Known as one of the most picturesque towns in Washington State, Edmonds
offers breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains rising above Puget
Sound. Walk the Edmonds waterfront, visit its parks and dine at any of
its mouth-watering restaurants.
which began in 1890 as a red cedar shingle mill town, has grown into a
sophisticated city of 40,000 people, known for its art galleries,
shopping and business district, antique and book stores and festivals.
The city's proximity to Highway 99 and Interstate 5 makes it easy to
find but hard to leave.
The Edmonds Arts Festival, a Pacific Northwest tradition for more than
40 years, is held each Father's Day weekend. In addition to adult and
junior juried art exhibits and awards, this festival brings artists and
art lovers together for 200 juried booths, entertainment, children's
activities and food. Proceeds support the Edmonds Arts Festival
Foundation Museum, community programs and arts scholarships.
Other community events include the Edmonds Jazz Connection, a daylong
celebration of jazz on Memorial Day weekend, and the Edmonds Rotary
Waterfront Festival held the last weekend of May or first weekend in
is widely noted for its beautiful hanging flower baskets and street
corner gardens. Edmonds In Bloom, a floral extravaganza that spotlights
the best gardens in the area, is celebrated from June through August.
Residents and businesses compete for various honors. Tours of private
gardens are offered each July.
The city’s celebrated Taste of Edmonds draws as many as 100,000 visitors
each August, all eager to experience its food, arts and crafts.
Just south of the Edmonds ferry terminal, the award-winning park
Brackett's Landing South offers the Edmonds Underwater Park, which
attracts 40,000 scuba divers annually. The 27 acres were established as a
marine preserve and sanctuary in 1970. A sunken dry dock and tug are
habitats for a variety of sea life. Showers, public restrooms and a
nearby divers' shop that offers equipment rentals makes Brackett’s
Landing a popular destination.
Easily accessed by Sound Transit’s new Sounder North rail service,
Edmonds offers opportunities to work, play or browse, whether for a day
or a lifetime.
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