What a dandy way to spend a spring day, bicycling through the valley wearing tweed and stopping for a picnic and a game of croquet. The look and the feel of yesteryear, when families dressed up and ventured forth on their bicycles through the countryside than stopped for a picnic amongst the beauty of mother nature, was the inspiration for this event. For four years, to celebrate the arrival of Spring, folks have signed up for the Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride. Dressed in their Tweed finest, a picnic basket full of goodies, they mount their bicycles and off they go. Their route takes them from the lovely town of LaConner, WA, through the Skagit Valley fields where daffodils sprinkle the landscape in yellow. They meet at Rexville Grocery where they enjoy a picnic and a game of croquet. The ride ends back at LaConner where they raise a glass of wine and salute the arrival of Spring and a day to remember.
Men sporting beard during the Anacortes 2017 Oyster Run
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Anacortes Shipwreck Fest
What is now known as Shipwreck Fest started thirty-six years ago when commercial fishermen wanted to sell their used gear. Shipwreck Fest has since evolved into a large community garage sale, flea market, and treasure hunting event.. The city of Anacortes closes off downtown to traffic on a Saturday in mid-July and around 270 booths line up the main street. This local event has become one of the city's largest summer events, bringing in swarms of visitors from all over.
1. Get Your Own Musical Instrument and Mask for the wall
2. A Box full of stuff, Including Used Wine Corks
3. Bongs and other Unique Glassware
4. A Dancing Hula Pig - Because Who Doesn't Need One
5. Somewhere to Hang Your Shirts
6. Pine Needle Trivets. Every Home Should have one or more.
7. A Likeness of Someone's Grandma
8. A Diploma from the Oregon Board of Pharmacy
9. A Belt Buckle Bench - OUCH!
10. A Box Full of Chucky-Type Dolls - For those Chucky Fans
11. A Clown and his Pet
12. Electrical Hazards
13. Batman Unloading some of his stuff
14. A Frog Fan - Green and Cool
15. A Boy Mannequin
Rounding out Arts Festival Depot events is the annual Arty Party on April 15 at 6pm. Billed as NOT an auction event, it includes dueling pianos, lively painting demonstrations, food trucks, clothesline art sale of works by Anacortes artists – as well as wine, beer & craft cocktails. Tickets are $100 available at AnacortesArtsFestival.com. Proceeds from this event fund the Cultural Arts Program in the Anacortes School District.
Short Stories of passion, of life, of people.
As I See It
Beautiful Scenic Drives
Couples Who Work And Play Together
On The Job
Places To Stay
Stories From The Front Porch
Washington State Ferries