February is a great month to visit Whidbey Island, WA. Many people come here in the winter to relax, escape the crowds and reconnect. Bird watching, cozy nights by the fire, and warm coffee shops are all part of the winter experience. Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to book a weekend away with your loved one.
Events on Whidbey Island in February 2020…
RED WINE & CHOCOLATE TOUR
February 8 & 9, 15 & 16
11 AM – 5 PM
$25 advance tickets and $30 at door
Treat yourself with a taste of Whidbey’s finest locally-made wines, spirits, and chocolates. Four local wineries and two distilleries participate in this event that takes place over two weekends in February.
Tour four participating wineries and two distilleries on Whidbey Island to taste handcrafted wines and spirits paired with delicious chocolate treats.
Ticket price includes tasting glass and chocolate, wine or spirits samples at each the following locations. Your ticket is good for the weekend you choose, both days:
- Holmes Harbor Cellars
- Mutiny Bay Distillery – Sweet Mona’s Chocolates Blueberry Liqueur Truffle
- Blooms Winery
- Whidbey Island Distillery – Sweet Mona’s Chocolates Raspberry Liqueur Truffle
- Spoiled Dog Winery
- Comforts of Whidbey
To prepare yourself for your wine tasting here is a how-to video from the always funny Madeline Puckette of Wine Folly.
You can always head straight to the chocolate! Head to Langley to check out Sweet Mona’s for yourself! If you are a chocolate fan you should also visit Marie at the Chocolate Flower Farm store. It has unusual local, chocolate delights from chocolate flower seeds to teas. Make sure to try her fudge! It is delicious and my nut allergic son can enjoy it, too (ask first).
A family friendly event the weekend before Valentine’s…
Coupeville Chocolate Walk
February 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Imagine strolling around historic Coupeville in search of mouth-watering chocolate treats!
The Coupeville Chocolate Walk is a fun, family friendly event that supports our local businesses.
Begin your Chocolate Walk by checking in and picking up your Chocolate box and map in the entry way at the Coupeville Wharf. Please be sure to have your ticket with you.
Tickets are $25 and there is a limited number. Buy tickets and get more info here.
For more information contact the Chamber at 360-678-5434.
Valentine’s Day dining is a special experience as well, and there are many, great choices to choose from on the island. Here are a few of our favorites to get you started…
Captain Whidbey Inn in Coupeville is featuring an elegant 5-Course Valentine’s dinner…
Friday, February 14th 2020, 2 seatings: 5:00pm and 7:30 pm
Reservations required and more info can be found here.
Orchard Kitchen is a fantastic farm-to-table communal dining experience like no other. Look on their events page to find out about their special Valentine’s dinner menu. Advance reservations required.
Gordon’s on Blueberry Hill in Freeland is a water view dining favorite for a romantic dinner out. You’ll want to make your reservation early. More info here.
The Oystercatcher in Coupeville. Chef Tyler Hansen and his team create a harmonious farm-to-table menu to showcase all that the island, and the region, has to offer. More info here.
And, one more really cool event…
Langley 36th Annual Mystery Weekend
Finally, if you like a good mystery, be sure to put your thinking cap on as we have the Langley Mystery Weekend, February 22-23. This family friendly event takes place on the streets of Langley and you have the weekend to figure out “who dun it”.
In 2020, the theme is “Murder at Mardi Gras” and features the first-ever mystery weekend parade! Behind all the merryment, however, some business rivalries have sprung up and people are taking the law into their own hands. When an explosion rocks the town, killing a well-loved character, it’s a tense time in “The Village by the Sea.”
More details to come at this website.
Cheers to a great February!