ fundraiser by the Shoreline Fire Dept. and inflatable games for kids

How much: Free

Info: www.cityofshoreline.com/parks/programs/index.cfm

Tour de Terrace

When: 4-11 p.m. Friday, July 29, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, July 31

Where: Evergreen Play fields, 56th Ave. W &224th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace

What: The 12th annual three-day community festival sponsored by Terrace Brier Lions Club begins with a parade Friday evening. Saturday’s festivities kick off in the morning with a 5k run, pancake breakfast, then continue with a street fair, live music, a carnival, putt-putt golf, arts &crafts, a car show and a fireworks display at 10 p.m.

How much: Free; food extra

Info: 425-776-7331, or www.tourdeterrace.org

Lake City Summer Festival &Parade

When: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6

Where: Lake City Way from NE 135th to NE 123rd streets

What: A family-oriented festival with children’s activities in the park, arts &crafts street fair, entertainment stage, salmon dinner and rummage sale, antique car &motorcycle show, children’s parade and grand parade

How much: Free; food extra

Info: JoEllen McNeal, 206-363-3287 or www.lakecityfestival.org

Brier SeaScare &Porchlight Parade

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10

Where: Downtown Brier, between Brier Library (238th) and Brier Realty (238th)

What: Now in its fourth year, this casual community event features a kid-focused parade with a “sea” theme — scary sea creatures, octopi, pirates, boats, nautical or any sea related idea, plus food drive, book sale, Brier business trade show, “Outdoor Cinema,” and food and beverages

How much: Free; food extra

Info: City of Brier Parks &Rec, 425-775-5440

A Taste of Edmonds

When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday &Saturday, Aug. 12 &13, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14

Where: Civic Playfield, Sixth &Bell, Edmonds

What: Washington’s 2nd largest three-day festival offers the opportunity to sample more than 35 local restaurants and food vendors, arts &crafts booths, children’s area, four entertainment stages, roaming performers and separate beer and gardens

How much: $3 per person, free for ages 12 &under; food extra

Info: 425-776-6711 or www.edmondswa.com/events/taste/index.html

Celebrate Shoreline

When: Noon-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21

Where: Various locations, Shoreline

What: Shoreline’s 10th birthday celebration is now three days of events, beginning with Friday’s teen event at the Paramount School Park and Connie King Skate Park, featuring a skateboard competition, band show, food and giveaways. Saturday’s events begin with the 5k walk/run and 10k run at 9 a.m., followed by the parade at 11 a.m. along 15th between 180th to 165th streets, ending at the Ridgecrest Elementary complex where the festival continues with food booths, arts &crafts, community groups and car show. Sunday features a sandcastle contest at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

How much: Free; food and some events extra

Info: 206-546-5041 or visit www.cityofshoreline.com

Lynnwood Rotary Hi! 5 Fun Run

When: 7:30 a.m. registration, followed by Kids Dash at 8:45 a.m., runs &walks start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28

Where: Alderwood Mall

What: The second annual Hi! 5 Fun Run features a 10k Certified Run, 5k Run, 3k Walk and Kids Dash, to benefit the charities and scholarships of the Rotary Club of Lynnwood

How much: $20 early registration, $25 day of the race; Kids Dash is free

Info: General information at www.hi5festrun.org; sponsors contact Harry Truitt at 425-771-2679

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