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Table of contents Pg. 3........ History Pg. 5..... Recreation Pg. 7......... Dining The Coupeville Wharf is one of the last remaining wharves of its kind in the country. It remains an important part of the town to this day and serves as a working wharf, housing businesses and providing fuel and moorage to boaters.
Welcome to historic and charming Central Whidbey
Central Whidbey is a great place to visit if you want to take some time to relax, enjoy the fresh air and appreciate history. As the second oldest town in Washington state, Coupeville maintains its historic charm with a waterfront commercial district lined with restored buildings that still appear much like they did in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Some buildings are more modern but most are more than a century old. Coupeville is home to two dozen structures built between the 1850s and 1870s, allowing visitors a unique sense of life during Washington’s Territorial Period. Preserving history in this area is so important that Congress created Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve in 1978. The reserve is a public-private partnership that includes the National Park Service and is the first of its kind in the country. It was established to preserve and protect a rural community that provides "an unbroken historic
record" from mid-19th Century exploration and settlement in Puget Sound to the present time.
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Here is a look at some of Central Whidbey’s accessible and unique historic features:
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COUPEVILLE WHARF, FRONT STREET The historic wharf, built in 1905, is the centerpiece of Coupeville's inviting downtown and once served as Whidbey Island's connection to other Puget Sound destinations via boat travel. The wharf extends 500 feet and is visible from great distances in Penn Cove. The wharf currently houses shops and restaurants and an interpretive area. It connects to historic Front Street, which is lined with shops and restaurants in structures mostly built in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Continued from page 3 SUNNYSIDE CEMETERY With stunning views across the farmscape of Ebey's Prairie and Puget Sound, Sunnyside Cemetery sits on a hillside, serving as a peaceful, final resting spot for most of Whidbey Island's earliest pioneers. The names on the headstones match names of towns, streets, lakes and prairies. Sunnyside Cemetery is one of the oldest extant cemeteries from Washington’s territorial days, and was once part of pioneer Isaac Ebey’s original donation land claim. Not far from the cemetery is a trail that leads to the Jacob Ebey House, built in 1856, and the Ebey Blockhouse, built in 1854. The Davis Blockhouse rests at the cemetery, built in late 1857 in response to the Isaac Ebey murder. FERRY HOUSE The solitary structure, built in 1860, is one of Washington's oldest residential buildings. It rests on a bluff above Ebey's Landing, originally built as an inn to serve travelers near the site of the former ferry landing that transported people between Coupeville and Port Townsend. The former inn was built by Winfield Ebey three years after the brutal murder of his brother, Col. Isaac Ebey, as a source of income for his three orphaned children. Isaac Ebey, Whidbey's first permanent white settler and a prominent territorial figure, was shot and beheaded by raiding northern Indians at his cabin only a couple hundred feet behind where the Ferry House
Gun batteries at Fort Casey provide a fun place for adults and children alike to explore. Add in a clear day and you just might have the perfect view of both Mount Rainier and Mount Baker.
presently stands. The National Park Service currently owns the building and visitors can explore the site, but the house itself is open only occasionally. FORT CASEY Fort Casey, established in the 1890s, served as one of three World War I-era U.S. coast artillery fortifications aimed at protecting the entrance to Puget Sound. Now the sprawling land that faces Admiralty Inlet is a popular Washington state park with the abandoned fort and its gun batteries serving as a big attraction for children and military history buffs. Guided tours are offered by the Fort Casey Volunteer Battalion. Another onsite attraction is the iconic Admiralty Head Lighthouse, built in 1903; vol-
unteer docents provide interpretation and tours. GREENBANK FARM Greenbank Farm was established as a dairy farm in 1904, then in 1943 switched to loganberries, eventually becoming the largest loganberry farm in the United States and later Chateau Ste. Michelle winery. The farm was purchased by the Port of Coupeville, Island County and the Nature Conservancy in 1997 with the port taking ownership of 151 acres, including all of the barns and buildings. Currently, the businesses that lease the buildings include a successful pie maker, cafe, art galleries and a cheese shop. An expansive, off-leash dog park with sweeping Puget Sound views is another big attraction.
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Find adventure in Whidbey's outdoors Surrounded by scenic shorelines, abundant natural beauty and open space, Central Whidbey Island is a playground for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. The area features four waterfront state parks with shorelines that bend around the west side of the island; two of them offer overnight camping. Central Whidbey is a place to bike, fish, hike, kayak, fly a kite and watch wildlife. Extreme adventurers find it a place to kite surf, parasail, surf and go scuba diving. Here is a sampling of some of the outdoor recreation opportunities available on Central Whidbey: TOUR PENN COVE BY BOAT Water lovers can take in the majestic beauty of Penn Cove on their own while getting in a workout by kayak. Rentals are available seasonally at the historic Coupeville Wharf. Or if you’re new to kayaking, consider signing up for a tour. Whidbey Island Kayaking is now offering a Penn Cove Half Day Adventure tour every Thursday and Saturday launching from Captain Coupe Park. Reservations must be made in advance. (www.whidbeyislandkayaking.com) If kayaking isn’t your thing, consider a sailing adventure. The Schooner Suva is a Gatsby-era schooner built in 1925 for Coupeville resident and attorney, Frank J Pratt, Jr. She was designed by Ted Geary, a noted Seattle naval architect. Built in Hong Kong, then shipped to British Columbia for spars and rigging, Suva sailed into Coupeville making a grand entrance. Throughout her next five owners, Suva remained in Puget Sound waters. She is now the proud flagship of the Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation, only her sixth owner, and open to the public for tours and sailing from the Coupeville Wharf. (www.schoonersuva.org) HIKE AT EBEY'S LANDING One of Whidbey's most picturesque vantage points, Ebey's Landing State Park draws hikers, photographers and beach watchers year-round. The bluff trails offer stunning views of Puget ®
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Sound, Mount Rainier and the island's coastline. On the bluff above Ebey's Landing, hikers can look over the prairie's vast farmlands and see Mount Baker in the distance. Hikers also may follow a trail that will take them to the historic Jacob Ebey House and Ebey Blockhouse and on to Sunnyside Cemetery. BIRD WATCH AT CROCKETT LAKE On any given day, bird watchers can spot bald eagles, northern harriers, red-tail hawks and great blue herons, often on the same outing. The massive, shallow lake and surrounding wetContinued on page 6
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Continued from page 5 lands is a raptor hot spot where at least 17 species of shorebirds and 13 species of ducks have been recorded. It is mixture of salt and freshwater located along the North American Flyway and is designated an Audubon Important Birding Area. The best time to see shorebirds is during the northbound (April and May) and southbound (early July through October) migrations. MOUNTAIN BIKE ON KETTLES TRAILS There are more than 30 miles of trails in the Kettles Trails system, which cover both Fort Ebey State Park and Island County land. Although a popular hiking place, much of the trails also are used for mountain biking with riders parking their vehicles near trailheads along state highway 20 or at the state park. Because Central Whidbey benefits from a rain shadow, drier trails make the Kettles system a popular place to ride during the cooler months. FISH AT STATE PARKS Salmon fishing from the beach is common at Keystone, Fort Casey and Ebey’s Landing state parks during late summer and early fall. Every odd year, pink salmon migrate through Admiralty Inlet in staggering numbers with August generally the peak month to catch them. Coho salmon, or silvers, follow right behind them and are generally caught through October. Silvers return every year, luring some anglers to book overnight camping reservations at Fort Casey, one of the better shores to try to catch them using the bobber-and-herring method. DOG WALK AT GREENBANK FARM Dogs are allowed off leash on the expansive, scenic dog park at Greenbank Farm, which is a beautiful place to roam for dogs and people alike. At the crest of the sloping property, a visitor can see Puget Sound waters on the east and west sides of Whidbey Island. Across State Highway 525 are numerous great blue heron nests high in the trees. Aside from the large open meadow, walkers also may travel along a wooded trail.
The bluff at Ebey's Landing provides one of the most picturesque hikes on Whidbey Island and attracts people year-round. The trail can be accessed from the beach at Ebey's Landing and Hill roads or from the lookout point near Sunnyside Cemetery.
CAMP AT STATE PARKS The remnants of the old U.S. coastal defense forts Ebey and Casey provide fun and adventure for children and adults alike. Fort Ebey offers a wooded campground with 39 standard campsites and 11 utility campsites. Fort Casey
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Central Whidbey offers a culinary treasure trove
Front Street Grill 20 Front Street Open: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday thru Thursday (9 p.m. Fridays), 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday (8 p.m. Sunday) Fare: Classic American grill experience. Gluten free and vegetarian options. Kids menu. Contact: 360-682-2551. www.frontstreetgrillcoupeville.com
Coupe’s Last Stand Corner of Front & Alexander streets Open: Seasonally, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Memorial Weekend to mid October depending on weather. Fare: Hot dogs, brats, polish sausage and veggie dogs with grilled onion, sauerkraut and all the fixins. Pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw also available. Contact: 360-320-1143
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Knead & Feed 4 Front St. Open: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily. Fare: Breakfast, bakery items, soups, salads, sandwiches, mussels. Contact: 360-678-5431. www.kneadandfeed.com
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Keystone Cafe 12981 SR 20, Coupeville (By Coupeville Ferry Terminal) Open: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday thru Sunday, but vary by season. Fare: Soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches, fish and chips, chicken strips, breakfast items, ice cream, coffee. Contact: 360-678-5396
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Christopher’s on Whidbey 103 N.W. Coveland St. Open: Lunch and dinner hours vary. Fare: Fresh, creative Northwest cuisine. Contact: 360-678-5480.
Emily’s Sweets and Treats 17 Front St. Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday thru Tuesday. Fare: Espresso and bakery items. Contact: emilysweetsandtreats.com
Coupeville Coffee and Bistro 200 S. Main St. Open: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends. Fare: Coffee, pastries, breakfast, soups, salads, sandwiches, Thai cuisine. Contact: 360-682-5832. www.coupevillecoffeebistro.com
Bayleaf 101 N.W. Coveland St. Open: Year-round hours, expanded in summer and holiday season. Fare: Wine, cheese, deli, gourmet food items. Contact: 3560-678-6603. www.bayleaf.us
Ciao 501 N.E. 9th St. Open: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday thru Saturday. Fare: Woodfired pizza, sandwiches, salads, pasta, seafood. Contact: 360-678-0800. www.ciaocoupeville.com
The Cove Cafe 26 Front St. (on the wharf) Open: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday thru Sunday. Fare: A blend of comfort foods including chowder, mussels, fish and chips, sandwiches and salads. Contact: 360-678-6434. Find them on Facebook!
Many of the restaurants in Coupeville and Greenbank feature fresh produce provided from the area’s booming agricultural community. It’s not uncommon to find dishes with vegetables grown just down the road and menus featuring mussels harvested that day from Penn Cove. During farming season, visitors can stop by the area’s many farm stands to pick up produce to take with them. Here’s a guide to satisfying your hunger:
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Page 8 Continued from page 7 Mosquito Fleet Chili 12 Front St. Open: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily. Fare: Soups, sandwiches, salads, baked goods and specialty items. Contact: 360-678-2900 The Oystercatcher 901 Grace St. Open: 12-3 p.m., 5-8:30 p.m., Wednesday thru Sunday. Fare: High-end dining offering innovative dishes with fresh local ingredients. Menu changes frequently. Contact: 360-678-0683. www.oystercatcherwhidbey.com
2017 • Central Whidbey Visitor's Guide Pizza Factory 107 S. Main St. Open: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., except Sundays 12-8 p.m. Fare: Pizza, pasta, soup, salad, sandwiches. Contact: 360-678-3200. www.pizzafactory.com The Salty Mug 26 Front St. (in the wharf) Open: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday thru Monday. Fare: Coffee, pastries and soups and chowders. Contact: 360-678-3648
Pad Thai Restaurant 602 N. Main St. Open: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, closed Monday. 12-8 p.m. weekends Fare: Authentic Thai food. Contact: 360-678-6963. www.phadthaicoupeville.com
Sunshine Drip Coffee Lounge 306 N. Main St., Open: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Fare: Espresso, sandwiches, soup, salads, baked goods, daily specials. Contact: 360-682-6201. www.sunshinedrip.com
Penn Cove Brewing Co. 103 S. Main St. Open: 2:30-10 p.m., weekdays (11 p.m. Friday), 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday (8 p.m. Sunday). Fare: Craft beer, rotating menu. Contact: 360-682-5754. www.penncovebrewing.com
Toby’s Tavern 8 Front St. Open: 11 a.m. to close, daily. Kitchen closes at 9 p.m. Sunday thru Thursday and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Fare: Fresh local seafood, steak, prime rib, sandwiches, salads, soups,
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Tyee Restaurant and Lounge 405 S. Main St. Open: 6:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Fare: Diner-style meals featuring full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Contact: 360-678-6616. www.tyeehotel.com
Greenbank Farm Wine Shop 765 Wonn Road Open: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday thru Sunday. Fare: Wines, hard ciders, fruit and dessert wines, loganberry wine, jams and syrups. Contact: 360-222-3797. www.greenbankfarmwineshop.com
Vail Wine Shop and Tasting Room 22 Front St. Open: 12-5:30 p.m., Wednesday thru Monday (7:30 p.m. on Fridays) Fare: Tasting room and wine bar featuring a wide variety of exclusive and hard to find Washington state wines. Contact: 360-632-2227. www.vailwineshop.com
GREENBANK Greenbank Cheese Specialty Foods and Gifts 765 Wonn Road Open: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in summer, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in off season. Expanded hours vary in summer. Fare: Cheese, meats, crackers and other specialty food items.
Greenbank Store and Grille 25189 SR 525 Open: Hours vary between store, deli and grille. Fare: Deli and dinner options including sandwiches, salads, burgers and daily specials. Contact: 360-678-3300. Find us on Facebook. Whidbey Pies Cafe 765 Wonn Road Open: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily spring and summer; changes seasonally Fare: Coffee, sweet and savory pies, soups, salads, sandwiches, quiche. Changes seasonally and features local ingredients. Contact: 360-678-1288. www.whidbeypies.com
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Area offers unique places to rest your head As the second-oldest town in Washington state, Coupeville provides a historic and scenic backdrop for that island getaway. Just down the highway, Greenbank is home to the Greenbank Farm and coastal vistas and also offers its own custom stays. Each has a number of unique inns and bed-and-breakfasts. Some are converted Victorian homes, others are farmhouses, and yet others are cottages tucked away in the woods. Both communities provide easy access to nearby hiking trails, retail shopping and dining experiences.
COUPEVILLE Anchorage Inn B&B Seven rooms, big front porch 807 N. Main St., 360-678-5581 www.anchorage-inn.com
The Blue Goose Inn Housed in two restored Victorian homes, near the water 702 N. Main St. 360-678-4284 www.bluegooseinn.com Captain Whidbey Inn Built in 1907, features rustic décor and waterfront restaurant 2072 W. Captain Whidbey Road 360-678-4097 www.captainwhidbey.com Compass Rose B&B 1890 Queen Anne 508 S. Main St., 360-678-5318 www.compassrosebandb.com
Fort Casey Inn, circa 1909, is former non-commissioned officers’ quarters that was restored and may now be rented by the public. It was built for the active defensive installation of Fort Casey, which neighbors the Inn. Each two-bedroom house, has a living area, upstairs bath and farm kitchen accommodations.
Coupeville Inn A French Mansard style Inn 200 NW Coveland St. 360-678-6668 www.thecoupevilleinn.com
Jenne Farm 1908 house on a 143-acre farm 538 Engle Road 360-678-4433 www.jennefarm.homestead.com
Fort Casey Inn Two-bedroom houses, next door to 467-acre Fort Casey State Park 1276 Engle Road 360-678-5050 www.fortcaseyinn.com
Spinnaker Tea Garden B&B On five acres of fields and gardens 1872 W. Arnold Road 360-678-4481 email@example.com
The Inn at Penn Cove Built in 1889, it was originally the Jacob Jenne house 602 N. Main St. 360-678-8000 www.whidbey.com/penncove
Guest House Log Cottages Five cottages in wooded seclusion 24371 S. State Route 525 360-678-3115 www.guesthouselogcottages.com
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Lagoon Point B&B Log home with water view 3617 Marine View Dr. 818-895-7464 or 818-903-1980 www.lagoonpoint-bandb.com The Yoga Lodge B&B Inn 10-acre yoga retreat 3475 Christie Road 360-929-5985 www.yogalodge.com For other Coupeville and Greenbank accommodations, go to the Coupeville Lodging Association's website at www. coupevillelodging.com
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Community upholds some long-standing traditions PENN COVE MUSSELFEST
Mussels are the centerpiece every March for a two-day festival, which features chowdertasting and mussel-eating competitions, farm tours and activities for all ages. Get to the Rec Hall early to purchase tickets to the Mussel Chowder Tasting Competition, which pits local restaurants against each other for the coveted Mussel Chowder prize. Tickets sell out quickly, so organizers recommend that visitors buy tickets before noon each day. The Rec Hall is also the center for mussel-cooking demonstrations, the daily mussel eating competition and tickets for the mussel farm boat tour.
PENN COVE WATER FESTIVAL
The Penn Cove Water Festival Associations hosts an annual revival of the historic Coupeville Water Festival by bringing families together to enjoy Native American canoe racing, entertainment, crafts and culture and giving them a chance to learn about, appreciate and protect the environment. The event features annual tribal canoe races, Native arts and crafts, demonstrations, storytelling, dance performances, artist demonstrations, authentic
Native foods, children's activities and exhibits and displays. Tribal canoe racers come from all over the region to compete in races from the Coupeville Boat Launch to the Coupeville Wharf. Spectators can view the races from viewpoints along Front Street and at the wharf.
COUPEVILLE ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL
The Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival has been held each summer for more than 50 years with some of the finest art and crafts vendors in the country. The festival also features an art gallery and wine reception, a wine and beer garden, a hands-on children’s activity area, a food court and live entertainment. The Coupeville Festival Association is all about giving back to the local community. It is a 100 percent volunteer-run organization and the money raised stays local through annual grants given to various community organizations and projects.
HAUNTING OF COUPEVILLE
Each October a variety of community partners, with the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce at the helm, host a month of
Halloween and harvest-related activities. Check out the corn maze or pumpkin patch complete with trolly rides and a haunted barn. Stop by Front Street for the Great Pumpkin Race and Halloween Torchlight Parade. Events vary from week-to-week and by appeal. Check out www.hauntingofcoupeville.com for all of the dates and times as the event approaches.
GREENING OF COUPEVILLE
On the first Saturday in December each year, the town celebrates an event that’s uniquely Coupeville. Residents start the morning braving the cold for a rush of exercise adrenaline with the Jingle Trail Run through Fort Casey and Camp Casey. Saratoga Orchestra offers a free concert at the high school in the afternoon and several churches hold holiday bazaars with special meals. As the evening approaches, people line Main and Front streets for the annual Greening of Coupeville Parade, complete with Santa. Following the parade, everyone gathers at Cooke’s Corner Park for caroling and a treelighting. Downtown businesses stay open for late-night shopping while boats from the Oak Harbor Yacht Club cruise through Penn Cove for the Lighted Boat Parade.
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Central Whidbey Visitor's Guide • 2017
— Events Calendar — JUNE June 2: First Fridays at the Farm, 5-8 p.m., Greenbank Farm. Includes wine tasting, special events, culinary delights and art presentations. 360-678-7710. June 3-4: Purple Passion Sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Meerkerk Gardens, Greenbank. www.meerkerk gardens.org June 17: Whidbey Island Garden Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., South Whidbey. Tour four or five of the island's finest gardens. 360-321-4191. www.wigt.org
July 1-2: Coupeville Lions Garage Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Coupeville Elementary School. www.coupevillelions. org July 7: First Fridays at the Farm, 5-8 p.m., Greenbank Farm. Includes wine tasting, special events, culinary delights and art presentations. 360-678-7710. July 8: Rhodie Care Class, 10 a.m. to noon, Meerkerk Gardens, Greenbank. $10 a person. www.meerkerkgardens.org July 8: Blooming Season Concerts: Choro, 1-3 p.m., Lavender Wind Farm, Coupeville. www.laven derwind.com/2017/blooming-season-concerts July 10-14: Whidbey Island Race Week, Oak Harbor. www.whidbeyislandraceweek.com July 15: Fairy Making Magic, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Meerkerk Gardens in Greenbank. Children of all ages bring their families, grandparents too, and create a fairy from natural materials. $10 per adult or $20 per family. www.meerkerkgardens.org July 15-16: Whidbey Island’s Quilters on the Rock guild presents “Peace, Love, Quilt” quilt show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Coupeville High School. $5 suggested donation. www.quiltersontherock.com July 15: Blooming Season Concerts: Trio Nouveau, 1-3 p.m., Lavender Wind Farm, Coupeville. www.lavenderwind.com/2017/bloomingseason-concerts July 22: Blooming Season Concerts: To be determined, 1-3 p.m., Lavender Wind Farm, Coupeville. www.lavenderwind.com/2017/bloomingseason-concerts July 29: Blooming Season Concerts: Skinny Tie Jazz, 1-3 p.m., Lavender Wind Farm, Coupeville. www.lavenderwind.com/2017/blooming-seasonconcerts
Swim Lessons Public Swim Camp Casey Pool th
Open June 17 - September 3nd 360-678-5050 www.spu.edu/caseypool
Aug. 4: First Fridays at the Farm, 5-8 p.m., Greenbank Farm. Includes wine tasting, special events, culinary delights and art presentations. 360-678-7710. Aug. 5: Blooming Season Concerts: Triptych, 1-3 p.m., Lavender Wind Farm, Coupeville. www. lavenderwind.com/2017/blooming-season-concerts Aug. 12: Wine and Rhodies, 6:30-9 p.m. at Meerkerk Gardens, Greenbank. Enjoy the spring splendor of the gardens with wine and appetizers. www.meerkerkgardens.org Aug. 12: Race the Reserve, event-day registration opens 5:30 a.m., Aug. 12, Coupeville Middle School. Friday packet pick-up is 3-6 p.m., Aug. 11, Coupeville Middle/High School gymnasium. Races include a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 10k and 5k. RaceTheReserve.com Aug. 12-13: Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival, Coupeville. 360-678-5116. www.coupeville festival.com Aug. 19: Bluegrass in the Gardens, noon to 4:30 p.m., Meerkerk Gardens, Greenbank, bring your blanket, wine and cheese, and relax to the music of some of the area's favorite artists. Bluegrass workshop and open mic. www. meerkerkgardens.org Aug. 19: Tour de Whidbey begins and ends at Greenbank Farm. Annual ride benefits WhidbeyHealth Hospital Foundation. www.tourde whidbey.com Aug. 26-27: Whidbey Working Artists Studio Tour, various studios island-wide, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. www.whidbeyworkingartists.com
Sept. 1: First Fridays at the Farm, 5-8 p.m., Greenbank Farm. Includes wine tasting, special events, culinary delights and art presentations. 360-678-7710. Sept. 2-3: Fall Plant Sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Meerkerk Gardens, Greenbank. www.meerkerk gardens.org Sept. 16: Whidbey Island Raptor Day, at the Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship. pacificriminstitute.org Sept. 16-17: Whidbey Island Kite Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy color kites flying, competitions, kids kitemaking, teddy bear drop, kite lessons. Saturday evening 7:30 at Coupeville High School free indoor kite flying competition. www. whidbeykites.org or 360-678-5050.
All month: The Haunting of Coupeville and HarvestFest, featuring Scarecrow Corridor, weekend corn maze at Engle Farm, Sherman Pioneer Farm pumpkin patch, ghost walks through historic downtown and the great pumpkin race. www. coupevillechamber.com Oct. 6: First Fridays at the Farm, 5-8 p.m., Greenbank Farm. Includes wine tasting, special events, culinary delights and art presentations. 360-678-7710. Oct. 29: Pumpkin Races, 4 p.m. Coupeville. www.coupevillehistoricwaterfront.com/events/pumpkin-races/
Nov. 3: Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve and the Friends of Ebey's Annual Community Potluck. 360-678-6633. Nov. 3: First Fridays at the Farm, 5-8 p.m., Greenbank Farm. 360-678-7710. Nov. 25: Sip n’ Shop on the Cove, a small business Saturday event. www.coupevillechamber.com Nov. 26: Gingerbread Workshop, 11 a.m. 2 p.m., Coupeville Rec Hall. Make a gingerbread house. www.coupevillehistoricwaterfrontassociation.com
All month: A Coupeville Christmas, featuring events throughout the month. www.coupeville chamber.com Dec. 1: First Fridays at the Farm, 5-8 p.m., Greenbank Farm. 360-678-7710. Dec. 2: Greening of Coupeville, all day in Coupeville. Jingle Trail Run, parade, tree lighting. www.coupevillehistoricwaterfront.com Dec. 9: Photos with Santa, Island County Historical Museum. Dec. 16: Coupeville Carolling Competition, downtown. Dec. 24: Red Ticket Drawing, 1 p.m., Island County Historical Museum. A look into 2018: Feb. 10: Coupeville Chocolate Walk, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets sold in advance. www.coupevil lechamber.com March 3-4: Penn Cove Mussel Festival. www. thepenncovemusselsfestival.com May 12: Penn Cove Water Festival. www. penncovewaterfestival.com
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