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Art & Culture Center of Whidbey Island

Special Events

Stay Home, Stay Healthy

Island County advises that All residents must take urgent action to help minimize the health impacts of COVID-19. The Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order applies to our entire community, in all locations, on both Camano and Whidbey Islands. For additional support and information: WA State Department of Health – Call Center # 1.800.525.0127, […]

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For the Health and Safety of our Collective Community, the event Welcome the Whales Festival and Whale Watching has been cancelled.

Whale Watching starts in early March 10. Welcome the Whale Parade April 18, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.; Festival April 18-19-2020 (Parade staging begins 1:00)

Welcome back the whales to Whidbey!    Parade in Langley and festival. For more information about Welcome the Whales weekend or Orca Network’s Whale Sighting Network, visit their website at Pudget Sound Express will begin their season in early March, and may offer tours from South Whidbey Harbor. Their tours typically leave Langley at 11 a.m. […]

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

Memorial Day Weekend

A Fun Run for You and Your Four-legged Friends! The annual PAWZ by the Sea 5K/10K Run/Walk and Kids Run takes place on Memorial Day Weekend. 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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Bayview Farmers’ Market

May through October

Support Your Local Vendors! Each Saturday morning at 10 a.m. 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 […]

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Whidbey Island Garden Tour

June 27, 2020

Striking conifers, rhododendrons, and Japanese maples, intertwined with abundant flowering plants to delight the eye–and wake the senses. Each year in June, 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 […]

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Island Shakespeare Festival

Thursdays through Sunday; July - September

Celebrating 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 in early July, Island Shakespeare Festival will run its lineup in repertory Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through Labor Day Weekend. Island Shakespeare […]

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Whidbey Island Fair

July - Date to Be Determined

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 floral culture are on display. From the home, all types of handwork are represented: clothing, needlework, baking, […]

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Soup Box Derby

Date To Be Announced

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 in late August.  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 […]

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Queer Pride on Whidbey

Date to be announced

Whidbey Island comes together in a celebration of difference! 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, and is […]

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DjangoFest Northwest

September 2020

Celebrating Gypsy Jazz Since 2000! 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 event in […]

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September - Date to be Determined

Lady Washington, the official tall ship of Washington State, will visit Langley and offer vessel tours at the dock and adventure sales in the afternoon.  The Ship arrives September 18, and will conduct tours and sails September 20-22. The Lady Washington is a full-scale replica of the original.  In 1787, after the Revolutionary War, the […]

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Spooktacular Langley

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

The town and merchants are dressed for the holiday and welcome kids and parents to Trick or Treat downtown from 2:30 to 5 p.m.  Stop by the Langley Methodist Church for Trunk or Treat. And be on the look out for Thriller Popup Dance! Dress your dog up for a Spooky Walk around town! Complete […]

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November 28,2020 at 4 p.m.

Langley sparkles for the holidays with the annual Lighting of Langley community celebration at 4 p.m. Saturday, November 28, 2020 at The Plaza on Second across from the fire house glass studio. Enjoy singing carols, sipping hot cocoa, and Santa! This annual tree-lighting kicks off the holiday season in the Village by the Sea.

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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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Holly Jolly Parade

December 5, 2020 @ 1pm

Holly Jolly Holiday Parade & Shop & Stroll Langley hosts its annual holiday parade at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Musicians, service and youth groups, pets, families and floats will march up and down First and Second Street. If you are interested in participating in the Holly Jolly Holiday Parade, Click Here to sign […]

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Polar Bear Plunge

January 1, 2021

New Year’s Day, January 1 • Noon • Double Bluff Park, Freeland You’re invited to attend this wonderful and fun event! Start the New Year off with a splash! Join a fun-loving crew of nearly 200 jumpers for a bone chilling dive into 2019. A popular local New Year’s tradition since 2004. Registration opens at […]

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Mystery Weekend February 27 & 28, 2021

February 27 and 28 2021

There’s a “murder” mystery afoot in downtown Langley.  It’s happened every year for the past 36 years. Plan to put your sleuthing  skills to work and join us on February 27 and 28, 2021.   If you’re new to Langley’s Mystery Weekend, here’s a brief recap of how to play: Purchase a Langley Mystery Weekend […]

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Don't let our quiet streets fool you: history meets hip in Langley. Whether you want to shop 'til you drop, experience the great outdoors, or immerse yourself in art and culture, this village by the sea has it all.

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