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Art & Culture Center of Whidbey Island

Special Events

2019 Whidbey Island Harvest Festival October 3-6

October 3 - 6, 2019

The Whidbey Island Harvest Festival is a new 4-day fall festival at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds and Events Center in Langley, celebrating agriculture, food, wine, spirits, music, and arts and artisans on Whidbey Island. The event is a collaboration between The Port of South Whidbey, The Vintners and Distillers Association, Whidbey Island Grown, Whidbey Island […]

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September 18-22

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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Welcome the Whales Festival and Whale Watching

Whale Watching starts in early March 10. Welcome the Whale Parade April 18, 2019; Festival April 18-19.2020

Welcome back the whales to Whidbey!    Parade in Langley in April. 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 Langley in early March, with their tours from South Whidbey Harbor. Their tours will leave Langley at 11 […]

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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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Bunny Daze

April 15-20, 2019

There’s bunnies in Langley having a hopping good time, so grab your ears and join in the celebration of Bunny Daze! Shop Hop all week long in town for creative bunny gifts, from sculpture, paintings, posters, and blown glass, to chocolates, t-shirts, trinkets and bunny ears, just in time for Easter. And if you’re lucky, […]

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Earth & Ocean Month on Whidbey Island

April 2019

Earth & Ocean Month 2019 Celebrate planet Earth all April 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 appeal to a wide range of interests, ages, and backgrounds.   A […]

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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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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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Whidbey Island Garden Tour

June 15, 2019

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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Queer Pride on Whidbey

Date to be announced

Whidbey Island comes together in a celebration of difference! In June, 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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Cool Bayview Nights Car Show

July 7, 2019

The Cool Bayview Nights Car Show features many local car enthusiasts. This summer car show is a favorite for locals and tourists visiting Whidbey Island. Enjoy seeing cars, motorcycles, trucks and hot rods. All entries are automatically entered for several door prizes, including t-shirts, Sweatshirts, hand tools, auto accessories, hats, gift certificates, and many more items. There […]

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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 18-21, 2019

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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DockStock 2019

August 2019

DockStock is an annual “THANK YOU” to the visiting boaters who keep the South Whidbey Harbor afloat throughout the year. All are welcome for a night of music, food, and fun! Moorage slips are go fast – call or email to make your reservation today! Parking for those driving is at the church parking lot […]

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Soup Box Derby

August 25, 2019

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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DjangoFest Northwest

September 2019

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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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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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 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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Holly Jolly Parade

December 7, 2019 @ 1pm

Holly Jolly Holiday Parade & Shop & Stroll Langley hosts its annual holiday parade at 1 p.m. (note time has changed) on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Musicians, service and youth groups, pets, families and floats will march up and down First and Second Street. This year, we are giving away three crisp $100 bills! Keep […]

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Polar Bear Plunge

January 1, 2019

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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35th Mystery Weekend Feb 23 & 24, 2019

February 23-24, 2019

WHO DUN IT! SOLUTION TO THE 2019 LANGLEY MYSTERY WEEKEND “KILLING TIME”   The killer of Professor E.D. Brown was Goodwife Elizabeth Howe of colonial New England.   When Professor Brown learned from both Merlin and Otto Einstein that he had to send his “guests” from the past back to their original time and place […]

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Sea Float Scramble

January 5, 2019

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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