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Since the festivals beginning in 1982, there have been many changes over the years. In the early years, A Taste of Edmonds began as a handful of local restaurants selling small samples to a few hundred attendees. Thirty plus years later, the “A“ and “of” were dropped and 40,000+ people make Taste Edmonds part of their August plans. Once again, the event is changing. These changes aren’t because of public demand but due to several other factors. Here is what to expect and how it is changing: Taste Twenty-One Not your Typical Taste Edmonds WE’VE MOVED: Due to planned construction [...]
In response to requests from the Edmonds community for reserved handicapped parking and parade viewing the Edmonds Chamber has been able to locate both thanks to our wonderful business community. Handicapped parking will be available in the Coastal Community Bank parking lot (123 – 3rd Avenue South) from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm. Reserved handicapped parade viewing has been generously provided by Greg Hoff at Windermere Edmonds located at 210 - 5th Avenue South. They will reserve sidewalk space in front of their business before all the chairs descend on the sidewalks. Viewers will need to bring their own chairs or blankets, but the space [...]
It has been a whirlwind of planning and activity since the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce announced our intent to bring back the entire 4th of July celebrations on June 1st. Stuffing 4+ months of event planning and logistics into only 4 weeks was daunting enough but the community has rallied to help make this a reality. The necessary volunteers, vendors and parade entries have been secured and we are excited to shout from the rooftops that An Edmonds Kind of 4th is back!!! “We cannot thank the community enough” said Greg Urban, President & CEO of the Edmonds Chamber “The outpouring of attention [...]
The Edmonds Chamber is pleased to bring back our 4th of July celebrations this year and doubly excited to announce Rick Steves as the 2021 Grand Marshal of the “An Edmonds Kind of 4th” Parade. “For many years we have tried to honor Rick Steves for the work he has done in and out of Edmonds, but for some reason he is never in Edmonds on July 4th.” said Greg Urban, President & CEO of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. “We are thrilled that Rick is home and can finally accept our invitation to be Grand Marshal this year.” [...]
Plans for "An Edmonds Kind of 4th" Main Parade & Fireworks Back On Chamber Needs Volunteers, Sponsors & Participants The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce is working tirelessly to try and make the 4th of July Main Parade and Fireworks show happen after all. When Governor Inslee proclaimed the entire state would lift of all Covid-19 related restrictions starting June 30th, Chamber staff decided to do everything in their power to bring back the core 4th of July activities. Still operating with reduced staff and with 1/5th of the usual planning time, the Chamber staff is working alongside City departments [...]