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Great Northwest Glass Quest

Each February the Northwest goes a little nuts for glass fishing floats in the Great Northwest Glass Quest. The 2019 quest is February 15 – 24.
These glass balls are made by father and son team of Mark and Marcus Ellinger. See how they work together every day to make great art.

The Love Locks of Oak Harbor

The love lock tradition has come to Oak Harbor. The engraved padlocks, fastened to chain link in the shape of a heart on the side of a downtown building called The Loft. But there’s a twist on this enduring symbol of love.
These are dedicated to the men and women who serve our country.

Oak Harbor Art Trail

Public Art is spread throughout Oak Harbor. Use this guide to find its artistic gems. Some pieces are by local artists others are nationally known.

A reproduction of a maintenance shop for a PBY Catalina airplane.

The PBY – Naval Air Museum – A Visit to the Museum

The PBY – Naval Air Museum tells stories through a mix of photographs, artifacts, text, military uniforms, and hands-on activities. It tells both the big stories and the small individual stories of our men and women in service.

Carl Comfort dumps a bucket of grapes into a larger gin.

Grape Harvest in the Rain

While a sommelier can tell you what tastes are in a wine, he or she cannot tell you what all really goes into a wine. That’s especially true when with the community that grows at harvest time.

The PBY – Naval Air Museum – The Story of Gigi

The story of the PBY-5A Catalina and how it transformed Oak Harbor into a WWII Navy Seaplane Base is a fascinating tale, and one that’s exemplified by “Gigi,” a PBY-5A Catalina that first came to Oak Harbor in 1943 and now sits on display in the city.

Yellow maple leaves on the ground and the sun shining behind them

Fall Escapes

Fall reminds us that the natural world is made up of cycles. Summer has done its deed and winter approaches.

Deception Pass Jet Boat Tour

This jet boat tour through Deception Pass, yes- under the famous bridge and out into open water, is a fun and instructive trip whether it’s your first time, or your 20th.

The red barn of Greenbank Farm with the water in the background

Greenbank Farm

Island artists co-operative Visit Website… Specialty foods and gifts Find on Facebook Regional wines, ciders, and more Visit Website… Regional Art and Artisan Crafts Visit Website… Pies and a full lunch menu Visit Website Home Furnishings Visit Website… Sunrise from the farm’s walking trails. Sunrise from the farm’s walking trails. The barn is the site of many community events. The … Read More