Surrounded by water but connected by bridge, Anacortes offers island living with easy accessibility. Follow Highway 20
(part of the Cascade Loop) off Interstate 5
to Fidalgo Island and this waterfront community of 12,000. A deep water working port since the early 1900's, Anacortes has a rich maritime history. Century-old buildings and an extensive collection of historical murals decorate the city. Stroll the historic downtown and enjoy a unique collection of antique and gift shops, as well as dining establishments.
Ideally situated within the rainshadow of the Olympic Mountains, Anacortes enjoys more sunny days and much less rain than Seattle, and is a popular spot for camping, kayaking and bicycling. Enjoy natural amenities such as the many acres of Community Forestland, freshwater lakes, beaches and parks.
Miles of waterfront give visitors panoramic views from every shore with Mount Baker and the Washington's Cascade Mountains to the east and the San Juan Islands and Canada to the west.
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Hasty Pudding House | Sunset Beach Bed & Breakfast | Sunset Beach Bed & Breakfast |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries La Vie En Rose French Bakery |
Gambling Swinomish Northern Lights Casino |
History Samish Indian Nation | W T Preston Sternwheel Snagboat |
Motels, Hotels, and Resorts Troll House Guest Cottage |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Anacortes Preview Properties | Evelyn Guthrie Real Estate Agent | Ruth Dorsey REALTOR |
San Juan Islands Mystic Sea Charters |
Shopping Bunnies by the Bay |
Sports and Sporting Events ABC Yacht Charters | Anacortes Yacht Charters |
Transportation Anacortes Railway | Penmar Marine Company - Yacht Charters |
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10/19 Coming to The area
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest Leavenworth WA May16-19 Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come here for a brief, but important part of their year: the breeding season. Hear the songs sung only during the breeding season.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!
Berry Dairy Days Burlington WA June13-16 Fresh local strawberry shortcake, spectacular fireworks show, fabulous parades, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, entertainment stage with live music, nostalgic Berry Cool Car Show.
Bellevue Strawberry Festival Bellevue WA June22-23 Entertainment, an auto show, vendors, food, and family fun are all highly visible parts of the festivities.
Chief Seattle Days Suquamish WA August16-19 The Coastal Jam, a Pow Wow with competition dancing and drumming, a parade, Fun Runs, craft and food vendor booths, and the Chief Seatle Days Youth Royalty Pageant.