Activities in Edmonds
Downtown Edmonds makes for a nice stroll any time of year, with plenty of opportunities to window shop and take in the view across Puget Sound. Throughout the year, the town hosts plenty of festivals; some of the best are the Edmonds Arts Festival (mid-June), A Taste of Edmonds (mid-August), and the Fourth of July children's parade (see here for exact dates a complete calendar of events). For a city this small, there's quite a lot to do!
Summer Market — From May through September, every Saturday in Edmonds is market day. The market stretches along Fifth Avenue North from 9am to 3pm. Pick up a bouquet of flowers, a bag of fresh fruit or a one-of-a-kind gift from one of the many local vendors.
Edmonds Historical Museum — The museum's two floors contain both a permanent exhibit of Edmonds history (ground floor) and an exhibit gallery (upper floor) offering temporary rotating displays, a local history library and an extensive photography archive. Just behind the Travel Center at 118 Fifth Ave. N., next to the log-cabin Visitor's Bureau, 425-774-0900. $2 suggested donation. Wed–Sun 1 p.m.–4 p.m., closed Mon–Tue.
Waterfront — Enjoy the shores of Puget Sound lap at the edge of Edmonds along five rocky beaches, a fishing pier or the mile-long walkway. The Edmonds Underwater Park, on the north side of the ferry terminal, is a marine sanctuary established in 1970 — throughout the year you'll see scuba divers here who've come to check it out.
Edmonds City Park — The Edmonds City Park offers lots of playground toys for kids, picnic tables and lots of green grass. Just off Third Ave. S. between Howell St. and Pine St. Closes at dusk.
Wine Tasting — Arista Cellars offers a free tasting every Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Two blocks from the Travel Center at 320 Fifth Ave. S., 425-771-7009.
Edmonds Theater — This historical theater plays the week's hot movies when it's not hosting free Saturday Travel Classes. Tickets are $7.50, or $5 for matinees; seniors are $6.50, and kids (12 and under; $5.50) get a free bag of popcorn. Call or visit their website for showtimes. 415 Main St, 425-778-4554.
Third Thursday Art Walk — Many local businesses keep their doors open until 8 p.m. on the third Thursday each month to showcase local artists' work, and occasionally also offer music or hors d'oeuvres.
Gallery North — Stop by to say hello to the artists of the Edmonds co-op gallery, who also take shifts working behind the counter. With a history that goes back more than 40 years, the gallery has over 25 artists/members — watercolor and oil painters, sculptors, potters, wood carvers, glass artists and metal and jewelry makers. All wall art is removed and replaced each month with new works. Just up from the gazebo at 508 Main Street, 425-774-0946. Mon–Sat 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun noon–6 p.m.
Kingston — Ferries depart approximately every 40 minutes from Edmonds. On clear days, the ferry ride alone is worth the fare (round-trip adult ticket is about $7), with breathtaking views of Mt. Baker to the north and Mt. Rainier to the south. From the Kingston Ferry Terminal, walk directly up Main St. to visit the town's cluster of shops and restaurants.