Non-Stop Fun at Richmond Beach Celebration

Events start Friday and continue through Sunday, highlighted by the Strawberry Festival Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

Check out the lineup at the  Richmond Beach Celebration this weekend at various venues in Shoreline's Richmond Beach neighborhood.



It might be the most high-energy line-up yet on the Shoreline-LFP Arts Council’s Showmobile stage at this year’s Richmond Beach Strawberry Festival! Five of the region’s top bands, all featuring this community’s neighbors and friends, will keep things hopping from noon until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12.

  • Noon:  Moon Daddy Band brings its classic, big rockin’ blues sound to get the party started.  They are one of the top blues acts in the Pacific Northwest, guaranteed to get everybody groovin’!
  • 1:00 p.m.:  The Shoreline Community College Jazz Ensemble blasts the big band hits of then and now. These are the some the area’s best young musicians, ready to please young and old with their swingin’ sound!
  • 2:00 p.m.:  The Howdy Boys tear it up with some hot pickin’ Bluegrass.  The ‘Boys will exercise their chops before heading out on the summer festival circuit!
  • 3:00 p.m.:  Jimmy Free brings his Acoustic Snacks back for another chomp!  Richmond Beach’s favorite performer keeps it real and keeps it loose.
  • 4:00 p.m.:  Troupeau Acadien has something new for Richmond Beach: genuine twin fiddlin’ Cajun dance music.  They’ll bring the festival to its wildest finish ever!

The Horizon School Junior Pom Team will perform at 2:45 p.m., and rumors are flying that festival attendees will attempt to set a new City-wide record for doing the Hokey Pokey an hour later! 


If the entertainment doesn’t wet your appetite, the food offerings will certainly get you salivating!

Richmond Beach Community Association. RBCA will be featuring its signature Strawberry Shortcake (freshly baked shortcake from Edmonds Bakery and fresh, juicy strawberries smothered in whipped cream), along with a variety of beverage choices, including Italian sodas.

Full Moon Thai Cuisine. Full Moon will be back with its ever popular Pad Thai Noodles and many other fantastic Thai dishes.

Naknek Seafood. Always a crowd pleaser, Naknek Seafood will be serving up its scrumptious teriyaki smoked salmon and orzo salad with roasted pine nuts, feta and broccoli.

Flying Dragon. If it’s Chinese food you crave, try some of Flying Dragon’s General Tao’s Chicken, Vegetable Chow Mein or one of its many offerings of appetizers.

Pizza Mia. Welcome the new owner of Pizza Mia, Mickey Min, who is making her first appearance at the Strawberry Festival and treating attendees to her fabulous cheese and pepperoni pizza, lasagna and salad.


Activities for the kids include face painting, art projects, a chalk mural on the east wall of the park, whiffle ball baseball, volleyball, a bounce house and an inflatable maze. And, of course, there is always the playground!

Representatives from the Shoreline Police Department and Fire Department will be present with equipment to explore and other kid-friendly activities.

A walking tour of historic Richmond Beach by Vicky Stiles of the Shoreline Historical Museum will begin at 1:00 p.m. Meet in front of the library.

The City of Shoreline will be displaying information on nutrition and exercise to support the City’s Healthy City initiative. If you need to stretch your legs, try walking the trail around the park and look for the quarter mile markers to gauge your distance.

Have questions about the Point Wells issue? Save Richmond Beach will be on hand to provide information and let you know how you can support their cause.

Sign up for tickets to the second annual 4-Corners Brewfest hosted by 4-Corners.org on Saturday, August 11, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Innis Arden Clubhouse.

Don’t miss a minute of the fun! For more information, contact Sheri Ashleman at Events@RichmondBeachWA.org. 


Friends of the Richmond Beach Library will be hosting its 46th annual Art Show at the Richmond Beach Library (19601 21st Avenue NW) on Friday, May 11, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Come meet local artists on Friday night while quartet music is provided by our own Shorewood High School.  For more information, contact Julie Vaughn at 542-6548 or Richmond Beach Library at 546-3522. 


Richmond Beach Rehab (19235 15th Avenue NW)  will be hosting its annual Classic Car Show on Saturday, May 12.  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 cars of yesteryear around.  Enjoy live music by The Gentlemen Callers (classic rock) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  For more information, contact Sandi Sweeters at 546-2666. 


The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden (20312 15th Avenue NW) will host its 25th Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale and Open House from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11, to Sunday, May 13. Held each year since 1987, the Garden’s spring sale features a wide selection of native plants and unusual exotics that are well suited for northwest gardens. Enjoy free family activities and tours of the Garden! For more information, see www.kruckeberg.org.


Due to limited parking at the event sites, off-site parking and shuttle service to all four events will be provided on Saturday, May 12, at Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 NW 195th.  Guests are encouraged to use the shuttle to reduce impact on the neighborhood.  Richmond Beach residents are encouraged to walk or carpool, if possible. Signs will be posted the day of the event directing guests.

For more information, visit RichmondbeachWA.org.


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