Local Events Happening in Anacortes October 2018

If you think Anacortes is only alive in the summer, think again! Here are some fun events happening the week of October 19-21 2018 in Anacortes WA.

Vintage MarketLooking for a something to do this weekend while the weather in Anacortes is still marvelous? Sassy Frass Company is presenting the Anacortes Glitter & Glitz Vintage Market & Gift Show at 100 Commercial Ave in Anacortes. This experience is sure to be everything you’re expecting and more with the best of both worlds at one great show!

On October 19th and 20th come and see why this Anacortes event was voted one of Vintage Holiday Magazine’s top 10 Vintage Holiday Markets. At the VIP 21+ event on Friday, October 19th from 6 to 9pm, you can savor a gratuitous beverage and an exceptional gift, all while you enjoy exclusive early shop local purchasing.

Your Friday night ticket also includes admission to Saturday’s event for more terrific shopping in Anacortes. Vendors will be replenishing their booths with new and exciting autumn and holiday items for Saturday, including décor for homes and garden, antiques, jewelry, clothing, furniture, vintage finds, and up-cycled items that are ready to go home with you.

Tickets for Saturday’s 9am to 4pm event will be available at the door the day of the event as well as online. By donating two cans of food at the door you are eligible for a discounted entry ticket. This event brings a lot of visitors to Anacortes. It is recommended that you purchase tickets online; this will limit your time in line on the day of the event. We are delighted to welcome you to our charming town and this event set on Fidalgo Island in gorgeous Anacortes!

Looking to stay long-term and relish in the charm of Fidalgo Island? You can find all homes for sale in Anacortes HERE



98221 Artists Studio TourHave a passion for local Anacortes art? Love supporting your local Anacortes artists? Join the Anacortes 98221 Artists Studio Tour presented by the Anacortes Arts Commission, on October 20th and 21st from 10am to 5pm.

The local Anacortes Arts Commission has a selection of over 40 local Anacortes artists for the 2018 Anacortes tour, including 30 local Anacortes studios plus other locations, including downtown Anacortes.

This local Anacortes event highlights artists who live or work in the Anacortes 98221 zip code. Displaying fiber art, metal art, woodwork, painting, fused glass, jewelry, mixed media, sculpture, and more!

This is a self-guided tour. Tour guide map pick up locations can be found online at the Anacortes Arts Commission website. If you love the tour and want to live local so you can experience local Anacortes art daily CLICK HERE to find your dream home.

If you would like to know more about community events in Anacortes, follow our blog HERE.

Planning Your Move


Moving seems to always take longer than home buyers or sellers expect.¬† We often find our clients do not allow enough time to complete the moving process and don‚Äôt realize how much ‚Äústuff‚ÄĚ they have accumulated.

 Here are some stops to take to help you make the move to or from anacortes easier.

  • ¬†Decide how the move will be accomplished.¬† If you are considering hiring a professional moving company, call right away and get a bid. We suggest Viking Moving Services and they are happy to give you a free estimate. (You do not need to wait until your home has an accepted offer to gather the information your will need.) If you think you want to rent a U-Haul, also get the information on that. Once you know the moving date call and make your reservations!


  • ¬†How long will it take you to move? The average move takes over 200 hours! As soon as you decide to move start to de-clutter and pack, sell, or give away things. If you are using a professional mover they can pack the items and keep them in storage until you are ready to move. It makes the move easier and makes your home show better.


  • Note: If a professional moving company is moving you they will usually only insure those things they pack, but not the things you pack. You might want to let them repack the items you pack.


  • Once you have selected the new home, decide what furniture will go where. If there are pieces that won’t fit in your new house, then get rid of them before you pay to move them!


  • Plan to take time off of work, and/or hire help. There is always “more to it” than most people realize.


There is an on-line planner that gives you a week by week count down 8 weeks prior to your move.  You can personalize the planner and signup to have reminder emails sent to you.  The site is Move.Com.

 Take time to plan your move and it will save time in the long run!