Anacortes Today Blog

June 20, 2017

Seahawks visit Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks “12 Tour” will visit Anacortes this Friday! Get ready for football season as the Seattle Seahawks make a stop at Anacortes High School’s Seahawk Stadium on Friday, June 23 at 12:30 p.m. Join Mayor Laurie Gere, school officials, … Continue reading

June 19, 2017

Arts Festival gears up

Preparations are underway for the 56th Anacortes Arts Festival, August 4 – 6. This community event is one of the largest and oldest arts festivals in the Northwest, consisting of more than 250 juried booths filling downtown Anacortes. The event also features a regional Fine … Continue reading

June 17, 2017

Tokitae in drydock

If you’re in Anacortes it’s hard not to notice the Seattle-based Tokitae ferry, filling the horizon at the north end of Commercial Avenue. The state ferry is under wraps in drydock at Dakota Creek Industries, undergoing maintenance work that includes … Continue reading

June 16, 2017

Cabana celebrates 2nd season

Celebrating its second season in Anacortes is The Cabana at Anthony’s, Cap Sante Marina. The Cabana offers casual dining as well as a fish & chip “to-go” bar for quick service dining.  The Cabana has two full-size Bocce Ball courts … Continue reading

June 13, 2017

Path with a view

The Rotary Park path to gazebo and beach is always a pleasure. Paved, level … and killer views of Cap Sante Marina and environs. Today boats, bunnies and squirrels.

June 4, 2017

Day Two at Waterfront Festival

It promises to be another exciting day at the 2017 Anacortes Waterfront Festival! This free festival at Cap Sante Marina opens at 10 a.m., running until 5 p.m. with dozens of activity options ranging from live music on the main … Continue reading

June 3, 2017

Classic Cruise In at bowling alley

Friday evening provided perfect weather for the Classic Cruise In and Brewers Night at San Juan Bar & Grill. Classics ranged from coupes to dragsters, convertibles to custom-built. The Cruise Ins are scheduled monthly in the parking lot of the southside bowling … Continue reading

June 2, 2017

North Cascades Hwy open

We had a lot of snow this past winter, but the state Department of Transportation has done an awesome job in the mountains, and the North Cascades Highway is open. Click on this photo above Diablo Lake to check out a WSDOT video … Continue reading

June 1, 2017

Treatment Plant now four years old

May 11, 2013 was a memorable day, when City Public Works Director Fred Buckenmeyer (right) hosted a celebration of the new $58 million water treatment plant on the Skagit River. Then Mayor Dean Maxwell presided over one of the largest public utility … Continue reading

May 20, 2017

Morning at the Market

Spring sunshine graced the Farmers Market on the courtyard of The Depot in downtown Anacortes.

May 18, 2017

Flora & fauna

Skies were gray yesterday afternoon, but I wisely opted to take a brief walk at Ship Harbor, a beautiful city park adjacent to the state ferry terminal on the northwest corner of the island. Colors were bright, the aroma of … Continue reading

May 16, 2017

‘Street Plaza’ summer events

Experience something new in Old Town three times this summer! In the spirit of bringing the community together, two local events, Open Streets and First Friday Artwalks, are joining forces to create a “Street Plaza” setting on Commercial Avenue between … Continue reading

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