Looking for a way to celebrate Spring’s arrival? Look no further – check out Seabrook’s Daffodil Festival for the ultimate celebration of spring, warm weather and all things Daffodils March 17-19. Here’s a rundown of what you’ll find if you visit “Washington’s Beach Town” to take in the beautiful blooms.
An Artful Reception
Kick the weekend off on Friday night with an Artists Reception from 7-9pm featuring the sweet sounds of Ericka Corban – you might know her jazzy stylings from The Voice! Those looking for a bite to eat can indulge in the delicious hand-tossed and wood-fired pizza at the newly opened Frontager’s Pizza Co. Want to sip and savor? The Stowaway is your spot. Our faves there include the Three Cheeses Plate (try the drunken goat!) and the Northwest Best (Fidelitas + Lady Hill + Desert Wind = <3) red flight. You’re welcome.
Plenty to Do Outdoors
For the adventurous types, an early morning mountain bike ride on Saturday the 18th affords riders picturesque views of the ruggedly wind-swept forests surrounding Seabrook. Meet at Buck’s Bikes at 8am to ride, bikes and helmets will be available for rental.
From 10am-3pm, the Spring Market on Seabrook Ave and the Art Sale at North Coast Montessori will give art and craft lovers something to explore. Don't miss glassybaby at the Spring Market – this seller of beautiful, hand blown votives is donating a portion of their sales to the Seabrook Community Foundation. While you’re out and about, make sure you visit SeaWorthy Home too, a purveyor of eclectic home decor and gifts fit for the coastal life.
A Big Parade
Families won’t want to miss the Yellow, Orange, and White (YOW!) Parade that begins at 11am. Those looking to display their spring cheer can decorate their bikes, dogs, and more as part of the Daffodil Festival Contest. The parade concludes at noon on Saturday at the Town Hall, where there’s a neighborhood picnic and contest judging for Seabrook’s Best Decorated winners.
Candy lovers should stop by The Sweet Life candy and ice cream shop to enter the yellow candy counting competition. The winner will receive a gift card to indulge in some sweets and treats from Sweet Life! Finally, don’t miss professional sand sculptor Eric Hawley as he creates sand-tastic masterpieces across from Town Hall all day Saturday.
All the activities are bound to awaken a voracious appetite. Stock up on everything needed to whip up a gourmet meal in the well-appointed kitchen of your Seabrook cottage at the Front Street Market. They’ll even deliver your groceries to your home before you arrive!
Want someone else to do the cooking? Mill 109 serves tried-and-true Northwest coastal cuisine staples as well as contemporary family fare seven days a week. Pro tip: If you’re there for lunch, order The Lokie “Ivo-style” with steak. You won’t regret it.
Flower-Free Fun, Too
Seabrook is a family-friendly oceanfront village on Washington’s northwest coast halfway between Seattle and Portland. Accommodations and homes for sale range from sweet little Farm District cottages to stately beachfront homes, so you’re sure to find an abode that fits your needs.
Designed around the concept of a five-minute walk, the village features environmentally-conscious trails that weave through wind-sculpted spruce promenades and cozy cottage homes to reach communal retail and common areas. Seabrook’s primary draw is its beautiful sandy beach, but the central amphitheater, oceanfront parks, playgrounds, Town Hall, fire pits, tennis and pickle ball courts, horseshoe pits, heated indoor pool and spa, and spacious Crescent Park ensure there is something for everyone.
To learn more and start planning your weekend getaway to Washington’s Beach Town, visit seabrookwa.com.
Seabrook Daffodil Festival is co-sponsored by the Seabrook Community Foundation and supported in part through an LTAC grant by Grays Harbor Tourism. To learn more about Grays Harbor Tourism, go to visitgraysharbor.com.