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.



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

Thursday- Monday, September 12-16. Imagine Arts and Music Festival

Saturday, September 21. “Almost Equinox Sunset Walk on Turtleback.” South Trailhead, 5-7:45 pm.

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.
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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


TBA. Annual Music Advocacy Group Benefit Concert. Located in the Old Gym, Orcas Island Public School. https://oimag.org

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


TBD. Funhouse Science Fair, 3:30-5:30 pm at Orcas Public School Cafeteria. Sponsor: The Funhouse Science Fair

Friday – Sunday, April 17-19. Orcas Island Literary Festival. Website

TBD. SAFE San Juans 5K at Orcas Athletics in Eastsound. Website

TBD. Great Islands Clean Up: Spring 2019. Website

TBD. Earth Day Festival. The Exchange

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

Saturday, April 25. Tour de Lopez, 8:30 am – 3 pm. https://lopezisland.com/annual-tour-de-lopez-bicycle-event/

TBD. East Sound Spring Regatta, Orcas Island Yacht Club Regatta

Saturday, April 25. Bill Yarlott Fishing Derby at Cascade Lake. Sponsor: Orcas Adventures. Recurs on 4th Saturday in April.


Saturdays, May 2–Sept 26. 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 

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

Saturday, May 23. Orcas Pet Parade in Eastsound. Sponsor: Kaleidoscope Daycare Center. Recurs on the 4th Saturday in May.