Month Flat Week

Sat. Jul 1, 2017

Farmers Market

Sat. Jul 1, 2017 9:00 am

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Deception Pass Park Concert

Sat. Jul 1, 2017 7:00 pm

American Roots Music Series Presents 133D National Army Reserve Band, General's 7 Dixie Band at Deception Pass State Park. The 133D Army Band is a diverse group of musicians and ensembles, which serve the community and represent the Washington National Guard to audiences across the state. Members of the band range in age from their late teens to mid fifties and represent a wide cross section of our community. With music educators and professional musicians, students and other career professionals, the 133D Army Band is diverse in its professional composition. Come listen to this talented band while enjoying the park! Meet at the West Beach Amphitheater.

Mon. Jul 3, 2017

Silent Book Club

Mon. Jul 3, 2017 5:00 pm

1st Monday, 5-6:30pm 
May 1 -- meet upstairs by the fireplace - at the library
The Library is hosting a series of 3 monthly Silent Book Club meet-ups, which has no assigned reading. Started in San Francisco, the Silent Book Club is now an international community of bookworms who meet to carve out more time for just reading. If there is enough interest after the first 3 meetings, the Silent Book Club will continue through the summer and into the fall.

Tue. Jul 4, 2017

July Fourth events

All day

Independence Day Celebrations begins with the Patriotic Community Event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on July 3 at the Heart of Anacortes, the traditional town photo at 10:00 a.m. on July 4 at 5th & Commercial, the parade on July 4 beginning at 11:00 a.m., the Rock the Dock food and music event at Seafarer’s Park at 5:00 p.m. on July 4, and the fireworks show beginning at approximately 10:00 p.m. on July 4.

Rock the Dock

Tue. Jul 4, 2017 5:00 pm

Celebrate our country's independence with great music, family fun, and fireworks at Rock the Dock! July 4th from 5-10 p.m. at Seafarers' Memorial Park.

There will be a FREE Bounce Castle, FREE face painting, and a FREE art table for the kids. Come enjoy tasty food and beverage vendors, beer garden with beer by Anacortes Brewery and of course fireworks. All proceeds from this year's beer garden will be donated to the Anacortes Family Shelter and The Boy's and Girls Club. Bring your lawn chairs and come join the fun. 

Rock the Dock is FREE - with a suggested donation of a non-perishable food item or donation for the Anacortes Seafarers Memorial Foundation which is dedicated to supporting the families of those men and women who go down to the sea to work, those that are lost and the memorial they are remembered on.

Thu. Jul 6, 2017

Island Hospital hosts blood drive

Thu. Jul 6, 2017 10:00 am

Donate blood with Bloodworks Northwest on Thursday, July 6 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (closed 12-12:45 p.m.) in the Fidalgo/Burrows Rooms at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St. Anacortes.

To schedule an appointment, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 299-1309.

Fri. Jul 7, 2017

Art Walk & Street Plaza

Fri. Jul 7, 2017 6:00 pm

Join us  in Old Town for the second First Friday Artwalk Street Plaza on Commercial Ave. between 3rd St. and 6th St. Commercial Avenue is open to foot traffic only for an evening of fun. 

You will find more than a dozen merchants open late to participate in the artwalk. The area will be closed to traffic from 6pm – 9pm, to encourage participants linger longer at the First Friday Artwalk event.

People will be able to shop late with merchants, dine and socialize in an street side outdoor set-ting and listen to live music, watch and visit with Plein Air artists; participate in an Anacortes Arts Festival activity.

Restaurants in the “Street Plaza” area will be offering special sidewalk dining and street side  beer/wine gardens. Participating merchants in the “Street Plaza” zone include Scott Milo Gallery, Adrift, Gere A Deli, El Jinete, Johnny Picasso’s, The Majestic Inn and Spa, A-Town Bistro, Fri-da’s Gourmet Restaurant, The Brown Lantern and Pita J’s, Rockfish Brewery and H2O.  This event will be held again on September 1.  August is the Anacortes Arts Festival so the streets will already be filled with art, music and food!

First Friday Artwalk & Street Plaza - Friday, July 7 : 6-9 PM First Friday Artwalk & Street Plaza - Friday, July 7 : 6-9 PM  

The Jessica Lynn Band

Fri. Jul 7, 2017 6:00 pm

On February 24, 2014, Jessica released her first single for London Tone Music, Calling Me Home, as part of their 52×52 label launch. Produced by Geoff Ott at London Bridge Studio, it’s a song inspired by how comfortable she feels in the Pacific Northwest. Between the familiar landscape and the fact that her music has been so well received by so many, Jessica wrote a beautiful country love song to her new home.

https://www.jessicalynnmusic.org/

At Seafarers Park. All Concerts free to the public.

Eugenie Jones with Time3Jazz

Fri. Jul 7, 2017 6:00 pm

Eugenie Jones is described as a performer that makes audiences feel jazz. Vocally described as possessing, “A voice that covers words like pieces of silk covering precious stones,” Jones is an emotive, engaging song stylist that entertains, dazzles and decisively wins over audiences. (Charles Mudede) 

Reminiscent in style and sophistication of iconic vocalists of the past, Jones sings and scats her way vivaciously through mainstream jazz, but also draws listeners inside contemporary storylines, sharing original tunes that have earned her recognition as a cleverly gifted lyricist. 

Born and raised in West Virginia to parents who loved gospel, jazz and soul, with older siblings who were into the Motown sound, and having a mother who sang lead in the church choir, exposed Jones to a variety of musical foundations before making her professional debut as a singer/songwriter in Seattle, WA. 

With an MBA and a career in marketing, however, it wasn’t until she lost her mother to cancer that she felt drawn into the world of music.

“I can only describe my beginnings in jazz as a time of missing my mom, missing hearing her voice singing around the house and wondering within myself if I could do that – if I could sing and carry on that part of her?” With her original “A Good Day” downloaded on All About Jazz more than 9,000 times, critics and fans have answered Jones query with a resounding, YES! 

As a national recording artist, Jones has self-produced two primarily original vocal jazz projects earning her ranking on Jazz Week Review Top-50 , #1 spots on CMJ charts, favorable reviews from Down Beat, Jazziz, All About Jazz, and numerous other industry mediums. 
“In that overcrowded arena known as “female jazz singers”, Seattle-based Eugenie Jones manages to stand apart from the crowd. Ms. Jones has filled both of her outstanding albums with her own engaging compositions. This fact alone differentiates her as she is one of the very few African-American women singer-songwriters in jazz today. And finally, the lady can sing as well as she can write. She is an intelligent, thoughtful composer in the tradition of Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone. Fans of true jazz singing, it’s time for you to sit up and take notice.” (C. Davenport/Curt’s Jazz).

At RockFish Grill or Anacortes Brewery. Time not listed, we picked 6pm. 

Sat. Jul 8, 2017

Farmers Market

Sat. Jul 8, 2017 9:00 am

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Johnny “Bulldog” Tristao

Sat. Jul 8, 2017 6:00 pm

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 toured 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.

All Concerts free to the public. At Heart of Anacortes

Obe Quarless and the Caribbean Connection Steelband

Sat. Jul 8, 2017 7:00 pm

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Obe Quarless is a dynamic entertainer and steel pan musician. Obe was introduced to the steel pan as young child by his father, a musician from the native country of the steel pan—the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. His affinity for music came from growing up in the shadow of his father’s calypso band, The Islanders, and playing music with his father and three younger brothers. A classically trained musician, Quarless holds a degree in percussion from Whitworth University. He brings a wide range of musical influences to his steel pan performances.

https://www.facebook.com/ObeQ.Music/

7 p.m. at the Deception Pass State Park Amphitheater between West Beach and North Beach. Free to all.

Sun. Jul 9, 2017

Second Sunday Jazz

Sun. Jul 9, 2017 2:00 pm

A’Town Big Band is Skagit County’s own popular big band.  Providing lots of energy, they play the Big Band music of Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, Bob Curnow, Buddy Rich, and more.

The Heart of Anacortes is an outside venue, so please dress for the weather.  In the case of rain, this performance will be canceled.  Free admission. Part of the Anacortes Public Library Manieri Jazz Endowment.

At Heart of Anacortes. Free

Mon. Jul 10, 2017

Island Hospital offers free Medicare class

Mon. Jul 10, 2017 1:00 pm

Learn more about your Medicare options at a free class on Monday, July 10 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Fidalgo Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Traditional coverage, supplements, advantage plans, prescription drug coverage, enrollment information and Medicare fraud protection will be covered. Registration required, visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 299-4204.

Tue. Jul 11, 2017

Island Hospital offers free memory screenings

Tue. Jul 11, 2017 9:00 am

Free memory screenings will be held on Tuesday, July 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Health Resource Center at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. This series of questions and tasks designed to test memory, language and other intellectual functions can help determine if you might be suffering from memory loss. Appointments required. 299-4204.

Island Hospital offers free orthopedic surgery class

Tue. Jul 11, 2017 1:00 pm

For those planning on having a total knee or joint replacement, shoulder surgery or back surgery, learn how to transition back to your independent lifestyle after surgery at a free class on Tuesday, July 11 in the Fidalgo Room from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Registration required, visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 299-4204.

Tour new Community Justice Center

Tue. Jul 11, 2017 2:30 pm

It’s nearly four times larger, with 282 cameras and room to sleep 400. Before the Skagit County Community Justice Center formally begins operations, the public is invited to tour the facility and see the latest in state-of-the-art correctional technology. 

A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, at the new facility – 201 Suzanne Lane, in Mount Vernon. Following the ceremony, from 3 to 6:30 p.m., Skagit County Corrections staff will offer guided tours of the new facility.

Those who can’t make the event midweek are invited to take a tour Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to noon.

“We’ve been looking forward to a new Community Justice Center for years,” said Skagit County Corrections Chief Charlie Wend. “This new space allows us to expand our medical services, offer new job-skills training programs, and increase the number of behavioral health offerings available to inmates.”

Crews are still putting the finishing touches on the facility – installing furniture and appliances, and testing all the electronic systems. Once Corrections staff complete training on the new systems, the facility will begin operation in late summer.

Find more information about the new Community Justice Center online at www.skagitcounty.net/SkagitCJC; Event details are available on the Skagit County Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SkagitCountyWA/events.

For more information about Skagit County Corrections, please contact Charlie Wend at 360-416-1963 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wed. Jul 12, 2017

Skagit Swing Band

Wed. Jul 12, 2017 6:00 pm

The Skagit Swings Band's 18 musicians include 5 Saxophones, 4 Trombones, 4 Trumpets, 4 rhythm instruments (piano, bass, guitar & drums), and a great vocalist. We all belong because we enjoy music. At Seafarers Park. All Concerts free to the public.

Thu. Jul 13, 2017

Candidates Forum

Thu. Jul 13, 2017 5:30 pm

Please attend the upcoming preliminary candidate forum – Thursday, July 13 at city hall council chambers.  There will be a meet and greet with candidates at 5:30 pm, with the forum beginning at 6:00 pm - most of the candidates will be in attendance.  We will be fielding questions from the audience that evening, so come prepared. At City Hall.

Fri. Jul 14, 2017

Dusty 45s

Fri. Jul 14, 2017 6:00 pm

Seattle's Dusty 45s have inspired and fired up crowds for almost two decades. They deliver their rockin', high-energy music at full throttle, keeping fans on their feet and begging for more. The group melds styles ranging from Country Twang to Jump Blues and Surf to R&B, all while adding Dixieland and jazz elements. The finished product is a sizzling sound uniquely their own.

Food vendors: Vagabond, Lopez Island Creamery, Vivi's Kitchen, NW Coffee and Espresso and NaeNae Tasty Hotdogs.

At Seafarers' Memorial Park, All Concerts free to the public.

Sat. Jul 15, 2017

Farmers Market

Sat. Jul 15, 2017 9:00 am

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Tour new Community Justice Center

Sat. Jul 15, 2017 9:00 am

It’s nearly four times larger, with 282 cameras and room to sleep 400. Before the Skagit County Community Justice Center formally begins operations, the public is invited to tour the facility and see the latest in state-of-the-art correctional technology. 

A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, at the new facility – 201 Suzanne Lane, in Mount Vernon. Following the ceremony, from 3 to 6:30 p.m., Skagit County Corrections staff will offer guided tours of the new facility.

Those who can’t make the event midweek are invited to take a tour Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to noon.

“We’ve been looking forward to a new Community Justice Center for years,” said Skagit County Corrections Chief Charlie Wend. “This new space allows us to expand our medical services, offer new job-skills training programs, and increase the number of behavioral health offerings available to inmates.”

Crews are still putting the finishing touches on the facility – installing furniture and appliances, and testing all the electronic systems. Once Corrections staff complete training on the new systems, the facility will begin operation in late summer.

Find more information about the new Community Justice Center online at www.skagitcounty.net/SkagitCJC; Event details are available on the Skagit County Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SkagitCountyWA/events.

For more information about Skagit County Corrections, please contact Charlie Wend at 360-416-1963 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Fieldboats

Sat. Jul 15, 2017 6:00 pm

The Fieldboats are a rock and roll band from Lopez Island in the beautiful San Juan Islands.

They enjoy creating all original songs with a northwest americana groove.

The Fieldboats recently released an EP that was recorded and produced on Lopez Island. It includes four songs and is available for preview, free download, and for sale at: https://fieldboats.bandcamp.com/releases

All Concerts free to the public.

The Fieldboats are a rock and roll band from Lopez Island in the beautiful San Juan Islands. They enjoy creating all original songs with a northwest americana groove. The Fieldboats recently released an EP that was recorded and produced on Lopez Island. It includes four songs and is available for preview, free download, and for sale at: https://fieldboats.bandcamp.com/releases

At Heart of Anacortes, 4th St. & “O” Ave., All Concerts free to the public.

Bays Family Irish Band

Sat. Jul 15, 2017 7:00 pm

Randal Bays is well known in the worldwide Irish music community as a fiddler and guitarist, and he has performed with many of the great Irish musicians of our time, touring North America, Ireland and Europe. Joining Bays are his wife, Susan Waters, on fiddle and vocals, and his sons Willie and Owen Bays on Irish flute and concertina. They are following in the tradition of family music-making in rural Ireland, going back hundreds of years and continuing to the present day. Family groups such as the Bays Band often play for dances, parties, wakes and gatherings of all kinds, in addition to appearing at concerts and music festivals.

www.randalbays.com/famband.html

7 p.m. at the Deception Pass State Park Amphitheater between West Beach and North Beach. Free.

Tue. Jul 18, 2017

Island Hospital offers osteoporosis screening

Tue. Jul 18, 2017 9:00 am

Get an estimate of your bone density with a non-intrusive heel scan on Tuesday, July 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $5, payable at the door. This screening is sponsored by the Island Hospital Foundation. Appointments are required and this screening is accurate for women only. Call 299-4204 for an appointment.

Island Hospital offers aromatherapy class

Tue. Jul 18, 2017 6:00 pm

Learn all about aromatherapy and essential oils at a class on Wednesday, July 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Fidalgo Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $25 which includes supplies. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 299-4204 to register.

Hospital Levy Request Forum

Tue. Jul 18, 2017 6:30 pm

Community members interested in learning more about the proposed Skagit County Public Hospital District No. 2 (Island Hospital) levy increase on the Aug 1 ballot are invited to an open community forum on July 18 or July 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Anacortes City Council Chambers. The forums are open to everyone; no reservations required. For questions, please contact Dennis Richards, Director of Community Relations at (360) 299-1310 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wed. Jul 19, 2017

Jazz Underground

Wed. Jul 19, 2017 6:00 pm

Jazz Underground is a Seattle-based group that plays contemporary big band jazz. Their repertoire includes music from the libraries of Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, and Duke Ellington, as well as music by jazz greats like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and Charlie Parker. In addition, the group performs music by local composers and arrangers, including original tunes by members of the band.

At Seafarers Park. All Concerts free to the public.

Thu. Jul 20, 2017

Island Hospital offers summer herb walk

Thu. Jul 20, 2017 6:00 pm

Interested in learning how to safely identify and utilize plants native to Anacortes? Kelly Ann Nickerson MS will help you safety identify 15 different plants on Thursday, July 20 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes in the Fidalgo/Burrows Rooms and walking trail. Wear stable walking shoes. The cost is $15. Call 360-299-4204 to register.

Fri. Jul 21, 2017

Rivertalk

Fri. Jul 21, 2017 6:00 pm

Rivertalk, our beloved Skagit Valley band, together since the early 90’s, flowed from being a drum circle howling at the moon into a 12 piece band featuring Jan Foster, our incredible vocalist. We play lots of original music, World Beat, Reggae, Ska and Rock. We have many new originals to share with you. Rivertalk band members and fans have loved and supported one another for years. We delight in the magic that happens when we play together. When we get rolling, the energy is positive, infectious, and spirals upwards.

Food vendors: Vagabond, Lopez Island Creamery, Vivi's Kitchen, NW Coffee and Espresso and NaeNae Tasty Hotdogs.

At Seafarers Park. All Concerts free to the public.

The Popoffs

Fri. Jul 21, 2017 9:00 pm

Are you ready to be entertained? Are you looking for a high-energy party band that combines great musicianship, an energetic stage show and great song selection? The Popoffs is your answer.

The Popoffs are on a mission to fill dance floors everywhere. Playing hits from the 60’s 70’s 80’s 90’s & today.

The Popoffs are a very versatile band, playing clubs, festivals and corporate events. The Popoffs have entertained kids of all ages and a reunion of the class of 1960. The Popoffs also have one the premiere vocal lineups in the northwest.

The Popoffs are committed to keeping everybody dancing and having a good time all night long.

At Swinomish Casino.

Sat. Jul 22, 2017

Farmers Market

Sat. Jul 22, 2017 9:00 am

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Public Sail aboard the schooner Adventuress

Sat. Jul 22, 2017 2:00 pm

Join us aboard the 104-year-old National Historic Landmark schooner Adventuress. Help raise the sails, take a turn at the helm, and explore the beauty of your local waterways while learning more about emerging issues in Puget Sound. No sailing experience is required; all ages are welcome. Reservations are recommended. Price: $35.00 to $65.00 —$65/adult and $35/youth; Sound Experience Members sail free!

Saturday, July 22, 2017, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday, July 29, 2017 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday, August 05, 2017 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday, August 12, 2017 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

At Cap Sante Marina, 1019 Q Ave

The Hoe and the Harrow

Sat. Jul 22, 2017 6:00 pm

The Hoe and the Harrow tills up a style unique to our surroundings. At times drawing from the traditional sounds of Folk, Americana, and Roots Music, yet muddled with a layer of punk and grunge reminiscent of early Seattle Sound. Once harvested these lyric-driven melodies serve as food for the soul and spirit. Solemn, haunting and steeped in the rich river valley and maritime culture of their home.

At Heart of Anacortes, 4th St. & “O” Ave., All Concerts free to the public.

Squirrel Butter

Sat. Jul 22, 2017 7:00 pm

The Squirrel Butter duo performs traditional and original music influenced by Appalachian, early country, jug band and blues artists from the late 1800s through the 1950s. Charlie Beck plays fiddle, banjo and guitar, and Charmaine Slaven plays fiddle, guitar—and clogs while she sings. Their harmonies are infectious—and so is their energy.

www.squirrelbutter.com

7 p.m. at the Deception Pass State Park Amphitheater between West Beach and North Beach. Free.

The Popoffs

Sat. Jul 22, 2017 9:00 pm

Are you ready to be entertained? Are you looking for a high-energy party band that combines great musicianship, an energetic stage show and great song selection? The Popoffs is your answer.

The Popoffs are on a mission to fill dance floors everywhere. Playing hits from the 60’s 70’s 80’s 90’s & today.

The Popoffs are a very versatile band, playing clubs, festivals and corporate events. The Popoffs have entertained kids of all ages and a reunion of the class of 1960. The Popoffs also have one the premiere vocal lineups in the northwest.

The Popoffs are committed to keeping everybody dancing and having a good time all night long.

At Swinomish Casino.

Mon. Jul 24, 2017

Breastfeeding class at Island Hospital

Mon. Jul 24, 2017 5:00 pm

Learn about a variety of breastfeeding topics at a class on Monday, July 24 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24thSt., Anacortes. The cost is $25 (covered by Apple Health). Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 299-4204 to register.

Tue. Jul 25, 2017

Low-cost cholesterol and glucose screening

Tue. Jul 25, 2017 8:00 am

Island Hospital is holding a cholesterol and glucose screening Tuesday, July 25 from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Island Health Resource Center, 1211 24th Street, Anacortes. Sponsored by the Island Hospital Foundation.

The screening, which includes a full profile of blood fats and blood sugar levels, requires a 12-hour fast except for water and medications. The cost is $10. No appointment required. Please do not arrive before 7:30 a.m. If you have insurance and are not on Medicare or Medicaid, we can bill your insurance directly for this screening. Please bring your insurance card. For questions please call 299-1309.

Hospital Levy Request Forum

Tue. Jul 25, 2017 6:30 pm

Community members interested in learning more about the proposed Skagit County Public Hospital District No. 2 (Island Hospital) levy increase on the Aug 1 ballot are invited to an open community forum on July 18 or July 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Anacortes City Council Chambers. The forums are open to everyone; no reservations required. For questions, please contact Dennis Richards, Director of Community Relations at (360) 299-1310 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wed. Jul 26, 2017

Coffee with Laurie

Wed. Jul 26, 2017 1:30 pm

Come and meet your Mayor at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center, 1701 22nd Street. Mayor Laurie Gere is holding informal coffee hours to meet with citizens and listen to their concerns.  "Coffee with Laurie" is at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center on the following dates:

Wednesday, July 26 from 1:30-3:00pm
Wednesday, August 23 from 1:30-3:00pm
Call 360.299.1950 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

A-Town Big Band

Wed. Jul 26, 2017 6:00 pm

Founded in January of 2013 in Anacortes, Washington, the "A'Town Big Band" is Skagit County's newest big band. Providing energetic melodies and rhythms as versatile as its members, "A'Town Big Band" plays everything from swing to samba, and ballads to blues. A'Town Big Band performs the music of Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, Sammy Nestico, Bob Curnow, Buddy Rich, and more.

At Seafarers Park. All Concerts free to the public.

Fri. Jul 28, 2017

The Naughty Blokes

Fri. Jul 28, 2017 6:00 pm

Thea Hart of "What's Up" Magazine says in her review "The Naughty Blokes boldly rocked through fun toe-tapping tunes, sweet riffs and smooth progressions galore in their energetic and well arranged set. The group easily caught the ear and the interest of every one present. They brought well balanced brit rock featuring confident and clear guitar work and ear catching vocals. This is the kind of music you turn up when you hear it on the radio."

The Blokes' blend of catchy tunes, soulful vocals, soaring guitar hooks and a strong rhythm section, along with a fun stage presence, guarantees a good time for all!

Food vendors: Vagabond, Lopez Island Creamery, Vivi's Kitchen, NW Coffee and Espresso and NaeNae Tasty Hotdogs

At Seafarers Park. All Concerts free to the public.

Sat. Jul 29, 2017

Farmers Market

Sat. Jul 29, 2017 9:00 am

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Samish Island Arts fest

Sat. Jul 29, 2017 10:00 am

 Come to our annual Arts Festival on Saturday, July 29, from 10-4 pm to 11292 Blue Heron Rd, Samish Island, situated in a relaxing island atmostphere without taking a ferry! Over 45 original vendors from all around the Salish Sea will include Raku, woodcrafts, etched glass, photography, unique jewelry and many more. Locally sourced cuisine provided by Corner Pub including oyster shooters from Samish Bay and homemade clam chowder. Bow Hill Blueberry Farm has fresh blueberries and icecream. Live musicians provide brass, Irish dance tunes and acoustical guitar adjacent to our wine and beer garden all day! A children's activity area allows leisurely shopping for parents. And it's free admission so please join us on Samish Island for a fun filled summer day!

Public Sail aboard the schooner Adventuress

Sat. Jul 29, 2017 2:00 pm

Join us aboard the 104-year-old National Historic Landmark schooner Adventuress. Help raise the sails, take a turn at the helm, and explore the beauty of your local waterways while learning more about emerging issues in Puget Sound. No sailing experience is required; all ages are welcome. Reservations are recommended. Price: $35.00 to $65.00 —$65/adult and $35/youth; Sound Experience Members sail free!

Saturday, July 22, 2017, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday, July 29, 2017 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday, August 05, 2017 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday, August 12, 2017 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

At Cap Sante Marina, 1019 Q Ave

SeaBear’s Diamond Anniversary Concert

Sat. Jul 29, 2017 5:00 pm

Featuring Three-Ish and Hamilton/Cox

Anacortes original artists Three-ish started by playing with friends at a local open mic. Sometimes there’s three, sometimes there’s only two and often instruments are rotated. With the “ish” there’s always room to grow. Bailey the awesome aussie loves to howl along during practice sessions. Music includes originals and covers, which are conceptualized into their own style. Three-ish incorporates guitars, 3 part vocal harmonies, violin, and rhythm into their folk-indie sound that they’ve shared across Skagit county. Current Band Members consist of Valerie Teske, Daniel Ver & Channing Waage. Find more information here:

Hamilton/Cox is a musical relationship that began in Gospel/Contemporary Christian. Ten years later, we have taken our unique blend of roots jazz, blues, reggae, and rock to the streets. We love to sing together. We love to engage our audiences. We love to honor the traditions of music for the masses.

At Heart of Anacortes, 4th St. & “O” Ave., All Concerts free to the public. 

Suggested donation – $10 to benefit the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group

La Famille Leger

Sat. Jul 29, 2017 7:00 pm

Always popular at Deception Pass!  The Leger Family includes patriarch Louis Leger on accordion; his wife, Barbara, on guitar; son, Devon, on fiddle; and daughter-in-law, Dejah, on piano. Le?ger hails from New Brunswick and is steeped in the music of French Canada. The family also plays their feet—les pieds. The rhythmic patterns of their feet keep the music in time. The whole family plays, sings and dances together—and soon the granddaughters will join in.

www.lafamilleleger.com

7 p.m. at the Deception Pass State Park Amphitheater between West Beach and North Beach. Free.