Major Annual Events 2018

Here's a selection of the most popular annual events on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands. For dates and detailed information see our "Events" tab. Check back as we update this calendar.




Spring Break Specials & Events (Lopez Island, Orcas Island, San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), March & April

San Juan Islands Ag Summit (Lopez Island), March 16-17, 2018


Orcas Island Lit Fest (Orcas Island), April 13 - 15, 2018

Tour de Lopez (Lopez Island), April 28, 2018


History Lives Here - National Historic Preservation Month (Lopez Island, Orcas Island, San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), May 1 - 31, 2018

Orcas Island Farmers' Market (Orcas Island), May 5 - Nov. 24, 2018

Opening Day Boat Parade (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), May 6, 2018

Friday Harbor Laboratories Open House (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), May 12, 2018

Lopez Island Farmers' Market (Lopez Island) May 12 - Sept. 15, 2018

Theatre Under the Stars  - Island Stage Left (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), May

Summer Concerts & Festivals, Memorial Day May 28 - Labor Day Sept. 3




San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), June 2-3, 2018

Three Lakes Triathlon & San Juan Island Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), June 16 - 17, 2018

Port of Friday Harbor Pirates & Wooden Ships Festival (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), June 22 - 24, 2018

The Whale Museum, Orca Sing (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), June 23, 2018

Summer Solstice Parade (Orcas Island), June 23, 2018


San Juan Islands 4th of July Celebrations (Lopez Island, Orcas Island, San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), July 3 - 4, 2018

Music on the Lawn (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), July 

San Juan Islands Museum of Art - Family Art Days (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), July 

San Juan Island Lavender Festival & Arts Fair (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), July 21 - 22, 2018

National Historical Park Encampment (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), July 27 - 29

Orcas Island Cider & Mead Festival (Orcas Island), July 28, 2018


Doe Bay Fest (Orcas Island), August 1 - 6, 2018

San Juan Summer Arts Festival (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2018

Eastsound Fly-in and Antique Car Show (Orcas Island), August 

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival (Orcas Island, Lopez Island), August 

Jazz at the Labs (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), August 

Orcas Island Artists’ Studio Tour (Orcas Island), August 10 - 12, 2018

Shaw Island Classic Sail Boat Race (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), August 

San Juan County Fair (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), August 15 - 18, 2018

Friday Harbor Fly-In “Wings & Wheels" (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), August 

Concours d’Elegance of the San Juan Islands (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), August 26, 2018

TEDxSanJuanIsland - Salon Talk TEDxSanJuanIsland - Salon Talk, August

Orcas Island Jazz Festival, August




Lopez Island Artists' Studio Tour (Lopez Island), Sept. 

Steve Braun Memorial Triathlon (Orcas Island), Sept.

Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Rendezvous & Boat Race (Orcas Island), Sept. 

Lopez Island Vineyards Community Grape Harvest Festival (Lopez Island),  Sept. 

Savor the San Juans - A Bounty of Food, Farms & Films (Lopez Island, Orcas Island, San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), Sept.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Sept.

TEDx San Juan Islands (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), Sept. 


Orcas Island Farm Tour (Orcas Island), Oct.

San Juan Island Farm Tour (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), Oct.

Orcas Island Film Festival (Orcas Island), Oct. 

San Juan Vineyards Annual Harvest Pick & Celebration (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), October 

Lopez Island Farm Tour (Lopez Island), Oct. 


Holiday Celebrations (Orcas Island, Lopez Island, San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), Nov. 21 - Dec. 31

Friday Harbor Film Festival (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), Nov. 

Hops on the Rock - Orcas Island Beer Festival (Orcas Island), Nov. 

San Juan Islands Holiday Arts & Crafts Festivals (Lopez Island, Orcas Island, San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), Nov. 

Lopez Village Holiday & Lights Gathering (Lopez Island), Nov. 




Island Lights Festival (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), Dec. 

Eastsound Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting (Orcas Island), Dec. 


Winter Romance Specials & Events (Lopez Island, Orcas Island, San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), January & February 2018

San Juan Island Farmers' Market (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), Jan. 6 - Dec. 15

Orcas Island 25K Race (Orcas Island), Jan. 28, 2018


Orcas Island 50K Race (Orcas Island), Feb. 4, 2018


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