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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 [...]
The Governor’s Office released new guidelines recently regarding what’s permissible for both indoor and outdoor dining during this Phase 1. First, the big news is that indoor dining is now allowed – at 25% capacity – with new guidelines related to air flow. This is known as “Open Air Concept 1.” This Concept requires at least ONE “permeable” wall (“permeable” meaning having open windows, doors, etc., to allow free airflow into the space). A CO2 (carbon dioxide) must be placed in the area furthest from the airflow and continuously monitored by staff. What’s more, outdoor structures must follow this [...]