Edmonds is host to a dizzying array of festivals and events held annually. We have so much to celebrate! Our fabulous waterfront and parks, our community, the arts and food. Come see what's happening for yourself. (Of course, we all know the pandemic has thrown a kink in things and 2021 likely will have its ups and downs. So whatever event you're interested in, be sure to check with the event host and make sure it's still happening before you make your plans. Makes sense, right?)
Edmonds Art Walk: From 5-8 p.m., on the Third Thursday of every month, the Edmonds Art Walk brings the community together. With over 40 galleries and businesses hosting local and regional artists, we invite you to come enjoy all types of art including fine art, music, dance, theatre, performance art, culinary art, and the written word. With a growing assortment of fun events and activities, you will always find something new to engage your creative mind.
Edmonds Garden Market: The Edmonds Historical Museum hosts the spring outdoor market every Saturday May 1-June 12. Downtown Edmonds on 5th Street between Main Street and the Centennial Plaza.
Saturday Summer Market: The Saturday Market in Edmonds at the Historic Edmonds Museum runs from June through early October. Downtown Edmonds on 5th Street from Main at the fountain to Bell and east up Bell Street around Centennial Plaza.
Edmonds Arts Festival: Run for more than half a century, the Edmonds Arts Festival celebrates the arts and culture of Edmonds with artists booths, music and food. Held on Father's Day weekend at the Frances Anderson Center.
4th of July Parade & Fireworks: The Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce hosts this event, along with a 5K Fun Run, a children's and community parade, and live music.
Concerts in City Park: Since 1990 the Edmonds Arts Commission has been presenting free outdoor summer concerts July -August. These concerts are accessible to persons with disabilities, and open to the public. Check back to this website for the calendar.
Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour: Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour is held every July. The Garden Tour is a highlight of the summer, welcoming hundreds of guests and highlighting an array of outstanding gardens in our community
Taste of Edmonds: The third largest festival in the state of Washington and among the “Top 100 North American Festivals”, Taste of Edmonds attracts an estimated 80,000 visitors. The weekend is jam packed with fun for the whole family, from Arts & Crafts and Food vendors and a Beer and Wine Garden, to a Kids Area with rides and entertainment, and three stages of live music entertainment. Classic Car Show Downtown Edmonds comes alive in September with 10,000 spectators “oohing and ahhing” over the 300+ classic cars that fill the streets. This event is for the whole family, from the hardcore gearhead to the smallest child, everyone will have a great time at the Edmonds Classic Car Show.
Puget Sound Bird Fest: Puget Sound Bird Fest is a yearly celebration of birds and nature found on the beautiful shores of Puget Sound. It is listed as one of Seattle's best events on events12.com, the web site of events currently over 12 months in major cities. Our three-day event includes speakers, guided walks, land and water-based field trips, exhibits, and educational activities for children and adults.
Edmonds Art Studio Tour: This free, self-guided tour in September is a once a year opportunity to visit 23 private studios displaying the work of 42 local artists in the scenic Edmonds area. You can purchase finished work, see new art being created, or just visit and ask questions.
Write on the Sound: Held annually in October, this unique and affordable conference for fiction, nonfiction and poetry writers offers over thirty sessions specifically focused on the craft of writing, information regarding marketing, publishing and industry trends, plus workshops on specialty writing topics. It is a fantastic opportunity to network with fellow writers and presenters from all around the Northwest, U.S. and abroad.
Halloween Trick-or Treat: Trick or treat downtown and join the costume contest.
Edmonds Rotary Oktoberfest: Held online or in person, depending on the state restrictions for gathering, this popular event brings beer tasting and even lessons in crafting cocktails.
Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting: An annual event of the Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, this community gathering includes a tree lighting, Santa, traditional caroling, and more family fun.
November & December
Edmonds Holidays: Edmonds merchants and community pull out all the stops to create a destination-worthy, small town holiday experience. The holidays just aren’t the same without a trip to Edmonds. For many families, it’s become yearly tradition to visit the charming seaside town when it’s lit up for the season. Come for the free holiday movies in the historic theatr, caroling, a holiday market, and a free ride on the trolley. Of course there's Santa!