The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce announced that the 38th annual “Taste Edmonds” slated for August 14-16 will be moved to September, due to COVID.
“Given where our state is in the phased reopening plan it will be impossible to have Taste Edmonds this August, the first time in the festival’s history,” said Greg Urban, President & CEO of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. “We are holding out hope and moving Taste Edmonds to the last weekend of September. Looking forward to seeing everyone this September 25-27.”
The date change doesn’t guarantee that Taste Edmonds will happen this year, everything still depends on where Washington State is in the next 2 months.
“Some ask why we are even attempting to hold the event given the pandemic,” said Alicia Moreno, Program Coordinator of the Edmonds Chamber. “Taste Edmonds is first and foremost a fundraiser that directly funds free community events produced by the Chamber each year, including An Edmonds Kind of 4th, the Edmonds Classic Car Show, Halloween Trick-or-Treat, and the Tree Lighting ceremony. Additionally, over $24,000 each year goes to local school and service groups who help staff the festival.”
Given the uncertainty of this and other events the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has launched a fundraising campaign called “An Edmonds Kind of Hero” seeking community donations to keep the Chamber going through 2020. You can learn more and donate at www.SupportEdmonds.com.
For more information about the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce and this event, please contact the Chamber office at 425-670-1496 or www.edmondswa.com.
About the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce
Our mission is to promote the economic vitality of Edmonds through advocacy, leadership, education and community-building events. The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce was chartered in 1907 and is a voluntary organization serving over 415+ business and professional leaders in several neighborhoods including the Downtown, Waterfront, Perrinville, Firdale, Westgate and Highway 99 districts. The organization also serves to encourage unified public support and initiate action for the sustainability of a rich quality of life in the community, country and state. To learn more about the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, as well as its events and programs, visit www.edmondswa.com.