BY PATRICIA DUFF, June 24, 2013
Welcome to summer on Whidbey Island!
I hope you enjoyed the supermoon that accompanied the Solstice weekend, an added exclamation point to that glorious time when the sun stands still and summer rolls in on the longest day of the year.
Here at Whidbey Life Magazine our main intent is to keep you informed about what’s going on in the arts and culture world of the island. There’s always so much to do in the summer on Whidbey, so here’s a comprehensive list of festivals and events through September that may help you organize your time on the island. Use it in good health and may your summer be soaked in the warmth of the sun and excellent company. Enjoy yourself!
- June 28 to July 14: Whidbey Children’s Theater in downtown Langley presents “The Wizard of Oz.”
- June 29: Island Artists Annual Art Show and Sale, Coupeville Recreation Hall; 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- June 29 and 30: Mystical Winds Oak Harbor Holistic Fair; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- June 30: South Whidbey Acoustic Music Festival at South Whidbey Tilth; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- July 3: Celebrate America Freeland Park; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- July 4: Maxwelton Fourth of July Parade; 1 p.m. Contact the Community Club at 360-579-2030 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- July 4: Fourth of July parade and fireworks in Oak Harbor; noon to 12 a.m.
- July 6 and 7: Choochokam Arts Festival in downtown Langley; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
- July 6: Fairy House Festival at Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens in Greenbank; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- July 14 to 20: Whidbey Island Race Week.
- July 19 to 21: PianoFest Northwest at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley.
- July 19 to Aug. 3: OutCast Productions presents “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris” opening at the Black Box Theater at the Fairgrounds in Langley.
- July 26, 27, 28: 39th Annual Show & Sale Artists of South Whidbey at Whidbey Island Fairgrounds in Langley; opening 5:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
- July 27 and 28: Greenbank Farm’s Loganberry Festival, “Back to the Farm”; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- July 27 and 28: Artist Invasion at Lavender Wind Farm.
- Aug. 2, 3 and 4: Whidbey Island Music Festival.
- Aug. 3 to Sept. 15: Island Shakespeare Festival in downtown Langley.
- Aug. 10 and 11: Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival.
- Aug. 10: Whidbey Island Highland Games at Greenbank Farm.
- Aug. 10: Meerkerk Gardens 6th Annual Bluegrass Concert; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Aug. 15 to 18: Whidbey Island Area Fair.
- Aug. 24: Driftwood Days, Windjammer Park, Oak Harbor.
- Aug. 15 to 24: Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor presents “The Last Five Years,” a musical by Jason Robert Brown.
- Aug. 24 and 25: 17th Annual Whidbey Open Studio Tour.
- Aug. 24 and 25; Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 2: Whidbey Working Artists Summer Art Studio Tour.
- Aug. 30 to Sept. 1: Oak Harbor Music Festival.
- Aug. 31 to Sept. 3: Woodpalooza, annual show of the Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild.
- Sept. 14: Coupeville celebrates the Art of the Boat.
- Sept. 18 to 22: DjangoFest Northwest, gypsy jazz in downtown Langley at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts.
- Sept. 14: Whidbey Island Fabulous Fall Fiber Sale.
- Sept. 21 and 22: Whidbey Island Farm Tour.
- Sept. 21 and 22: Whidbey Island Kite Festival.
Local Farmers Markets:
- Clinton Thursday Market; 3:30 to 7 p.m., Thursdays starting July 11
- Langley’s Second Street Market; 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays
- Bayview Farmers Market; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays;
- South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays
- Greenbank Farm and Flea Market; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays
- Coupeville Farmers Market at 788 NW Alexander St. in downtown Coupeville; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays
- Oak Harbor Public Market; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursdays