Four great events -- one spectacular weekend in Richmond Beach

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Four great events--one spectacular weekend
May 11-13


Friday, May 11, to Sunday, May 13; 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Members-Only Presale: Thursday, May 10, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Avenue NW
More info:

Presale items will include a selection of Dan Hinkley plants from Windcliff as well as from Far Reaches Farm. These are not to be missed! Explore a wide selection of hard-to-find plant species at the on-site MsK Rare and Native Plant Nursery.


Friday, May 11, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Artists Reception)
Saturday, May 12, 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 at (206) 321-1934

The show features handcrafted items, including jewelry, textiles, ceramics, glass, photography and original art and a raffle. Come meet local artists on Friday, May 11, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and enjoy light appetizers and quartet music provided by Shorewood High School.

Friends of the Library Book Sale: The Friends’ book sale offers titles for every interest, including fiction, mysteries and thrillers, history, inspirational, cookbooks, gardening, children's books, DVDs and CDs and many more subject areas. A highlight of the sale is the collectible section, featuring rare and unusual titles, along with the Northwest section devoted to local publications. Proceeds from the Special Collections Book Sale go to support programs at the Richmond Beach Library. For 2018, Friends of Richmond Beach Library has allocated over $10,000 to support library services in children, teen and adult programs. This is made possible through the ongoing sale of books donated by the community. Book donations may be dropped off at the Richmond Beach Library.


Saturday, May 12; 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Rehab, 19235 15th Avenue NW
More info: Lisa Hinman at (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 12, 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
More info:

Children's Parade: Come early for the 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 “superheros”—grab your cape, throw on your mask and get ready to save the universe!

On Stage: Live entertainment at the 2018 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: The Rat City Brass—Tijuana Brass tribute band, back by popular demand!
1:30: Pink Zebra Cheer performance
1:45: Patti Allen and the Monster Band—The Northwest’s queen of Blues and her classic revue!
3:15: Hans World Martial Arts performance
3:30: The Disco Cowboys—Outrageous dance party fun!

Fabulous food: Mouth-watering food will be offered by local restaurants:
Flying Dragon Chinese Cuisine
Santa Fe Mexican Grill and Cantina
The Cabin Tavern
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:

  • Debut of RBCA’s Historic Street Signs public art project
  • Community and business information booths
  • Shorewood Photography Exhibit
  • Chalk wall, inflatables, carnival games and other activities for kids
  • Equipment, displays and information provided by the police and fire departments
  • Richmond Beach gear for sale, including T-shirts, coasters, metal signs, postcards, trivets, magnets, bottle openers, aprons, mugs, totes, dish towels, key chains, note cards, gift tags and RBCA stickers and car magnets. 
  • See our new t-shirts in kid sizes, ladies v-neck and unisex long-sleeve

Adult volunteers needed: Join the volunteer crew for the Strawberry Festival this year, and combine community connection with getting to revel in the fresh air and lovely views our neighborhood park offers. If you are looking for a way to get involved that doesn't mean a long-term commitment, join us for a few hours on Saturday, May 12. Volunteers are also needed on Friday, May 11, to prep strawberries. Sign up online or leave a message for Volunteer Coordinator Allison Taylor at or (206) 629-5251; she will find the perfect spot for you.

High school volunteers needed: If you are a high school volunteer, email Allison at to get more information about helping at this event and earning community service hours.


Due to limited parking at the event sites, please walk or carpool if possible. Off-site parking and shuttle service to all four events will be provided on Saturday, May 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 NW 195th. Guests are encouraged to use the shuttle to reduce impact on the neighborhood. Signs will be posted the day of the event directing guests.


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