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Art & Culture Center of Whidbey Island

Special Events

Langley Friday Market July 3- September 25

Attention Creatives and Growers! You’re invited to participate in Langley’s New Friday Market   Langley Chamber of Commerce and Langley Creates are collaborating on a summer project to showcase local artisans, growers, and performers and bring economic opportunity to Langley’s creatives in a new Friday Market. “The new street market expands Langley’s Out of the […]

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Stay healthy with face masks and social distancing

Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman today announced a statewide mandatory face covering order that took effect Friday, June 26. For additional support and information: WA State Department of Health – www.doh.wa.gov/emergencies/coronavirus. Call Center # 1.800.525.0127, Sunday through Saturday (6:00am – 10:00pm) Island County Public Health – www.islandcountywa.gov/Health/Pages/COVID-19.aspx Call Center # 360.678.2301, […]

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WICA Offers Summer Nights Series

WICA Presents Safe Summer Entertainment Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) presents The Whidbey Telecom Summer Nights Series June 27-August 8, 2020. The open-air series takes place on WICA’s patio and features favorite, local artists sharing their talents with comfortably seated and safely distanced audiences: OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION AN EVENING OF BRAHMS Tekla Cunningham […]

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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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DjangoFest Northwest Will Have Smaller September Event in 2020

September 2020

Celebrating Gypsy Jazz Since 2000! WICA Announces DjangoFest Changes for 2020 Message from Verna Everitt, WICA Executive Director: I wanted to reach out to you to update you on DjangoFest. We’ve heard a lot of feedback from community members that Django is cancelled this September. In fact it is not. What we decided to do […]

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

Memorial Day Weekend

A Fun Run for You and Your Four-legged Friends! *Postponed to a later date TBA 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 […]

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Island Shakespeare Festival (cancelled for 2020)

Thursdays through Sunday; July - September

Celebrating Stellar Shakespeare! * island Shakespeare Festival for 2020 has been cancelled. See you for our 2021 season! 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 […]

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Whidbey Island Fair Cancelled for 2020, Set to Resume in 2021

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 – Cancelled

2020 event has been cancelled for the health and safety of our collective community.

Hang on, we’re going downhill! * The Soup Box Derby for 2020 has been cancelled. See you in 2021! 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 […]

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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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LADY WASHINGTON SAILS INTO LANGLEY

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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LIGHTING OF LANGLEY – NEW LOCATION!

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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CHRISTMAS FUN AND FESTIVITIES!

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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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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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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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 www.OrcaNetwork.org. 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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