Mukilteo is a waterfront community located in Snohomish County, about 25 miles north of Seattle.
It's home to the historic 1906 Mukilteo Light Station, located within Lighthouse Park, which offers an accessible beach, picnic area, and boat launch.
Mukilteo hosts a number of events throughout the summer.
July 14 is the "Amazing Race Mukilteo." Teams of two solve clues to find locations throughout Mukilteo and complete five challenges. To maximize the competitiveness of the event, the challenges are a mix of physical, mental, and creative tasks. The event will end with awards and beverages.
Movies in the park are Wednesday nights at Rosehill Community Center. Bring your low lawn chairs, blankets, and friends to enjoy a movie shown from an gigantic 20-foot inflatable movie screen.
The Lighthouse Festival September 7-9 is the biggest event in Mukilteo. The event features a beer garden, live music, food booths, parade, and fireworks over the three-day weekend.
The city is also a regional transportation hub for the state ferry system that connects Mukilteo to Clinton on Whidbey Island. Mukilteo is currently undergoing a waterfront redevelopment project, which includes a new ferry terminal.
Mayor Jennifer Gregerson says the new terminal is under construction now, and when it's complete in 2021, there will also be new shops, a promenade, and a new ferry dock.
"There will be a lot of great amenities and allow our community and visitors to appreciate our waterfront," said Gregerson.
The mayor also addressed traffic congestion and talked about the Harbor Reach Corridor Project, which will create a new urban arterial connecting Beverly Park Road to Harbour Pointe Boulevard Southwest.
"That will allow neighborhoods to be better connected and relieve some of that congestion in the south end to the Speedway," said Gregerson.
This story is part of a KING 5 Mornings series, "Five cities in five days," where Jake Whittenberg and Mimi Jung got a taste of great community spirit across Western Washington.