Stanwood Real Estate
A small community in Snohomish County Washington, Stanwood offers residents a variety of recreational and cultural activities. Stanwood is nestled along the Stillaguamish River between Skagit Bay and Port Susan making it ideal for water lovers of any age. This lovely waterside town provides the only land access to nearby Camano Island, so residents are also only minutes away from the luxuries of island life.
Food Festivals in Stanwood
Host to a variety of events and festivals, Stanwood denizens can expect to find a full calendar of fun outings for singles, families and retirees. The Stanwood-Camano Chili-Chowder Cook-Off is a popular annual celebration of all things chili and chowder. Aside from the namesake chili-chowder cook-off, attendees will find live music, freebies and more to fill the time between bites. Now in its 21st year, the cook-off is held in November and is a perennial hit with residents and visitors alike. For those who think outside the bowl when it comes to food, you can tickle your taste buds at the Josephine BBQ Festival, a judging competition sanctioned by the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association.
Natural explorers can take in the fun and excitement of the Great Northwest Glass Quest, a treasure hunt in and around the town to find hand-blown glass baubles made by a world-renowned artist. Kids will also find plenty of other fun activities presented by the city, every Saturday children are welcome to build and decorate their very own toy boat. A highly competitive Soap Box Derby is held annually; this unique sport is a popular pastime in Stanwood and the race vehicles are impressive for even the novice spectator.
Stanwood’s Art, Outdoors and Other Activities
Cultural options abound in Stanwood; car shows, art shows and a summer concert series. You can also take in the latest work of local artists in one of the art galleries in town or browse among the hidden treasures in an antique store. Vintage and thrift stores are also options for the shopaholic in addition to locally-owned boutiques or take in the seasonal Farmer’s Market held August through September.
Nature lovers will find Stanwood a haven for outdoor pursuits and animal lovers will delight at the Port Susan Snow Geese and Birding Festival. Held annually, this event attracts bird enthusiasts from across the globe. Festival-goers can attend seminars, listen to expert lecturers or participate in tours either with or without a guide to try their hands at spotting one of the migrating waterfowl like snow geese and trumpeter swans. Lucky bird watchers can also spot bald eagles among the variety of shore birds that make this area home.
No matter your hobby, Stanwood delivers on variety and fun for every member of the family. From dining to derby, there are year-round recreational options to enjoy as part of living in the Stanwood community. Living here is an adventure and so is buying and selling a home. Our team at Keller Williams, led by Dominic Pettruzzelli, is available to answer your questions and help you get started. Call us at 360-610-7256 today!