Each spring, the City of Langley co-hosts an event with Orca Network to celebrate the return of the gray whales to Whidbey. The event features kid's activities, environmental displays, whale-themed talks, and our favorite, a parade!
People come from all over to dress up as their favorite whale or dolphin, and parade through the streets of Langley. The center of the parade is Gary the Gray Whale, a 20-foot fabric gray whale carried aloft by dozens of people, sometimes including the Mayor. The parade ends at Seawall Park, where Gary's real-life counterparts may be spouting.