By Candace Felt, President | Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association

Mukilteo, WA – The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association, a community-led organization, announced today that it is cancelling its 3-day event, scheduled for September 11, 12, and 13, at Lighthouse Park in Mukilteo. The Association has also announced the cancellation of the Lighthouse Festival Parade and Run-A-Muk events.

“Out of abundance of caution, the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association has made the heart-wrenching decision to cancel this year’s Festival due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. With the uncertainty of where we will be in September and with the consideration for the safety of attendees of all ages, vendors, volunteers, and public servants, a roundtable discussion and vote was taken during May’s General Meeting. The heavy majority vote was in favor of canceling the event this year,” said Candace Felt, President of the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association.

This is the first time the festival has been canceled in 54 years. The celebration of music, food, family activities, and Beer Garden, is attended by as many as 60,000 in a 3-day period.

“The festival is a year long labor of love that requires extensive planning and commitments from the City of Mukilteo, corporate sponsors, community service organizations, and a large group of volunteers. With time closing, a fast decision was needed. The festival is fairly unique with heavy reliance on bus transportation and our beautiful waterfront park only has access from one end, which together makes distancing requirements difficult. The Parade and Run-A-Muk are also large gathering events that would be difficult to produce without substantial limitations,” said Felt.

Those that have already submitted a vendor application and paid a fee will be refunded. If you have any questions regarding the status of your refund, please contact the festival office at 425-353-5516.

The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association wishes the Mukilteo community good health, and looks forward to a bigger and better festival in 2021.

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