What’s Happening in Langley:
Summer is in full swing on the island and Langley is bursting with activity. Travelers and locals alike will find a little something for everyone, and all within a short walk. The Inn at Langley has you covered! Here are the top picks for local fun and entertainment.
While Langley already has several delectable dining options, we are excited for the grand opening of Anthes Ferments on July 7th from 12pm-10pm. A local bunny told us there will be grill popped oysters with gochugaru-lime butter, miso roasted corn, lamb skewers with sumac yogurt! Music and specials all day are to be expected; definitely not to be missed.
If you are up to the challenge, a unique opportunity to learn how to cook authentic indian cuisine will take place at the Northwest Language and Cultural Center. The Taste of India will be on July 15th from 2-9pm and include a full Indian buffet, music, dance and sharing of Indian culture.
And of course, if you haven’t already been, the Saltwater Fish House and Oyster Bar is open and serving towers of dungeness crab, oysters, jumbo shrimp and more. Fresh off the water!
Music and Theater
Wine and music, what better a pairing? This July Ott & Murphy Winery Tasting Room is hosting a series of fabulous artists. On July 7th Andre Feriante, an award winning and internationally known guitarist, will be sharing sounds from Italy, Spain and Brazil. On the 8th Heather Keizur and Steve Christofferson combine their two unique styles to make a sultry evening of classic ballads, jazz standards and authentic French chansons. On the 14th, a local group who call themselves The Secrets will deliver a power-packed performance of original songs and well-known Urban Americana, which if you are wondering is a blend of contemporary folk, rock, blues, and standards. On the 15th the Kareem Kandi Band will be showing a versatile selection of Jazz, Blues, Funk and Classical with Kareem on the saxophone. A notable tangent from the music scene is a comedic stand-up show by Adam Richmond with Simon Kaufman on July 21st. The display of talent and entertainment is endless at Ott & Murphy, so stroll by to check out more like Dmitri Matheny a globally known jazz improvisator on July 22, Deseo Carmin’s latin funk rock on July 28th, and flamenco by the Amigos Nobles on July 29th. Oh, and there’s amazing wine!
Yes, there’s more! While our local theatrical productions are on off season, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts has an educational series this July including a Fast and Furious Filmmaking camp with Aaron Simpson on July 13-15th, an Introduction to Theater Youth Camp on July 10-14th, and a Waste Wise- Green Arts Camp on July 24-28th.
The annual Langley Street Dance on Second Street is coming this July 8th from 7-10pm right down the middle of Second Street. This year’s dance evening will be featuring Krash zen & Western Heroes. Be there or be square! On July 29th you can swim, bike and run in the Whidbey Island Triathalon…or you can root on those who do! The route starts with 1/2 mile swim in a beautiful lake on South Whidbey, proceeds with 19 1/2 miles by bike through paved country roads, and finishes with a nearly 4 mile run through forest trails at Community Park. The triathlon will run from 9:30 am until 1:30 pm. Best of luck athletes!
While Langley weather continues to sit comfortably in the 70’s, outdoor activities are at their best! Along side the town’s added happenings, our wonderful island shares endless possibilities for fun and activity.