Every year, we look forward to the Anacortes Arts Festival the first weekend of August. Three days packed with entertainment, food, and art.
Anacortes Arts Festival is one of the largest art festivals in Washington state. With around 400 booths of some of the best artists around, three stages of music and entertainment, entertaining street performers, a children's section that will keep the kids busy for hours, and better than your usual fair food, and introducing the Food Truck section on 7th street. Most visitors have only a full day to enjoy the festival, but for locals, we get a full weekend to be entertained.
If you are visiting, here are a some MUST SEE — 1. The Juried Art Show a the Port Transit Shed, located at the north end of the street in the Port Building. 2. The Working Artist section (right before the Juried Art Show), you can watch some of the most creative artists at work. 3. The Street Performers, most have been involved in the festival for years and they are well worth stopping to watch. 4. The Music on the stages. Kick back and listen to Jazz, stomp your feet to some blues, dance to some great rock, pound away with some of the best drummers around.
No matter what you like, the Anacortes Arts Festival has it all.
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