2019 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 (sent out on Thursdays) lists upcoming events. Check out the current “issue” via the link on our home page.

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, March 2, Vegan Cooking Class. 11 am – 2 pm. Sponsor: Pebble Cove Farm

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

Saturday, March 9, Friends of the Library Book Sale. 10 am – 3 pm Sponsor: Friends of the Library


Friday, April 5. Funhouse Science Fair, 3:30-5:30 pm at Orcas Public School Cafeteria. 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

Sunday, April 21. Earth Day Festival. The Exchange

Friday, April 26. The Bite of Lopez, 3-7 pm. http://www.lopezcenter.org/goto.php?page=event&id=2140

Saturday, April 27. Tour de Lopez, 8:30 am – 3 pm. https://lopezisland.com/annual-tour-de-lopez-bicycle-event/

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 4, Orcas Montessori School’s 31st Anniversary Carnivale and Auction. 5:30-8:30 pm at Oddfellows Hall. Sponsor: Orcas Montessori

Saturday, May 11. “Vintage Vows” Fundraiser, 3-6 pm at Episcopal Church. Sponsor: Orcas Island Historical Museum

Thursday-Saturday, May 23-25, and May 30-June 1. The Playfest at the Grange, 7:30 pm. orcasactors.org

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


Friday-Saturday, June 21-22. Martin Lund’s One World Music Festival at Orcas Center

Saturday, June 22. Solstice Parade Celebration in Eastsound; beginning at 12 pm

Saturday, June 29 (12– 4 pm) April’s Grove Field Day and  (5:30pm – 8:30 pm) OPAL Gala Dinner and Fundraising Event. Sponsor: OPAL Community Land Trust

Saturday-Sunday, June 29-30 (11 am – 5 pm) Orcas Island Garden Tour. Sponsor: Orcas Island Garden Club


Wednesday, July 3. Deer Harbor Fireworks.

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

Saturday, July 6,  Orcas Community Parade. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

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

Saturday-Sunday, July 13-14. 3v3 Soccer Tournament. Sponsor: Parks & Rec and OIFC

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


Friday-Saturday, August 2-17. Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival

Friday-Sunday, August 2-4. Orcas Fly-In. Sponsor: EAA Chapter 937

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

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

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

Wednesday-Saturday, August 14-17. San Juan County Fair.

Friday-Sunday, August 30-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.


Thursday-Monday, October 10-14. Orcas Island Film Festival. Location: Various venues on Orcas. Orcas Island Film Fest

Saturdays, October-November. Indoor Farmers’ Market. Location: 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 29-30. Eastsound Art Walk from 12 – 4 pm. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, November 30. Small Business Saturday.


Friday, December 6. Eastsound Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting. 3 – 5 pm. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, December 7. Library Holiday Tea; 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm. Sponsor: Friends of the Library

Saturday – Sunday, December 7- 8.  Odd Fellows Hall. Artisan’s Faire. The first weekend in December.

Saturday – Sunday, December TBD. Orcas Choral Society Holiday Concert. Orcas Center.
View Event

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

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



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

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


Saturday, February 1. Orcas Island 50k Race at Moran State Park. Sponsor: Rainshadow Running

Friday-Sunday, February 7-9. San Juan Islands Agricultural SummitSan Juan Ag Summit

Friday, February 7. Orcas Island 100 mile race at Moran State Park. Sponsor: Rainshadow Running


Sunday, March 1, 3pm. Annual Music Advocacy Group Benefit Concert. Located in the Old Gym, Orcas Island Public School. https://oimag.org/