The Richmond Beach Community Association hosted its 20th annual Strawberry Festival at the Richmond Beach Community Park (2201 NW 197th Street) next to the library, on Saturday, May 11, from noon to 5:00 p.m. This event was co-sponsored by the City of Shoreline.
The festival featured music by local musicians, food from local restaurants, activities for kids, a walking tour of historic Richmond Beach and more.
The fairy tale themed Children’s Parade kicked off the festivities with guest appearances from Little Red Riding Hood and the Woodsman. A drum line from the Shorewood Marching Band led the parade and provided demonstrations for the kids afterwards.
Live entertainment at the 2019 Richmond Beach Strawberry Festival included three top area bands plus delightful local youth demonstrations from Hans World Martial Arts and the Pink Zebra Cheer Squad. The bands rocked the stage and really got the crowd dancing. Thank you to them:
A variety of scrumptious delights was offered by local restaurants and new this year two food trucks.
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!).
Congratulations to Shorewood senior, Katie Stellwagen whose cat photo was the winner of the Shorewood Photography Competition. She was awarded a $200 scholarship. Funds for the prize were donated by Richmond Beach resident Bob Pfeiffer. To view additional photos from this event, visit RBCA’s website at www. richmondbeachwa.org/events/strawberry.Thank You Volunteers It takes a small army of adult and youth volunteers to create this community event. The RBCA thanks everyone who got up early to help set up, stood out in the sun to help out and who of course stayed until sunset to clean up. Volunteers roll in from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and we really couldn’t do it without you. THANK YOU!
A special thank you to the Shoreline Fire Department, the Shoreline Police Department and the Shoreline Emergency Management Communications Service for the displays of emergency vehicles and for providing safety information and demonstrations.
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.
It takes a small army of adult and youth volunteers to create this community event. The RBCA thanks everyone who got up early to help set up, stood out in the sun to help out and who of course stayed until sunset to clean up. Volunteers roll in from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and we really couldn’t do it without you. THANK YOU!
A big thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Strawberry Festival. You made it a fabulous day.
Did you notice any changes to the festival this year? Did you like them or see something that needs improvement? We would love to hear from you. The feedback we receive will help make the festival even greater. To share your thoughts please email Executive Director, Teresa Pape at email@example.com
Sponsors of the event are so important to us and we would like to thank them, for supporting not only the RBCA but for also being part of the community.