Family Holiday Fair @ The Port
Sat & Sun, Dec. 7 & 8; 11am - 3pm

On December 7 & 8, we open the Port's Events Center for two days of family-oriented fun. The Family Holiday Fair, part of “Celebrate the Season,” is free, thanks to the generosity of Derek Damon Orthodontics and Playhouse Dental, who are sponsoring these two days.

Saturday – After the Anacortes Holiday Parade. Photos with Santa, Cookies and Cocoa provided by Chandler Square, Who-ville games and crafts provided by Fidalgo Rotary, Entertainment by Mt. Erie Elementary, Fidalgo Elementary, Island View Elementary Choirs and Fidalgo Danceworks.

Sunday – Santa, cookies, crafts plus entertainment by the Gracy Harmony Trio and the main event, is Gingerbread (small kits for all) and the contest put on by Fidalgo Island Rotary.

You, too, can participate

Join the Gingerbread Contest: here's the entry form
Kids, be part of the Marketplace: here's the signup form.

Volunteers are essential to bring this event to reality. Taking lead this year is Fidalgo Island Rotary Club. The club has committed to building all the sets that transform the Port of Anacortes “Event Center” into a magical winter wonderland. In addition, during the Holiday Family Fair weekend, the Rotary Club will again present their “Who-ville” experience which includes games, crafts and occasional visits by the Grinch. In addition to the Rotarians, volunteers from Anacortes Arts Festival will again decorate the event's feature tree.

On Sunday the focus is on Gingerbread. Student and adult teams will again compete in decorating houses for prizes and bragging rights. The entries will be judged by local community leaders. In addition, children of all ages will be able to decorate their own “mini-house” to take home.

If you're interested in participating in the Gingerbread House contest, contact Dan Conrardy at 949-287-9747 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Make checks payable to Fidalgo Island Rotary Foundation. 

  • Categories:
  • Student
  • Adults
  • Service Clubs / community services

( FYI) This includes builders, police Dept, fire departments, public and local businesses) 

Family Holiday Fair Sponsors: 

derek damon ortho  playhouse dental logo

Anacortes Schools Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation with 501(c)3 status. ASF was established in 1984 and benefits students at all levels with college and vocational scholarships, early learning support and STEM enrichment opportunities. All proceeds from the “Celebrate the Season” event support Anacortes School District programs.