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.


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


San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit, (Orcas Island), Feb. 10 - 11

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



Tour de Lopez (Lopez Island), April 29


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

Orcas Island Bird & Wildlife Festival (Orcas Island), May 5 -7

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

Summer Solstice Parade (Orcas Island), June 24

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


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 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


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

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

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

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

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

San Juan County Fair (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor)

Orcas Island Artists’ Studio Tour (Orcas Island)

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


Lopez Island Artists' Studio Tour (Lopez Island)

Lopez Island Vineyards Harvest Festival (Lopez Island)

TEDx San Juan Islands (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor)

Steve Braun Memorial Triathlon (Orcas Island)

Wooden Boat Rendezvous (Orcas Island)


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

San Juan Vineyards Harvest Festival (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor)

Orcas Island Film Festival (Orcas Island)


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

Lopez Village Holiday & Lights Gathering (Lopez Island)

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


Island Lights Festival (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor)

Eastsound Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting (Orcas Island)

Lighted Boat Parade & Santa's Arrival (San Juan Island/Friday Harbor)