Strawberry Festival

Saturday, May 13, 2017, Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Community Park, 2201 NW 197th Street

Four great events = one spectacular weekend in Richmond Beach

Richmond Beach is a vibrant, thriving neighborhood that enjoys a rich history, awesome views, amenities such as parks and a library within walking distance, excellent schools, good restaurants, retail stores, low crime rate, involved residents and more. The Richmond Beach Celebration features 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!

Due to limited parking at the event sites, off-site parking and shuttle service to all four 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.

Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Festival

     

Richmond Beach Community Association will be hosting its 18th annual Strawberry Festival at the Richmond Beach Community Park on Saturday, May 13, from noon to 5:00 p.m. 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's Parade

Come early for the Children's Parade for ages 8 and under at 11:45 a.m. (line up begins on NW 197th Street at 11:15 a.m.). This year’s theme is "Pokemon." You gotta catch 'em all at the parade!

Arts & Crafts 50th Anniversary Sale

Friends of the Richmond Beach Library will be hosting its Art & Crafts Sale at the Richmond Beach Library, on Saturday, May 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Special Collections Book Sale is on the same day from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and tickets for our popular raffle are available both days. An Artist's Reception will be held on Friday, May 12, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Come meet local artists on Friday night and enjoy quartet music provided by Shorewood High School. We encourage artists of handcrafted pieces to either contact Julie Vaughn at (206) 321-1934 for more information or pick up an artist's packet at the Richmond Beach Library at (206) 546-3522 after March 1.

Car Show

Richmond Beach Rehab will be hosting its 8th Annual Car Show on Saturday, May 13. Friends, neighbors and car enthusiasts are invited to visit the Rehab between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to view one of the best displays of classic cars around while listening to music provided by Brian Lee and the Orbiters from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information, contact Crystal Jones at (206) 546-2666 or visit richmondbeachrehab.com.

Mother’s Day Plant Sale

The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden will host its 30th Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, to Sunday, May 14. Explore a wide selection of hard-to-find plant species, and enjoy food and activities for the whole family. For more information, visit kruckeberg.org..

Sponsors Wanted for Strawberry Festival

Sponsors are being sought to financially support the Strawberry Festival. Costs continue to escalate and help from our business partners and community-oriented residents is appreciated. 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.

There are multiple 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

For further information, please contact Sheri Ashleman at execdirector@richmondbeachwa.org or (206) 542-9147.

Thank you 2016 festival sponsors!
Gold level:
    Tradewinds Capital Management
    Aegis of Shoreline
    Jack Malek - Windemere Real Estate/Greenwood
    Gorgeous Gardens, LLC
    Campbell Nelson VW & Nissan - Allstate
    Eric A. Carlson, DDS
    Cori Whitaker Homes
    NW Primary Care - Richmond Beach Clinic
    Windemere Real Estate/Shoreline
    Swedish Edmonds
    Shoreline Firefighters, Local 1760
    Shoreline Central Market
    Recology Cleanscapes
Silver level:
    The Shops at Richmond Beach
    The Everett Clinic
Bronze level:
    Walnut Street Coffee
    Richmond Pediatrics
    Richmond Beach QFC
    Han's World Tae Kwon Do
    Highlands West Dental
    International Community Health Services (ICHS)

Get the 2016 Poster
2016 Strawberry Festival Poster PDF, 11"x17", color

The Strawberry Festival is co-sponsored by the Richmond Beach Community Association and City of Shoreline and the music is supported by a Community Arts Project grant from the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council.

Historical Photo of Richmond Beach, Washingtonclick photo to enlarge

The town welcomes Henry Parry, seated in the wagon, upon his triumphant return to Richmond Beach with the prize for the Best Strawberry in the World from the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. It was thought that the prize would bring great recognition and wealth to Richmond Beach.

The featured building in the photo is one of the first to be built in Richmond Beach and is still standing today, probably built in 1898. It was the town's third post office, located on the south side of Market Street. Later on, a new post office was built next door (west), and the porch you see on this building was extended to wrap around the west side of the building. Previously, the post office had been located in J.B. Adams, and then in the Holloway hotel, which stood behind the Richmond Beach library until 1924.

From the Shoreline Historical Museum collection, property of the Museum, captions courtesy of Vicki Stiles

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