5 Ways to Rediscover Summer on San Juan Island

Posted on May 10, 2021

Gorgeous San Juan Island, only 65 miles north of Seattle, is gearing up for a sublime Summer, packed with safe and super fun outdoor activities for the entire family. Completely walkable Friday Harbor beckons with its lovely waterfront, lined with cute shops and restaurants. Explore the beaches and mountains and don’t miss the following fun events happening this June:


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1) Annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour on June 5 & 6, 2021

This self-guided studio tour will lead you all over Friday Harbor and San Juan Island, providing a unique glimpse into the wonderous world of working artists. There is no better year than this to support the finer things in life and those who make them.

2) Saturday Fair Market at the Fairgrounds

Stroll the beautiful fairgrounds in Friday Harbor every Saturday and explore delicious island food, arts and craft stands, learn about local community organizations and find cool things at the flea market.

Art on San Juan Island
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3) Live Music on June 25, 2021

Do you remember live music? San Juan Island’s alternative rock band “Desolation Sound” will kick off the Summer on June 25, at 7:00pm at the fairgrounds. Admission: pay what you can.

4) Facial at the Spa at Earthbox

The time when people get to see your beautiful face is nearer than ever. The adorable spa at our sister hotel  just started offering facials again, in addition to massages, sugaring and eye-lash extensions. What a treat.

The Spa at Earthbox in Friday Harbor, WA
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5) Whale Watching

When in Rome…San Juan Island is famous for its outstanding whale and wildlife watching. Go on a brisk ride on a whale watching boat or meander along the pristine shores of the whale watching park; one of the best places to see whales from land.

San Juan Island - photo by Aimee Danielson
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