Sorticulture, Everett’s Garden Arts Festival, Returns in June

The City of Everett’s popular Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival returns to downtown Everett from June 7th to June 9th.

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 (Saturday 6/8 at 1pm) on the Sunnyside Nursery Garden stage.

The 2024 Everett Sorticulture event hours will be:

  • 10 am to 7pm Friday, June 7th
  • 10am to 6pm Saturday, June 8th
  • 10am to 4pm Sunday, June 9th

A complete list of Vendors is available here.

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.

SorticultureFor 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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