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Orcas Island
Friday, May 1, 2015
Various
Various locations on Orcas Island

BirdFest is a celebration of birds, nature tours, workshops, art exhibits and a scientific symposium, all focusing on the health and wonder of birds and grassroots solutions. Orcas Island offers an unforgettable experience showcasing the natural splendor of the San Juan Islands.

 Photo credit:  Kim Middleton

All San Juan Islands
Friday, May 1, 2015 to Sunday, May 31, 2015
Various

During the month of May, the Town of Friday Harbor, in partnership with the Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Island Historical Museums and the San Juan Island National Historical Park and other community organizations, will tell the stories of the people and places of the San Juans by celebrating National Historic Preservation Month as "History Lives Here." Guided walking tours, local history talks and other special events will attract visitors and residents alike, and portray the past as long-time islanders lived and remember it.

You can also experience San Juan Islands history with our self-guided Historic Friday Harbor Walking Tour, and watch for new events and specials here.

History Lives Here Events:

San Juan Island/Friday Harbor

•  Roche Harbor Pioneer Cemetery Biographical Tour, May 9, Roche Harbor Resort & San Juan Historical Museum

Orcas Island

Lopez Island

 

San Juan Island
Saturday, May 2, 2015
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Brickworks Plaza

"Eat Locally" is a way of life for many residents in the San Juan Islands. The San Juan Island Farmers' Market features delicious island-raised produce, berries, colorful bouquets, eggs, and dairy products, as well as fresh local seafood, shellfish, and meats. The market also features freshly cooked and prepared foods made from local ingredients, grass-fed burgers, hot sausages, baked goods, pizza, crafts, and more!

The market is held year-round at Brickworks, in downtown Friday Harbor on Nichols Street. Between July 4 and Labor Day, the market closes at 1:30 p.m. From January – March the market is open on the 1st Saturday of the month and closes as 1:00 p.m.. The market takes place each Saturday from April 4, 2015 through October 24, 2015 both inside and outside of Brickworks. The holiday schedule for 2015 will be Nov 7 & 21, Dec 12 & 19.

Orcas Island
Sponsor
Saturday, May 2, 2015
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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 first weekend of October on the Village Green in the heart of Eastsound.

During most of October and 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. For information call:  360-317-8342.

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).

Orcas Island
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Various
Various locations on Orcas Island

BirdFest is a celebration of birds, nature tours, workshops, art exhibits and a scientific symposium, all focusing on the health and wonder of birds and grassroots solutions. Orcas Island offers an unforgettable experience showcasing the natural splendor of the San Juan Islands.

 Photo credit:  Kim Middleton

San Juan Island
Sunday, May 3, 2015
2:30 p.m.
Port of Friday Harbor

Enjoy the beginning of boating season with a festive parade in Friday Harbor. The parade is open to just about any kind of seaworthy vessel, powerboats, sailboats, and human powered boats. There will be prizes for the winners in a variety of categories. 

Orcas Island
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Various
Various locations on Orcas Island

BirdFest is a celebration of birds, nature tours, workshops, art exhibits and a scientific symposium, all focusing on the health and wonder of birds and grassroots solutions. Orcas Island offers an unforgettable experience showcasing the natural splendor of the San Juan Islands.

 Photo credit:  Kim Middleton

San Juan Island
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
7:00 p.m.

A powerful film odyssey explores the shift in America’s national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. DamNation shows how far things have moved and how quickly, from the assumption 50 years ago that dams were always a power for good, to the first successful attempt to remove a marginal dam 20 years ago on the Kennebec River. The film highlights other dam removal stories, including the Elwha and White Salmon Rivers in Washington.  Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. The film’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.

Running time:  87 minutes

San Juan Island
Saturday, May 9, 2015
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Brickworks Plaza

"Eat Locally" is a way of life for many residents in the San Juan Islands. The San Juan Island Farmers' Market features delicious island-raised produce, berries, colorful bouquets, eggs, and dairy products, as well as fresh local seafood, shellfish, and meats. The market also features freshly cooked and prepared foods made from local ingredients, grass-fed burgers, hot sausages, baked goods, pizza, crafts, and more!

The market is held year-round at Brickworks, in downtown Friday Harbor on Nichols Street. Between July 4 and Labor Day, the market closes at 1:30 p.m. From January – March the market is open on the 1st Saturday of the month and closes as 1:00 p.m.. The market takes place each Saturday from April 4, 2015 through October 24, 2015 both inside and outside of Brickworks. The holiday schedule for 2015 will be Nov 7 & 21, Dec 12 & 19.

Orcas Island
Sponsor
Saturday, May 9, 2015
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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 first weekend of October on the Village Green in the heart of Eastsound.

During most of October and 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. For information call:  360-317-8342.

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).

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