Sea Float Scramble

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Start the New Year with a treasure hunt in Langley on Whidbey Island. The Sea Float Scramble will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 7th, 2017, at Langley’s Seawall Park off First Street. This is the fifth year for the event, which brings families from all over the region to find the glass orbs.

Glass artist Callahan McVay has created 500 one-of-a-kind hand blown glass sea floats that will be hidden near Langley’s waterfront. People are invited to scramble for one once the ribbon is dropped. It’s fun for all ages and the event is free. You may go home with your own glass treasure.

A second location for the scramble has been added at the park at 2nd and Anthes for youngsters five years old and under and those with disabilities who need easier access.

All sea floats will be hidden in plain sight, no digging necessary, no beating the bushes. The floats are on display till the day of the event in front of Callahan’s Fire House on Second Street.

After the scramble, participants are invited to enjoy Langley, have lunch at one of the restaurants, visit the bakery, or warm up with tea, coffee, or cocoa and peruse the many small shops in town. Also, stop by Callahan’s Firehouse on 2nd Street, blow your own glass piece, and see how the floats were created.

The event is sponsored by Langley Main Street, the City of Langley, and Callahan’s Fire House. For more information see, call the Langley Main Street Association at 360.929.9333, or email

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