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.
Lakedale Resort will partner with Island Athletic Events, LLC to host its first Three Lakes Triathlon that will include: an Olympic Triathlon, an Olympic Relay Team Triathlon, a 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).
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.
Folk singer Michael Cohen and local folk musicians present an evening of traditional folk tunes and dancing for those wishing a turn on the floor. Cohen plays regularly at the San Juan Farmer’s Market. He has worked with the Smithsonian in cataloging American folk music.
Days and times: Mondays, 7:30. to 9:00 p.m., June 10 to August 19.
Many of today’s island families are descended from U.S. Army soldiers. Join Park Historian Mike Vouri and learn more about how American Camp’s “frontiersmen in blue” played a key role in pioneering Euro-American settlement on San Juan Island. Vouri also will discuss how
agricultural operations changed the character of island landscapes, at American Camp.
Days and times: Wednesdays, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., June 12 to August 28
Island musicians perform in the intimate Gubelman Theatre. Dates are only: Thursdays, June 27, July 11, 25, August 1 and Friday, July 19.
Accompany a park ranger or volunteer on this cross-prairie journey to the historic Salmon Bank at South Beach, where springs attracted Indians and Europeans alike. This activity can be strenuous.
This walk will take place on Thursdays, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., June 6 to August 29. For more information or to set up a time by request call: 360-378-2240, ext. 2233.
Puzzled by an animal or bird? Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Education Coordinator Shona Aitken answers questions and uses a variety of media to talk about wildlife in the San Juan Islands. These talks will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., on Fridays, from June 7 to August 30,