savor the san juans Ursa Minor by Trevor Eiler

Savor the San Juans Returns for the 16th Year

It’s time to let loose and join the festivities as San Juan Islands celebrate over a decade of culinary delights, local farming and independent filmmaking this fall during Savor the San Juans.

Nestled amidst the natural beauty of Orcas, Lopez and San Juan Islands, Savor the San Juans–a celebration of food, farms and films that takes place during a variety of events from September to November–is the perfect way to ease into the fall season with an array of local food, spirits, music and breathtaking landscapes.

savor the san juans Orcas Farm Tour, John Sinclair (27)
Orcas Farm Tour, John Sinclair

One of the highlights of Savor the San Juans is the selection of farm-to-table dinners prepared by local chefs. These dining experiences use fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced directly from the island’s farms. For those eager to explore the essence of farm life by the beach, Savor the San Juans offers special packages to enjoy farm tours, demonstrations and workshops on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands during the harvest season. This is an amazing chance to see the dedication and passion of the local farms as they work to bring produce from their fields to your plate.

Savor the San Juans also celebrates the spirit of independent filmmaking. With over 40 films taking the stage, the annual event provides a platform for artists to showcase their creativity and talents, while providing film lovers an opportunity to connect and share experiences through panels, parties and special events.

savor the san juans Friday Harbor Film Fest, John Sinclair (5)
Friday Harbor Film Festival, John Sinclair

Experience the magic of San Juan Island, where the best food, farms and films converge to create an experience like no other. Local seafood, oysters, heritage preserves, sea salt and lavender products are just some of the delicacies up for grabs. Whether you are a foodie, nature lover or film fanatic, Savor the San Juans promises unforgettable experiences for everyone.

Savor the San Juans event list:

Sept. 22 to Sept. 24: San Juan Island Farm Tour

Sept. 29 to Oct. 1: Orcas Island Farm Tour

Oct. 6 to Oct. 8: Lopez Island Farm Tour

Oct. 11 to Oct. 15: Orcas Island Film Festival

Oct. 26 to Oct. 29: Friday Harbor Film Festival

Nov. 11: Hops on the Rock

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