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San Juan Island
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 to Saturday, July 4, 2015
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San Juan Islands Museum of Art

This workshop offers a unique San Juan island experience designed to maximize photographic opportunities for photographers of all skill and experience levels. Explore San Juan island through your camera lens, learning tips and techniques from workshop leader Susan Middleton. Examine the treasure trove of marine life that thrives in tide pools, encounter marine life (think orca whales!) from our chartered boat, witness glorious bald eagles in flight, take in exceptional island views and seascapes, experience a visual realm from tiny jewel-like invertebrates to magnificent sunrises!

Meet some of the creatures portrayed in IMA’s Susan Middleton “Spineless: Portraits of Marine Invertebrates” exhibition face to face!  Workshop attendees will be guests at a private exhibition reception with the artist. This is a special opportunity for a limited number of participants, weaving the best of art and science, picture making, fine dining, and island camaraderie.


Orcas Island
Friday, July 3, 2015
Tuesday, 10:00 p.m.
Deer Harbor Marina

Enjoy great fireworks, with live music starting at 7:00 p.m. The fireworks, beginning at dusk, are sponsored by Bellport Deer Harbor Marina.

All San Juan Islands
Friday, July 3, 2015 to Saturday, July 4, 2015
All Day
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Whichever island you visit on Independence Day, there are many activities to choose from. This year, the whole weekend of July 3rd, 4th and 5th is a whirlwind of old-fashioned parades, picnics, live music, dancing and fireworks on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands.

July 3 - Deer Harbor Fireworks Display, Orcas Island

July 3 - Orcas Island Historical Museum - Historical Days & Appraisal Fair, Village Green, Orcas Island

July 4 - Orcas Island Historical Museum - Live & Silent Auction, Eastsound, Orcas Island

July 4 - Orcas Island 4th of July Fireworks Celebration, Eastsound, Orcas Island

​July 4 - Orcas Island Community Parade & Activities, Eastsound, Orcas Island

July 4 - Lopez Island 4th July Celebration - Old-Fashioned Parade & Fireworks, Lopez Island

July 4 - 4th of July Hamburger Barbecue, Lopez Island

July 4 - Roche Harbor Old-Fashioned July 4th, Roche Harbor/San Juan Island

July 4 - San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Celebration, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island

July 4 - Annual Pig War Picnic, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island


Orcas Island
Friday, July 3, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Eastsound Village Green

Join us for yet another year of family fun and laughter. This year’s event will include all of the old favorites, family games, hotdogs, beer garden and the Harvey Family Logging show.

We will also be holding an Antique Appraisal Fair in the fashion of Antiques Roadshow. The Appraisal Fair will feature four appraisers from Guildmark Appraisal Services in Edmonds Washington. They will bring their expertise to the Village Green where locals and tourists alike can bring their attic treasure to be appraised for a fee.

For more information on the Appraisal Fair or to make an appointment with one of our appraisers please contact Maggie Vinson at 360-376-4849 or at





Lopez Island
Friday, July 3, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Lopez Center for the Community and the Arts

Bring a chair, blanket and snacks. No host beer garden. Get ready to dance!

Since 2002, Abbey Road LIVE! has been rocking the music of the Beatles at clubs, theatres, festivals, and private events. Initially a tribute to the monumental "Abbey Road" album, the band has expanded its scope to include more than 100 Beatles tunes, from all eras of the Fab Four's career. The band specializes in complete, start-to-finish album performances of masterpieces such as "Abbey Road", "Magical Mystery Tour", "Rubber Soul", "Revolver" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band".

Abbey Road LIVE! is not your typical Beatle look-alike tribute act; don't expect mop-top haircuts and vintage Rickenbacker guitars. Rather, this show is about bringing to life some of the more mature and complex Beatles material in a raw & spirited fashion, while remaining true to the original recordings. Combining attention to detail with a creative exuberance, the band always delights its audiences with its diverse repertoire of hits and more obscure favorites.

San Juan Island, Friday Harbor
Friday, July 3, 2015
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Brickworks Plaza, 150 Nichols St.

The Friday Harbor Art Market begins its fourth season in Friday Harbor on the Brickworks Plaza. The variety of work will include jewelry, pottery, photography, baskets, clothing, woodwork, glass, paintings, soaps, art cards, screen printing, lotions, and more.

Cynthia's of Course! will be the seasonal food vendor, serving up her specialties each week.

The music lineup is complete as the market welcomes back Teddy Deane, The Rocky Bay Boys, Oliver Strasser, Kuba Tana Marimba and Katura  Marimba.

New to the art market will be a "hands-on" activity, called “The Creation Station". This will be an interactive art station for kids to adults and anyone who drops in to the station will walk away with their on artistic creation. 

For information as to how you can participate as an artist, a food vendor, a musician or an art project facilitator, contact Debbie Pigman,  or 360-472-0216.

San Juan Island
Friday, July 3, 2015 to Sunday, September 6, 2015
Friday, 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 2:00 p.m.
Port of Friday Harbor Marina

This is the fifteenth year the Port of Friday Harbor has hosted "Music in the Park." Enjoy free music concerts on Friday evenings at 5:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Bring a picnic, relax and listen to local and regional music as you gaze out at the harbor, watching ferries, boats and seaplanes come and go.

Orcas Island
Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Village Green, Eastsound

Enjoy Orcas Island's holiday parade starting at noon. Other activities include the "F5" Funhouse Commons 5K run, 5K walk, or 1K kids' run. Races start at Village Green, North Beach Road, Eastsound, and end at Eastsound Fire Hall. Walkers start at 8:45 a.m. Runners will start at 9:15 a.m. Kids' racers should please be there and ready to go at 9:00 a.m. 

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 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
Friday 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 and concert at the outdoor pavilion at the Lopez Center for the Community and the Arts. 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