18 Reasons to Visit Orcas Island

18 Reasons to Visit Orcas Island

Hike Mt. Constitution
The highest point in all of the San Juan Islands, Mt. Constitution offers stunning views of the surrounding area. (Those not up for the hike, can also drive to the top.)

Sample Local Brews
At the Island Hoppin’ Brewery, Orcas Island is more than home, it’s the brewmasters’ inspiration.

Watch Bakers in Action
Witness the magic first hand as the bakers at Brown Bear Baking create treats that’ll make you want to indulge again and again.

Experience Old World Elegance
Built over 100 years ago, the Rosario Resort & Spa maintains the same sense of class and respect for nature.

Go for a Bike Ride
Wildlife Cycles carries a wide range of bikes allowing you to explore how you’d like.

Take a Dip au Naturel
Enjoy breathtaking views at Doe Bay’s clothing optional spa where you’ll find three soaking tubs, a sauna and two showers all built over a natural waterfall.

Kenmore Air Presenting Sponsor of Snoqualmie Showdown

Kenmore Air Presenting Sponsor of Snoqualmie Showdown

“Do the right thing.”

This was our company’s philosophy in 1946. And, it still is.

That’s why we’re thrilled to be the presenting sponsor at the Snoqualmie Classic – a local fundraiser hosted by Sports Radio 950 KJR AM’s morning host Mitch Levy and a precursor to the Boeing Classic. 

The August 4 competition will feature four local stars of sports and business in a two-man, alternate-shot golf showdown:

Mitch & Rick Neuheisel vs. Fred Couples & Steve Ballmer

All event proceeds will benefit the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason and A PLUS Youth Program.

How can you help?  (more…)

2014 Summer Events in the San Juan Islands (continued)

Roche Harbor on San Juan Island

August 7 – 11 – Doe Bay Fest
Generally speaking, the Doe Bay Resort and Retreat is a quiet and tranquil place. But once a year, this picturesque destination explodes with creative energy in what is known as Doe Bay Fest. This five-day festival features an extensive line-up of musicians, local cuisine and activities. (View the full musician lineup here.)


August 8 – 23 – Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
With performances scheduled on both Lopez Island and Orcas Island, the seventeenth annual Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival includes an impressive lineup of musicians. Eleven different performances will feature more than 15 musicians. (more…)

2014 Summer Events in Victoria (continued)

Kenmore Air in Victoria this summer

August 9 – 27 – Arts & Music in the Gardens 2014
Since 1979, the Horticulture Center of the Pacific’s spectacular gardens have showcased thousands of plants and landscaping techniques. During their annual fundraiser, Arts & Music in the Gardens, this creative hub bursts with energy as artists, musicians and vintage car owners gather throughout the grounds to show off their best stuff. Over 60 different artists – including some of Victoria’s emerging talent – will display their art. Victoria’s finest musicians will be performing live. And back by popular demand, vintage car owners will be showing some of their beautiful automobiles on the Lower Field.


August 15 – 17 – 20th Annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival
For the last 20 years, the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival has brought the Victoria community together for a healthy dose of competition. This annual festival features exciting dragon boat races right in Victoria’s downtown Inner Harbour. But, competition isn’t the only star. Traditional ceremonies, such as the Eye Dotting Ceremony give insight into the rich history of this sport; tastes from around the world can be found at the Forbidden City Food Court; and a beer garden provides the perfect spot to relax, unwind and celebrate. (more…)

2014 Summer Events in Seattle (continued)

SEATTLE Skyline from a Kenmore Air seaplane

August 8 & 9 – Seattle Street Food Festival
Nosh away at the Seattle Street Food Festival where some of Seattle’s best restaurant and food truck chefs will be throwing down. Over 100 vendors are scheduled to be dishing up their cuisine, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Additionally, there will be a beer garden and live music.


August 11 – 13 – Mariners vs. Blue Jays at Safeco Field
We know the Blue Jay love runs strong north of the border. What better way to catch your Blue Jays live than at a Blue Jays vs. Mariners game in Seattle. It doesn’t get much closer than that for those living in Victoria and Nanaimo! As an added bonus, Kenmore Air passengers can enjoy a 10% discount when traveling from or to any Kenmore Air terminal by UBER with the promo code: KENMOREAIR10 (more…)