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.



November 11. Hops on the Rock: Orcas Island Beer Fest. 11 am – 5 pm. Location: Prune Alley, Eastsound. Hops On The Rocks

November 24. Eastsound Art Walk from 12 noon to 4 pm. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce.

November 25. Holiday Festival of Arts at the Orcas Senior Center; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Sponsor: Orcas Senior Center


December 1. Eastsound Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting. 3 pm – 5 pm. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

December 1-2. Celtic Christmas; 7:00 pm at Orcas Island Community Church

December 2. Library Holiday Tea; 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm. Sponsor: Friends of the Library

December 2-3. Artisans’ Faire. Location: Odd Fellows Hall. Artisan’s Faire

December 9-10. Orcas Choral Society Holiday Concert. Orcas Center. View Event

December 10. Lions Santa Ship at Orcas Ferry Landing, 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.



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

January 27. Orcas Island 25k Race at Moran State Park. Sponsor: Rainshadow Running


February 3. Orcas Island 50k Race at Moran State Park. Sponsor: Rainshadow Running

February 3 & 10. Cooking Classes with Christina Orchid. Red Rabbit Farm

February 9 & 10. Orcas Island 100 mile race at Moran State Park. Sponsor: Rainshadow Running

February 10-12 . San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit.  Click here for information.


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

March 31. Funhouse Science Fair at The Funhouse. Sponsor: The Funhouse Science Fair


April 13-15. Orcas Island Literary Festival. Website

April 28. Bill Yarlott Fishing Derby at Cascade Lake Sponsor: Orcas Adventures. Recurs on 4th Saturday in April.


May 5 – Sept 29. 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

May (TBA). History Cruise boat tour around Orcas Island. Sponsor: Orcas Historical Museum

May 26. Orcas Pet Parade in Eastsound. Sponsor: Kaleidoscope Daycare Center. Recurs on the 4th Saturday in May.


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

June (TBA). Solstice Parade Celebration in Eastsound; beginning at 12 noon

June (TBA). Orcas Island Garden Tour. Sponsor: Orcas Island Garden Club


Tuesday, July 3. Deer Harbor Fireworks.

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

Saturday, July 7. Orcas Community Parade. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, July 21. Olga Daze Celebration; 10am – 3pm. Sponsor: Olga Community Club

July (TBA). 8th Annual Cider & Mead Festival in Eastsound on the Village Green; 11 am – 4 pm. Orcas Island Cider & Mead Festival

Saturday, July 28. Market Day.  Sponsor: Emmanuel Episcopal Church; 10 am – 3 pm


August 4-6. Orcas Fly-In. Sponsor: EAA Chapter 937

August 4. Classic Car Show; 10 am – 2 pm

August 4-19. Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival

August 9-12. Doe Bay Fest. Location: Doe Bay Resort

August 10-12. Orcas Island Artists’ Studio Tour. Location: Various studios on Orcas. Studio Tour Website

August 11. Library Fair. Sponsor: Orcas Island Public Library


Early September.  Steve Braun Memorial Triathlon. Sponsor: Friends of Moran

Early September. Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Rendezvous. Sponsor: Wooden Boat Society of the San Juans


TBD – Orcas Island Farm Tour. Location: Various farms on Orcas, 9 am – 7 pm. Website & Info.

October 5-8. Orcas Island Film Festival. Location: Various venues on Orcas. Orcas Island Film Fest

October 7 through November. Indoor Farmers’ Market for the fall at Odd Fellows Hall; Saturdays, 11 am – 2 pm. Orcas Island Farmers Market

TBD. Camp Orkila Fall Festival & Haunted Hay Ride. Camp Orkila, 1 pm – 5:30 pm. View 2017 Event.