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Our county, businesses and residents are happy to share our lovely community and natural surroundings once again with visitors. But like many places, we are finding the task of reopening to be challenging. Ferry service is limited and often delayed, restaurants and shops are under staffed and therefore operating on reduced hours. Please be patient and come prepared to spend a little more time waiting…we’d all be very grateful.

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The Fourth of July

Lopez Island has a special way of celebrating the Fourth of July. It has become one of Washington State’s most treasured celebrations. Visitors come from all over to participate in this unique small town event.

The day begins with the Fun Run/Walk, sponsored by the Lopez Lions Club. Starting in the Village, there is a 5K route and a 10K route, as well as a short “1 Mile Romp”. Prizes are awarded, but for the most part, it is just a fun way to start the day.

The old-fashioned small town parade starts at 11:00 a.m. and is also sponsored by the Lopez Lion’s Club. Come join us either in the parade or to watch along Fisherman Bay Road starting between the Galley Restaurant and the Islander Resort, winding through the Village on Lopez Road ending at Week’s Road and Fisherman Bay Road. Any organization or individual may participate. Entries can be elaborate (for Lopez) floats or simple costumes and posters. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. between the Galley Restaurant and the Islander Resort on Fisherman Bay Road.

You can spend part of the afternoon at the Annual Lopez Library Book Sale, a book lovers dream.

The day ends with our spectacular evening fireworks display, presented by the Lopez Community Fireworks Display Committee. See our Community Calendar for other activities over the holiday weekend.

Key Annual Events:

· April 22nd: Great Island Clean Up

· April 29th: Tour de Lopez

· July 4th: Fun Run, Parade, and Fire Works

· Aug 5th: Lopez Uncovered Music Festival

· Sep 2nd & 3rd: Lopez Studio Tour

· Sep 16th: Lopez Home Tour

· Early October TBD: Savor the San Juans Farm Tours on Lopez

· Oct 31st: Truck or Treat

· Nov 24th: Lopez Village Gathering and Lighting Ceremony

· Nov 25th: Lopez Preschool Annual Holiday Bazar


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Lopez Island is a place of natural beauty and island culture. Check out some photos by some of our very talented local photographers that we have featured throughout the website.