Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Festival

Saturday, May 12, 2018, noon to 5:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Community Park, 2201 NW 197th Street

Richmond Beach Community Association will be hosting its 19th annual Strawberry Festival at the Richmond Beach Community Park (2201 NW 197th Street) next to the library, on Saturday, May 12, from noon to 5:00 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by the City of Shoreline.

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.

Children's Parade

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 "Superheroes." So grab your cape, throw on your mask and get ready to save the universe! 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!

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!

Music

Live entertainment at the 2018 Richmond Beach Strawberry Festival will include three top area bands and two delightful local youth demonstrations for an afternoon of non-stop fun.

  • Noon: The Rat City Brass—Tijuana Brass tribute band, back by popular demand!
  • 1:45 p.m.: Patti Allen & the Monster Band—The Northwest’s queen of Blues and her classic revue!
  • 3:30 p.m.: The Disco Cowboys—Outrageous dance party fun!

Food

A variety of scrumptious food will be offered by local restaurants Flying Dragon Chinese Cuisine, Santa Fe Mexican Grill & Cantina, 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!).

Walking tour of historic Richmond Beach

Meet in front of the library at 1:00 p.m. for a tour led by Shoreline Historical Museum.

More Fun

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.

Shuttle Service

Due to limited parking at the event sites, off-site parking and shuttle service to events will be provided on Saturday, May 12, at Richmond Beach Congregational Church located at the corner of Richmond Beach Road and 15th Avenue NW. Follow the posted signs for shuttle parking and designated pick up/drop off sites. Guests are encouraged to use the shuttle to reduce impact on the neighborhood. Richmond Beach residents are encouraged to walk or carpool, if possible.

Volunteers Needed

Adult Volunteers needed: 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 12. Volunteers are also needed on Friday, May 11, to prep strawberries. No matter your temperament, we've got a job for you! Sign up online at https://goo.gl/WHG8fA or leave a message for Volunteer Coordinator Allison Taylor at festivalvolunteers@richmondbeachwa.org or (206) 629-5251; she will find the perfect spot for you.

High School Volunteers: If you are a high school volunteer, email Allison at festivalvolunteers@richmondbeachwa.org to get more information about helping at this event and earning community service hours.

Event Sponsorship

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 sponsorship sign-up deadline is April 1.

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:

  • Gold Level Sponsor - $500 and above
  • Silver Level Sponsor - $250 to $499
  • Bronze Level Sponsor - $100 to $249

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 execdirector@richmondbeachwa.org or (206) 542-9147 for more information on how to be a part of this popular city-wide event and support the community!

Richmond Beach Celebration

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!

  1. Enjoy local music and food at the Strawberry Festival!
  2. Delight in–and perhaps purchase--the handcrafted items including jewelry, textiles, ceramics, photography and original art at the Arts and Crafts Sale!
  3. Check out cars of yesteryear at the Car Show!
  4. Explore plants in the unique, naturalistic Kruckeberg Botanic Garden!

Please visit our Richmond Beach Celebration page for more details about these events.






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