San Juan News and Events

Here's a list of upcoming happenings and news about the San Juan Islands that may interest you. Whether it's sporting events, artwork, plays, music, or whatever strikes your fancy, it either is or will be happening on San Juan Island!

  • ARTISTS' STUDIO TOUR - San Juan Island is home to a number of nationally-recognized artists in a variety of media. May 31 and June 1 is the 23rd annual self-guided tour, with 13 studios and 40 artists.
  • The Seattle Times published an article on May 26 highlighting all the things one can do this summer on San Juan Island: the Brickworks farmers' market and other activities (noted below), the "Living History" and other activities at English Camp National Historic Park, Mike Vouri's one-man show of General George Pickett (July 11 and August 21), and the upcoming opening of the new San Juan Islands Museum of Art facility.
  • THREE LAKES TRIATHLON - Come join the second annual Three Lakes Triathlon (Olympic), the San Juan Island Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K races on Saturday, June 21. Relay teams are also invited. The San Juan Marathon has been cited by Runner's World magazine as a "Race of the Month" for June. If you want to talk to someone about the race, contact Paul Hopkins at San Juan Island Fitness (just two blocks from Argyle House) at 360-378-4449.
  • ACTIVITIES AT THE BRICKWORKS - San Juan Island's newest multi-purpose venue keeps adding new activities. Come enjoy the following events:
    - Farmer's Market: Every Saturday from 10:00 to 1:00
    - Sundays at Brickworks, every Sunday afternoon from July till Labor Day weekend. Food, producers, artists, crafters, services, singers and jugglers - and more!
    - Friday Art Market: Artist booths, music and food.
  • FRIDAY HARBOR FILM FESTIVAL - Last year's Festival was a great success. Put November 7, 8, and 9 on your planning calendar for the next festival.
  • Come to the San Juans and visit America's latest National Monument! On March 25, President Obama designated existing federal lands in the San Juans as the San Juans National Monument. This preserves forever many undeveloped portions of the islands, as well as historic lighthouses, cultural resources, and fossil areas. The Antiquities Act giving President Obama the authority to designate national monuments was first exercised by President Theodore Roosevelt to create the Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming, and has since been used by 16 Presidents to protect such areas as the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty. The new San Juans National Monument joins American Camp and English Camp National Historic Park.
  • TripAdvisor named San Juan Island as the #1 island destination in the U.S.! San Juan Island was also named as a top four world pick in their Travelers' Choice Islands awards. Come see why so many travelers to our island find it such a wonderful place.



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