Opening Day Boat Parade!
May 07, 2011
Saturday, May 7 the Swinomish Yacht Club will host the annual Opening Day Boat Parade on the Swinomish Channel. This year’s theme is “Hola Mexico”
Parade starts at 3:00 pm and all boaters are welcome and encouraged to participate in the annual boat parade, celebrating the beginning of the boating season
Guemes Island Ferry will be out of service
March 28 to May 22, 2011
SKAGIT COUNTY – The Guemes Island Ferry will be out of service from approximately March 28 to May 22, 2011 during the Ferry Dock Rehabilitation Project construction period.
The ferry docks at both Anacortes and Guemes Island are in need of girder replacement due to significant corrosion, cracking, and spalling from years of salt water exposure. The main construction for the Dock Rehabilitation Project is expected to take 8-10 weeks to complete. Construction crews have already begun work at the Guemes Island terminal driving pile for the temporary shoring, and the temporary floats for pedestrian access; however, ferry ridership will not be affected until March 28, 2011. Continue reading
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival….
…is one of the destination events for the Pacific Northwest, held each year from April 1-30.
Every spring hundreds of thousands of people come to enjoy the celebration of spring as millions of tulips burst into bloom. As with all things governed by Mother Nature, the tulips bloom according to their own schedule sometime during the festival. The tulips allow us to share our corner of the world and help us to showcase Skagit Valley agriculture.
To visit the Tulip festival website, go to the Anacortes links to the right of this page
Fidalgo Island Quilters Quilt Walk
April 1, 2011 - April 30, 2011
Under The Milky Way Raffle Quilt- Raffle tickets $1. Monies buy fabrics for the Community Quilts donations
Over 100 quilts displayed in 35 downtown Anacortes businesses.
See traditional quilts, artistic quilts and stylish wearable art garments at merchants around Anacortes for the Quilt Walk.
This Isle of Guemes
February 19, 2011 at 10:10am • Created by: LineTime
This Isle of Guemes was originially published in 1973. Few copies remain and the binding of existing copies is disintergrating. Appreciating its value to those interested in Guemes Island’s early history, LineTime has re-created the book. A PDF version is available free (below) or print copies can purchased at Anderson’s Store and the Guemes Island Resort on Guemes Island or at Watermark Book Co., The Red Snapper or Pelican Books in Anacortes.
**New** Winter Market – Every third Saturday of the Month!
Come join us at the old Frontier Auto Building on Hwy 20 turnoff to Whidbey Island.
Mark Your Calendar for March 19 & April 16, 9am – 2pm. Thereafter the weekly markets resume.