Celebrate the Season

Join the "Celebrate Express" on December 7

The signature event of “Celebrate the Season” is the “Celebrate Express” Dinner. This year it will be held on Saturday evening Dec. 7 at the Port’s Event Center. This will be a lively evening featuring dinner catered by Gere-a-Deli and holiday performances featuring many of our students and local talent. There will also be a small auction and a “Raise the Paddle” to support the important programs made possible through the Anacortes Schools Foundation.

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Doors open at 6:00 PM.

"Train" tickets are $125/person for “First-Class” All-Inclusive or $75 for “General Boarding.” 

Tables of 8 can be reserved for $1,000 or $600 respectively.

All tickets include dinner and live entertainment with the opportunity to help support Anacortes students.

First-Class tickets also include: A welcome cocktail, premier seating with first to the dining car privileges, unlimited beer and wine at your table served by your dedicated table attendant, “behind the gate” parking spots (limited availability) and more.

All tickets will be held at the door. Reserve today and “vault” your credit card so that you will be set for any purchases you make during the evening.

We look forward to seeing you on December 7 aboard the “Celebrate Express!”

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Family Holiday Fair

Family Holiday Fair @ The Port
Sat & Sun, Dec. 7 & 8; 11am - 3pm

On December 7 & 8, we open the Port's Events Center for two days of family-oriented fun. The Family Holiday Fair, part of “Celebrate the Season,” is free, thanks to the generosity of Derek Damon Orthodontics and Playhouse Dental, who are sponsoring these two days.

Saturday – After the Anacortes Holiday Parade. Photos with Santa, Cookies and Cocoa provided by Chandler Square, Who-ville games and crafts provided by Fidalgo Rotary, Entertainment by Mt. Erie Elementary, Fidalgo Elementary, Island View Elementary Choirs and Fidalgo Danceworks.

Sunday – Santa, cookies, crafts plus entertainment by the Gracy Harmony Trio and the main event, is Gingerbread (small kits for all) and the contest put on by Fidalgo Island Rotary.

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Ready to Learn Fair

Saturday, Aug. 17 @ 9am-noon
Anacortes Middle School

For 19 years, the annual Ready to Learn Fair has served thousands of Anacortes students, Kindergarten to 12th grade, oveer the years. It is a labor of love for hundreds of volunteers, and comes together thanks to the incredible generosity of our entire community. In 2018, the one-day event served over 300 students, and once again put critical resources in the hands of our families who need assistance most. 

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Fueling Education Fun Run presented by Shell

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 - Washington Park

The 2019 Fueling Education Fun Run & Walk, presented by Shell Puget Sound Refinery and benefitting Anacortes Schools Foundation is set for 10 AM on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. This all-ages family event which brings together local industry and businesses, our city, the chamber of commerce and Anacortes Schools, to make it truly a community event. Dogs and strollers are welcome. Again the event will be held at Washington Park.

Check-in @ 8:30am
Kids Race @ 9:30am
5K Race @ 10:00am

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