Mark your calendars for several April events hosted by the Anacortes Arts Festival. First is the 2nd Annual Buffet Beach Bash, Friday and Saturday, April 19 & 20 at the Port Transit Shed. The evening will feature music by Garratt Wilkin & The Parrotheads – a Jimmy Buffett tribute band from northern California. On the docket will be music, dancing, margaritas, cheeseburgers, parrothead swag, a costume contest – hours of fun with a tropical theme. Doors open at 6 pm for Margarita Happy Hour; the band starts at 7:30. Tickets are $45, available through the Festival website: www.AnacortesArtsFestival.com. Proceeds fund arts education for the Anacortes School District.
A second Apirl event is the 5th annual Do the Bloom Color Run on Saturday, April 13 – starting at the Depot Art Center at 10 am. This 5K or 1-Mile Fun Run takes runners through Cap Sante Marina along the Anacortes waterfront. Runners become living canvases with color throwers stationed throughout the course. This run is suitable for all ages, groups – even friendly dogs. Register at Active.com.