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Art & Culture Center of Whidbey Island

Special Events

Mystic Sea Whale Watching Charters

March through April

Greet the Whales on their Yearly Journey! Climb aboard the classic 100′ M/V Mystic Sea for this guaranteed whale watching tour out of Langley and enjoy the spectacular views in the Saratoga Passage and the inner waterways of Whidbey and Camano Islands, as well as the area surrounding Hat Island. Your excursion begins in Langley Marina and […]

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Earth & Ocean Month 2017 on Whidbey Island

April 2017

Earth Day is celebrated all month long on Whidbey Island Officially celebrated on April 22 each year, Earth Day is observed on Whidbey Island during the whole month of April. Collectively known as Whidbey Earth and Ocean Month—activities planned are sure to appeal to a range of interests and backgrounds. Pulling it all together and […]

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Second Street Farmers Market

Fridays 2 - 6 p.m.
May 5 - September 29, 2017

Shop Local! Eat Local! Every Friday afternoon between mid-May through September, farmers, artists, artisans, and vendors fill Second Street in Downtown Langley and set up shop offering some of Whidbey’s finest produce, artwork, and so much more! Between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., everyone is welcome to peruse the offerings, interact with their local vendors, and […]

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Bayview Farmers’ Market

May through October

Support Your Local Vendors! Each Saturday morning at 10am, the market manager rings her bell, signaling the start of business on the grassy slope at Bayview Corner. Stalls overflow with produce, flowers, cheeses, honey, breads, pastries, hot foods and crafts of all kinds. As the flags flutter in the breeze, customers wander through the market, […]

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PAWZ by the Sea 5K/10K Run/Walk

Memorial Day, May 29, 2017

A Fun Run for You and Your Four-legged Friends! The 4th annual PAWZ by the Sea 5K/10K Run/Walk and Kids Run takes place May 29, 2017. Click here for more information and exact date and time. Dogs (on leash) are encouraged to attend. The 5K/10K run/walk follows a circular route through downtown Langley, along tree-lined backroads, past […]

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Whidbey Island Garden Tour

June 17, 2017

Striking conifers, rhododendrons, and Japanese maples, intertwined with abundant flowering plants to delight the eye–and wake the senses. Each year, the garden tour boasts four or five of Whidbey Island’s finest gardens representing a variety of styles, sizes, and design concepts. The tour is highly regarded for the quality and diversity of the gardens it showcases. […]

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Cool Bayview Nights Car Show

July 8, 2017

The Cool Bayview Nights Car show features many local car enthusiasts. Held the weekend after the 4th of July each year, this car show is a favorite for locals and people visiting Whidbey Island. This 12th annual community event has something for everyone. It is shaping up to be one of our biggest. Come enjoy seeing […]

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Whidbey Island Fair

July 20 - 23, 2017

Each year, Langley welcomes in the Whidbey Island Fair (formerly the Island County Fair) and visitors from around the region to the historic fairgrounds! Quality exhibits from the farm, including all types of livestock and crops, horticulture, and floriculture are on display. From the home, all types of handwork are represented: clothing, needlework, baking, art […]

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Queer Pride on Whidbey

August 11 - 13, 2017

Whidbey Island comes together in a celebration of difference! Every August, the queer community of Whidbey Island hosts a celebration of difference in the streets of Langley, with a focus on the LGBTQIA community. To include people of all genders and orientations, it is called Queer Pride Parade, where queer means outside society’s binary prescriptions, […]

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DockStock 2017

August 18 - 19, 2017

DockStock is an annual “THANK YOU” to the visiting boaters who keep the South Whidbey Harbor afloat throughout the year! The organizers are looking at the possibility of live music on both Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as the return of the Friendliest Catch Crab Cook-Off. Moorage slips are going fast – call or […]

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Soup Box Derby

August 27, 2017

Hang on, we’re going downhill! Since 1972, First Street in Downtown Langley has been home to some of the speediest and wackiest “soup box” racers one day every fall. Anyone can build a racer that can make it down a hill. But the Soup Box Derby is all about ingenuity, creativity, and a little bit […]

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Island Shakespeare Festival

Thursdays through Sunday
July 14 - September 3, 2017

Celebrating Seven Years of Stellar Shakespeare! Come one, come all to enjoy summer theatre at its finest, proudly returning to Shakespeare under the sky with a outdoor playing space at ISF’s Maxwelton Road location. Starting  July 14 , Island Shakespeare Festival will run its lineup in repertory Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through September 3, […]

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DjangoFest Northwest

September 20 - 24, 2017

Celebrating More Than Sixteen Years of Gypsy Jazz! Back in 2000, DjangoFest Northwest artistic director Nicholas Lehr first attended the annual Festival Django Reinhardt in Samois-sur-Seine, the small commune in north-central France where the revered musician once lived. There, he ran into guitarist Robin Nolan, and both agreed it would be nice to have a similar […]

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Apple Day and the Mutt Strut Parade

October 21, 2017 from 10 am – 2 pm

Historic Bayview Corner will host Apple Day, featuring the 11th annual Mutt Strut dog parade and costume contest, on Saturday, October 21, 10 am – 2 pm.  Free admission with a charge for food and beverages; takes place rain or shine. This family friendly community festival will feature the following activities: Apple Pressing & Tasting Stations […]

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Spooktacular Langley

October 31st
2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

Langley has something to crow about for Halloween. The town and merchants are dressed for the holiday and welcome kids and parents to Trick or Treat downtown from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. Come see the many crows around town created by metal artist Scott Alexander and wood artist Mike McVay. Don’t miss this enchanting afternoon […]

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A December to Remember!

Starting the Weekend after Thanksgiving

Delight in the Decorations Escape the crowds with leisurely shopping  in the charming seaside village of Langley. Starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, the town is transformed into a festive, creative holiday destination. Artists are invited to go wild with imagination and holiday cheer by decorating downtown Langley doors and windows. This Langley Main Street Association event is […]

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Polar Bear Plunge

January 1, 2017

Sunday • January 1 • Noon Start the new year off with a splash! Join a fun-loving crowd of nearly 200 jumpers for a bone chilling dive into 2017. A New Year’s tradition since 2004. It’s fun. Seriously! Plus it benefits 4-H Teen Ambassadors. Registration opens at 10:30am. Splash at noon. Swim at your own risk; no lifeguard on […]

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Sea Float Scramble

January 6, 2018

Hunt for glass blown sea floats… hidden in plain sight along Seawall Park! Glass artist Callahan McVay creates one-of-a-kind floats for this yearly scramble. Everyone, young and old, can join in the hunt for free and go home with their own glass treasure. The event is held at 11:00 a.m. the first Saturday after the New […]

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Mystery Weekend 2018

February 24 - 25, 2018

Bring your notepad, your sleuthing hat, and your curiosity! Without fail, every February someone commits a terrible crime in Langley and it’s up to YOU to figure out who-dun-it. It’s Mystery Weekend and the annual event celebrates its 34th anniversary February 24 – 25, 2018. Sleuths of all ages are invited to participate in the longest […]

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Bunny Daze

March 26 - 31, 2018

There’s bunnies in Langley having a hopping good time, so grab your ears and join in the celebration of Bunny Daze! It’s a Wascally Wabbit Hunt on Saturday, March 31st at 11am, starting at Boy & Dog Park. Hear the Mayor’s proclamation, watch the arrival of a special bunny guest with treats for kids and adults, […]

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Welcome the Whales Festival

April 2018

Welcome back the whales to Whidbey! Don’t miss the annual “Welcome the Whales Parade and Festival” in Langley to honor and celebrate the arrival of Gray whales to Whidbey Island. Welcome the Whales Festival is sponsored by Orca Network and the Langley Chamber of Commerce. The Langley Whale Parade and Festival will include hands-on educational displays, […]

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First Saturday Art Walk

First Saturday of each month

Take a Walk… on the first Saturday of each month. Downtown Langley’s First and Second Street are lined with art galleries, and the Langley Art Walk is the perfect way to find out what’s going on in each of them. The first Saturday of the month between 5 and 7 p.m., each participating gallery opens […]

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Langley Live!

Ongoing Events & Special Engagements

You Need Not Travel Far… to find a variety of performances to your liking in and around Langley. Ongoing Events First Saturday Langley Art Walk Langley galleries on First and Second Streets open new shows every month with an art walk from 5 to 7 p.m. on the first Saturday every month. Refreshments, music, original […]

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