The Anacortes Spring Wine Festival is a very popular April event in the small town of Anacortes, Washington. This year it is on Saturday, April 7, 2018.
2018 Festival hours: VIP 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., general admission 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; tickets VIP $80, general admission $55, designated driver $25. Tasting tickets come with a commemorative wine glass. Buy tickets here.
Tip: If you plan to come to the festival plan ahead as the hotels fill up quickly.
Tip: For those that want to extend their weekend of wine a handful of restaurants also offer wine tasting dinners.
Tip: On your way to and from Anacortes check out the Skagit Valley tulip fields.
It is a great event with lots of wine, delicious food, and amazing views. Here are three reasons to go to the Anacortes Spring Wine Festival.
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Three Reasons to go to the Anacortes Spring Wine Festival
#1 Location, Location, Location
The historic Port of Anacortes Transit Shed Event Center is along Guemes Channel. Guests can easily move from inside the building to the pier to sip their wines and take in the water and island views.
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#2 Wine, Cider, and Sparkling Wine!
Washington is the 2nd largest producer of premium wines in the U.S. and with 30 wineries pouring their wonderful creations it’s a great way to sample a variety of wines, as well as learn about grape varietals, the winemaking process, and flavor profiles.
#3 Tasty Bites
Enjoy culinary creations from a selection of restaurants.
Anacortes Travel Tips
The Anacortes Spring Wine Festival is the perfect opportunity to explore Anacortes, which has a charming historic downtown with fun shops and antiquing, fabulous restaurants, and hikes with amazing vistas. The festival is also during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, so be sure to check the tulip fields out on your way to and from Anacortes.
Here is a list of helpful travel tips for your Fidalgo Island getaway.
- Some of my favorite Anacortes restaurants are A’Town Bistro, The Shrimp Shack, Secret Cove (they have the most budget-friendly happy hour in town), 5th Street Bistro, Vagabond, Adrift, Dad’s Diner, Rockfish Grill, H20, and Union Tavern.
- For hikes, check out Opt Outside in Anacortes – it’s Easy, Find a Favorite Fidalgo Island Hike and Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve.
- For those traveling with a dog, Fidalgo Island – A Paradise for Your Dog, lists dog-friendly options in Anacortes.
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- Five Ways to Taste and Create Your Way Through Anacortes – distillery tasting, candle-making, paint pottery and make glass, and taste oils and vinegar.