Red Ticket 2017 is bigger than ever!


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Shopping Local isn’t a fad it’s the bread and butter of Coupeville.  

Show your love for Coupeville by doing business with local businesses.

Local business owners are our neighbors, our family members and our friends and they keep Coupeville strong.

Every 20.00 spent at participating merchants, restaurants and services gets you a chance to win big at the 1pm Red Ticket Drawing on Dec 24th in front of the Island County Historical Museum at 908 Alexander St. in Coupeville.  map

Bayleaf owner Beth Kuchynka, right, announces the winners of the $1,000 Red Ticket drawing, Teo Keilwitz and his mom, Janie, of Coupeville. The Keilwitzes donated half of the cash award to the Gifts from the Heart food bank. The raffle prize was a reward for people who patronized downtown businesses during the 2011 holiday season. 2011 Photo and Caption: Kasia Pierzga / The Whidbey Examiner

YOU or a family member or friend MUST be present with the winning ticket stub to claim the winnings.  IF you’re unable to be there you can donate your tickets at place of purchase to their chosen Central Whidbey Non-Profit. Rain, shine or snow the drawing ALWAYS takes place. 

A majority of participating merchants have gift cards you can purchase. Some participants will ship your purchases, inquire with them though the contact numbers below.  



A Touch of Dutch – 360-678-7729 – 11 Front St NW. – Dutch Foods, Candy, Ceramics, Lace Curtin Specialists. Gift Certificates YES! WILL SHIP YOUR PURCHASES



Aqua Gifts – 360-678-0664 – 2 Front St. – House wears, gifts, shoes, soaps, candles and much more for all ages.  Perfect for women and men, girls and boys. Gift Certificates YES


back-to-the-island-david-sternBack to the Island – 360-678-6860 – 9B Front St NW – Clothes, gifts, souvenirs, and much MORE.  LOTS of SEAHAWKS.  Gift Certificates YES




Balanced Bodyworks – 360-630-0911 – 6 NW Coveland St. – Health and wellness.  Massage. Specializes in Massage Therapy in treating back and neck problems due to excessive muscle tightness and Trigger Points. Gift Certificates YES



bayleaf – 360-675-5434 – 101 NW Coveland St. – Wine, groceries, sweets, delicatessen, cheeses, cured meats, specialty items. Holiday gourmet baskets, wine clubs, catering, specialists in Paella for groups. Gift Certificates YES


christophers-david-sternChristopher’s on Whidbey – 360-678-5480 – 103 NW Coveland St. – Over 30 years of pleasing meals for locals and visitors, featuring fresh, creative, northwest cuisine (fish, meat, vegetarian, local and regional produce) and a variety of local wines. Gift Certificates YES


 collections-david-sternCollections Boutique -360-678-2100 -24 Front St. – Variety of clothing lines — Tribal, Habitat, Pure, Cutloose, Lysse, Lissett, Nomadic Traders, Picadilly, Adam Jacobs – and more.  Jewelry, accessories and baby gifts. Gift Certificates YES



Coupeville Auto Repair -360-678-1746 -105 NW Coveland St. – Car repair and services.  Gas station. Gift Certificates YES


13404020_1188044024563576_7264900700060657803_oCoupeville Chamber of Commerce – 360-675-5434, 905 Alexander St. – Business organization.  Visitors Center is located at 905 Alexander St.

Photo Credit Coupeville Chamber of Commerce



Elkhorn Trading Company -360-678-2250 -15 Front St. – Antiques Bygone Junk & Jewels. Furniture, fishing rods & lures, watches, clocks, coins & silver jewelry, hollow and flatware. Buy Sell Trade. Estate services.  Gift Certificates YES



Front Street Grill -360-682-2551 -20 Front St. – Wonderful meals, lunch and dinner. Breakfast on weekends. Catering, wine, full bar, seafood, local mussels, burgers, specials and desserts with a water view. Gift Certificates YES



Front Street Realty -360-678-6100 -22 Front St. – Full service real estate services.  Long standing, well respected community member Janet Burchfield will make sure all your needs are met.


a-need-new-pic-harbor-giftsHarbor Gifts and Kayak Rental -360-678-3625 – 26 Front St. – ON the Wharf. Clothes, gifts, souvenirs, and much MORE.  Plus a beautiful stroll out to the Wharf building.   We love our wharf.


museum-david-sternIsland County Historical Society Archives and Museum – 360-678-3310 – 908 NW Alexander St. – Island County archives (available for study by appointment) and museum.  Gift Certificates YES



Knead and Feed – 360-678-5431 – 4 Front. St. – Breakfast and lunch.  Cafe’ cuisine, baked goods cooked on site, coffee, waterside dinning.  Gift Certificates YES



Lavender Wind – Locally grown lavender products from Whidbey’s largest lavender farm.  Handmade products: oils, soaps, spice blends, teas, baked goods, gifts. Gift Certificates YES – SHIPPING YES



One More Thing – 360-678-1894 – 13 Front St. – Clothing, accessories.  Great assortment of quality goods. Gift Certificates YES



Tee and Nee’s Cafe – 360-678-2900 – 12 Front St. – Lunch and dinner.  Wide variety of delicious foods and baked goods. Gift Certificates YES

Photo Yelp User Landon R. 



Peak Performance Chiropractic Center – 360-678-5400 – 11 NW Coveland St. – Non-invasive chiropractic technique creating a radical new way of healing restoring body balance and perfect health. Gift Certificates YES



Penn Cove Gallery – 360-678-1176 – 9 Front St. – Art to display, wear and give from 26 Whidbey Island artists. Large selection of original art, reproductions and art cards in a range of media, suitable for decor and gifts, at home and work.



Salon Blue – 360-682-5216 – 23 Front St. – A welcoming professional salon dedicated to providing the highest level of service and products to ensure that the client looks and feels the best they can. Gift Certificates YES



The Coupeville Inn – 360-678-6668 – 20 NW Coveland St. – Coupeville’s premier destination Inn… Beautifully refurbished rooms and suites with views of Penn Cove and Mt. Baker, just steps to the wharf and historic downtown Coupeville. Gift Certificates YES




The Cove Cafe – 360-678-6434 – On the Wharf – 26 Front St NW, Coupeville, WA 98239 –  Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer – *** WINTER Hours: Thursday thru Sunday: 11:30am – 3:00pm. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.



The Crow’s Roost – 360-678-2092 – 902 Grace St. – Carefully curated gifts, jewelry, accessories, home goods and décor, edibles, art and more. Gift Certificates YES


a-need-new-pic-honey-bearThe Honey Bear – 360-678-6122 – 23 Front St. – Candy, chocolate, gifts, books, toys, cards, and more for all ages.  Gift Certificates YES



The Oystercatacher – 360-678-0683 – 901 Grace St. – Fine dinning, dinner and lunch. Ingredients from local farmers cooked with culinary passion.  Changing menu pending season. Fine wine collection. Gift Certificates YES



The Seaside Spa and Salon – 360-678-0508 – 5 Front St. -Full service salon and spa.   Gift Certificates YES



Toby’s – 360-678-4222 – 8 Front St. – Beer, wine, wide ranging menu, local mussels, waterside dinning.  Must be 21. Gift Certificates YES



Vail Wine Shop and Tasting Room – 360-678-4222 – 22 Front St. – Large variety of Washington wines, wine tasting events, indoor and outdoor seating, wine clubs. Gift Certificates YES


whidbey-yarns-david-sternWhidbey Isle Yarns, Gifts and Teas – 360-632-4200 – 12 Front St. – Fine wool yarns (hand spun, machine made, imported, natural and commercial died), jewelry, buttons, notions, teas. Gift Certificates YES


Whidbey View Homes – Pamela Z. Hill Owner / Designated Broker
11 NW Coveland Suite A / PO Box 665
Coupeville,  WA  98239 CELL 360-320-2411 OFFICE 360-678-2095



Windjammer Custom Framing – 360-678-9200 – 22 Front St. – Fine art and print framing. Large selection of frames. Award winning framer. Gift Certificates YES






Saturday – December 2, 2017 – Coupeville Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting & Boat Parade and late night shopping in downtown Coupeville


Saturday – December 9, 2017 – Live music on the streets of downtown Historic District all day long.  Listen to Skinny Tie Jazz as well as other great musicians while you shop, eat, or relax about our beautiful waterfront downtown. What could be better!


Saturday – December 16, 2017 – SANTA VISIT – come take pictures with Santa 12 noon to 3pm at the Island County Archives and Museum.  Sponsored by us and Iverson Insurance


Saturday – December 23rd, 2017, Annual Caroling Contest for Central Whidbey Non-Profits. 1pm to 2pm song will fill the air in downtown to benefit your ears and the non-profits who do such good work in our community.


Sunday – December 24th – 1pm – Red Ticket Drawing in front of the Island County Historical Society, Archives and Museum – 908 Alexander St. map


Historic Waterfront Upgrades Wifi in downtown


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With the commitment of our members, and volunteers, we are able to provide free Wifi to our historic downtown.  Having Wifi helps both resident and visitor alike. 

Recently we made a decision to give our Wifi a stronger presence and added to the number of repeaters we have on Front St.

THANKS TO our volunteers, Randy Chambers, Jason Magee, and Denis Hill for installation of the additional repeater, and Front Street Grill for their generosity in allowing us to mount it on their building.  

A WiFi repeater or extender is used to extend the coverage area of your WiFi network. It works by receiving your existing WiFi signal, amplifying it and then transmitting the boosted signal.


As a Historic Waterfront member and volunteer Denis Hill guided us through our project to get Wifi to our downtown. Now that we’ve had it for several year he now monitors the system and guides us in our necessary upgrades! Thanks Denis. 

August 12th and 13th – It’s Arts and Crafts & music fest time


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Historic Coupeville has hosted the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival for over 50 years.  Every year we welcome local artists and makers, and artists and makers from all over our region and country. Come join us for art, food, views and music – August 12th and 13th 2017

Complete list of artists 

Directions to Coupeville

Street closures: Coveland from Post Office to North Main; North Main from NE 9th to Front; Front from Center to Alexander; Alexander from Front to 8th St., and Grace from 8th to Front St.

Goodwill of the Coupeville Festival Association

Community Grants and Scholarships are a big part of the work the Coupeville Festival Association does for Coupeville and Whidbey Island. Annually ten’s of thousand’s of dollars go back into the community directly from the festival association. 

Like Coupeville Festival Association on Facebook

Image credits: Coupeville Festival Association 

Put your phone down while driving in Island County – It’s the law


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Effective today, Sunday July 23, 2017, law enforcement will begin enforcing Washington state Senate Bill 5289 (an E-DUI). Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act.  

Note: MINIMAL use to activate mapping apps, answering phone, etc. OK when your smartphone IS IN dashboard cradle.


When: Behind the wheel, moving or stopped at a stoplight is a $136 fine. Second citation within five years goes up to $236.

Note When pulled over for a moving violation there can be an extra fine of $30 for other types of distractions: grooming, searching through glove compartment, rustling through items on passenger seat, eating, etc, etc. 

Read Washington State Senate Bill 5289-S.PL


Time to get bluetooth and or dashboard cradles for your phone, or pull over in a safe spot when driving in Island County Washington. 

Stay safe while enjoying Whidbey Island. 

Whidbey Island Race Week July 10-14 2017


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July 10-14, 2017  |  Opening Party July 9

Anytime is a great time to be on Penn Cove, but Whidbey Island Race Week is one of the BEST TIMES! A world class sailing event, Race Week welcomes boats, captains and crews from all over the USA and world to the Oak Harbor Marina for a week of fierce racing and fun on Penn Cove.  Thanks and congratulations to Schelleen Rathkopf, Race Week Producer, and her entire crew and sponsors for bringing us another GREAT RACE!

Race Week 2017 – Preliminary Schedule 

Like the Whidbey Island Race Week facebook page

Follow the NEW Whidbey Race Week Twitter page 

Looking for a place to stay or camp on Whidbey for Race Week? Visit our Hotel/B&B page or our Camping page. 

AND let’s face it, pictures say a thousand words. Jan Anderson of Jan Marine Photography covers races all over the Pacific Northwest and country, she especially likes Whidbey Island Race Week. Each of the following photographs will direct you to a slideshow of another year of Whidbey Island Race Week. Enjoy. See you soon! 

2017 Race Week Photos


2015 Race Week Photos

2014 Race Week Photos

July 10-14, 2017 – Opening Night July 9th

4 days of world class racing – 6 nights of great live music – fun for all ages