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SLIDESHOW and race results for all 114 Island Loop runners on San Juan Island

The 45th Annual Island Rec Loop Run took place Saturday, August 20, 2022 and had a first. Never before had a runner gotten lost and still finished second. Cataldo DiDonna of Anacortes explained that the directions said you go by Jacksons Beach - so he did. Even with the mixup he finished second overall with a time of 34:03.

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SLIDESHOW: Trashion Fashion draws a crowd

San Juan County Fair's popular Trashion Fashion Show was extra lively this year with energetic Mason Turnage as the emcee. An overflow crowd watched the show Saturday afternoon August 20. 


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Photos to give you a taste of the San Juan County Fair

Here are a few photos from the 2022 San Juan County Fair. We still have images of Trashion Fashion, more quilts, more auction, more Zuke 500, exhibit photos, art, horse games, sheep shearing, carnival, more livestock auction, etc. to post. Hope you enjoyed the fair and will enjoy the photos. 

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SLIDESHOW: Rick Campbell Memorial Hot Rod Show in Friday Harbor

Walt Cooter's turquoise '57 Corvette was judged Best of Show at the 2022 Rick Campbell Memorial Hot Rod Show Matt Pranger photo

The annual Rick Campbell Memorial Hot Rod Show drew more than two dozen entries Saturday, August 6 at Lugnuts (CarQuest) on Spring Street in Friday Harbor. Residents and visitors enjoyed looking at the variety of vehicles on display. 

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Winning entries in Friday Harbor's 4th of July parade are...

Crowds of islanders lined Spring Street to watch the 2022 Fourth of July parade in Friday Harbor Photos by Sharon Kivisto

There were 50 entries in the 2022 Friday Harbor 4th of July parade. San Juan Chamber of Commerce awarded prizes to the following entries in these categories.

Best off Island Entry: Canoe Island French Camp

Judges Special Choice:  San Juan Community Theatre

Best Vehicle: San Juan Yacht Club

Best Animal Group: Golden Retrievers

Best Costumed Group: Pirates

Children/Youth: San Juan Island Library

Best Float: Uncle Sam, the Sons of the American Legion.

Best Non-Float:  UW Laboratories

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SLIDESHOW: Kiwanis Pig War Picnic in Friday Harbor

Music, dancing, food, cake walk, games - the annual Pig War Picnic in Friday Harbor had it all. The new location just down from San Juan Island Historical Museum provided plenty of room for the crowds who walked up Spring Street after the parade.

Photos by Sharon Kivisto

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SLIDESHOW: Friday Harbor 4th of July parade 2022

“United We Stand, saluting heroes, helpers and essential workers” was  the theme of the 2022 Fourth of July Parade in Friday Harbor. Lin and Pam Pearson, who organized the parade for 17 years, were the Grand Marshals. 

Vicky Thalacker, was the honored citizen. Through her leadership, a local pilot, and the local Soroptimist chapter, the San Juan Eagles were organized in 2002 to fly cancer patients to mainland cancer treatment centers on a voluntary basis. 

Crowds of islanders lined both sides of Spring Street from Price to First Streets. The parade was sponsored by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce.


The prize winners will be posted Tuesday afternoon. Categories are: Best Use of Theme Float, Best Use of Theme Non-Float, Best Use of Theme- Children/Youth, Best Costume Group, Best Animal/Animal Group, Judges Choice, Best Off-Island Entry, and Best Vehicle.

There are 84 photos of the parade in the slideshow posted at the top of this page. Photos by Sharon Kivisto



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