Anacortes Farmers Market: Fresh, Local, Information-Packed

For locally caught seafood, fresh-baked turnovers, jeweled mosaic mirrors, funky hats, farm-fresh meats, organic veggies, and more – jog, stroll, pedal, or motor on down to the lively Anacortes Farmers Market. No Saturday trip to the city’s historic downtown is complete without a stroll through this authentic sampling of Fidalgo Island…

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Summer Music Scene

Anacortes is known for its thriving music scene, including home-grown bands The Lonely Forest, Spoonshine and River Talk. All year, local venues like the Rockfish Grill, H2O, The Brown Lantern and the Guemes Island General Store rock with live music and some of your  musicians. The Swinomish Casino & Lodge has…

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Bribe Early, Bribe Often

Bribe Early, Bribe Often at the Anacortes Waterfront Festival's Quick and Dirty Boat Demonstration

“Bribe early and bribe often.” That’s the judges’ mantra at the Quick and Dirty Boat Building and demonstration at the Anacortes Waterfront Festival. As to whether the boats actually will pass the crucial “float” test is another matter, entirely. This wild and crazy event pleases not only the judges, but…

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Picture-Perfect Weekend Getaway

You’ll pack more into your weekend getaway and keep the lid on your budget when your island destination is picturesque, fun, historic Anacortes on Fidalgo Island. The best-kept secrets often are closer and easier to access than you think! Anchored by a vibrant, friendly downtown and surrounded by water, infinite…

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