Celebrate Woodinville


Credit: Carol Hook, photographybycarolhook.com

Everyone knows Woodinville for wine, right? Woodinville is about so much more than wine and this Saturday, August 16th, it’s time for the entire family to visit Celebrate Woodinville (www.CelebrateWoodinville.com) and learn why! (Don’t worry… there’s wine involved, too).

Festivities will begin with the Woodinville Fire & Rescue pancake breakfast from 8:00–10:30 a.m. at Fire Station 31. Kiddos will get to interact with the firefighters and even have a chance to sit in the trucks or try out the gear!

Next up, the 36th Annual Community Parade starts at 11:00 a.m. Grab a seat along 175th Street in downtown Woodinville (just outside Molbak’s) to enjoy acrobatics, convertibles and more! Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned parade?


Chace and Ryder enjoy snow cones. Credit: Kimberly Ellertson.

From there, the festival begins and runs from Noon–5 p.m. With the whole day in front of you, there is plenty to see and do.

Little ones in tow? Head to Woodinville Fields for children’s activities hosted by the Northshore YMCA. Expect bouncy houses, face painting, jugglers, martial arts demonstrations and more (Momma tip: Only bottled water is allowed on the field. You may want to head to the food trucks first, grab a quick bite, then come back to the fields for the fun with full tummies before the lunch rush.)


Credit: Carol Hook, photographybycarolhook.com

After they’re all bounced-out, head across the way to Woodin Creek Park for the Basset Bash that runs from 1–4:00 p.m. What is it, you ask? A Basset Hound-only contest with prizes awarded for attributes such as best waddle, best howl, and one you might expect – longest ears. It’s a howl of a time!

The Woodinville Farmer’s Market sets up shop for the day on 131st, just outside Woodinville Fields. They’re joined by Celebrate Woodinville Arts & Crafts vendors, exhibitors, and the sponsors who make this day possible.

When it’s time to grab a bite (and here comes the part about the wine!!), adjacent is Wilmot Gateway Park. Walk in and you won’t believe your eyes. Throughout the afternoon, attendees will enjoy free music in the park, local libations in the Woodinville Wine Country wine and beer garden from wineries like Lauren Ashton Cellars and breweries like Dirty Bucket Brewing.  (Momma tip: Kiddos are allowed in the wine & beer garden since they card the adults and give bracelets out to those 21+. However, there’s more room to run in the main grassy area directly in front of the stage. Plus, the emcee does the Limbo and other games before the main acts begin!)


Credit: Carol Hook, photographybycarolhook.com

Hungry? Don’t worry, you’re covered. Tasty bites from local restaurants and food trucks like Gobble, Twisted Café and Snoqualmie Ice Cream abound.

Parking is available at Woodinville Alliance Church and Woodinville Community United Methodist Church, with free shuttles to the festival.

Invite your family, friends and neighbors and join in the fun of this great community event. For more information on the weekend of events, “like” Celebrate Woodinville on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @CelebrateWdvl. And show us your fun with the hashtag #CelebrateWoodinville – we want to join your conversation!

About the Author

Kim Ellertson

Kimberly Ellertson is the Director of Marketing for the Greater Woodinville Chamber of Commerce, also the place she calls her hometown. She’s a wife to an adventure-seeking husband and momma to two active young boys. She and her family enjoy exploring and outdoor adventure around Washington State. She’s also known to enjoy a girl’s night out with a glass of #WAwine from Woodinville in hand!

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