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Art & Culture Center of Whidbey Island

Special Events

Holly Jolly Parade

December 1, 2018 @ 1pm

Holly Jolly Holiday Parade & Shop & Stroll Langley hosts its annual holiday parade at 1 p.m. (note time has changed) on Saturday, December 1, 2018. 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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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, 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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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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Mystery Weekend 2019

February 23-24, 2019

Bring your notepad, your sleuthing hat, and your curiosity! SAVE TIME: Get your tickets and limited edition tee-shirt or hoodie… click the link below. 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 35th anniversary February […]

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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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Welcome the Whales Festival and Whale Watching

Whale Watching starts in early March 10. Parade and Welcome the Whales Festival mid-April.

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 www.OrcaNetwork.org. Mystic Sea Charters 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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Bunny Daze

April 20, 2019

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 starting at Boy & Dog Park. Hear the Mayor’s proclamation, watch the arrival of a special bunny guest with treats for kids and adults, then hunt for gently loved […]

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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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Langley Farmers Market

Fridays 1 - 6 p.m.
May - September

Shop Local–Eat Local! Every Friday afternoon mid-May through September, farmers, artists, artisans, and vendors set up shop offering some of Whidbey’s finest produce, artwork, and so much more! Between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., everyone is welcome to peruse the offerings, interact with their local vendors, and enjoy the scenery and live music. The market is […]

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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 2019

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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Queer Pride on Whidbey

June 2019

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

June 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 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 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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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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Mutt Strut Parade

October 2019

Historic Bayview Corner presents the annual Mutt Strut dog parade and costume contest, on Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Free admission with a charge for food and beverages; takes place rain or shine. This family friendly community festival will feature the following activities:   The Mutt Strut: Dress up your favorite canine for […]

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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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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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