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Welcome the Whales Festival

April 15, 2023 @ 1:30 pm 2:30 pm

welcome the whales 2023

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 are here.

In Langley, WA, as we welcome the Sounders gray whales back to Puget Sound! Orca Network’s annual Welcome the Whales Festival will include costume making, our popular parade through downtown Langley where you can dress up as your favorite critter, an educational presentation TBA, and a gray whale fundraising cruise on Sunday April 16th.

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

SATURDAY. APRIL 15 (Free family-friendly, come dressed as your fave)
1:30PM: Downtown Langley Parade – up 2nd, down 1st
2:00PM – 2:30PM: Langley Waterfront Celebration