Planning to attend the annual Write on the Sound Conference? Consider a long weekend in Edmonds. Just a short drive from Seattle, and connected to Portland, OR and Vancouver, BC by the Amtrak, Edmonds is the perfect waterfront community to start exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Travel to Edmonds for the Write on the Sound Conference and take time to explore the region while in town.
Celebrated as an arts community, Edmonds is a walkable town with inviting sandy beaches, stunning views, and engaging public art. Accented by art, flowers, and vintage street lamps, the pedestrian-friendly downtown reflects the scale and design elements of the past with the former Carnegie Library Historical Museum, a log cabin Visitor Center, a 1920’s Art Deco movie theater and the Art Moderne auditorium renovated as Edmonds Center for the Arts. Fanning out from the central fountain, enjoy sidewalk cafes, art galleries, and shopping for boutique clothing, garden supplies, hardware and unique housewares. Browse through travel specialty shops, and one of a kind jewelry, wine, book and antique stores while exploring the downtown.
Festivals and events fill the calendar all year round in Edmonds, including a popular Saturday Summer Market, Waterfront Festival, 4th of July Parade, Taste of Edmonds, Classic Car Show, and Jazz Festival. June brings the Edmonds Arts Festival, celebrated as one of the oldest, largest, and most successful juried arts festivals in the state. In the summer months, the Edmonds Arts Commission presents free concerts at City Park on Sunday afternoons.
See www.visitEdmonds.com for more information.