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Orcas Island
Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Village Green

Enjoy Orcas Island's holiday parade starting at noon and sponsored by the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce. Other activities include the "F5" Funhouse Commons 5K run, 5K walk, or 1K kids' run, now named the "Eat and Run" in honor of the many local restaurants sponsoring the race. Races start at Village Green, North Beach Road, Eastsound, and end at Eastsound Fire Hall. Walkers start at 8:45 a.m., the kids' race will start at 9:00 a.m. and runners will start at 9:15 a.m.  All funds raised go to The Funhouse Commons, a not-for-profit community center that fosters fun and learning.   

Join the Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Volunteer Firefighter/EMT Association for the Annual Pancake Breakfast at the Eastsound Fire Station, 45 Lavendar Lane from 7:00 - 11:00 a.m. Volunteers will be serving up our secret recipe for pancakes, sausage, eggs, and beverages.  Adults $7.00, Children $5.00, under 5 years of age eat FREE. All proceeds support the Orcas Island Firefighters and EMT's. 

The Pie Booth is hosted by the Orcas Island Historical Museum from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. along with the Silent Auction 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. & Live Auction 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  The Lions Club  sponsors the Salmon BBQ is from 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.  at the Eastsound Fire Station. Cost of the BBQ is $16 for tickets purchased in advance or $18 the day of the 5th.

Lopez Island
Saturday, July 4, 2015
All Day and Parade starts at 11:00 a.m.
Fisherman Bay Road to Lopez Road

2015 will be the 29th annual Fireworks Show! The day starts with the Lion's Club Annual Fun Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. at Lopez Island Community Center. There is an electronically timed 10 K run, 5K walk and run and the one-mile romp. Great t-shirts and prizes. On the morning of the race, registration is from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. at Islanders Bank. Pre-registration will be available, so check the Lopez Chamber of Commerce website, for details as we approach the holiday.

Then from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. is the Friends of Lopez Library Annual Book Sale at the Lopez Community Center. The Book Sale features a great selection of used books, videos, and audio books! Shop at The Friends Corner Store offering book bags, sweatshirts, T-shirts, hats, and mugs for sale.

The old-fashioned, small town parade starts at 11:00 a.m. on Fisherman Bay Road, and is sponsored by the Lopez Lion's Club. Come join us either in the parade or to watch along Fisherman Bay Road starting between the Galley Restaurant and the Islander Resort, winding through the Village on Lopez Road ending at Week's Road and Fisherman Bay Road. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. between the Galley Restaurant and the Islander Resort on Fisherman Bay Road.

After the parade, check out the Barbecue Misty Isle Beef Burgers & Vegetarian Burgers along with a concert at the outdoor pavilion with Hears 2 You DJ, Bill Johnson at the Lopez Center for the Community and the Arts. Cost is $12. One of Washington State's most treasured celebrations, many come from all over the country to enjoy a "down home" themed parade and one of the most spectacular community funded fireworks displays you can find anywhere. Last, but not least, the all Volunteer Lopez Island Community Fireworks Committee puts on the biggest and best Pyrotechnics Show on the West Coast starting at 10:30 p.m at the Spit on Fisherman Bay.

Lopez Island
Saturday, July 4, 2015
11:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Lopez Center Outdoor Pavilion, 204 Village Rd., Lopez Village

Join us directly after the parade for: Barbequed Misty Isle Beef burgers and barbequed vegetarian burgers as well as cookies, coleslaw, chips and a drink. All proceeds go to Lopez Center for Community and the Arts.
Music is by Hears 2 You! DJ & Emcee Services

For more information contact Janet Balzer: Phone: (360) 468-2203

San Juan Island
Saturday, July 4, 2015
All Day
Roche Harbor Resort

Enjoy the Family 3.3K Fun Run, log-rolling contest, blindfolded dinghy race, doughnut eating contest, children's games, live music and fireworks.

9:00 a,m. - Fun Run at Yellow Brick Road
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Kids Games at Pool Lawn
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Doughnut Eating at West Lawn
3:30 p.m. - Blindfolded Dinghy Race
4:00 p.m. - Log Rolling at Wharf Building
10:30 p.m. - Firework Show in the Harbor

Orcas Island
Saturday, July 4, 2015
9:00 p.m. Music & Fireworks at Dusk
Eastsound Bay in front of Waterfront Park

The fireworks display will also take place on Friday and is presented over Eastsound, sponsored by the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce. The Community Band gets underway at 9:00 p.m. at Eastsound Waterfront Park, with fireworks lighting up the sky at dusk at dusk, approximately 10:00 p.m. 



San Juan Island, Friday Harbor
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Friday All Day, Parade starts 10:30 a.m.
Spring Street and San Juan Historical Museum

San Juan Island's Chamber of Commerce sets the stage to celebrate the 100 Year Anniversary of the Palace Theater by choosing “Hooray for Hollywood” as the theme for the 2015 Fourth of July Parade.

Friday Harbor's 4th of July highlights include a small-town parade, a community picnic, live music, dancing and fireworks! The parade passes through downtown Friday Harbor at 10:30 a.m. Immediately following the parade is the 'Pig War Picnic' put on by the Kiwanis at the San Juan Historical Museum grounds. Expect live music and a great lunch. In the evening, the Rotary Club puts on the 'Rock the Dock' dance down by the Port, with food and drinks starting at 6:00 p.m. which lasts until the fireworks begin at dusk, at approximately 10:00 p.m.

San Juan Island
Saturday, July 4, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

A longtime tradition, Family Art Days gives kids and families a fun and free creative outdoor project each Saturday throughout the summer, except SJC Fair weekend of Saturday, August 15. Each Family Art Day is led by an island artist. Drop in anytime from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to learn a fun craft that you will take home with you to cherish forever. All ages welcome! No skill required! Younger kids must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 360 370 5050 or visit

July 4 (first one is noon to 4:00 p.m.)
Celebratory Independence Day Cards
Alice Hibberd

July 11
Homemade Pulp Paper and Seed Bombs
Amy Plant

July 18
Mammal Mandalas: Tracks, habits and habitats
Alice Hibberd

July 25
Sock Dolls
Francie Hansen

August 1
Sculptures from the Sea: Art from island beach treasures
Kristy Schmidt

August 8
Watercolor & Driftwood Mobiles
Simona Burla

August 22
Dream Catchers
Jenn Furber

August 29
Practical Clay Creations: necklaces, phone straps, more.
Leisha Holmes

San Juan Island, Friday Harbor
Saturday, July 4, 2015
11:15 a.m.
San Juan Historical Museum

Celebrate an old-fashioned 4th of July with the San Juan Island community at the annual Pig War Picnic. Enjoy music, a pie-eating contest, a cakewalk, kid's games and the best barbecue in town! Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of San Juan Island, this picnic takes place after the community parade; The Kiwanis Club will be marching in the parade and advertising their sponsors. See you on the grounds of the San Juan Island Historical Museum!

San Juan Island
Saturday, July 4, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m,.
American Camp Visitor Center

Park rangers and volunteers describe events leading up to and including the Pig War and the peaceful joint occupation of San Juan Island by English and American troops.  Meets in the American Camp parking area. Bring a hat, water and sturdy shoes.


San Juan Island
Saturday, July 4, 2015
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
English Camp Parade Ground

Park rangers and volunteers recreate military and civilian life during the island's early pioneer period.  Activities include blacksmithing, coopering, weaving, needlework and exhibitions of military equipment and skills. Wear a sun hat, bring water and sturdy shoes.