Major Annual Events 2017

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


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


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

San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit, (Orcas Island)



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

Opening Day Boat Parade (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), May 7

Theatre Under the Stars  - Island Stage Left - Humble Boy, May 25 - July 9


San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), June 3 - 4

Three Lakes Triathlon & San Juan Island Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), June 17 - 18

Pirate Festival (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), June 23 - 25

Summer Solstice Parade (Orcas Island), June 24


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

Music on the Lawn (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), July 5 - August 9

San Juan Islands Museum of Art - Family Art Days (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), July 9 - August 27

San Juan Island Lavender Festival & Arts Fair (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), July 15 - 16

Orcas Island Cider & Mead Festival (Orcas Island), July 22

National Historical Park Encampment (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), July 28 - 30


Eastsound Fly-in and Antique Car Show (Orcas Island), August 4 - 6

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival (Orcas Island, Lopez Island), August 5 - 20

Doe Bay Fest (Orcas Island), Aug. 10 - 13

Jazz at the Labs (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), August 12

Orcas Island Artists’ Studio Tour (Orcas Island), August 11 - 13

Shaw Island Classic Sail Boat Race (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), August 12

San Juan County Fair (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), August 16 - 19

Concours d’Elegance of the San Juan Islands (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), August 27


Lopez Island Artists' Studio Tour (Lopez Island), Sept. 2 - 3

Steve Braun Memorial Triathlon (Orcas Island), Sept. 3

Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Rendezvous & Boat Race (Orcas Island), Sept. 4 - 6

Lopez Island Vineyards Community Grape Harvest Festival (Lopez Island),  Sept. 16 

TEDx San Juan Islands (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), Sept. 23


Orcas Island Film Festival (Orcas Island), Oct. 6 - 9

San Juan Vineyards Annual Siegerrebe Harvest  (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), October 7 

Savor the San Juans - A Bounty of Food, Farms & Films (Lopez Island, Orcas Island, San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), Sept. 22 - Nov. 11


Friday Harbor Film Festival (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), Nov. 3 - 5

San Juan Islands Holiday Arts & Crafts Festivals (Lopez Island, Orcas Island, San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), Nov. 22 - Dec. 31

Lopez Village Holiday & Lights Gathering (Lopez Island), Nov. 24


Island Lights Festival (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor), Dec. 1

Eastsound Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting (Orcas Island), Dec. 1