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  1. Calendar Overlay Anacortes History (9)
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  8. Calendar Overlay Parks & Recreation (3)
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Anacortes History

  1. Paul Revere Williams house finishes construction (1929)

    July 1, 2022, All Day
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    201 East Park Drive

    One of Anacortes’ most iconic houses finished construction today in 1929, created by one of America's most iconic architects. The “Jackie Robinson of architecture,” Paul Revere Williams was the first black member of the American Institute of Architects and the designer of Luther Barrick’s house on Cap Sante. Williams built homes for many high profile figures, including Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball. Barrick’s house is Williams’ only work in Washington state, as the architect mainly focused on Southern California as his place of operations.

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  2. Washington Shingle Company goes up in flames (1944)

    July 11, 2022, All Day

    "Spectacular fire burns shingle kiln..." read the July 13 Anacortes American, two days after the Washington Shingle Co. was hit with its second fire within 10 years. But this one, which caused nearly $20,000 in damage, shut the mill down for good. "Spontaneous combustion," was listed as the cause of the blaze.

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  3. Rededication of The Anacortes Post Office (1963)

    July 12, 2022, All Day
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    Anacortes Post Office

    The Anacortes Post Office was officially rededicated on July 12, 1963, after the completion of a remodeling and expansion project designed by Anacortes architect Don McKee. The event drew a large crowd, including U.S. Senator Henry Jackson and the U.S. Navy Band.

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  4. First What-the-Heck Fest (2002)

    July 19, 2022, All Day

    Blaring guitars reverberated from the inside of the Croation Club of Anacortes on the eve of July 19th, 2002, during the debut of what became the legendary music festival, What-the-Heck Fest. According to one of the founders Dave Matthies, What-the-Heck was initially created, "...as an excuse to gather far-flung friends together for a two-day summertime party." The event coincided with the Shipwreck Day festival, a pairing that suited its DIY vibe. Acts such as Mt. Eerie, The Pounding Serfs, The Lonely Forest and Krist Novoselic would all participate in the festival during its run. The festival concluded in 2011, but was revived for a show in 2019 with founder Phil Elverum playing songs from his band The Microphones for the first time since 2003.

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  5. The U.S.S. Constitution visits Anacortes (1933)

    July 20, 2022, All Day
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    Guemes Channel

    Built in 1794 by the order of President George Washington himself, the U.S.S. Constitution, colloquially known as "Old Ironsides," is one of the most iconic historical vessels in America. It's visit to Anacortes was greeted with a parade, banquet and dance which provided a much needed celebration during the hard times of The Great Depression.

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  6. Efthimios "Mike" Demopoulos is born (1889)

    July 24, 2022, All Day
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    Anacortes Junk Company

    Mike Demopoulos was born in Ballos, Greece on this date in 1889. An immigrant to the U.S. in 1907, he eventually made his permanent home Anacortes in 1913. His time in Anacortes is a true testament to the power of the American immigrant. He founded the Anacortes Junk Company (later re-named Marine Supply and Hardware), and served the community through long memberships in the Kiwanis Club, Elks Club, the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, the Parks Board, and the American Red Cross board. In 1956 he donated 10 blocks to the Port of Anacortes, allowing them to establish the Cap Sante Boat Haven. When he died in 1981, the Anacortes Junk Co. was the longest established business continuously operated by any one person in Skagit County.

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  7. Installation of the Causland Park Cannon (1960)

    July 27, 2022, All Day
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    Causland Park

    Causland Park’s iconic 75mm World War II howitzer cannon was installed in the park on this day in 1960. Its predecessor, a cannon from World War I, had been broken down and used as scrap metal during the World War II war effort.

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  8. March's Point Airport opens (1928)

    July 28, 2022, All Day
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    March's Point

    Anacortes' first airfield opened on this date in 1928 at March’s Point. Looking for an economic development project, the new Anacortes Kiwanis Club leased land from Fred March for a 2,000 landing strip. Opening day drew 10,000 spectators, eager to see planes fly in from all over the Puget Sound region. The event even included the wedding of Anacortes residents Richard Fenno and Minnie Kirkman.

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  9. Deception Pass Bridge opens (1935)

    July 31, 2022, All Day
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    Deception Pass Bridge

    12,000 people watched breathlessly as the ribbon was cut with silver scissors, marking the official opening of Deception Pass Bridge. Construction had begun in August a year prior. The bridge remains one of the state’s most popular tourist sites, and a vehicle crossings add up to an average of 20,000 per day. The bridge has since become one of the most iconic sites for both Fidalgo and Whidbey, appearing in multiple movies including 2002's American remake of "The Ring."

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City Council

  1. City Council Meeting

    July 5, 2022, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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  2. Housing Affordability & Community Services Committee

    July 7, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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  3. City Council Meeting

    July 11, 2022, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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  4. Housing Affordability & Community Services Committee

    July 14, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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  5. City Council Meeting

    July 18, 2022, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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  6. Housing Affordability & Community Services Committee

    July 21, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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  7. City Council Meeting

    July 25, 2022, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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  8. Housing Affordability & Community Services Committee

    July 28, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Finance

  1. City Council Finance Committee Meeting

    July 13, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    City Hall Main Conference Room

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  2. City Council Finance Committee Meeting

    July 27, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    City Hall Main Conference Room

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Forest Advisory Board

  1. Anacortes Forest Advisory Board

    July 7, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Anacortes Senior Activity Center

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Library

  1. Magician Elliott Hunter - Summer Reading 2022

    July 5, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    Heart of Anacortes

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  2. Beach Cleanup with the Salish Sea School - Summer Reading 2022

    July 5, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Seafarers Memorial Park

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  3. Salish Sea Orca Workshop - Summer Reading 2022

    July 6, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Anacortes Public Library

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  4. Author Nikki McClure - Summer Reading 2022

    July 12, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    Heart of Anacortes

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  5. Craft and Chill - Summer Reading 2022

    July 13, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Anacortes Public Library

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  6. Drummer Ray Soriano - Summer Reading 2022

    July 19, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    Heart of Anacortes

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  7. Explore the W.T. Preston - Summer Reading 2022

    July 20, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Maritime Heritage Center

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  8. Dance & Bubbles with John Van Deusen - Summer Reading 2022

    July 26, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    Heart of Anacortes

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  9. Beach Party: Summer Wrap-Up - Summer Reading 2022

    July 27, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Washington Park

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Main Calendar

  1. City Office Closure: Independence Day

    July 4, 2022, All Day

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Museum Events

  1. Museum Advisory Board Meeting

    July 5, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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    Web based meetings only until further notice

    Museum Advisory Board Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 9AM. These will be web-based meetings until further notice. For more information please contact the Anacortes Museum.

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  2. Anacortes Historic Preservation Board Meeting

    July 13, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Anacortes Historic Preservation Board Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at 4 PM These will be web-based meetings until further notice. For more information please contact the Anacortes Museum.

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Parks & Recreation

  1. 4th of July Celebration

    July 4, 2022, All Day
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    Town Photo and Patriotic Program:  6th & Commercial

    Parade:  Commercial Ave

    Fireworks: Over Fidalgo Bay

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  2. Anacortes Arts Commission

    July 13, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  3. Anacortes Pirate Run

    July 30, 2022, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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    Depot Arts & Community Center

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Parks Board

  1. Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission

    July 12, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Main Floor Conference Room - City Hall

    Monthly meeting of the Anacortes Parks and Recreation Commission

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Planning Department

  1. Planning Commission Meeting

    July 13, 2022, 6:00 PM
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    City Hall Council Chambers

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  2. Planning Commission Meeting

    July 27, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Senior Activity Center

  1. Line Dancing

    July 1, 2022, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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    Anacortes Senior Activity Center

    Line Dancing Is Back at the Senior Activity Center!

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  2. Line Dancing

    July 8, 2022, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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    Anacortes Senior Activity Center

    Line Dancing Is Back at the Senior Activity Center!

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  3. Line Dancing

    July 15, 2022, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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    Anacortes Senior Activity Center

    Line Dancing Is Back at the Senior Activity Center!

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  4. Line Dancing

    July 22, 2022, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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    Anacortes Senior Activity Center

    Line Dancing Is Back at the Senior Activity Center!

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  5. Line Dancing

    July 29, 2022, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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    Anacortes Senior Activity Center

    Line Dancing Is Back at the Senior Activity Center!

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Special Events

  1. 4th of July Parade!

    July 4, 2022, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Event will start at 3rd and Commercial, head south to 10th street, turn right on 10th Street and then right on N Avenue to complete the parade route.

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  2. Shipwreck Fest 2022

    July 16, 2022, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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    Commercial Avenue from 10th Street to 3rd Street

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