The popular Edmonds Rotary Waterfront Festival is just around the corner, which means summer's in sight, right?
This year's festival, which begins Friday and continues through Sunday, is special because it's the 25th anniversary.
To help mark that celebration, Edmonds Patch will have a booth all day Saturday. Make sure to stop by. Here are just a few things you can do:
- Shower us with story ideas (we love these)
- Shower us with compliments if you'd like (we love these, too)
- Register for our newsletter (comes out every day!)
- Become a blogger (we love our bloggers)
- Complain about the media (go ahead, we do it all the time)
- Make us think you want to talk to us and then just ask for restroom directions (we'll know where they are)
Of course, there is much to do at the festival, and all proceeds (there is a $3 entrance fee) go toward charitable purposes selected by the Rotary Club of Edmonds.
Last year's festival was one of the best ever, as far as finances go, bringing in $40,000. The money was used to fund local scholarships, the YWCA Trinity Place transitional housing and other Rotary Club projects.
One highlight is the display of more than 12 classic wooden yachts as part of the Festival for the Classic Yacht Rendezvous. The event is sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Fleet of the Classic Yacht Association and the Port of Edmonds. You can view the boats from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Many of the them will be available for boarding.
Kids activities include a climbing rock wall, inflatable rides, paintball gallery, fish hatchery, face painting and pony rides. The Family Stage Schedule includes a variety of musical acts, as well as martial arts, reptile demonstrations, dance lessons and more.
For adults, the Beer and Wine Garden stage schedule features such bands as Bullet Creek, the Afrodisiacs, the Beatniks, No Rules and two Army Big Bands, just to name a few. A karaoke contest is 3-7 p.m. Sunday.
There will be all kinds of different food available, from corn on the cob to elephant ears, to a booth from local restaurants.
The 25th annual Edmonds Rotary Waterfront Festival is Friday through Sunday at the Port of Edmonds Marina. Admission is $3; children 12 and under free. Hours are 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.