Embrace Whidbey and Camano Islands with a variety of seasonal events taking place around Island County in Washington beginning now through November. These events will take place throughout Island County in Washington state.
Whidbey Island Eat Local Month, September 2023
Whidbey Island is celebrating local in a big way throughout the month of September, highlighting food, farming, community and the bounty of their local food system. There will be self-guided farm stand tours, farmer’s markets, u-pick farm experiences, events, and more. whidbeyeatlocalmonth.com
Oak Harbor Music Festival, September 1-3, 2023
This three-day festival taking place in downtown Oak Harbor is packed with local musicians showcasing a variety of musical genres. The event is free to attend and will have local bites, arts and crafts, vendor booths, and a beer garden for those 21+. All proceeds from the weekend go towards scholarships that provide equal access to music education programs and various musical opportunities. oakharborfestival.com
Camano Ciderfest, September 2, 2023
Join fellow cider fans at Camano Ciderfest featuring locally made ciders, bites from food trucks around the island, and live music. The event runs from 11am-2pm at the Camano Commons. Tickets and info at camanociderfest.com.
Djangofest, September 20-24, 2023
The Djangofest music festival is dedicated to the vibrant Django genre, which is a blend of American jazz and Romani folk music. The 4-day event will take place at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. Tickets and more info at djangofest.com.
Ebey’s Forever Conference and Community Event, November 3-4
To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the signing of Ebey’s Landing Historical Reserve enabling legislation, Coupeville is celebrating this momentous occasion with a two-day conference in November. The weekend will be filled with field trips, panel sessions, presentations, and keynote speakers. Conference tickets available now: ebeysreserve.com
Camano Island Chili Chowder Cookoff, November 11, 2023
In its 26th year, the Camano Island Chili Chowder Cookoff is the annual competition showcasing some of the best professional and amateur cooks preparing their unique versions of chilis and chowders. This event also includes tastings from more than twenty participants, beer and wine offerings, and raffle drawings of various items from local merchants.
Whidbey Art Market, November 24-25, 2023
A market that sprang up as a result of the pandemic as way to lift themselves out of isolation, is now in its third season showcasing paintings, sculptures, pottery, and more from local area artists. Perfectly timed for Thanksgiving weekend, it’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on your upcoming holiday gifts. whidbeyartmarket.com