News From The Islands
Artists' Studio Tour | June 1st and 2nd
Celebrate local art at the source! The Annual San Juan Island Artists' Studio Tour is back for the 22nd year INN a row and is free as always! Local artists open their studio doors to the public from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, June 1st and 2nd.
There'll be 20 different studios and workshops to explore, as well as 30 guest artists. The tour is self-guided, so feel free to hit every spot on the map as you circle the island, or just wander into a few that INNterest you. See and learn about ceramics, painting, photography, sculpture, prints, and fiber. Beautiful gardens and live musicians set the scene for several locations, and there will be lots of opportunities to purchase pieces and even enter drawings to win original artwork at each studio! Be sure to grab a map at one of several island businesses or online.
Dig INNto Friday Harbor's newest hotel - The Island Inn at 123 West - so you can really take your time and INNdulge in the tour over both days! Enjoy our 20% off Spring has Sprung discount now through June 13th (excluding Memorial Day Weekend).
Water Marina Festival | June 8th
Dive INNto the boating lifestyle on Saturday, June 8th at the "Welcome to the Water" Marina Festival! The Port will be hoppin' between 10am and 3pm with a marine swap meet, seafood chowder cook-off, activities for the little ones, and live music! June 8th is also National Marina Day, and The Port wants to make this an annual event, so join INN the festivities and show your support! There will also be a raffle fundraiser for the Friday Harbor High School Sailing Team and the Friday Harbor Power Squadron will be offering free safety inspections on vessels!
This is an INNcredible opportunity to play on the water for free! Friday Harbor Marine will be providing free paddle boat, kayak, dinghy, and Duffy boat rides to festival-goers!
Orca Sing Concert | June 15th
Join INN the island spirit at the 14th Annual Orca Sing! You're INNvited to the lighthouse at Lime Kiln State Park on Saturday, June 15th; the event kicks off at 6pm. Learn about the Southern Resident Orca community and the Salish Sea ecosystem, take a tour of the lighthouse, or just enjoy the music! Parking is limited so carpooling is recommended. For effortless transportation, hop on the bus at the ferry landing!
Make and evening out of it and bring along a picinic supper so you can chow down while enjoying the music!
Friday Harbor Art Market | June 21st
Check out the local creations for sale on Friday, June 21st at the Friday Harbor Art Market! Work by 20 local artists will be on display and available for purchase from 3 to 7pm at Brickworks Plaza! There will be photography, sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, clothing, soaps, and woodwork.
Don't plan on buying anything? Just peruse while enjoying the live music by local musicians!