2020 Orcas Island Events

Due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic, please be advised that schedules will change. We will try to update the info below.

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 Mondays and Thursdays) lists upcoming events. Check out the current “issues” via the link on our home page.

2020

May

Saturdays, May 16–May 30. Farmers Market in Eastsound on the Village Green; Saturdays, (10 am – 1 pm).  Orcas Island Farmers Market 

Canceled: Orcas Montessori School Carnival Auction, Emmanuel Parish Hall.

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

June

Wednesday, June 17, Blood Drive, 10:30-4:30 @ Eastsound Fire Station

**Saturday, June 20. Solstice Parade. Status unknown as of May 14, 2020.

Canceled: Saturday-Sunday, June 27-28, Orcas Island Garden Tour.

Canceled: June 17-25, The Miró Quartet performs the entire Beethoven string quartet cycle, Orcas Center.

July

Canceled: Friday, July 3, Deer Harbor Fireworks

Status Unknown as of May 14**Saturday, July 4, Community Parade, 12 noon, Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

Canceled: Saturday, July 4, Lions Club Salmon BBQ, 1-7 pm @ Eastsound Fire Station.

Canceled: Saturday, July 4, Eastsound Fireworks, 10 pm, Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

**Sundays, TBD Music In the Village Green Series. Status unknown as of May 14, 2020.

**July. Olga Daze, TBD. Status unknown as of May 14, 2020.

Canceled: Saturday, July 25: Cider and Mead Festival. 11 am – 4 pm.

**The status of events noted below for August – December 2020 are unknown as of May 14. Check back for updates.

August

Friday-Saturday, August 1- Sunday, August 2, Orcas Island Fly-In,

Saturday, August 1. Classic Car Show; 10 am – 2 pm

Wednesday-Monday, August 5 – 10. Doe Bay Fest. Location: Doe Bay Resort

Friday-Saturday, August 7-22, Chamber Music Festival

Saturday, August 8. Library Fair. Sponsor: Orcas Island Public Library

Friday-Sunday, August 14-16. Orcas Island Artists’ Studio Tour. Location: Various studios on Orcas. Studio Tour Website

Wednesday-Saturday, August 12-15. San Juan County Fair.

Wednesday, August 19, Blood Drive, 10:30-4:30 @ Eastsound Firestation

Friday-Sunday, TBD. Orcas Island Jazz Festival

September

Monday-Wednesday, September 7-9. Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Rendezvous. Sponsor: Wooden Boat Society of the San Juans

Thursday- Monday, TBD. Imagine Arts and Music Festival

Sunday, TBD. Orcas Island Farm Tour. Location: Various farms on Orcas, 9 am – 6 pm. Website & Info.

October

Thursday, October 8 – Monday, October 12. Orcas Island Film Festival. Location: Various venues on Orcas. Orcas Island Film Fest

Wednesday, October 21, Blood Drive, 10:30-4:30 @ Eastsound Firestation

Saturdays, October-November. Indoor Farmers’ Market. Location: Odd Fellows Hall; 11 am – 2 pm. Orcas Island Farmers Market

November

Saturday, November 14. Hops on the Rock: Orcas Island Beer Fest. 11 am – 4 pm. Location: Prune Alley, Eastsound. Second Saturday in November.  Hops On The Rocks 

Saturday-Sunday, November TBD. Round the County Sailboat Races. Sponsor: Round the County

Saturday, November 28. Small Business Saturday.

December

Friday, December 4. Eastsound Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting. 3 – 5 pm. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, December 5. Library Holiday Tea; 1-4 pm. Sponsor: Friends of the Library

Saturday – Sunday, December 5-6.  Odd Fellows Hall. Artisan’s Faire. The first weekend in December. Contact: 360-298-2202

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.

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

Wednesday, December 16, Blood Drive, 10:30-4:30 @ Eastsound Firestation

Thursday, December  TBD. “Leaves of Gold” concert. Rosario Music Room

Sunday, December TBD , Christmas Jazz Festival. Rosario Music Room

2021

January

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

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

February

Date TBD. Orcas Island 50k Race at Moran State Park. Sponsor: Rainshadow Running

Date TBD. Orcas Island 100 mile race at Moran State Park. Sponsor: Rainshadow Running

March

Date TBD.  Annual Music Advocacy Group Benefit Concert. High School Gym, Orcas Island Public School. https://oimag.org

Date TBD. Blood Drive, 10:30-4:30 @ Eastsound Fire station

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

Date TBD. Holistic Spring Retreat. Website.

April

Date TBD. Funhouse Science Fair,  Sponsor: The Funhouse Science Fair

Date TBD.Easter Egg Hunt. 10 am @ Moran State Park

Date TBD. Orcas Island Literary Festival. Website

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

Date TBD.  Great Islands Clean Up. Website

Date TBD. Earth Day Festival. The Exchange

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

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