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  1. Calendar Overlay Anacortes History (3)

Anacortes History

  1. First official Marineers' Pageant (1937)

    August 20, 2019, All Day

    The first Marineers' Pageant kicked off today in 1937. Though not around today, (having been replaced by events like the Arts Festival), the Pageant was once one of the biggest celebrations of the year. Banquets would sometimes go through thousands of grilled fish in a day, boat races off of Cap Sante would wow crowds of people, and of course the annual Pageant parade was a town favorite, with many organizations sponsoring floats of their own and prizes for participating girls.

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  2. Anacortes American gets AP wire service (1951)

    August 21, 2019, All Day

    With the debut of the Associated Press wire service machine in the Anacortes American office, Anacortes journalists were, for the first time ever, given worldwide news at with (for the time) lightning fast delivery.

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  3. Seafarer's Memorial Park dedication (1976)

    August 29, 2019, All Day @ Seafarer's Memorial Park

    A tribute to the brave men and women lost at sea, Seafarer's Memorial Park is a testament to Fidalgo island's love of the ocean as well as the treacherousness of it.

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