Thursday, 18 July 2013 03:31
Aug. 9-11, 2013
- Hours: Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Where: Civic Playfield, 310 6th Ave. N, Edmonds, WA 98020
- Admission: $4 Daily (12 and under free)
- Theme: Elvis. Join the fun as entertainers perform Elvis songs, vendors dress like Elvis, and you become part of the show. Thank you, Thank you very much!
35 food booths featuring a wide range of palatable delights.
Arts and Crafts Booths
More than 70 quality vendors offering original, hand-crafted work including: jewelry, art, photography, clothing, pottery, glass, leather items and many other crafts.
Features inflatable rides, pony rides, rock wall, a giant slide, the Frog Zone, model hydroplane racing, free craft activities and booths that cater to the wee ones.
Three stages of fabulous entertainment!
- The Beer Garden Stage serving Budweiser and welcomed by 106.1 KISSFM will feature popular bands THE BEATNIKS, SPIKE & THE IMPALERS, THE AFRODISIACS AND #1 VAN HALEN TRIBUTE BAND “THE ATOMIC PUNKS”. Note: $2 cover charge to beer garden from 4pm on Friday and Saturday.
- The Main Stage is welcomed by KOMO News Radio and Frontier Communications will feature HEART BY HEART that includes recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Steve Fossen and Mike Derosier original members of Super group HEART. Also appearing Beatles tribute band BRITISH EXPORT, Neil Diamond tribute band CHERRY CHERRY and Elivis tribute bands DANNY VERNON & THE DEVILLES and TRACY ALAN MOORE & RISING SON.
- The Kid's Stage is welcomed by KMPS Radio, Disney Radio, and Lynnwood Honda and is hosted by BUCK & ELIZABETH. Appearing on the kids stage will be REPTILE ISLE, LITTLE ELVIS, 5th Avenue actress NAOMI MORGAN, and THE DISNEY DANCE TEAM.
- Roving entertainers include jugglers, unicyclists, stilt walkers, belly dancers, clowns, musicians, etc. There will be a surprise around every corner.
Coldwell Banker Bain Realty of Edmonds will be making it easy to visit the Taste by dropping folks off at the festival entrance on 7th Avenue. Parking and shuttle are free! The busses will depart and return to Edmonds Woodway High School every 15 minutes beginning 11 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
- Meadowdale High School Class of 1973 will host an unofficial 40-year party on Aug. 9, beginning at 4 p.m. in the beer garden.
- Edmonds High School Class of 1983 will host an unofficial 30-year party on Aug. 10, beginning at 4 p.m. in the beer garden.
- Lynnwood High School Class of 1993 will host an unofficial 20-year party on Aug. 9, beginning at 6 p.m. in the wine garden.
- Woodway High School Class of 2003 will host an unofficial 10-year party on Aug. 10 beginning at 4pm in the beer garden.
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 03:22
Have a hunk a hunk a hunk of fun at A Taste of Edmonds, Friday through Saturday, August 9 to 11. Elvis sightings are almost a sure thing this year. Even the Taste’s seagull mascot is sporting a pompadour in honor of the King!
For music fans, two main stages will feature top talents such as Heart by Heart, Shambala, Spike and the Impalers, The Spazamatics, The Beatniks and more! Every band at the 2013 Taste will play at least one song made famous by the King — but for true Elvis fans Shane Cobane will be on stage with his Tribute to Elvis, as will as Tracy Alan Moore, Danny Vernon and the DeVilles, and even Little Elvis on the Kid’s stage.
Swiveling your hips may cause you to work up an appetite. With 35 Taste food vendors there will be plenty of awesome choices for chowing down. Mate your plate with a beverage at the beer garden or the wine garden.
Elvis liked to purchase expensive gifts for his friends. What will you find at the 70 Arts and Crafts booths? The variety makes the shopping fun. The bargains make it worthwhile. From locally fresh items like natural honey to fine handcrafted art, it’s a shopper’s delight.
In 1956 Elvis was quoted as saying, “Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers, and some people sway back and forth. I just sorta do ‘em all together, I guess.”
Do it all at A Taste of Edmonds!
The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce presents the Taste of Edmonds annually.
What you need to know:
- For general event information, visit www.atasteofedmonds.com or call the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center at (425) 776-6711.
- Festival location: Civic Playfield at 310 6th Ave. N in Edmonds, 98020.
- Festival hours: Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Entrance Fee: $4 Daily (12 and under free).
- Free Shuttle from Coldwell Banker Bain Realty of Edmonds will be making it easy to visit the Taste by dropping folks off at the festival entrance on 7th
Sunday, 14 July 2013 21:54
By Edmonds Beacon
1st place winner (Carter Osborne) and 2nd place winner (Miler Haller) are pictured crossing the finish line at 16:20.
Nearly 500 runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels from as far away as Pennsylvania turned out for the 7th annual 4th of July 5K Fun Run/Walk presented by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.
The ages of participants ranged from 0 (James Johnson was likely helped along by his parent driven stroller) to 81 years young.
The first to complete the course were Carter Osborne (18) and Miler Haller (16), who crossed the finish line just 16 minutes and 20 seconds after starting!
According to long time race director and Edmonds City Councilman, Frank Yamamoto, the 4th of July 5K Fun Run/Walk is a growing success.
“Since I first put this race on seven years ago, it has steadily grown,” Yamamoto said. “Particularly in the past two years, there have been great improvements in numbers and the quality of the event.
“This year the number participating nearly reached 500!
“There are many factors contributing to the growth of this race. Those include the popularity of the scenic route, increased promotion of the event, work of Chamber staff Ailsa Kellam and Chris Nelson, and our great team of volunteers.
“Edmonds City Police ensured the event was safe so our many participants could come out and have a fun time.”
Yamamoto also expressed appreciation for co-sponsors Swedish/Edmonds and Sound Woman’s Care for making the event possible.
Race winners and race times for all fun run participants have been posted to www.facebook.com/EdmondsChamber and are available on the Edmonds Chamber Website.
Thursday, 11 July 2013 21:57
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Thanks to Ron Clyborne, President of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, for organizing another fabulous 4th of July celebration.
Thanks to everyone involved, especially Darlene Stern, who organized the main parade. This year, "An Edmonds Kind of 4th" had something for everyone: 5-K fun run/walk, parades, firefighters waterball competition, North Sound Sea Wolves soccer game, concert and of course fireworks.
Thanks to all the sponsors and participants who made the events possible.
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 02:30
2013 4TH OF JULY TROPHY WINNERS:
MOST PATRIOTIC: LYNWOOD’S EMBLEM CLUB
MOST ORIGINAL: ART SPOT
FUNNIEST: “SURFIN” USA
MAYOR’S TROPHY: YMCA
BEST DECORATED: BEAUTY THRU GARDENS (FLORETUM GARDEN CLUB)
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE/SPIRIT OF 76: LYNNWOOD ELKS
Monday, 08 July 2013 21:58
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
I just wanted to complement you on the best Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration that I can remember! Thank you.
It was such a pleasure to experience the all-around participation of so many families and children, neighbors, businesses, friends of Edmonds, The Military, those who serve or volunteer in our community…all coming together to honor this important day in our history.
I especially appreciated the respectful tone prior to the fireworks display where we were asked to remove our hats to honor those that have fought for our country to keep it free.
How delighted my husband and I were to hear the old, traditional songs during the fireworks that spoke of the reason we celebrate.
These songs would never be heard by the general public or passed down to future generations, if they are not sung on this day. (By the way, the tenor who performed the “Star Spangled Banner” was outstanding!)
Thank you for all your hard work in keeping these important traditions in music, song, remembrance and honor alive. I hope that future generations can continue to grow in the knowledge of the foundation of what makes this nation great.
May the beauty that is so evident in the seaside community of Edmonds, permeate our hearts and motivate our lives to protect America, our home.
Sunday, 07 July 2013 02:19
From the evening July 4th festivities in downtown Edmonds,
Article by My Edmonds News; Photography by Larry Vogel.
Edmonds Chamber of Commerce President Ron Clyborne presided over the evening event. He announced this would be his last year overseeing the Edmonds Fourth of July festivities, and that starting next year Darlene Stern would take over.
Musical entertainment was provided by The Side Project, a local Edmonds Band recently featured on Dancing With The Stars. L to R, Aaron Hiebert (guitar), Suzie Bradford (vocals) and Ben Bradford (guitar). Not pictured, Adrian Libertini (bass) and Jason Edwards (drums).
Soloist from the SnoKing Chorale singing “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables.
SnoKing Chorale director Frank DeMiero leads the chorale in a series of numbers honoring the branches of the U.S. military.
And to top off the night — fireworks!
Friday, 05 July 2013 02:08
Results for the 2013 Edmonds 4th of July 5K Fun Run/Walk
Note to Winners - If your name appears below, we have an award for you! Stop by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce offices Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm in the coming week to pick up your gift certificate to a local restaurant. Overall winners receive a $25 gift certificate to Rusty Pelican Café. Age group winners receive a $10 gift certificate to Waterfront Coffee.
Male: Carter Osborne 16:20
Female: Suzi Harvey 19:30
Age group winners:
Sam McCloughan 19:23
Victoria Eng 26:11
Carter Osborne 16:20
Emma Barr 21:36
Jakob Lindaas 17:10
Quinn Manning 21:36
Pete Hanson 17:31
Rachael Williams 20:53
Jeffrey Martin 17:28
Bridget Guerrero 21:47
Jim Harvey 18:45
Suzie Harvey 19:30
Don Smiley 27:16
Selena Bolotin 28:45
Ages 70 +
Willis Olson 30:36
Madeline Ancelard 41:09