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.



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

Saturday, December 7. Library Holiday Tea; 1-4 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 7-8. Orcas Choral Society Holiday Concert. Orcas Center. View Event

Sunday, December 7. Lions Santa Ship at Orcas Ferry Landing, 11:30 am.

Saturday, December 14. Orcas Community Band Holiday Concert. 3 pm. Orcas Center. View Event

Tuesday, December 17. Messiah Sing-A-Long, 7 pm @ Orcas Island Community Church. Free event.

Thursday, December 19. “Leaves of Gold” concert. Rosario Music Room

Sunday, December 22, Christmas Jazz Festival. Rosario Music Room



Wednesday, 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 & Saturday, February 7 & 8. Orcas Island 100 mile race at Moran State Park. Sponsor: Rainshadow Running


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

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


TBD. Funhouse Science Fair,  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

Saturday, April 18: Great Islands Clean Up. Website

TBD. Earth Day Festival. The Exchange

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).  Orcas Island Farmers Market 

Saturday, May 16. Orcas Veg Fest orcasvegfest.com

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


Saturday, June 20. Solstice Parade, TBD

Saturday-Sunday, June 27-28, Orcas Island Garden Tour

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


Friday, July 3, Deer Harbor Fireworks

Saturday, July 4, Community Parade, 12 noon, Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

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

Sundays, TBD Music In the Village Green Series

Olga Daze, TBD

Cider and Mead Fest, TBD


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

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

Wednesday – TBD. Doe Bay Fest. Location: Doe Bay Resort

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

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

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

Friday-Sunday, TBD. Orcas Island Jazz Festival


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 TBD. 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 TBD. 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.