Annual Public Events

Starlight Beach

Starlight Beach Walk
February 6, 2023
7:00 - 8:30pm

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 20, 2024
10am- Noon

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. 

Registration opens April 1.


Watershed Fun Fair
Saturday May 18, 2024
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 July 6, 11:15am - 12:15pm
SATURDAY August 3, 10:30-11:30am
sunday august 18, 10 - 11am

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. Walks are free and no registration is required. All ages welcome.


moving to spring! join us June 1st - 2nd, 2024

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.