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.

2019

February

Saturday, February 2. Orcas Island 50k Race at Moran State Park. Sponsor: Rainshadow Running

Saturday-Sunday, February 2-3, San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit.  Click here for information.

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

Saturday, February 16. Cupid’s Closet Flea Market. 10 am -2 pm. West Sound Community Club. Sponsor: Fidelis Women’s Circle

March

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

April

Friday, April 5. 3:30-5:30 pm Funhouse Science Fair 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

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.

May

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

Saturday, May 11. Orcas Montessori School’s 31st Anniversary Carnival and Auction. Sponsor: Orcas Montessori

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

June

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

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

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

Saturday, June 29 (4 pm – 8 pm). OPAL April’s Grove festival. Sponsor: OPAL Community Land Trust

July

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

August

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.

Thursday-Sunday. TBD Orcas Island Jazz Festival

September

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.

October

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

Saturdays (TBD). Indoor Farmers’ Market for the fall at Odd Fellows Hall; 11 am – 2 pm. Orcas Island Farmers Market

November

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 28-29. Eastsound Art Walk from 12 noon to 4 pm. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, November 30. Small Business Saturday.

December

Friday, December 6. Eastsound Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting. 3 pm – 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

2020

January

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

(TBD) Orcas Island 25k Race at Moran State Park. Sponsor: Rainshadow Running