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Holland Happening Parade & Festival – CANCELLED

Merchant tents in the street on Pioneer Way during the festival, "Holland Happening."

April 23 - April 26

Free

For more than 50 years Oak Harbor has celebrated Holland Happening! The “Holland Happening Parade & Festival” features the traditional Saturday parade along with a carnival, food vendors, and more all along our beautiful downtown waterfront.

Be sure to buy your carnival tickets at the Oak Harbor Chamber!

Walking among the vendors on Pioneer Way at Holland Happening.

Holland Happening celebrates the many cultures that have come together in Oak Harbor.  The festival began as an American version of “King’s Day” in the Netherlands, and marked the region’s Dutch heritage.  But now the festival has added booths, food, and exhibitions to highlight the multi-cultural nature of Whidbey Island’s largest city.

The annual parade is led by a town crier announcing the start of the festival.

Pioneer Way is closed Saturday and Sunday to make room for the music, food, and a beer garden in the historic downtown area. Restaurants and other downtown merchants are there to welcome visitors with Oak Harbor-style warmth. Local and regional artisans offer finely crafted wares.

All together, it makes for a spring celebration even if spring-like weather doesn’t always show up.

Events

Note: These are from 2019.
2020 events coming soon.

4:00 p.m. – Davis Amusement Carnival
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Elementary Art Walk

Details

Start:
April 23
End:
April 26
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
Festivals, Food, Parade

Venue

Downtown Oak Harbor
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