It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And by that, we don’t mean Old Man Winter and his frigid temperatures. We’re talking about summer, of course! Once again, it’s time to get out and play, enjoy the sunshine, and have some great outdoor adventures only found here in the Pacific Northwest. Here to help you enjoy all fun the season in the sun has to offer are these 2023 summer events in Snohomish County.
Everett Farmer’s Market
2930 Wetmore Avenue, Everett
Every Sunday from May through October, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Nothing says, “Summer is here!” quite like a farmers market, so the community will be happy to know that the Everett Farmers Market will again be up and running every Sunday from May until October. It’s the best place to find the region’s finest produce, flowers, local honey, baked goods, homemade gifts, and more! Not to mention, there are plenty of live entertainment and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy!
Edmonds Museum Summer Market
Every Saturday from May through October, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Every Saturday during the summer in Edmonds, locals and visitors alike are invited to stop by the Historic Edmonds Museum to enjoy their Saturday Summer Market events. About 90 vendors will be on-site for each visit. These entrepreneurs showcase their family-owned businesses, offering fresh local products, crafts, works of art, and more, ensuring a fabulous local shopping day!
Edmonds Spring Fest
Frances Anderson Field
May 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Urban Craft Uprising first came to Edmonds in 2018 to host their first-ever Edmonds Spring Fest. From there, it quickly grew into one of the most beloved events they put on, and it will be returning to Frances Anderson Playfield this year on May 13. This time, they’re going big! Many vendors, various great food trucks, and loads of entertainment are ready to help you kick off spring in the grandest fashion!
Fisherman’s Village Music Festival
May 18 to 20
Everett’s famous annual outdoor music festival, Fisherman’s Village Music Fest, will return to downtown Everett this May for the weekend of the 18 through 20. The festival features affordable fun for the whole family as tickets to see the head-banging lineup of talented musicians run under $100. Of course, no concert is complete without cool libations meaning locally-brewed cold beers will also be sold for prices starting at $7 and under. Over 40 bands take to the stage over the three-day event, including Digable Planets, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, SYML, Deep Sea Diver, Haley Heynderikx, and many more!
Belltown Art Walk
Second Friday of each month, 6 – 9 p.m.
The Snohomish County community is welcome to join in on the Belltown Art Walk on the second Friday of every month throughout the summer season. This artistic event that will spark your creative juices is free to the public as guests are welcomed into galleries, shops, and art studios to enjoy exhibits and meet Seattle-based artists. The event consists of a self-guided tour with map locations listed on their website for local spots participating in the event, and boys and girls of all ages are invited to take part and immerse themselves in the magical world of local art and artists.
Schack’s Artists’ Garage Sale
Schack Art Center
June 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
If you’re interested in finding some amazing masterpieces at bargain prices to expand your art collection, don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Schack’s Artists’ Garage sale on June 3. The event allows artists to declutter their studios to make room for more works while giving collectors and art aficionados a chance to acquire original pieces from local artists in the community. Stop on by and see what pieces spark your imagination. Browse the many wonderful works of art up for grabs in various art forms, including glass, ceramics, watercolors, oil, photography, recycled art and much more!
June 9 to 11
The three-day weekend of June 9 to 11 will see downtown Everett immersed in all things garden and outdoors as the city celebrates its annual Sorticulture festival. Plenty of garden art, local plants and flowers, handmade outdoor items, and more will be on display in the seaside city at this premier festival celebrating gardening in the Pacific Northwest. Whether you’re hunting for a rare plant to complete your garden or just want to enjoy the scenery, there’ll be plenty to see, and it is a wonderful way to enjoy the day outdoors as you explore gardening possibilities for your home!
Edmonds Art Festival
700 Main Street, Edmonds
June 16 to 18
For more than half a century, the Edmonds Arts Festival has celebrated the community’s arts and culture, and this year’s festival will carry on this vibrant tradition. Over the years, the festival has provided a unique opportunity for patrons to meet artists and purchase their work in a beautiful outdoor setting overlooking Puget Sound. Each year the festival offers free live entertainment, a juried gallery art exhibition and sale, a nationally recognized juried student art exhibit, artist’s booths, and yummy food! There’s even a children’s art activity area on site, so don’t forget to bring the kiddos. More than 160 artists will be present and waiting to show you their one-of-a-kind masterpieces, from paintings to sculptures, jewelry to crafts, and more!
Concerts in the Park
July through August
Since 1990, the Edmonds Arts Commission has presented free-admission outdoor summer concert programs starting in July and running through August. These Concerts in the Park are open to the public to enjoy and feature a variety of musical stylings from Puget Sound area groups and ensembles. These concerts are held at City Park, Hazel Miller Plaza, or Hickman Park on various days throughout the summer. Be sure to check their summer concert calendar for more information on the rocking good times.
Fourth of July Festival
Legion Memorial Park
July 4, 3 – 10:30 p.m.
The 4th of July holiday will again go off with a bang as Everett celebrates its annual Fourth of July Festival. The festival will be held at Legion Memorial Park, with live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and plenty of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy! The day of celebration for our country’s independence will end with the iconic 22-minute Thunder on the Bay fireworks show, so pull out those lawn chairs and grab a seat!
July 15 and 16
Taking over the streets of downtown Everett with Center Court starting at Hewitt and Colby is the city’s annual Everett 3on3 basketball tournament. Besides the basketball tournament, where groups of three go head-to-head to show off their skills, contestants can also compete in the 3-Point Shot Contest, Everett Downtown Storage Skill Challenge, and Slam Dunk Contest. Be part of the fun, or cheer on your favorite players and teams in the crowd! Groups, be sure to pick your team of three, come up with a great name, and hit the court to see if you’ve got what it takes to hit nothing but net!
Yes, it’s officially summer, and there’s nothing but clear blue skies, lots of sunshine, and loads of fun just beyond the horizon in Snohomish County!