Each year, Mukilteans give one last hurrah each September to the passing of summer with a huge community party that we lovingly call the Lighthouse Festival. It’s grown over the years, with 2016 being our 51st year. For visitors passing through our area on the Cascade Loop Highway, please consider stopping in and enjoying all that the Festival has to offer (September 9 through 11, 2016):
For three days we’ll have artisan booths, food booths, a children’s area including bounce houses and much more. Many non-profits are on-site with traditional offerings of “salmon bake dinners,
On Friday, the Festival will be honoring military and first responders so if you fit that category, contact www.mukfest.com to let them know so they can make sure you’re included in the festivities. Also in the Beer Garden (on site), those wearing Seahawks, Sounders, Storm or Mariners gear will gain free entrance for the Blue Friday themed Garden. Diamond Knot Craft Brewing and Piccola Winery beverages will be offered, and live music from 5:00 pm to midnight from local and regional bands will be entertaining the crowds.
Saturday is definitely a family day starting out with a Kid Parade and General Parade in the Harbour Pointe area (up by the Latter Day Saints Church) and ending up at the Fire House on Harbour Pointe Drive. Down at Lighthouse Park, the Festival will re-open with vendor artisan booths, food booths and a children’s area including a Bounce House, and new this year, a 24 console game truck will be there. Stop in and test your skills in the Games 2 U Video Theatre. Again the beer garden will open at 5:00 pm. Truly there’s something for everyone.
Both Friday and Saturday night we will have fireworks out over the water at dusk. How fun is that! Wander around the booths, enjoy some food truck fare, listen to live music and watch the fireworks.
Sunday, the Festival resumes and for those visiting the Beer Garden, a Seahawks game will be shown on a huge outdoor screen.
Join us, it’s the last party of the summer!