10 ways to enjoy Everett's Waterfront

Two people with kiteboards, a mother with two kids, and a family walk on Jetty Island's beach.

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1. Boxcar Park & the perfect summer picnic

Boxcar Park butts right up to the water and is a perfect spot to enjoy a picnic, throw a frisbee with a friend or watch the sunset. Local Picnic Tip: The Sno-Isle Natural Foods Co-Op is a great place to load up on snacks. You can also grab food to go from Scuttlebutt Brewing or Bluewater Distilling. Here's a map.

2. Happy hours

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Waterfront dining doesn’t need to come at a premium if you time it right. All of the restaurants at the waterfront offer excellent happy hour deals. Here’s what we like:


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  • Everett's homebrewed restaurant and brewery offers great beer deals and fried goodness. We like the FKC fries and a Gale Force IPA.

Anthony's Woodfire

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  • The woodfired pizza is a steal during happy hour. The $5 martinis are a delightfully good deal.

Anthony's Homeport

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  • We love the Ahi Nachos and the bar burger. Cocktails are a great bargain, too. Try the cucumber cooler.

Lombardi's Italian

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  • Lombardi's has a vast happy hour menu. Wine, charcuterie and the bacon wrapped dates are where it's at.

Bluewater Distilling

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  • Some of the best cocktails you'll ever have. We love the Halcyon Days cocktail and the fish tacos.

3. Howarth Park

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Head up the trail through the forest and over the railroad tracks to a spectacular beach with killer views. The park also has trails, playgrounds, picnic shelters and an abundance of water views! 

4. Run, walk, bike

Get out and burn off all of the extra vacation food that you've been putting away. The Everett waterfront has a four-mile paved trail that'll take you past some pretty selfie-worthy scenery. 

5. Music at the Marina

On Thursday nights during the summer, the docks at the Port of Everett Marina transform into a huge outdoor dance floor. It’s free to watch the music and beer & wine is available. Bring cash and your dancing shoes. A coat is a good idea, too, for when the sun goes down.

6. Fishing charters

The Pacific Northwest has an abundance of salmon and crab – not to mention a picturesque and rugged coast that is especially nice to see by boat. If you have the time (and the budget for it) check out one of Everett’s fishing charter companies.

7. Kiteboarding

Jetty Island is a top destination for kiteboarding and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can take a class and learn how. Not feeling gnarly? No prob, it’s fun to watch from the beach. More information

8. Jetty Island Days

Everett’s sandy island of wonder is only accessible by personal watercraft (boat, kayak, canoe, etc.). If you’re in town this summer, you have to do a beach day at the Jetty. The island boasts over a mile of sandy beach and the water is shallow and warm (by PNW standards). Fun fact: Jetty Island is a top destination for kiteboarding. More information

9. Sail in Cinema

Catch free outdoor movies on Friday evenings at Boxcar Park. Bring a blanket, junk food and enjoy the show. More information.

10. Food trucks

Feast on street food, lounge in the sunshine, and take in the views of the Olympic mountains. Throughout spring and summer, you'll find a host of food trucks at the Port of Everett's South Marina. View the schedule and find menus.