This weekend the forecast is sunny and bright and best of all there are two popular events in our home port―the Anacortes Spring Boat Show and Anacortes Spring Wine Festival.
The Anacortes Spring Boat Show―April 8, 9, and 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Is your summer dream to cruise Pacific Northwest waters in your own boat? This weekend, the Anacortes Spring Boat Show, showcases around 100 boats from fourteen local brokerages, making it easy to find the perfect boat.
“There is a range of boats from $15,000 to $2 million, 20 foot to 80 foot, all styles, manufacturer, and age,” said Coordinator Chris Burgess, “The show and parking are free, and most of the boats you can board. It’s a great way to figure out what works best for you in a stress-free environment.”
The show also includes marine trade goods and services like marine service reps, bankers, and insurance reps in two on-site tents. Located at Cap Sante Marina (1019 Q Ave. Anacortes, Wa. 98221), there is lots of parking, and a short walk away is historic downtown.
If you are a wine lover, we suggest spending the morning view the boats on Saturday, and then walking down to the Anacortes Spring Wine Festival.
Anacortes Spring Wine Festival― April 9 from 1 to 5 p.m.
At the 7th Annual Anacortes Spring Wine Festival, they’ll be plenty of opportunities to discover a new favorite Washington wine, or more likely two or three. Thirty wineries from all over the state, like Skagit Valley’s Tulip Valley Vineyard & Orchard, Yakima Valley’s Treveri Cellars Sparkling Wine House, and Walla Walla’s Cougar Crest Estate Winery, as well as, a cidery, will tempt with their reds and whites.
Along with wine sampling, the day’s festivities include savory bites from eight different restaurants, like Dad’s Diner, 5th Street Bistro, and Frida’s Gourmet Mexican Cuisine, as well as, a raw oyster bar and artisan cheese and chocolates. And, the Port Warehouse Event Center (1st and Commercial, Anacortes, Wa. 98221) offers breathtaking views of Guemes Channel and the San Juan Islands.
Tickets: $50, designated driver $25. Price includes tasting tickets, commemorative wine glass, food and a 10% discount on wines purchased that day. More information and tickets here.