Richmond Beach Community Association will be hosting its 18th annual Strawberry Festival at the Richmond Beach Community Park (2201 NW 197th Street) next to the library, on Saturday, May 13, from noon to 5:00 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by the City of Shoreline and the music is supported in part by a Community Arts Project grant from the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council.
The festival will feature music by local musicians, food from local restaurants, games and activities for kids, a walking tour of historic Richmond Beach at 1:00 and more. You won't want to miss the debut of the "Orcas on Parade" (RBCA’s public art project)!
Children 8 and under are invited to march in the Children’s Parade to kick off the start of the Strawberry Festival. This year’s theme is "Pokemon." You gotta catch 'em all at the parade!
Start planning your costume and props. No bicycles or pets please. Staging begins at 11:15 a.m. on NW 197th Street on the north side of the park. The parade begins at 11:45 a.m. and will make two laps around the sidewalk on the perimeter of the park led by a Shorewood High School drum line. This is not a competition and is purely for fun. All are welcome!
Live entertainment at the 2017 Richmond Beach Strawberry Festival will include three top area bands and as many delightful local youth demonstrations for an afternoon of non-stop fun.
Noon: Portage Bay Big Band - Everybody's favorite swing orchestra is back! Seattle's hardest working jazz band plays the timeless dance classics and standards of the Great American Songbook.
1:45 p.m.: Coco Loco - With enough energy to light up three counties, Coco Loco plays the dance and party music of Cuba and Latin America. They were a huge hit at the beach last summer on a Food Truck Wednesday!
3:30 p.m.: Country Dave & The Picking Crew - Northwest--by way of Texas--legend Dave Harmonson fires up the pedal steel for some rip-snortin' honky tonk, classic country and the Bakersfield Sound, backed by the area's hottest pickers.
Scrumptious food will be offered by local restaurants Flying Dragon Chinese Cuisine, Full Moon Thai Cuisine, Streetzeria and The Cabin Tavern. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a Strawberry Festival without traditional Strawberry Shortcake served up by RBCA (freshly baked shortcake from Edmonds Bakery and fresh, juicy strawberries smothered in creamy whip cream–yum!).
Meet in front of the library at 1:00 p.m. for a tour led by Shoreline Historical Museum.
22 artist-embellished art pieces, representing RBCA’s public art project gifted to the community, will be on display.
Community and business information booths; Shorewood Photography Exhibit; inflatables, carnival games and other activities for kids and equipment and other displays by Shoreline’s police and fire departments.
Due to limited parking, off-site parking and shuttle service to the Strawberry Festival and other Richmond Beach Celebration events will be provided on Saturday, May 13, at Richmond Beach Congregational Church located at 1512 NW 195th. Visitors are encouraged to use the shuttle to reduce impact on the neighborhood. Local residents are encouraged to walk or carpool, if possible.
What is better than spending time outside with good people on a gorgeous May day? Join the volunteer crew for the Strawberry Festival this year, and combine community connection with getting to revel in the fresh air and lovely views our neighborhood park offers. If you are looking for a way to get involved that doesn't mean a long-term commitment, join us for a few hours on Saturday, May 13. Volunteers are also needed on Friday, May 12, to prep strawberries. No matter your temperament, we've got a job for you! Sign up online at http://signup.com/go/MRJbM1 or leave a message for Volunteer Coordinator Allison Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 629-5251; she will find the perfect spot for you.
This is a great advertising opportunity for your business, giving you targeted promotion to people who live, work and play in your primary market. Residents are welcome to provide sponsorships as well. There are multiple levels of support-find the one that fits your budget and goals. The deadline was April 15.
In addition to having the satisfaction of supporting their community, sponsors will be acknowledged in this publication, have their name appear on the RBCA website with a live link to the donor’s own website or Facebook page, receive verbal recognition from the stage during the event and have their name on a sponsor thank you poster at the festival. Gold Level Sponsors also have the option of a free space at the event for a 10x10 informational booth.
Here are the levels of support–find the one that fits your budget and goals:
To sign up to be a sponsor, please visit our sponsorship page.
To sign up for a booth (Gold Level Sponsors) please complete and submit the booth registration form (pdf). Sponsorship and booth fees may all be paid online.
Contact Sheri Ashleman at email@example.com or (206) 542-9147 for more information on how to be a part of this popular city-wide event and support the community!
Four great events = one spectacular weekend in Richmond Beach
The Strawberry Festival is one of four distinctly different events, which allow guests to enjoy the beauty and charm of our neighborhood in one spectacular weekend. This year’s festivities promise to provide activities and entertainment for all ages and interests. Join your friends and neighbors for a good time!
Please visit our Richmond Beach Celebration page for more details about these events.