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Activities on the Island
There’s so much to do in Anacortes – these brief videos provide an overview of what your island adventure could be!

There’s no better place to start your day, and savor the goodness of friends.

Anacortes is a place with spirit – to kick up your heels, or simply catch your breath.

See the view from on high and ride by the sea. Fit a lifetime into a weekend, all in one place.

Where can you go to see the view from on high, and ride by the sea?
To discover lost treasures, or lose yourself. To be awed by nature, with friends or family.
To fit a lifetime into a weekend, all in one place.

Festivals on the Island
The Anacortes Waterfront Festival happens during the first full weekend in June, out at Cap Sante Marina. Here are some of the activities that you and your family can expect to enjoy!

Enjoy the Pay-for-Play Carnival Area!
With a gigantic slide, trampoline bungee bouncing, water balls, a giant bouncy house, and Zorbs!

Quick and Dirty Boat Building
Always a favorite event at the Waterfront Festival. Groups get together to build a floatable vessel from predetermined materials. During the building, tokens for People’s Choice Award at $1 each will be sold. The team with the most “votes/tokens” will be declared People’s Choice Winner at the awards ceremony. Points are also given for design concept, where the teams finish in the on-water contest, and if they sink or float.

Fidalgo Island Rotary Club Boat Building
A noisy and well loved part of the festival! Fidalgo Island Rotary provides bases, sails, and decor for children to put together their own sea-worthy sailboat.

Island History
Fidalgo Island has a rich history, and a vibrant economy. These videos are a great summary of our past, our present, and our future. 

Comcast Neighborhoods – Anacortes
Find out on the latest Neighborhoods program how Anacortes offers residents and visitors their own slice of paradise.  More than just the gateway to the San Juan Islands, discover the natural and historic charm of Anacortes with host Sabrina Register.

Anacortes – The Perfect Port
John Sabella’s newest documentary begins with the arrival of the first white settlers at this historic Washington townsite as it emerges from the coastal forest and experiences cycles of growth, decline and rebirth. The program ranges back and forth through millennia, from the age of ice when glaciers shaped the Pacific Northwest landscape, through the centuries when the Samish and Swinomish were the unchallenged Salmon People of the Pacific Northwest, through generations of European settlement that produced dynamic fishing and timber industries, to the retirement community of the present day. Learn more online at http://johnsabella.com

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