Anacortes Shipwreck Day: Sat., July 15


Organized by the Fidalgo Rotary Club, this year’s Anacortes Shipwreck Day will be held Saturday, July 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., however some vendors or businesses will be open earlier.

More than 200 vendors and businesses will have items for sale throughout the day along Commercial Avenue and the surrounding side streets.

Admission to this event is free, and more information can be found at

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Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Open House June 24


Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor will host a public open house on Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The following events and activities will take place throughout the day:

  • 5K Run along the flight line
  • Displays and demonstrations of NAS Whidbey Island Aircraft, which may include the EA-18G Growler, P3-C Orion, P-8A Poseidon, MH-60S Knighthawk, and the C-40A Clipper
  • Navy Band performance
  • Guided bus tours
  • Search and Rescue/K-9 Working Dog Demonstration
  • Fire Department Static Displays and Rescue Demonstrations
  • Explosive Ordinance Demonstration
  • Climbing wall
  • Children’s Bounce House
  • Aviation memorabilia


Bark in the Park 2017: Sat. June 17


Join Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC at the City of Anacortes‘ 13th Annual Bark in the Park event on Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bark in the Park will take place at Storvik Park, located of 32nd St. in Anacortes.

During the event there will be pet adoptions, vendors, demonstrations, contests and more!

10 a.m. Welcome & Parade of All Dogs
10:30 a.m. Best Costume Contest
10:45 a.m. Cake Walk
11 a.m. Bark & Howl Contest
11:30 a.m. Cake Walk
11:40 a.m. Skagit County Sheriff K9 Demo
12 p.m. Adoptable Dog Parade
12:30 p.m. Dog & Owner Look Alike
12:45 p.m. Wackiest Dog Trick Contest
1 p.m. Cake Walk
1:30 p.m. Best Kisser Contest
1:40 p.m. Peanut Butter Eating Contest Small Dogs
Peanut Butter Eating Contest Medium Dogs
Peanut Butter Eating Contest Large Dogs
2 p.m.See you next year!

Be sure to visit the Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC booth for prizes and to say hello to Team Groesbeck! See you there!

Anacortes Waterfront Festival June 3-4


The annual Anacortes Waterfront Festival will take place Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4, at Cap Sante Marina, located at 1019 Q Avenue.

This year’s event will include an open-air car show, food vendors, arts and craft booths, children’s activities, giant slides, water balls, dinners and dances, live music and entertainment, a wine and beer garden, and more.

The festival hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For additional information about the Anacortes Waterfront Festival, click here.

50th Anniversary Home & Boat Tour


On Saturday, May 20, tour unique homes and boats throughout historic Anacortes between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The tour will feature five homes, including a tiny home from Seattle, as well as boats in the marina. The W.T. Preston snagboat and the Maritime Heritage Center will also be part of the tour.

Advance tickets are $20 and are available at the Visitor Information Center, 819 Commercial Ave., or online at Tickets will also be available at the Farmers Market when it is open on Saturdays.

On the day of the event, tickets can be purchased at the Croatian Cultural Center, 805 5th St., or at each venue.

The event is sponsored by the Dr. Samuel G. Brooks Guild of Anacortes, and all proceeds benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital uncompensated care.

City of Anacortes Residential Spring Clean Up May 13


From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, the City of Anacortes will hold a Residential Spring Clean Up at its Operations Facility located at D Avenue and 37th Street.

Get your household cleaning done and bring your residential garbage and yard waste at no charge!

The gate to the facility will close promptly at 12 p.m. so it is advised to arrive early to ensure you can drop off your items and two forms of ID are required.

For more information about fees and items being accepted, click here.

Bark in the Park – June 17


Join Team Groesbeck at the City of Anacortes‘ 13th Annual Bark in the Park event on Saturday, June 17! The event will take place at Storvik Park on 32nd St. in Anacortes from 10 a.m. 2 p.m.

Be sure to stop by the Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC booth for special prizes!

The event will feature vendors, demonstrations, adoptions, donations for dogs and cats and more!

We hope to see you there!

Book Reading & Discussion at Anacortes Senior Center Friday


The Anacortes Senior Center will host best-selling author and photographer, Nick Jans, for a reading and discussion of his book titled A Wolf Called Romeo on Friday, May 5, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

A Wolf Called Romeo is a remarkable story of a lone wolf who repeatedly returned to interact with the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska, while Romeo lived on the edges of the community.

Entrance to the event is free and open to the public and Nick Jans will be available after the reading to sign purchasable prints, as well as copies of A Wolf Called Romeo, and his most recent book, The Giant’s Hand: A Life in Arctic Alaska.

The Anacortes Senior Center is located at 1701 22nd St. For more information, contact Tina at (360) 755-3238.

Spring Ferry Schedule Begins April 2


On Sunday, April 2, the Washington State Ferries will begin its Spring 2017 schedule and the MV Chelan ferry will return to its regular Anacortes/Friday Harbor/Sidney schedule.

Hosted by the Sidney International Ferry Terminal, a 40-minute welcoming ceremony will take place in Sidney where passengers from Anacortes and Friday Harbor will come ashore to celebrate. Anacortes Mayor Laurie Gere will be in attendance as well as State and local council members, in addition to Sidney Town Crier Kenny Podmore and Sidney Mayor Steve Price and other dignitaries.

Following the ceremony the ferry will return to Anacortes. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

For additional ferry information, please visit WSDOT.WA.GOV/FERRIES.