Press release from the City of Everett.

EVERETT May 10: The City of Everett’s highly anticipated Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival returns to downtown Everett this weekend June 7-9. Opening daily at 10 a.m., the festival closes up on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m., and Sunday at 4 p.m.

“Sorticulture is one of the highlights of my year! In addition to being a beloved celebration of the arts and nature, Sorticulture is also a significant economic driver for the City of Everett and our vibrant creative economy, drawing thousands of visitors to enjoy the festival and check out our fantastic downtown businesses,” said Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin.

This year’s event will be the biggest one yet, taking over five city blocks in downtown Everett to showcase the talents of 130 local artists, plant nurseries and vendors offering handcrafted art, plants, flowers and locally made outdoor products. There will also be live music performances, street food and an outdoor beer and wine garden. Additionally, gardening enthusiasts can partake in workshops hosted by renowned experts like Ciscoe Morris on the Sunnyside Nursery Garden stage.

For attendees who plan on purchasing more than they can carry, two package hold and pick-up booths will be available, staffed by volunteers from the Everett Rowing Association, ensuring a convenient shopping experience for everyone.

In planning for 2024, staff worked to incorporate past feedback in an effort to continue improving upon the overall event experience. This includes having more seating available and offering a complimentary event parking shuttle courtesy of Everett Transit. Visitors can park for free at Everett Station and catch a shuttle to the heart of the event every 15 minutes.

Another noteworthy addition is a partnership with the Schack Art Center to offer classes and gardening lectures inside the Schack to create new educational and artistic experiences at Sorticulture.

“Being part of Sorticulture’s journey and witnessing its expansion across five city blocks has truly been a fantastic experience. With an estimated economic impact exceeding $3.8 million for local businesses and artists, Sorticulture continues to thrive,” expressed Tyler Chism, the Placemaking Manager. “As one of nearly 20 festivals enhancing our downtown, Sorticulture showcases Everett as a vibrant, safe, and inviting city—a prime destination for both visitors and residents alike.”

For more information about Sorticulture and the lineup of participating artists and vendors, visit

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