Whidbey Island is such a unique island. At 55 miles long, Whidbey is the 4th longest island in the contiguous United States. It sits about 30 miles North of Seattle. There’s a bridge (Deception Pass) on the North end, and a ferry boat (Clinton/Mukilteo) on the South end.
Whidbey Island hosts many festivals and celebrations throughout the year.
- Whidbey Island Area Fair (“Island County Fair” until 2012), on the third weekend of August, includes rides, food, and animal shows.
- Wag’n’Walk, which takes place towards the end of August, is Western Washington’s premier celebration of dogs and things dog-related. It includes vendors, games, competition, demonstrations and the Wag’n’Walk itself.
- Whidbey Island Kite Festival, in September
- Langley’s Mystery Weekend in March or February. For the weekend the Town of Langley turns into the setting of a fictional murder mystery.
- Penn Cove Mussel Festival, in March, celebrates the bounty of the sea, especially the mussel.
- Loganberry Festival at the Greenbank Farm in July
- Maxwelton Beach Fourth of July Parade and fireworks show, which takes place at the southern end of Maxwelton Road at Dave Mackie Park. After the parade, there are events for all ages, including three-legged races, divided into age groups, and the most popular event, the egg toss.
- Choochokam is the annual street fair and arts festival, held in downtown Langley during the second weekend of July, detailed schedules and other information is generally available on the festival website.
- Tour de Whidbey, in September, is a bike race spanning the length of Whidbey Island.
- The Whidbey Island Marathon and Half Marathon, in April since 2002.
- Whidbey Island Race Week: a week-long sailing regatta every summer based out of Oak Harbor with daily racing in Penn Cove and/or Saratoga Passage (depending on wind conditions). Usually held the third week of July, varies slightly due to tidal conditions.
- Whidbey Island Highland Games – 2nd Saturday in August. Competitions in Scottish Heavy Athletics, Highland Dancing, Pipe and drum bands.
- Oak Harbor Music Festival – An annual music festival held in the biggest city on the island, Oak Harbor. It is held over Labor Day Weekend and consists of a wide variety of musical acts.
Come have some fun! This is an island filled with history and tradition. Come explore Whidbey and see which town you belong in.