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Sun. Jul 1, 2018

There are no events on this day.

Mon. Jul 2, 2018

There are no events on this day.

Tue. Jul 3, 2018

Swallow Screening at Island Hospital

Tue. Jul 3, 2018 1:30 pm

Determine if you might have a swallowing disorder at a free screening on July 3, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes. Appointments are required, 360-299-4204.

Wed. Jul 4, 2018

Independence Day solid waste schedule

Wed. Jul 4, 2018 7:00 am

 Independence Day Solid Waste Schedule

2007 Garbage Truck

2018 Solid Waste Holiday Schedule - Independence Day 

There will be no garbage service on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. We will collect both Wednesday and Thursday customers on Thursday, July 5, 2018.

Please have your garbage totes out for pick up by 7:00 a.m. Extra garbage must be placed in city pre-paid bags. Waste Management will follow our schedule for recycling and yard waste pickup.

Town Photo and Parade

Wed. Jul 4, 2018 10:00 am

The annual Independence Day Parade will begin at 11 a.m., starting at the corner of Third Street and Commercial Avenue and ending at the Depot on R Avenue. Prior to the parade, a town photo will be taken at 10 a.m. at Fifth Street and Commercial Avenue. Anacortes residents are encouraged to participate. For information, call Jennifer at 360-588-1108.

Rock the Dock

Wed. Jul 4, 2018 5:00 pm

Free Rock the Dock community concert! July 4th at Seafarers' Memorial Park: Celebrate our country's independence with great music, family fun, and fireworks, July 4th from 5-10 p.m. at Seafarers' Memorial Park. 2018 bands will be Old Town Tonic & The Pop Offs. Visit the Kid Zone, Food Vendors, and Beer Garden. Fireworks over Fidalgo Bay at dusk are 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.

Port of Anacortes website:

Location : Seafarers Memorial Park
Contact : Port of Anacortes (360) 293-3134
Wednesday 04 July 2018, 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Thu. Jul 5, 2018

There are no events on this day.

Fri. Jul 6, 2018

Gallery Walk

Fri. Jul 6, 2018 6:00 pm

Many downtown Anacorters art galleries and other businesses are open on the first Friday of each month from 6-9pm. 

Summer Concert: Baby Cakes

Fri. Jul 6, 2018 6:00 pm

At Seafarers Memorial Park: Baby Cakes, American Soul, Funk and R&B.  *free*

Hailing from the Bellingham area, Baby Cakes first formed on New Year's Eve 2014. Since then they've wowed audiences with live performances throughout the Pacific Northwest at live music venues, festivals, weddings, and corporate events.

A 10-piece powerhouse of highly experienced and talented musicians, Baby Cakes takes their audiences on a luxurious joyride through the golden age of American Soul, funk, and R&B.

Featuring male and female lead vocals and full horn and rhythm sections, Baby Cakes brings to life the spirit, energy, and emotion of the most popular classic music in history. Playing everything from Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, and Earth, Wind, and Fire to Beyonce and Bruno Mars, Baby Cakes is a multi-generational experience that will make you want to dance the night away.

Baby Cakes is also writing, performing, and recording a suite of new original songs in the spirit of Muscle Shoals. With a combined total of more than 70 years of performance experience, Baby Cakes has earned the label, Supergroup.

Drummer and Manager, Kevin Chryst, known widely as Kreestoe, electrifies on the sticks, his brown dreadlocks flying in step with the music, the joy of the work emanating from his face. That energy is balanced well by Baby Cakes’ keyboardist, Richard Keene’s, unparalleled concentration. 

Including Chryst, Baby Cakes rhythm section, made up of bassist, Jeff Ballew, phenomenal guitarist and vocalist, Miles Harris solidly back Baby Cakes’ diminutive lead vocalist, Stephanie Walbon. Her continually impressive vocals reach incredible heights with steady power.

The Cakes' horn section impresses. Trumpet Jeremiah Austin’s intensity meshes well with Cakes’ solid trombone, Mars Lindgren. Saxophones Tyler Rogers and Tom Garcia help make Baby Cakes memorable sound that is rounded out nicely by the powerful supporting vocals of Ebony Harris.

Performers include:

Stephanie Walbon (Vocals)
Miles Harris (Guitar & Vocals)
Ebony Harris (Vocals)
Kevin Chryst (Drums)
Jeff Ballew (Bass)
Richard Keene (Keys)
Jeremiah Austin (Trumpet)
Mars Lindgren (Trombone)
Tyler Rogers (Saxophone)
Tom Garcia (Saxophone)

Sat. Jul 7, 2018

Summer Concert: The Sky Colony

Sat. Jul 7, 2018 6:00 pm

At the Heart of Anacortes: The Sky Colony. *free*

The Sky Colony are an atmospheric rock group wholeheartedly focused on what matters most to them: creating music, and more importantly, their intention behind it. Since their formation in 2012, the story behind their sound has organically grown into one of personal empowerment and discovery. Along with complex instrumental layering, intricate harmonies, catchy hooks, and classic guitar solos, you have a complete experience of Skagit Valley, Washington’s own, The Sky Colony.

The Pacific Northwest, namely Skagit Valley Washington, has always been home to this band. They have taken their show around Washington State, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, northern California, and Oregon. They have performed at festivals in Oregon and Washington, such as Britt Festival, Subdued Stringband Jamboree, and Summer Meltdown. They have also opened for bands such as The California Honeydrops, Shook Twins, Johanna Warren, Fruition, and Ha Ha Tonka.

The Sky Colony’s songs are a simple blend of melodies and complex harmonies. “It’s a mixture of the call of the Cascadian wilderness and an the 60’s psychedelia era” (Tom Franks, Folkwords UK). Time upon time it has been deemed unique. They create a sound of “luminous spirituality that sets a fire in the mind” (Scot Casey, What’s Up Magazine). Their first full­length album ” In A Dream ” was released in February, 2015, and featured Molly Hazel on banjo, vocals, and bass. This record was publicized by Sue DuMond, with independent radio play at stations worldwide. Music critics were astounded at the “a lack of special effects, just pure musicianship.” (John Apice, No Depression) The Sky Colony began in 2012 with singer­songwriter and guitarist Kyle Findley­Meier, and lead guitarist Ben Meyer. The two consistently wrote original music and began performing in small singer­songwriter venues. Eventually, Jeff Lacy was added on drums, and the trio began to perform slightly larger venues. The band continued to develop their style and write original music. They went on to collaborate with Andy Ingram on upright bass, and Molly Hazel on Banjo. Their style matured into a genuine sound that was termed dream folk. In Fall of 2014 they began recording their debut full length album “In A Dream” at Unknown Recording Studio in Anacortes, Washington.

In winter of 2017, The Sky Colony had some rearranging of band members. Molly Hazel and Andy Ingram moved on to other projects and life interests. Therefore, Kyle, Ben, and Jeff decided to rebuild by adding Marcus Nevitt on lap steel and keyboards, and Henry Smartt on bass. Throughout the following year they performed more than fifty shows all over Washington State, and continued to craft their sound into an atmospheric, layered, and lyrically meaningful sound. They performed with related artists such as Shook Twins, Polecat, and Kuinka, and used Jeff’s home studio to write, record, and enhance their music. In August of 2017, Henry went onto school at Berklee College of Music. Since then, the band has been looking for a consistent member to play bass.

Now, in 2018, they plan to release digital singles on Spotify; followed by summer concert appearances around the Pacific Northwest. In the fall of 2018, they plan to begin working on recording their follow up full length album.