Edmonds Rotary

About The Event

The PORT OF EDMONDS welcomes the 31st Annual EDMONDS WATERFRONT FESTIVAL hosted by the Rotary Club of Edmonds and Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers. This annual festival is a major fundraiser with proceeds supporting Rotary programs and services. Among programs that benefit include college scholarships for local youth, support for YWCA transitional housing for women and their children, YMCA Partners with Youth, Boy Scouts, literacy, housing and water projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America and Rotary First Harvest service to local food banks. The setting for the festival is the beautiful Port of Edmonds Marina that is home to over 1200 boats and named the 2006 National Marina of the Year. When you come to the Waterfront festival you’ll find something for everyone in your family to enjoy. Here are some of the attractions:

THE MAIN STAGE A varity of bands and music will be featured throughout the weekend - see the lineup on our Home Page.

SHUTTLE TROLLY will be on hand to help make your visit to the festival a snap.

FOOD ROW will offer taste-tempting treats from over 15 food booths.

THE WILLOW CREEK (aka Deer Creek) FISH HATCHERY will offer free fishing for kids Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm. This event is hosted by Edmonds Laebugten Salmon Chapter and has become a traditional favorite attraction.

13th Annual CLASSIC YACHT DISPLAY sponsored by Pacific Northwest Classic Yacht Association will be in the water all weekend long. Bring your sea legs and stroll the docks marveling in the beauty of yachts built as early as 1928 and up to 73’ long. The craftsmanship is unsurpassed and you have to see the beauty of these boats to believe it. Up to 20 will be on display. Meet the owners and tour these beautiful boats.  www.classicyacht.org

Classic Boat Display will showcase several Mahogany gems on trailers on the festival grounds. Marvel at the meticulous woodwork that went into the boats of yesteryear. Talk with the owners on how to care for these beautiful boats and what is under the hood.

HYDROPLANE DISPLAYS: get your picture taken with some of the fastest boats on water that you see racing at Seafair and Tri Cities.

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES include tons of fun stuff for the kids. Reptile Isle, inflatable rides, carnival games, face painting, rock climbing wall, bungee trampoline, paintball gallery and lots and lots of cool stuff for the youngsters.

ARTS & CRAFTS is always a favorite attraction. Glass art, pottery, paintings, jewelry, clothing, and much more.

MUSIC AT THE PIER – SEA JAZZ will kick off its 5th year in conjunction with the Edmonds Rotary Club Waterfront Festival and will feature live jazz. You can see these award winning musicians from the Edmonds School District at 3PM on the FAMILY STAGE. Throughout the rest of the weekend they will be performing in the Port of Edmonds Public Plaza.

GOING GREEN-The Boy Scout troops of Mount Baker Council will monitor the trash for the grounds of the Festival and the Waste Warriors of the Sustainable Community Stewards of the Snohomish County WSU Extension Service will cycle the waste stream. Last year ½ ton of organic waste was diverted from the landfill through your efforts.

FOR YOUR SAFETY, PETS, SKATES, SKATEBOARDS, & BIKES ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS.

Service Animals are permitted only if they meet the following requirements:

  • Certified Service animals required for disability
  • Required for work or task that the dog has been trained for or perform

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CONTACT INFO:

SPONSORS and SUPPORT

Thank you to all of the Edmonds Waterfront Festival Sponsors! In addition to those organizations listed below, we want to say thank you to Jacobsen's Marine for their support of the 2018 Festival. 

Special Event & Performances Schedule

3 Days of Food, Performances, Vendors, Entertainment, and great fun!

Friday, June 1st 3pm-10pm
  • 3 pm - 4 pm - SeaJazz Big Band

    Edmonds area High School Jazz musicians

  • 4:30 - 5:30 pm - Shane Cobane

    Elvis Tribute

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  • 5 pm - 7 pm - Steffon Moody

    Thurston Howell III (Roaming)

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  • 5:30 pm - 6 pm - 2018 WATERFRONT FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY

    Featuring: Port Director and Yacht Club Commodore

  • 6 pm - 7:30 pm - Richard Allen & The Louisiana Exp.

    Zydeco

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  • 8 pm - 10 pm - The Beatniks

    Legendary Classic Rock Cover Band!

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Saturday, June 2nd 11am-10pm
  • 9 am - 10:30 am - 5K Run

    Family-Friendly 5K Run at Civic Field!

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  • Noon - 1:30 pm - The Islanders

    Tropical Steel Drums

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  • 2 pm - 3 pm - The Edsels

    50s & 60s Rock & Roll

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  • 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm - The Hitmen

    Motown & Classic R&B

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  • 6 pm - 7:30 pm - Whiskey River

    Southern rock featuring Lynard Skynard

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  • 8 pm 10 pm - Afrodisiacs

    Put on your Boogie Shoes, catch the Love Rollercoaster over to Funkytown, and Shake Your Booty

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  • 1 pm - 3 pm - Steffon Moody

    Gilligan (Roaming)

Sunday, June 3rd 11am-7pm

Getting There

Port of Edmonds Marina.

Event Location

  • Visit Us
    336 Admiral Way
    Edmonds, WA 98020
  • Call
    206-335-9665

Parking Lots

Visitors can choose from the following:

  • Sound Transit/Amtrak (adjacent to 190 Sunset Restaurant)
  • The Bank of America parking lot (306 Main Street, Edmonds) - Waterfront Festival Volunteers only

There is a $10 fee for parking in these lots Or you can park for free and Take the Trolley!

Service Animals are permitted only if they meet the following requirements:
• Certified Service animals required for disability
• Required for work or task that the dog has been trained for or perform

Please note: No festival parking is allowed at Harbor Square. Bicycles, skateboards, scooter and pets (other than service animals) are not permitted on festival grounds.

Free Trolley

The Edmonds Waterfront Festival shuttle service runs continuously, every 45 minutes during the times listed below. The Trolley begins and ends at the Waterfront Festival. It will pick up and drop off passengers at Union Bank on 3rd Avenue S, Bank of America on 3rd/Main and Sound Transit (Dayton Street).

  • Friday, June 1: 2:30pm to 10:30pm
  • Saturday, June 2: 10:30am to 10:30pm
  • Sunday, June 3: 10:30am to 7:30pm

Edmonds Trolley Mapclick image to enlarge

Sponsors

The Edmonds Waterfront Festival 2018 Sponsors.