Anacortes Arts Festival

Friday, August 3, 2018 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Every Day until August 5, 2018

The 57th annual Anacortes Arts Festival is one of the oldest and largest arts festivals in the Northwest. Ten blocks in historic downtown Anacortes, Booth artisans, three stages with live music, beer gardens pour micro brews, Northwest wine and cocktails. Regional Fine Art Exhibition. Working Studios area including body painting, Native American carving and more. Food trucks and vendors offer culinary treats including seafood, regional and ethnic dishes, and goodies. An active Kids Area and Art Dash (certified half marathon, 10k, 5k)

Anacortes Arts Festival

Saturday, August 4, 2018 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Every Day until August 5, 2018

The 57th annual Anacortes Arts Festival is one of the oldest and largest arts festivals in the Northwest. Ten blocks in historic downtown Anacortes, Booth artisans, three stages with live music, beer gardens pour micro brews, Northwest wine and cocktails. Regional Fine Art Exhibition. Working Studios area including body painting, Native American carving and more. Food trucks and vendors offer culinary treats including seafood, regional and ethnic dishes, and goodies. An active Kids Area and Art Dash (certified half marathon, 10k, 5k)

Anacortes Arts Festival

Sunday, August 5, 2018 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Every Day until August 5, 2018

The 57th annual Anacortes Arts Festival is one of the oldest and largest arts festivals in the Northwest. Ten blocks in historic downtown Anacortes, Booth artisans, three stages with live music, beer gardens pour micro brews, Northwest wine and cocktails. Regional Fine Art Exhibition. Working Studios area including body painting, Native American carving and more. Food trucks and vendors offer culinary treats including seafood, regional and ethnic dishes, and goodies. An active Kids Area and Art Dash (certified half marathon, 10k, 5k)

Anacortes Music Project presents AMP Fest! 

Saturday, September 8, 2018 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This event does not repeat

At Guemes Island Store - AMP Fest featuring Fanny Alger, New Uniform, Ebb, Slack & Flood, The Crabs, Enduro, Opines, Mosstones, Enthusiasts, Field Boats, Sky All Around, SiLM, Lizzie Weber, Karl Blau, Pearl Tottenham, James Harper, Jacob Navarro, Ben Starner, Clara Elliott, Well Water, 7:20 String Band and Allyson Foster/Paul Benson. 

Sat Sept 8th - 2-10 pm $10, kids free, @ Guemes Is. Store. No outside food or drink, info/volunteer/donate: anacortesmusicproject.org

Sponsored by How It Works, Guemes Island General Store, Karen Everett/Coldwell Banker, Bikespot, Slow Loris, ACE Anacortes.

Anacortes Waterfront Festival 2019

Saturday, June 1, 2019 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Every Day until June 2, 2019

Let your inner sailor out and embrace a life on the water at the Anacortes Waterfront Festival! With an open-air car show; food vendors; arts and crafts booths; children’s activities including giant slides and water balls; live music, and entertainment – this annual Anacortes event has something for all ages.

Showcasing the best of waterfront activities across two full days including Quick and Dirty Boat Building where teams build boats all day and then test their floatability, take a free boat ride both days with the Anacortes Yacht Club by registering at the gazebo by the marina’s main office between 10am and 3:30pm. Pay for play and free hands-on children’s activities include building wooden sailboats with Fidalgo Island Rotary, games, and more. The Channel of Discovery has booths that range from model boats to learning about our waterfront, environment, and forest land wildlife.

A great variety of food vendors offer everything from pulled pork sandwiches, cotton candy and hotdogs, to Gyros, Mexican tamales, and more! Relax in the beer garden with live music and sea shanties.

Festival hours: Saturday, June 1, 10am to 6:00pm and Sunday, June 2, 10am to 5pm.

Find us on the grounds of the beautiful Cap Sante Marina at 1019 Q Avenue in Anacortes, WA.

Anacortes is located between Seattle, WA, and Vancouver, BC. From I-5, head west on Highway 20 to Anacortes. Go north on Commercial Avenue. Turn right on 11th Street. The festival is in the parking lot of the marina on 11th and Q (across from the Safeway parking lot).

Parking is available in the gravel lot next to the marina and along adjacent streets. Please do not use the Safeway lot. ADA accessible parking is located just south of the shipmasters building. Please click here for a map of recommended parking areas. Be sure to drive slowly and be on the lookout for pedestrians, who have the right of way and should be yielded to by vehicles.

Anacortes Waterfront Festival 2019

Sunday, June 2, 2019 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Every Day until June 2, 2019

Let your inner sailor out and embrace a life on the water at the Anacortes Waterfront Festival! With an open-air car show; food vendors; arts and crafts booths; children’s activities including giant slides and water balls; live music, and entertainment – this annual Anacortes event has something for all ages.

Showcasing the best of waterfront activities across two full days including Quick and Dirty Boat Building where teams build boats all day and then test their floatability, take a free boat ride both days with the Anacortes Yacht Club by registering at the gazebo by the marina’s main office between 10am and 3:30pm. Pay for play and free hands-on children’s activities include building wooden sailboats with Fidalgo Island Rotary, games, and more. The Channel of Discovery has booths that range from model boats to learning about our waterfront, environment, and forest land wildlife.

A great variety of food vendors offer everything from pulled pork sandwiches, cotton candy and hotdogs, to Gyros, Mexican tamales, and more! Relax in the beer garden with live music and sea shanties.

Festival hours: Saturday, June 1, 10am to 6:00pm and Sunday, June 2, 10am to 5pm.

Find us on the grounds of the beautiful Cap Sante Marina at 1019 Q Avenue in Anacortes, WA.

Anacortes is located between Seattle, WA, and Vancouver, BC. From I-5, head west on Highway 20 to Anacortes. Go north on Commercial Avenue. Turn right on 11th Street. The festival is in the parking lot of the marina on 11th and Q (across from the Safeway parking lot).

Parking is available in the gravel lot next to the marina and along adjacent streets. Please do not use the Safeway lot. ADA accessible parking is located just south of the shipmasters building. Please click here for a map of recommended parking areas. Be sure to drive slowly and be on the lookout for pedestrians, who have the right of way and should be yielded to by vehicles.

Rock the Dock Music & Fireworks @ Seafarers

Thursday, July 4, 2019 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This event does not repeat

The Annual Rock the Dock At Seafarers' Memorial Park starts at 5pm featuring a free community concert with The Walrus and Johnny Bulldog. With a beer garden & food. Fireworks at sunset. Plenty of kids activities. Sponsored by Port of Anacortes. 

One of the Northwest's favorite bands, The Walrus has been energizing clubs, parties, weddings, and outdoor events since 1995.

In January 2015, The Walrus was selected to play for pre-game festivities at the NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

The band's vocally rich and intricate arrangements include songs by the Beatles, Queen, the Jackson 5, the B-52s, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, The Police, Stevie Wonder, Jefferson Airplane, Heart, The Trammps, CSNY, Talking Heads, Aretha Franklin, and many others. View their song list.

The Walrus is made up of five seasoned professionals who care about making every event and performance fun, smooth and enjoyable for all. All band members sing, enabling the band to perform songs most cover bands would never think of even trying, such as Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." (Want to hear it? Check out MP3 downloads.)

Johnny “Bulldog” Tristao is on lead vocals and rhythm guitar. For the last two decades he has been the lead singer for Creedence Clearwater Revisited touring all over the world.

Larry Mason is on guitar, vocals, and drums and has tour Europe and the US with The Brandos. Larry also plays guitar and sings with Broken Banjo Kevin Johnson plays lead guitar and sings as well as producing Johnny Bulldog’s records. Kevin has been head of sound engineering at Microsoft and was the sound technician on the television shows “Sell This House” and “Hoarders”. Kevin also plays and sings with Broken Banjo.

Garey Shelton plays bass and is an in demand player in the Pacific Northwest. He has worked with countless successful acts including James Brown, Danny O’Keefe and Jesse Colin Young. He has played on hundreds of CD’s and produced a Grammy winning record with Eric Tingstad.

Johnny Bulldog is comprised of four seasoned musicians that perform as an acoustic act featuring the music of The Beatles. In the second set, when dancing is called for, they plug in and rock with tunes from Credeence, Wilson Picket and other legends.

Clinton Fearon & the Boogie Brown Band @ Guemes Store

Saturday, August 24, 2019 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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It's time for some positive vibes! Clinton Fearon, composer, singer, songwriter and player of many instruments along with his crew, The Boogie Brown Band, return to Guemes. Opening is one of our favorite visitors, Milo Matthews. Together, this is a night of movin', groovin', and sharing all the good energy. $10 in advance, $15 at the door (kids 12 and under are free) tickets available at : https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4312084

*Please not outside food or drink

AMP Fest 2019 @ Guemes Island Store

Saturday, September 7, 2019 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This event does not repeat

22 bands! Are you kiddin me? Come on over, eat, drink and be merry! 2 stages for non-stop Atown music action! Great eats and drinks at the Guemes Is. Store restaurant. 

$10 brown paper tix. $20 day of show. https://amp-fest.brownpapertickets.com/
Kids under 14 free
Sat Sept 7th 1pm - 10pm
Guemes Is. Store

No outside food/drink, no dogs.

Sci-Fi Night at the Library

Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Join the library for our 5th annual genre night! This fall we'll be celebrating science fiction. Whether you're a Trekkie or a diehard Lucas fan, grab your costume and celebrate fandom at the library. This library-wide event has something for explorers of all ages and imaginations. We'll have scavenger hunts throughout the library, face painting with Class Act, a costume contest, snacks, and more. You’ll also get a chance to meet Chewbacca in the fur.

Join in Sci-Fi themed activities in the children’s and teen rooms; take photos in our Galactic photo booth; and once you’ve snagged the best costume prize, refuel your rocket at the snack station and go on a scavenger hunt adventure through the stacks.

We are also thrilled to announce that we will be displaying pieces by special arrangement with Skagit Valley sculptor Rik Allen. Allen’s glass and metal work focuses not just on exploring unknown space, but also to “open up the imaginations of viewers whose own narratives shift as their minds move from exterior perspective of these vessels, to inner possibilities,” which also happens to be a goal of the library.

Whether you’re looking for another excuse to cosplay, need a new selection of reading suggestions, or just want to see lightsabers in the library, don’t miss this exciting night of Sci-Fi fun!

This all-ages event highlights the library as a place of new discovery and fun, as well as education. Libraries are places of learning and imagination, and what better way to embrace that combination than with a Sci-Fi celebration? The Anacortes Public Library is your destination for learning, discovery, and imagination yesterday, tomorrow, and beyond. Get in your TARDIS, DeLorean, rocket ship or drone and stop into the library on November 16th to be transported to galaxies near and far. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

Activities include:

  • Costume Contests (Adult, Teen, Children’s categories)
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Photo Booth
  • Games & Crafts
  • Face Painting
  • Trivia
  • Food & Drink

Anacortes Arts Festival - Cancelled

Friday, July 31, 2020 10:00 am - Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:00 am
This event does not repeat

The 59th Anacortes Arts Festival, July 31 through August 2 is one of the largest and oldest arts festivals in the Northwest.  It has received top awards from the Washington and International Festival and Event Associations. It annually attracts an estimated 90,000 visitors.   Hours are Friday 10 – 7, Saturday 10 – 6 and Sunday 10 – 5.

Over 250 juried Booth Artisans fill historic downtown Anacortes with all manner of handmade arts and crafts.  Three stages featuring Rock, Country, Jazz, World and more showcase 40 musical acts from around the region.   Working Studios finds master craftsmen demonstrating traditional, contemporary and folk-art forms.  Food trucks and vendors serve up ethnic, regional, and healthy offerings.  Three beer & wine gardens pour microbrews, regional wines and cocktails. 

The unique Arts at the Port showcases Northwest juried fine artists working in 2D and 3D in a rustic waterfront gallery.  The show opens with a free community celebration of the arts on Saturday, July 25 at 6pm.

A fun hands-on youth activity area for kids and Art Dash certified half marathon 10k & 5k round out the Festival activities.  Most events are free.    Visit www.AnacortesArtsFestival.com for more information.