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March 4: The Met: Live in HD - L'Elisir D'Amore at SJCT

The Met: Live in HD production of L'Elisir D'Amore will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2018 at San Juan Community Theatre in Friday Harbor.

Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met as the feisty Adina, opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan makes his company debut conducting.

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March 3: Celebrate the Oscars at FH Film Fest Gala at Brickworks

Celebrate the Oscars with Friday Harbor Film Fest on March 3 at Brickworks. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Last year's celebration was sold out and people were turned away, so don't delay.

Friday Harbor Film Festival will be celebrating the Oscars by screening the Trailers of the Top Contenders for Best Picture and Best Documentary. Everyone is encouraged to select his or her winning choice, for great prizes. The Documentary with the most votes will be selected for the 2018 FHFF. Festivities will begin with wine and an appetizers reception, allowing lots of time to preview the great silent auction items; local products, services, art and jewelry. Dinner will follow while screening the trailers of the Oscar nominated films. Throughout the evening you will have the opportunity to bid on a Wonderful array of 12 Live Auction items. Getaways to Bellingham, Victoria and Yellow Island, a 3 day Cruise, Gourmet Dinners, Oyster Feed; just to name a few.

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Join Friday Harbor's 4th of July Community Marching Band

Can you play an instrument? Would you like to march in Friday Harbor's 4th of July Parade? Do you like  free t-shirts? It's easy. Friday Harbor High School Band Director Gerald Nelsen is organizing the marching band. People will practice twice before the parade - at 7 p.m. Monday, June 25 and Thursday, June 27.

Community Marching Band in 2016 Friday Harbor 4th of July Parade.

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July 4: Friday Harbor's Fireworks at 10 p.m. - Donations needed

Thanks to a generous matching grant from Kings Market and lodging tax funds from the Town of Friday Harbor, the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce has once again commissioned local talent and pyrotechnical director, Nick Gislason, a 5th generation San Juan Islander, with the Lopez Community Fireworks, to design, setup, and fire the 2018 Friday Harbor 4th of July Fireworks Display. The 2018 fireworks display promises to be as good if not better than last year's fireworks. The display will start at 10 pm after a fun-filled day of 4th of July festivities.

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July 7: Orcas Island Community Parade

The theme for this year's parade on Orcas Island is "Retro Orcas". The parade at 12 noon on Saturday, July 7 in Eastsound will celebrate all those things you loved about Orcas Island in years gone by. This year's Grand Marshal is long-time islander Betty Hall. The fabulous Orcas Community Band will be entertaining before the parade. 

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Application available now for FH 4th of July parade

Applications are available from the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce for people interested in entering the Friday Harbor Fourth of July parade. Prize money is focused on encouraging themed entries. The theme is Music of America, Celebrating music through the decades. There is limited space available so be sure to apply early.

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March 24: Master Gardeners Native Plant Sale and Conservation District Expo

The San Juan Islands Conservation District is hosting an Expo of educational exhibits and vendors at the same time and location as the Master Gardeners Native Plant Sale.  4-H will be serving coffee and delicious baked goods. The Expo and Native Plant Sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, March 24, 2018 at San Juan County Fairgrounds in Friday Harbor. 

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June 2 & 3: San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour

Plan a fabulous art weekend in the San Juan Islands June 2 and 3, 2018 and attend the  27th Annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour. Expect to find lots and lots of new studios for 2018 with 22 mutually supportive island art studios, more than 50 total artists, featuring glass blowing, etchings, handmade knives, kaleidoscopes, wearable art, fused glass and more. This will be the largest, most exciting and fun-filled island event yet.

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May 11: Tour de Family - bike ride in Friday Harbor

Tour de Family - Friday Harbor takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018 at John O. Linde Community Park in Friday Harbor. This is a family bike ride for all ages, coordinated by Island Rec in partnership with San Juan County Health and Community Services.

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May 5: Children's Festival at county Fairgrounds

Island Rec's 28th Annual Children’s Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds in Friday Harbor. This is a day of entirely free activities brought to you by Island Rec and many local businesses and community organizations.

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