Annual Public Events


Earth Day - Spring Beach Cleanup

Help remove litter from the shoreline of the Edmonds Marine Sanctuary! Meet at the Olympic Beach Visitor Station. Wear your gloves and boots and bring an old bucket if you have one.

Individuals of all ages and groups are welcome to participate. No registration is necessary. FREE

Call 425.771.0227 for event date, or see the recreation program guide.

 Beach Cleanup



Watershed Fun Fair

This family-friendly event takes place each year in May.  The 2014 event focused on the Edmonds Marsh ecosystem and its connections with Willow Creek and Puget Sound.

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Public Beach Walks

Learn more about our local intertidal community!  Ranger Naturalist guided public beach walks at Olympic Beach are offered FREE of charge May 31, and June 14 and 15, 2014. 

Our Tidepools 101 class will be offered on one weekend in July and one in August, for a nominal registration fee.  Registration deadline is 4:30 pm the Friday before. 
Walks coincide with low-tides and run approximately one hour, rain or shine.

Call 425.771.0227 for more information, or see the recreation program guide.

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Moonlight Beach Adventure
Saturday, August 16
7:30-9:30 pm

Edmonds Ranger Naturalists and Volunteer Beach Docents will present a summer evening program at Marina Beach, featuring stories, songs, and touch tanks harboring creatures from the deep brought to shore by volunteer scuba divers from the Marker Buoy Dive Club.
Dress warmly and bring a flashlight.


Call 425.771.0227 for more information.

Click here to view a You Tube video of the Moonlight Beach Adventure.





September 5 - 7, 2014

Puget Sound Bird Fest is a celebration of birds and nature. Our mission is to increase awareness of species of birds that spend all or part of their lives in the Puget Sound region, and especially the environs of Edmonds. Residents and visitors will have opportunities to observe birds in their native habitats, and learn about ways in which habitat for birds and other wildlife can be preserved and restored in urban and suburban areas. There is something for everyone at Puget Sound Bird Fest.


Starlight Beach Walk

Join our Ranger Naturalists and WSU Snohomish County Beach Watchers for a low tide beach walk under the stars on a winter's evening. Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. Meet at the Olympic Beach Visitor Station.

We'll explore the beach as the tide goes out and then return to the Visitor Station for some hot chocolate to take the chill off!

Co-sponsored by Snohomish County Marine Resources Advisory Committee.


Call 425.771.0227 for event date, or see the recreation program guide.




See the Recreation Program Guide for complete program listings.