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Whidbey Island Festivals and Major Events Calendar – 2017


Whidbey Island hosts many festivals and celebrations throughout the year. Here is a brief list of major Whidbey Island festivals. 

Maxwelton Beach Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks Show

July 4th. Takes place at the southern end of Maxwelton Beach 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.

Whidbey Island Race Week

July 10-14, 2017. 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 third week of July, varies slightly due to tidal conditions.

Island Shakespeare Festival

July 14 to September 3 every Thursday – Sunday. Island Shakespeare Festival is about people. Well, and Shakespeare. But also, artists, community, learning, connections, collaborations, music, art, life, the Pacific Northwest, and, oh, yeah, they truly believe that everyone should be able to see quality theatre. For free.

Whidbey Island County Fair

July 20-23, 2017, includes rides, food, and animal shows.

Coupeville Arts Festival

August 12 & 13, 2017. This Coupeville, Whidbey Island Festival attracts a variety of artists from across the US and Canada.

Tour de Whidbey

August 19, 2017. A 100 Mile route on Whidbey Island


August 26 & 27, 2017. The annual street fair and Whidbey Island Arts Festival, held in downtown Langley during the second weekend of July, detailed schedules and other information is generally available on the festival website.

Oak Harbor Music Festival

September 1-3, 2017. There are two main stages with 30 bands playing throughout this Whidbey Island Festival, featuring all musical genres.

Whidbey Island Kite Festival

September 16 & 17, 2017. Whidbey Island Kite Festival is an annual event at Camp Casey on Whidbey Island.

September 20-24, 2017. The largest festival of Gypsy Jazz in North America