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2015 Orcas Island Events

January

Polar Bear Plunge at Cascade Lake. January 1 at 10 am. Sponsored by Orcas Island Rowing.

Orcas Island 25k Race. Saturday, January 31 (2015). Sponsor: Rainshadow Running. Website.

February

Orcas Island 50k Race. Saturday, February 7 (2015). Sponsor: Rainshadow Running. Website.

March

Funhouse Commons Science Fair. Date TBD.

April

Orcas Island Shakespeare Festival. Tuesday, April 7 – Saturday, April 11, 2015. he 4th Annual Shakespeare Festival will feature a production by the Seattle Shakespeare Company, parades, and impromptu acting by Orcas musicians and performers both young and old, and a variety of offerings from island restaurants, hotels and shops for visitors and locals alike. Restaurants and shops will feature Shakespearean Specials during the weekend, transforming the island into a Salish Sea version of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Bill Yarlott Fishing Derby. Saturday, April 25 (2015) at Cascade Lake. Sponsor: Friends of Moran. Website. Takes place on the last Saturday in April.

2nd Annual Orcas Island BirdFest. Thursday, April 30 – Saturday, May 2. Sponsored by the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce.

May

Farmers Market on Eastsound’s Village Green. Saturdays (May – September; 10 am – 3 pm). Website.

Kaleidoscope’s Annual Pet Parade in Eastsound. May 24, 2014 (11 am start).Wolf Hollow’s ‘Bite of Orcas’ in Eastsound. May 24, 2014 (11 am – 3 pm)

June

Farmers Market on Eastsound’s Village Green. Saturdays (May – September; 10 am – 3 pm). Website.

Martin Lund’s One World Music Festival @ Orcas Center. June 20 & 21, 2014

Summer Solstice Parade through Eastsound. June 21, 2014

Cider & Mead Festival. June 27, 2015.

Education Foundation’s ‘Food for Thought’ benefit dinner. June 28, 2014 (6 pm – 9 pm)

Orcas Island Garden Tour. Saturday & Sunday, June 28 & 29, 2014. (website)

July

Deer Harbor Fireworks Show. July 3, 2014 (dusk – 10:30 pm).

Orcas Museum’s Historical Days Celebration. Friday, July 4, 2014 (11 am – 4 pm) (website)

Eastsound Fireworks Show. Friday, July 4, 2014 (dusk – 10:30 pm)

Orcas Island Community Parade. Saturday, July 5, 2014 (12 noon)

Farmers Market on Eastsound’s Village Green. Saturdays (May – September; 10 am – 3 pm). Website.

Olga Daze Celebration in Olga. July 2014 (10 am – 3 pm)

KindlingsFest in Eastsound. July 2014 (multi-day) (website)

August

Orcas Fly-In. Friday – Sunday, August 1 – 3, 2014 (website)

Farmers Market on Eastsound’s Village Green. Saturdays (May – September; 10 am – 3 pm). Website.

Doe Bay Fest. August, 2014 – Dates TBD (website)

Orcas Island Public Library Fair. August 9, 2014 (website)

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. August 8 – 23, 2014 (website)

Steve Braun Memorial Triathlon. Sunday, August 31. Sponsored by the Friends of Moran. Website.

Orcas Island Artists’ Studio Tour. August 15 – 17, 2014 (website)

September

Farmers Market on Eastsound’s Village Green. Saturdays (May – September; 10 am – 3 pm). Website.

Orcas History Museum Orcas Island History Cruise. September, 2014 – Date TBD