The good news: summer isn't over (yet)! From planes to classical instruments, summertime on Orcas is still in full swing. Below you will find some events still to come during this summer season!

Eastsound Fly-In & Antique Car Show: August 3-5, Free!

The Old Fashioned Fly-In brings a variety of fun and unique aircraft to Orcas each year. From warbirds to experimentals, old-fashioned airplanes to seaplanes, you'll enjoy a variety of aircraft to view along with fun flying demonstrations. If planes aren't enough, there's also the Orcas Road Classics annual car show on Saturday! So, no matter if you prefer to fly or drive, there's something fun this weekend for everyone! For more information call Gil Blinn at 360-376-6579

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival: August 3-18

Now in their 21st season, the Music Festival is an event anticipated year round here on Orcas. Featuring internationally renowned musicians and a reputation for imaginative, original programming in a beautiful setting, this two-week Festival is a great excuse to make your way out the Orcas!

San Juan Summer Arts Festival: A 5 Week Festival August 3-31

All ages, all types of art, all free! The Arts Festival takes place every Friday night from Aug 3-Aug 31 from 4-10 pm. Music kicks off around 5 with local bands, followed by guest musicians.  There will be food, beverages, interactive art booths, and of course, wonderful local artists showing their craft. This event takes place on San Juan, but there is a great inter-island ferry that is free for walk-ons and makes it easy to enjoy an island-hopping, art-experiencing kind of night!

Loving the land is a trait that many Orcas Islanders share, and as a result, this 'gem of the San Juans' has unique farm-fresh experiences you won't find anywhere else. From shellfish farms to handmade preserves, the farm to table experience on Orcas is as local and homegrown as you can get. So, hop on the ferry and come see what's farm-fresh on Orcas!

Visit a Shellfish Farm Buck Bay Shellfish Farm

Here's a unique farm we bet you don't have back home- a shellfish farm! At Buck Bay Shellfish, you can literally gaze over the water right where your lunch was grown. Buck Bay Shellfish farm grows their own oysters and clams, and also offers fresh locally caught crab, prawns, salmon, halibut, along with other seasonal items. Once you've placed your order, grab a picnic table overlooking the bay and get ready for an oyster shucking lesson! Soon you'll be shucking oysters like a pro and enjoying the (seafood) farm to table experience!

Orcas Farmers Market: Saturdays from 10-3 On Orcas, we proudly support our artisans and farmers, and our farmers market shows that! Each item sold in the market is either grown or crafted by Orcas Island farmers and artisans. With bountiful produce, beautiful clothing and jewelry, local flowers and fruit preserves, food and drink vendors, and the art that makes Orcas famous, the market has something for everyone. So, come on down, tap your feet to the bluegrass music, grab a bite to eat, and find some local market treasures!

Taste History in Jam Form Girl Meets Dirt

Girl Meets Dirt is another Orcas opportunity to get back to roots, fruit tree roots, that is! Audra is the girl behind the dirt and makes fruit preserves from island heritage fruit grown right on Orcas. The shop and kitchen, "Handpicked" is just outside Eastsound on Orcas, and is found by the delicious aromas wafting through the doors. At Handpicked, you will find scrumptious samples, shelves stocked with a vast array of preserves, and be able to watch as something delicious is crafted in front of your eyes. We are sure you will come away with a tasty treat or two after this farm to (might not make it to the) table experience! 

Mouth watering yet? Ready to have shellfish for lunch and fruit preserves for dessert? Spring and summer dates are starting to fill up at The Landmark, and we'd love to see you on the island this year! Click the link below to see our availability and to book a room for your next vacation to our beautiful island!

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