A very fun yearly festival celebrating the Penn Cove Mussel!  Purchase tickets (with a souvenier mug) for a mussel chowder cook-off and try up to 16 different chowders while helping to choose the winner.  Businesses in this cute town are open with fresh cinnamon rolls, mussels being steamed outdoors, wine and other goodies.  There are live musicians singing sea shanties and a beer garden for adults.  Go to this link for more information:   http://thepenncovemusselsfestival.com/

Whidbey Island Kite Festival, to be held in 21-22 September 2013 at Camp Casey Conference Center