2017 – 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.

2017

September

September 3. Steve Braun Memorial Triathlon. Sponsor: Friends of Moran

September 4-6. Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Festival. Sponsor: Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Foundation

October

October 6-9. Orcas Island Film Festival. Location: Various venues on Orcas

October TBA. Indoor Farmers’ Market at Odd Fellows Hall; Saturdays, 11 am – 2 pm

November

November 4 & 11. Cooking Classes with Christina Orchid.

November 11. Orcas Island Beer Fest. 11 am – 5 pm. Location: Prune Alley, Eastsound.

TBA. Eastsound Art Walk from 12 noon to 4 pm. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce.

TBA. Holiday Festival of Arts at the Orcas Senior Center; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Sponsor: Orcas Senior Center

December

TBA. Eastsound Holiday Celebration. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

TBA. Celtic Christmas at Orcas Island Community Church; 7:00 pm

TBA. Santa Ship at the Deer Harbor Marina, 10:00 am

December 2. Library Holiday Tea; 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm. Sponsor: Friends of the Library

TBA. Artisans’ Faire. Location: Odd Fellows Hall

2018

January

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

January 27. Orcas Island 25k Race at Moran State Park. Sponsor: Rainshadow Running

February

February 3. Orcas Island 50k Race at Moran State Park. Sponsor: Rainshadow Running

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

February (TBA). San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit.  Click here for information.

March

March (TBA). The Kindling’s WinterFest. Sponsor: Orcas Island Community Church

March 31. Funhouse Science Fair at The Funhouse. Sponsor: The Funhouse

April

April 13-15. Orcas Island Literary Festival.

April 28. Bill Yarlott Fishing Derby at Cascade Lake Sponsor: Orcas Adventures. Recurs on 4th Saturday in April.

May

May 5 – Sept 29. Farmers’ Market in Eastsound on the Village Green; Saturdays, 10 am – 3 pm [Oct – Nov] Farmers’ Market at Odd Fellows Hall; Saturdays, 11 am – 2 pm]

May (TBA). History Cruise boat tour around Orcas Island. Sponsor: Orcas Historical Museum

May 26. Orcas Pet Parade in Eastsound. Sponsor: Kaleidoscope Daycare Center. Recurs on the 4th Saturday in May.

June

June (TBA). Martin Lund’s One World Music Festival at Orcas Center

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

June (TBA). Orcas Island Garden Tour. Sponsor: Orcas Island Garden Club

July

Tuesday, July 3. Deer Harbor Fireworks.

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

Saturday, July 7. Orcas Community Parade. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, July 21. Olga Daze Celebration; 10am – 3pm. Sponsor: Olga Community Club

July (TBA). 6th Annual Cider & Mead Festival in Eastsound on the Village Green; 11 am – 4 pm

Saturday, July 28. Market Day.  Sponsor: Emmanuel Episcopal Church; 10 am – 3 pm

August

August 4-6. Orcas Fly-In. Sponsor: EAA Chapter 937

August 4. Classic Car Show; 10 am – 2 pm

August 4-19. Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival

August 9-12. Doe Bay Fest. Location: Doe Bay Resort

August 10-12. Orcas Island Artists’ Studio Tour. Location: Various studios on Orcas

August 11. Library Fair. Sponsor: Orcas Island Public Library