Festivals & Events
Cool things happen in Everett. View seasonal and upcoming Everett events below, or view our more calendar of day-to-day happenings in Everett to discover all kinds of fun and exciting things to do.
It's always good practice to call ahead or visit the business' website to check updated hours. Be patient, be kind, stay healthy.
SPRING / Summer 2023 Events
Everett Farmers Market
Sundays, May through October- 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Everett Farmers Market is the place to get the best produce, flowers, homemade gifts and so many more beautiful things. You can find all the best local honey, baked goods, and locally grown produce and flowers, and that's only mentioning a few of the amazing things you'll find every Sunday in downtown Everett.
Learn more about the Everett Farmers Market!
Fisherman's Village Music Festival
Third weekend in May
Fisherman's Village is Everett's beloved annual outdoor music festival. Located in the heart of downtown, FVMF features fun for the whole family and affordable tickets. The 2023 lineup was awesome. We cannot wait for it to come back next year.
Learn more about Fisherman's Village Music Festival!
The Yard at Everett Station
May 27 - September 15
Enjoy lounging on the "lawn" near Everett Station, along with checking out the four murals painted near Everett Station in May! This will be the site of the Wednesday Everett Farmers Market.
Learn more about The Yard at Everett Station
Cruizin' to Colby
Memorial Day Weekend
A tradition on Colby to bring in the hot rods. Watch or participate in the slow cruise on Sunday night, and then the full Show and Shine on the Memorial Day holiday on Monday.
Learn more about Cruizin' to Colby!
Artists' Garage Sale
First Saturday in June
Looking to get artwork at a great bargain or looking to expand your collection? Then the Schack's Artists’ Garage sale is meant for you! Artists are clearing out their garages and studios to make way for new masterpieces, which means you get in on some great deals. Find that perfect piece for your collection (or a perfect gift), including glass, ceramics, watercolors, oil, photography, recycled art and much more. Located on Hoyt outside of the Schack Art Center, bargain your way to the sales and see what types of deals you can find.
Learn more about the Artists' Garage Sale!
Wednesday Farmers Market at Everett Station
Wednesdays June 7-September 13 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
It's back! Find farm fresh and artisan products at Everett Station again this summer on Wednesday afternoons.
Learn more about the Wednesday Farmers Market!
Sorticulture is a three-day event in beautiful downtown Everett that celebrates all things garden and the outdoors. The festival celebrates the Pacific Northwest with garden art, local plants and flowers and handmade outdoor products (the kettle corn is a great perk too). Whether you are looking for that specific rare plant to complete your garden or just enjoying the scenery, there’s lots to look at and buy to take your home and garden to the next level.
Learn more about Sorticulture!
Everett Pride First Annual Block Party
June 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
It all begins with an idea. Join us for our inaugural pride block party in Everett. Join us for celebration, music, food trucks, beer garden, education and shopping!
Learn more about Everett Pride!
Wendt and Mayor's Arts Awards
Join us at the Everett Performing Arts Center to celebrate the 2022 winners and participate in Everett’s arts scene. Come enjoy local performers, light refreshments, and a no-host bar. The event is free.
Learn more about the arts awards!
Everett Performance Omnium
Familiar with the Tour de France? Bike or watch this omnium at two locations the first weekend of July. The first loop on Saturday will take the cyclists past Grand Avenue Park in the Northwest Neighborhood, and the second loop on Sunday will be in beautiful downtown Everett.
Cyclists use Instagram so learn more here!
City of Everett's Fourth of July Festival
The annual Fourth of July celebration is for everyone with lots to make it the perfect day. There will be great food and beer and even better fireworks. With activities for the kiddos, live music and a breathtaking view of Puget Sound, there’s plenty to celebrate the Fourth with the whole family. Tune into KXA/KRKO for a great soundtrack for the iconic 22-minute Thunder on the Bay fireworks show and be a part of the fun. Find your best fourth of July outfit and grab a seat on the lawn for the best view of the fireworks over Port Gardner Bay.
Fourth of July Parade
Yesss. Everett's annual Fourth of July parade is slated to return to Colby Ave. in 2023 supported by volunteers with the 4th of July Foundation. Volunteers wanted!
Jetty Island Days
July 5-September 3
Catch a ride on the foot ferry to the Port of Everett’s two-mile-long manmade island during Jetty Island Days from July 5 thru Sept. 3, 2023.
Jetty Island Days is provided in partnership by the Port of Everett, City of Everett and Snohomish County, bringing nearly 50,000 visitors to the island every summer.
Ferry service runs five days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The ferry departs from the Jetty Landing off 10th Street and West Marine View Drive in Everett.
New this year, you can now book reservations for your return trip from the Jetty. Otherwise, just as in years past, you can grab return passes for available time slots once you arrive island-side (available on a first-come, first-served basis).
Ferry rides to the island are available by reservation only. The roundtrip cost is $3-$5 (plus taxes and fees) per person. Children ages 2 and younger ride free, but still require a reservation.
Learn more about boating to Jetty Island / Make a boat reservation
Port of Everett Working Waterfront Harbor Tours
Wednesdays July 12, 26 and August 9, 23
The Port of Everett is offering four Working Waterfront Harbor Tours on Fridays in July and August aboard the 60-passenger Jetty Island Ferry. The guided tour explores the diverse roles the Port of Everett plays along the waterfront from the operation of its international seaport, public marina facilities, real estate development, environmental stewardship, public access, and more! Reservations are required.
Learn more about Port Tours on their website
Music at the Marina
Thursdays, July 13 - August 31
Grab an extra chair, boat or blanket for a chance to join the crowd and listen to local artists, and don’t forget your dancing shoes. Whether on the water or right by the stage, you get to enjoy the music of some of the hottest local artists all summer long (the beautiful marina is pretty great too). And we can’t forget about the food trucks and beer garden that are there to satisfy your cravings.
Learn more about Music at the Marina!
Rock the Boat featuring Clint Black
Come enjoy a great night of music with Clint Black, Santa Poco and Iris Drive. Doors open at 4:30 PM with a DJ set, Iris Drive will kick things off at 5:15, followed by Santa Poco at 6:30PM and Clint Black at 8:00 PM.
We will have local food vendors, a beer garden serving beer, ciders, wine and cocktails.
Learn more on everettmusicinitiative.com
July 15 - 16
Everett 3 on 3 is taking over the streets of downtown Everett with Center Court at Hewitt and Colby. Find your team of three, come up with a great name and show off your skills as you face others in the game of basketball. Not only is there the basketball tournament, there’s other contests to participate in as well: 3 Point Shot Contest, Everett Downtown Storage Skills Challenge and Slam Dunk contest. Be a part of the fun or come to cheer on your favorite players and teams!
Learn more about this basketball event!
Salty Sea Days
July 21 - 22
Downtown Everett Association's summer block party, Salty Sea Days, is a family-friendly community event in the streets of Downtown Everett. Join us for live music, food, a beer garden featuring Scuttlebutt Brewing, activities for kids, and more!
Learn more about Salty Sea Days!
Sail in Cinema
Fridays July 21 - August 25
Friday nights at the Port of Everett’s Boxcar Park, the Port of Everett’s Sail-in Cinema is the only waterfront movie series in Snohomish County, offering free, family-friendly movies.
Learn more and see the movie schedule!
Celebrate Everett's diversity and enjoy a day of family fun, music, community and African American culture. Includes inspirational speakers, dance and varied live performances, art, shopping, food and more.
Puget Sounds Steel Drums
Fridays August 4 - 25
Catch live music for free at the Port of Everett! Puget Sounds is taking place Fridays in August at the Port’s Central Guest Dock 5 Activity Barge near Hotel Indigo. Robert De Freitas of Panessence will be back playing sounds of the Caribbean. Listen to Robert’s Caribbean take on Bob Marley, Jimmy Buffet, Sade and more on the steel drums.
Upper Left Beer & Food Truck Festival
Great beer, great food, great fun. Find them at their new home on Wetmore Ave. between Hewitt and Wall.
Learn more about this beer and food truck event!
Port of Everett is the spot to be for wine tasting of 40+ wines and music along the water.
Learn more about this waterfront wine festival!
Be the art collector you have always wanted to be. Fresh Paint is the summer’s biggest art festival where you can purchase art directly from the artists themselves - fresh off the easel! Explore over 100 booths, live music and so much more while you watch artists at work create one-of-a-kind pieces. Who doesn’t love local art and a great time? Explore your creativity.
Wheels on the Waterfront
August 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Wheels On The Waterfront car show is held at the Port of Everett’s Boxcar Park. The show, which features classic cars, trucks and bikes, benefits the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership. Enjoy live music, food, raffle prizes and more!
Learn more at wheelsonthewaterfront.net
Fall / Winter 2023 Events
Everett Coho Derby
The 30th annual Everett Coho Derby -- which bills itself as the biggest fishing derby on the West Coast -- is taking place Sept. 23-24 at the Port of Everett! This year’s derby has prizes for the largest salmon caught and other fun contests. The largest coho caught in 2022 weighed 13.8 pounds and won $10,000!
Learn how you can join the derby!
November 2023 starts a new holiday season and the magic continues to shine a light on Everett. The festivities never end during Wintertide and we can’t wait for it to start! Don’t let the cold keep you in; enjoy the tree lighting and visits from Santa, wander through twinkling light displays and skate your way to the community ice rink at the Port of Everett. And don’t forget all the great deals and shopping for at Everett’s unique shops for everyone on your list (and maybe a little something for yourself).
Pacific Ice Community Ice Rink
November 17, 2023 - January 8, 2024
Holiday on the Bay
The Port of Everett is hosting the 16th annual Holiday on the Bay event on Saturday, Dec. 2. Rain or shine, visit the Port’s Pacific Rim Plaza, near Hotel Indigo, for the day’s outdoor festivities including a holiday pop-up market, free kids’ activities from cookie decorating, s'mores roasting, crafts and face painting to touch-a-truck and character meet-and-greets, a tree-lighting ceremony and visit from Santa, lighted boats on parade, holiday drive-in movies (reservation required), and festive music and lighting displays.
Learn more about Holiday on the Bay