Welcome the Whales
Parade and Festival
April 14 - 15

Each spring, Gray whales migrate from Mexico to the Gulf of Alaska, but a few take a “Spring Break” between Whidbey and Camano Islands.  They come to feed on ghost shrimp that live in the mud flats around the island.  So, Langley, our “Village by the Sea” celebrates all the whales that that are here.

From serious seminars to a quirky parade, this is a uniquely Whidbey event.


Saturday, April 14

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Educational Displays, Slide Shows, Family Activities - Langley Methodist Church, 3rd & Anthes
1:30 p.m. - Whale Parade - come dressed as your favorite critter - Downtown Langley - Parade starts at the U.S. Bank Parking lot, 2nd and Anthes
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Music and Celebration - Langley Waterfront
3 p.m. - Educational Presentations: Senior Ecologist Russ Holmes and John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research Collective

Sunday, April 15

10:00 a.m. - Noon - Beach clean-up - Langley Waterfront
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Meet artist Sue Coccia of EarthArt International - Langley Whale Center
3:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Gray Whale Watching aboard the Mystic Sea - reservations required.