Lovin’ Summer in Edmonds—Part One
Summer in Edmonds is back in full swing in 2021 and there is something for everyone to LOVE! We are thrilled to share the bevvy of activities taking place downtown between now and September. Below is part one of the series, look for part two in August!
Through the heroic work of the Chamber of Commerce staff who swung into gear with short notice, An Edmonds Kind of 4th is back in 2021!
This year features the popular Beat Brackett 5k, the traditional main parade (thanks to the community stepping up to participate), and a fireworks show that is planned to be nearly twice as long as in past years.
Also, to show your support to the Chamber who puts on this free event to the community (an event that is not without expenses), pick up a spiked or regular lemonade during the 4th of July weekend at three locations on Main Street: The Market Fishmonger & Eatery, Salt & Iron: Oysters and Steak, and Fire & the Feast. Thanks to Feed Me Hospitality Group for organizing this!
“We cannot thank the community enough” said Greg Urban, President & CEO of the Edmonds Chamber. “The outpouring of attention from local media and interest from the community has made this possible.”
This first ever event will be taking place through the month of July. Spend $25 (or more) at one of over 20 participating businesses downtown to get a raffle ticket with your qualifying purchase. Participants include a mix of retailers, salons, and services (full list here). Just drop your raffle ticket off in the box in front of Rogue boutique to be entered to win an exclusive Lovin’ Summer trucker hat in the weekly drawing.
Jen, owner of Edmonds Crow, shared, “Crow is excited to participate in this event and hopes to see people strolling all over town taking part! We are a one stop shop for gifts and always have new items in from small makers across the NW. Stop in to pick up a unique gift for any upcoming weddings, or showers, or other events you have this summer”
Family Scavenger Hunt
Ed! is partnering with the Edmonds Historical Museum this summer on a first ever fun, family-friendly scavenger hunt around town.
Grab your entry form at The Edmonds Bookshop or Walnut Street Coffee or print one online and follow the clues to answer the questions. Then simply drop off your completed form either in the mail slot in front of the museum or at the Museum’s info booth at the market each week. Winners will be picked each week through September 10th with the prize of a Lovin’ Summer Edmonds t-shirt.
There will be two versions this summer so you can explore all of Downtown Edmonds!
Walkable Main Street is back again this summer and the Summer Market is in full swing, also! Every Saturday and Sunday, Main Street is closed to cars from 6th Avenue to 3rd Avenue creating a pedestrian-friendly promenade right through town. And then each Saturday, the Summer Market sets up near 5th and Bell with goodies from local vendors.
And the fun doesn’t just start and stop on Main! A bounty of shops and eateries are there to discover all within a short stroll of Main Street and the Summer Market. While you explore be sure to look for the cute window clings adorning over 50 businesses in town. It’s the perfect time to park once and enjoy all that downtown Edmonds has to offer. Check out this handy parking page showing available parking, including expanded ADA stalls provided by the City.
When you are out strolling downtown, make sure to look up and admire the lovely hanging flower baskets adorning the light poles and planted flowers at the corners. They are delightful!
And if they inspire you, why not attend this year’s Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour? The annual Edmonds Garden Tour returns this year taking place on Sunday, July 18th from 11am to 4pm. This highly anticipated and much beloved annual event is for anyone with a green (or not-quite-green) thumb.
Participants are invited to see six private gardens in town. These gardens feature a bit of everything, including roses, hostas, urban settings, a country escape, vegetables, chicken coops, and more. Some are totally DIY while others are professionally landscaped.
Tickets to the tour are available at FIELD, Bountiful Home & Garden, and Garden Gear & Gallery through July 16th. And hang onto that ticket because on the day of the tour, participants are invited to visit FIELD to receive 20% off your in-store purchase by showing your ticket.
Edmonds is chock-full of fun this summer! Make sure to check out part two that has more activities to share in early August (did somebody say Summer Drink Bingo?!?). Follow http://edmondsdowntown.org/lovin-summer-edmonds/ to be in the loop this summer. And for more information about all the wonderful local businesses in downtown Edmonds, please visit http://edmondsdowntown.org/.
By Kelsey Foster
Photos by Matt Hulbert