Enjoy the presentations from Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center educational staff. There will be display boards with photos of local wild life and answer questions about the wild life on the island.
The Annual Summer Solstice Parade and Celebration returns to Eastsound! This whimsical and always colorful foot parade begins at 12:00 noon and winds its way up North Beach Road ending at the 'Stage on the Green' for local music and dance performances. Sponsored by San Juan County Parks and Orcas Island community volunteers.
Lopez History Afloat, an Afternoon Aboard the Mystic Sea is a unique guided history tour by master story-teller and long-time Lopezian, Monte Hughes, will leave Spencer's Landing at noon to circumnavigate Lopez Island, returning around 4:00. We'll hear Monte's hilarious stories, many passed down from his grandfather and father, about early days on Lopez. The Mystic Sea Charter is a great way to see many historic sites from the water and enjoy Lopez Island's spectacular coast and abundant wildlife.
Tickets include snacks and refreshments. Please reserve your tickets today---space is limited.
The classic 100ft. Mystic Sea is a fast, ocean-rated, Coast Guard certified vessel. She offers a heated, enclosed aft deck, and excellent inside and outside viewing. The comfortable, heated main cabin has booth seating, an excellent sound system, and two restrooms.
Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands each host a Farmers' Market every Saturday, from spring through fall. Here, islanders and visitors alike will find island-grown vegetables and fruits, eggs, meats, dairy products, seafood, shellfish, flowers and more. You'll also find artisans selling their jewelry, pottery, paintings and photography, as well as soaps, healing oils and salves. And enjoy locally-prepared foods for breakfast or lunch including bakery items, pizza, soups, sandwiches, sausages, etc.
The Lopez Island Farmers' Market takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. near the Lopez Center for Community & the Arts in Lopez Village; the Orcas Island Farmers' Market is held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Village Green in Eastsound; and the San Juan Island Farmers' Market can be found from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Brickworks Plaza in Friday Harbor. (The Orcas and San Juan markets continue indoors during winter.)
Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes will partner with Island Athletic Events to host its first Three Lakes Triathlon to include an Olympic Triathlon, Olympic Relay Team Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon, and a Sprint Relay Team Triathlon. Beginning at 8:00 a.m., tri-athletes will gather at Lakedale Resort to undertake a swim on the property’s Neva Lake, along with bike and running routes that will traverse around and across the island.
Registration and details are available online at http://www.active.com.
RACE OPTIONS: (see website for pricing and registration)
Triathlon Olympic - .93 miles swim, 25 mile bike and 10K (6.2 mile) run
Triathlon Olympic Relay Team - .93 miles swim, 25 mile bike and 10K (6.2 mile) run
Triathlon Sprint - .5 mile swim, 12 mile bike and 5K (3.1 mile) run
Triathlon Sprint Relay Team - 5 mile swim, 12 mile bike and 5K (3.1 mile) run
8:00 a.m.- Mandatory pre-race meeting and packet pick-up
9:00 a.m.- Race starts
1:30 p.m.- Awards announcement
4:00-6:00 p.m.- Post race BBQ (tickets available for purchase on site)
Meet Cinda and Mark Pierce and Dave Zeretzky of the San Juan Island Trails Committee, for a triumphant walk of the brand new American Camp Trail, with its Grand Opening having been on Sat. June 1st. Length is 6 mi. one way, return provided. Shorter walks possible. Terrain is pavement and wooded path. Rating is easy. Dogs are required to be on leashes. Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Come Enjoy the Harvest!
The Orcas Island Farmers Market is open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Saturday from the first weekend in May to the last weekend of September on the Village Green in the heart of Eastsound.
During October and through most of November, the Market meets on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Oddfellows Hall, located on Haven Street just south of Main Street on the way to Madrona Point.
All Items sold in the market are grown or crafted by Orcas Island farmers and artisans. The market includes produce, much of it organic, crafts, art, jewelry, clothing, pottery, food and drink vendors, and some of Orcas Island's service organizations (historical museum, master gardeners).
Visit the Lopez Farmers' Market to find island-grown vegetables, fruit and flowers, as well as island-produced food products such as jams, chutneys, pickles, fresh fudge, seafood, natural grass-fed meats, and more. You'll also be able to purchase a wide variety of arts and crafts including jewelry, soaps, healing oils and salves, glass art, textiles, art prints, photography, furniture, metal works, etc. -- all by local artisans. The market runs seasonally on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. near the Lopez Center for Community & the Arts.
For more information contact: Martha Garcia Phone: 360-468-2411 www.lopezfarmersmarket.com
These tide pool tours will be only on June 23, July 7, July 23, August 6, and August 20 at 10:00 a.m. Dress for weather, wear sturdy shoes, bring drinking water and your smiles!
Serious hikers will enjoy this 2-hour journey, led by Park Historian Mike Vouri up the slope of 650-foot Young Hill, where the summit offers splendid views of the Juan de Fuca and Haro straits, Vancouver Island, and the Olympic Mountains. See the Royal Marine Cemetery and the Garry oak woodland.
Days and times: Sundays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., June 9 to September 1.