Richmond Beach Celebration - plants, crafts, cars, strawberries, and cute kids

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Richmond Beach holds its annual extravaganza with events from Friday, May 6 to Sunday May 8.

Friday, May 6, to Sunday, May 8
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Avenue NW

Explore a wide selection of hard-to-find plant species and enjoy food and activities for the whole family.

Friday, May 6, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 7, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Sponsored by Friends of the Richmond Beach Library
More info:

Julie Vaughn 206-321-1934

The show features handcrafted items including jewelry, textiles, ceramics, glass, photography and original art. Come meet local artists on Friday night while enjoying light appetizers and quartet music provided by Shorewood High School. Quartet members are K.Lee Morris, Sara Tieu, Zachary Braaten and Loren Stephens.

Saturday, May 7
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Rehab, 19235 15th Avenue NW
More info: Sandi Sweeters 206-546-2666

Check out one of the best displays of classic cars around while listening to live music by Brian Lee and the Orbiters from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 7, Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Children’s Parade at 11:45 a.m.
Richmond Beach Community Park
Next to the library at 2201 NW 197th Street
Sponsored by Richmond Beach Community Association

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 “Star Wars.” Get your force on and start planning your costume and props for your wagon, tricycle or scooter! No bicycles or pets please. Parental support encouraged. 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 and Star Wars characters.

On stage

Live entertainment at the 2016 Richmond Beach Strawberry Festival will include three top area bands and as many delightful local youth demonstrations for an afternoon of non-stop fun.

12:00 p.m.:  Rat City Brass - The RCB, a Tijuana Brass tribute band, is new to the Strawberry Festival, and they encourage dancing!

1:30 p.m.:  YMCA Pom team is the between-band attraction, followed by a demonstration by Hans World Martial Arts.

1:45 p.m.: Scott Lindenmuth - phenomenal jazz-rock-fusion guitarist Scott Lindenmuth is an ever-popular attraction at all the local festivals and last blew Strawfest attendees away three years ago.

3:15 p.m.:  Shorewood Hip Hop Team will treat the audience to a high-energy performance during intermission.

3:30 p.m.: Quarter Past 8 - Everybody can stay and dance to the classic rock of RB favorites Quarter Past 8, which will finish out the afternoon in don’t-you-dare-leave fashion!

Fabulous food from local restaurants

Flying Dragon Chinese Cuisine
Full Moon Thai Cuisine
RBCA will be serving up fresh strawberry shortcake

Walking tour of historic Richmond Beach

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

Additional entertainment

Community and business information booths
Shorewood Photography Exhibit
Chalk wall, volleyball, inflatables, carnival games and other activities for kids
Equipment, displays and information provided by the police and fire departments

RBCA swag for sale

Richmond Beach mugs, pint glasses, tote bags, buckets and shovels, lapel pins, T-shirts and sweatshirts. See our new designs!

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to help with this exciting event to prep strawberries on May 6 and to help set up, staff food booths, clean up and other miscellaneous jobs on May 7. We’re using VolunteerSpot (an online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming volunteer signups this year. Here’s how it works in three easy steps:
  1. Go to the sign up page.
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  3. Sign up! It’s easy—you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, contact Sheri Ashleman at or 206-542-9147, and she can sign you up manually.

Thank you sponsors!

Gold level:

Tradewinds Capital Management
Aegis of Shoreline
Jack Malek, Realtor – Windermere/Greenwood
Gorgeous Gardens, LLC
Campbell Nelson VW & Nissan – Allstate
Eric A. Carlson, DDS
Cori Whitaker Homes
NW Primary Care – Richmond Beach Clinic
Windermere Real Estate/Shoreline
Swedish Edmonds
Shoreline Firefighters, Local 1760

Silver Level:

The Shops at Richmond Village
Shoreline Central Market
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)


Due to limited parking at the event sites, off-site parking and shuttle service to all four events will be provided on Saturday, May 7, at Richmond Beach Congregational Church located at 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. Follow parking signs which will be posted.


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