It's official. Summer is here, and the Edmonds Summer Market is once again filling the downtown area with the festive sights and smells of one of the region's premier farmer's markets.
The bigger market, with vendors stretching up Bell Street to Sixth Avenue North, replaces the .
A few scattered showers didn't keep market-goers away, and the aisles were packed with shoppers, children and pets.
Speaking of pets, if you want to bring Fido to the market, you'll have to do so before the end of July. Dogs have always been a staple of the market, but effective Aug. 1, pets will no longer be allowed.
"The crowds are getting larger and the space is too confined," said Tarin Erikson, director of the Edmonds/South Snohomish County Historical Society, sponsor of the summer market. "We know that some pet owners will be disappointed, but this will make the Edmonds summer market a safer and more enjoyable place for all."
The Edmonds Summer Market runs Saturdays through Oct. 6 except Aug. 11, when the annual A Taste of Edmonds is on. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.