Party of the year - Richmond Beach Celebration May 9, 10, 11

Monday, April 28, 2014


Saturday, May 10, Noon to 5:00pm
Children’s Parade at 11:30am
Richmond Beach Community park
Next to the library at 2201 NW 197th Street

Sensational entertainment
One of the most diverse entertainment line-ups to grace the Showmobile stage will keep the Strawberry Festival hopping from start to finish. Some new sounds will mix with some traditional favorites, and all the groups feature Richmond Beach or close neighbors:

  • Noon:  Centerpiece Jazz Band:  Appearing for the first time in Richmond Beach is this "little big band" from Music Center of the Northwest, playing high-energy originals and covers.
  • 1:00pm: Folk Voice Band:  Returning to the Strawberry Festival after many years, this mainstay of Scandinavian and European dances will get everyone up off their seats.
  • 2:00pm: Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra: This rightfully famous and hugely popular all-female big band features several of our Richmond Beach and Shoreline friends, playing a mix of swing standards and inventive newer pieces.
  • 3:00pm: Cliff Perry Band:  The "Moses" of bluegrass in the Pacific Northwest brings his flock of super pickers back to his old neighborhood.  Watch for their new CD, too!
  • 4:00pm: Coco Loco: Latin finally comes to Richmond Beach with this sensational combo. The party doesn't stop until their set is over!
Fabulous food
If the entertainment isn’t enough to whet your appetite, the food offerings will certainly get you salivating! All the food vendors are from the Richmond Beach area to give you a taste of the fare they have to offer.
  • 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, and candy. Visit the new booths by the playground for fresh popped popcorn and icy cold sno-cones.
  • Full Moon Thai Cuisine:  Full Moon is back with its ever popular Pud Thai Noodles and other traditional Thai dishes to tantalize your taste buds.
  • Flying Dragon Chinese Cuisine:  If it’s Chinese food you crave, try the General Tao’s Chicken. You won’t be disappointed!
  • Puerto Bonito Mexican Restaurant:  Head south of the border for the best Mexican cuisine around town. From burritos to carnitos, the food is guaranteed to spice up your festival experience.
  • Streetzeria:  Welcome to owner Greg Bye who is new to the neighborhood and new to the Strawberry Festival! Jumping right in to be part of the community, Streetzeria will be offering mini pizzas with several choices of toppings. Say “cheese”!
  • Activities for kids include face painting, Mother’s Day cards, carnival games, a chalk mural on the east wall of the park, volleyball, a bounce house and an inflatable maze. And, of course, there is always the playground!
  • Representatives from the Shoreline Police Department and Shoreline Fire Department will be present with information, displays and vehicles.
  • A walking tour of historic Richmond Beach led by Vicky Stiles of the Shoreline Historical Museum will begin at 1:00pm. Meet in front of the library.
  • Sign up for tickets to the third annual 4-Corners Brewfest hosted by on Saturday, August 9, from 3:00 to 7:00pm at the Innis Arden Clubhouse. 
Childrens’ Parade
New this year is a children’s parade for ages 8 and under. The theme is “Seahawks” and special guest Blitz, the Seahawks’ mascot, will join the parade and be available for photos with parade participants. Dress in Seahawk attire and decorate your wagon, tricycle or scooter in Seahawk colors or gear. However, feel free to be creative—all costumes and décor are welcome. No bicycles or pets please. Staging begins at 11:15am on NW 197th Street on the north side of the park. The parade begins at 11:30am and will make two laps around the sidewalk on the perimeter of the park led by a Shorewood High School drum line and a YMCA pom team. This is not a competition and is purely for fun. All are welcome! Don’t miss a minute of the fun! For more information, contact Sheri Ashleman 206-542-9147 or visit the website

Friday, May 9, 6:00 to 9:00pm
Saturday, May 10, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW

Friends of the Richmond Beach Library will be hosting its 48th annual Art Show at the Richmond Beach Library on Friday, May 9, from 6:00 to 9:00pm, and Saturday, May 10, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.  The show features handcrafted items including jewelry, textiles, ceramics, photography and original art. Come meet local artists on Friday night and enjoy quartet music provided by Shorewood High School. For more information, contact Julie Vaughn at 206-321-1934.

Saturday, May 10
10:00am to 2:00pm
Richmond Beach Rehab, 19235 15th Avenue NW

Richmond Beach Rehab will be hosting its 5th annual Classic Car Show on Saturday, May 10.  Friends, neighbors and car enthusiasts are invited to visit the rehab between 10:00am and 2:00pm to view one of the best displays of cars of yesteryear around.  Enjoy live music by The Gentlemen Callers (classic rock) from 11:30am to 1:30pm.  For general information, contact Sandi Sweeters at 206-546-2666 or visit the website

Friday, May 9, to Sunday, May 11
10:00am to 5:00pm
20312 15th Avenue NW

The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden (20312 15th Avenue NW) will host its 27th Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale from 10:00am to 5:00pm on Friday, May 9, to Sunday, May 11. Explore a wide selection of hard-to-find plant species at the on-site MsK Rare and Native Plant Nursery. Enjoy free family activities, food trucks and ice cream, gardening seminars, and tours of the Garden. Garden sculpture, art, and pottery will be available for purchase. For more information, see the website

Parking for Events on Saturday, May 10
Due to limited parking at the event sites, off-site parking and shuttle service to all four events will be provided on Saturday, May 10, at Richmond Beach Congregational Church located at 1512 NW 195th. Follow the signs which will be posted. Guests are encouraged to use the shuttle to reduce impact on the neighborhood. Richmond Beach residents are encouraged to walk or carpool, if possible.


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