Annual Public Events

Starlight Beach

Starlight Beach Walk
January 18, 2023

Join the WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers  and staff from the City's Discovery Programs for a low tide beach walk under the stars. We'll explore the beach as the tide goes out, then return to the Visitor Station for some hot beverages to take the chill off. Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. Meet at the Olympic Beach Visitor Station. Co-sponsored by the Snohomish County Marine Resources Advisory Committee and Surface Water Management Division and the City of Edmonds.


Earth Day in our Parks
April 22, 2023

Join your friends and neighbors to help make a difference in your community by joining an Earth Day work party. Each year, the Parks Department and Sound Salmon Solutions' Edmonds Stewards invite the public to help restore native plant communities in a selection of our parks with the most need. 

Learn more and register on Sound Salmon Solutions events page


Watershed Fun Fair
Saturday May 13, 2023
11am - 3pm

A fun family event chock full of exhibits, games, crafts, and activities especially for kids. Feed a fish, pet a turtle, learn about backyard wildlife habitat, soil and water conservation and more. The first 30 families take home a free potted native plant. At the Willow Creek Salmon and Watershed Education Center, 95 Pine Street. Call 425-771-0227 for more information. No registration required. FREE

Low Tide Beach Walks

Saturday June 3 -- 10:30-11:30am
Saturday July 15 -- 10:30-11:30am
Sunday August 13 -- 9:30-10:30am

Explore the Edmonds Marine Sanctuary at low tide with a Discovery Programs Ranger-Naturalist. Learn about the plants and animals that live in the marine sanctuary, and how you can safely interact with them while protecting their habitat. Programs runs rain or shine so be sure to wear waterproof boots and dress for the weather. Walks start at the Olympic Beach Visitor Station located at the base of the Edmonds Fishing Pier. Event is free and no registration is required.


mermaid madrigal

Special Summer Event!
Mermaid Storytime with Mermaid Madrigal
Saturday, August 5th, 2023
10am – 11am

Join us for a special storytime at Marina Beach with Mermaid Madrigal to learn about merfolk and ocean conservation. Take a photo with the mermaid and enjoy a special hands-on interpretive program ‘All About Seaweed’ with the Edmonds Beach Rangers. Dressing up as merfolk, a pirate, or your favorite sea creature is highly encouraged! At Marina Beach Park 470 Admiral Way in Edmonds. Event is free and no registration is required.

Call 425-771-0227 for more information.


September 9-10, 2023

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 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.