2018 Orcas Island Events

Below is a list of many Orcas Island “Perennial” Events. We update it monthly, so check back often. The Chamber’s Weekly Email Blast lists upcoming events.

Be sure to check out the Community Calendar, a project of the Chamber of Commerce and the Orcas Island Public Library. For performing arts, the Orcas Center Online Calendar and Actors Theater Website are worth a visit.



Saturday, December 1. Library Holiday Tea; 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm. Sponsor: Friends of the Library

Saturday – Sunday, December 1- 2.  Odd Fellows Hall. Artisan’s Faire. The first weekend in December.

Thursday, December 6. 5-8th Grade Band and Strings Concert at Orcas High School Gym. 7 pm. Sponsor: Orcas Public School

Friday, December 7. Eastsound Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting. 3 pm – 5 pm. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

Friday, December 7. Holiday Square Dance; 6:30 pm at Oddfellows Hall.

Saturday, December 8. Sille Nacht; 2:00 pm at Orcas Island Community Church

Saturday – Sunday, December 8-9. Orcas Choral Society Holiday Concert. Orcas Center. View Event

Thursday, December 13. Orcas High School Band and Strings Concert at the Orcas Center. 7 pm. View Event

Sunday, December 16. Lions Santa Ship at Orcas Ferry Landing, 11:30 am.

Sunday, December 16. Orcas Community Band Holiday Concert. 3 pm. Orcas Center. View Event

Thursday, December 20. Elementary School Band Concert at Orcas High School Gym. 6:30 pm. Sponsor: Orcas Public School



Tuesday, January 1. Polar Bear Plunge at Cascade Lake. Sponsor: Orcas Island Rowing Association

Saturday, January 26. Orcas Island 25k Race at Moran State Park. Sponsor: Rainshadow Running


Saturday, February 2. Orcas Island 50k Race at Moran State Park. Sponsor: Rainshadow Running

Friday – Saturday, February 8 & 9. Orcas Island 100 mile race at Moran State Park. Sponsor: Rainshadow Running


Sunday, March 3, MAG Concert in the Old Gym. 3 pm Sponsor: Music Advocacy Group (Recurs on 1st Sunday in March)

Saturday Date TBA , Friends of the Library Book Sale. 10 am – 3 pm Sponsor: Friends of the Library

Dates TBA . San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit.  Click here for information.


Saturday, April 6. Funhouse Science Fair at The Funhouse. Sponsor: The Funhouse Science Fair

Friday – Sunday, April 5-7. Orcas Island Literary Festival. Website

Saturday, April 13. SAFE San Juans 5K at Orcas Athletics in Eastsound. Website

Saturday, April 20. Great Islands Clean Up: Spring 2019. Website

Saturday-Sunday, April 27-28, East Sound Spring Regatta, Orcas Island Yacht Club Regatta

Saturday, April 27. Bill Yarlott Fishing Derby at Cascade Lake Sponsor: Orcas Adventures. Recurs on 4th Saturday in April.


Saturdays, May 4 – Sept 28. Farmers Market in Eastsound on the Village Green; Saturdays, (10 am – 3 pm). October through November at Odd Fellows Hall; Saturdays, (11 am – 2 pm). Orcas Island Farmers Market

Saturday, May 25. Orcas Pet Parade in Eastsound. Sponsor: Kaleidoscope Daycare Center. Recurs on the 4th Saturday in May.


Dates TBA. Martin Lund’s One World Music Festival at Orcas Center

Saturday (late June). Solstice Parade Celebration in Eastsound; beginning at 12 noon

Saturday-Sunday in late June  (11 am-5 pm) Orcas Island Garden Tour. Sponsor: Orcas Island Garden Club

Late June (6 pm – 9 pm). OPAL Annual Benefit Dinner and Gala. Sponsor: OPAL Community Land Trust


Wednesday, July 3. Deer Harbor Fireworks.

Thursday, July 4. Eastsound Fireworks. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

(TBD)  Orcas Community Parade. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, July 6. Annual Salmon Dinner. Sponsor: Orcas Island Lions Club

Saturday, July 20. Olga Daze Celebration; 10am – 3pm. Sponsor: Olga Community Club

Saturday, July 27. 8th Annual Cider & Mead Festival in Eastsound on the Village Green; 11 am – 4 pm. Orcas Island Cider & Mead Festival

Saturday, July 27. Market Day.  Sponsor: Emmanuel Episcopal Church; 10 am – 3 pm


Wednesday – Monday, August 7-12. Doe Bay Fest. Location: Doe Bay Resort

Friday – Saturday, August 2-16. Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival

Saturday-Monday, August 3-5. Orcas Fly-In. Sponsor: EAA Chapter 937

Saturday, August 3. Classic Car Show; 10 am – 2 pm

Friday-Sunday, August 9-11. Orcas Island Artists’ Studio Tour. Location: Various studios on Orcas. Studio Tour Website

Saturday, August 10. Library Fair. Sponsor: Orcas Island Public Library

Thursday – Sunday, August 29-September 1. Orcas Island Jazz Festival


Monday – Wednesday, September 2-4. Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Rendezvous. Sponsor: Wooden Boat Society of the San Juans

Sunday, September 29. Orcas Island Farm Tour. Location: Various farms on Orcas, 9 am – 6 pm. Website & Info.


(TBD) Orcas Island Film Festival. Location: Various venues on Orcas. Orcas Island Film Fest

Saturdays, October 5-26. Indoor Farmers’ Market for the fall at Odd Fellows Hall; 11 am – 2 pm. Orcas Island Farmers Market


Saturday, November 9. Hops on the Rock: Orcas Island Beer Fest. 11 am – 4 pm. Location: Prune Alley, Eastsound. Hops On The Rocks

Saturday – Sunday, November 9-10. Round the County Sailboat Races. Sponsor: Round the County

Friday-Saturday, November 28-29. Eastsound Art Walk from 12 noon to 4 pm. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce.