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

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

January 28. Orcas Island 25k Race at Moran State Park. Sponsor: Rainshadow Running

February
February 4. Orcas Island 50k Race at Moran State Park. Sponsor: Rainshadow Running

February 10 – 12. 5th Annual San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit at Camp Orkila.  Click here for information.

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

March 25. Funhouse Science Fair at The Funhouse. Sponsor: The Funhouse

April
April 29. Bill Yarlott Fishing Derby at Cascade Lake Sponsor: Friends of Moran

May
May 5 -7. Orcas Island Wildlife Weekend (website) Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

May 6 – Sept 30. 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 20. Orcas Voices exhibit opens at Orcas Museum. Sponsor: Orcas Historical Museum

May 21. Cruise Into History boat tour around Orcas Island. Sponsor: Orcas Historical Museum

May 27. Orcas Pet Parade in Eastsound. Sponsor: Kaleidoscope Daycare Center

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

June 24. Solstice Parade Celebration in Eastsound; beginning at 12 noon

June 24 & 25. Orcas Island Garden Tour. Sponsor: Orcas Island Garden Club

July
July 1. Orcas Community Parade. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

July 3. Deer Harbor Fireworks. Sponsor: Bellport Deer Harbor Marina J

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

July TBA. Olga Daze Celebration; 10am – 3pm. Sponsor: Olga Community Club

July 22. 6th Annual Cider & Mead Festival in Eastsound on the Village Green; 11 am – 4 pm

August
August 5-20. Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival

August 10-13. Doe Bay Fest. Location: Doe Bay Resort

August 13. Free outdoor concert at Eastsound’s Stage on the Green at 2:00 pm. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival

August TBA. Orcas Fly-In. Sponsor: EAA Chapter 937

August 12. Library Fair. Sponsor: Orcas Island Public Library

August TBA. Orcas Island Artists’ Studio Tour. Location: Various studios on Orcas

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

Sept TBA. Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Festival. Sponsor: Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Foundation

October
Oct TBA. Orcas Island Film Festival. Location: Various venues on Orcas

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

November
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 will be arriving on his Santa Ship at the Deer Harbor Marina, 10:00 am

TBA. 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

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