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Procession of the Species, April 20th

Earth Day Parade Celebration!

Come join a Procession of the Species parade on Orcas Island, Washington on April 20th. The Procession is a delightful event full of imagination, gratitude, and activism focused on celebrating the rich biodiversity of our Earth. We encourage all ages to participate with creative costumes and props that honor favorite creatures and natural resources which are essential to the health of our islands. 

The Procession winds through the village of Eastsound in an exuberant display combining the wonders of the natural world with colorful creative expression.

Great fun to see the Orcas Earth Day Parade tradition come back to life!


Saturday, April 20th, Procession Schedule:



  • 10:30am: Join children’s librarian Jenny DeGroot for special Earth Day storytelling. 
  • 11:00am: Procession lineup begins on the Orcas Library grounds.
  • 11:30am: Procession departs from the library and leads to waterfront at Emmanuel Episcopal. 

Fun Workshops for Parade Costumes and Props

Jump In!


Prop making workshops will be held Saturdays, April 6th and 13th for adults, kids and families at all skill levels. Meet up is at the Funhouse in Eastsound.


Themes for props we’ll be helping with:

  • Life cycle of salmon
  • Orcas, octopus, star fish and jelly fish.
  • Butterflies, flowers and pollinators

Or bring your own imaginative ideas and we’ll help you with those.


For details on the free workshops, email


Appreciation to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Orcas Public Library, SJ County LTAC, Funhouse Commons, and Orcas Fire and Rescue for helping to bring this wonderful event to life. Poster image by Tasli Shaw.

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