Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race

Come join Island Rec in the now-famous Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race. Make or borrow a car and compete in this non-motorized ‘gravity’ race, located on Grover St. between the Elementary School and Sunday Dr. (New location this year due to construction on Park Street). Pick up race packets at the Island Rec office or download it Race Packet, which includes car design regulations and race info.  Ages 5+.

Sunday, May 21, 2017
1pm – 4pm
Location: Grover St. between the Elementary School & Sunday Dr.
Early Registration: $10 (register by May 12th)
Regular Price: $15


Mother Son Scavenger Hunt

Join Island Rec for it’s 2nd Annual Mother Son Scavenger. Create teams of no more than 3 mom’s and join us for a fun day of Hunting Friday Harbor for the hidden treasure. After your search is over, meet us back at the starting line for snacks and lawn games. *Must have a phone or camera per team, to take pictures at each clue location* All ages.

Sunday, April 23rd
Location: Practice Field at FHES
Regular Price: $10 per couple, $5 for each additional son


New Year’s Eve Community Celebration

Join us as we count down the New Year with family, neighbors and friends; watch the ball drop via live video feed of New York Times Square! Play bingo and win prizes, get dressed up and take a turn in the popular Photo booth, and get your groove on for the Wii dance contest and games! Lots of fun for the whole family. Bring a sweet or savory snack to share.

All Ages – FREE!
Saturday, December 31
Location: The Mullis Center


2017 Resolution Run 5k & Salish Splash

Start Your Year Off Right! Join Island Rec for the second annual Resolution Run/Walk 5k! We are sprinting into the new year with enthusiasm and health and fitness as our goal!   The run will start and end at Jackson’s Beach this year, so that you can also enjoy an icy dip in the Salish Sea… Run/Walk begins at 10am/Salish Splash begins at 11am, Fires will be built, and food will be available, please make sure to bring a change of clothes if you plan on Splashing with us!… see the map for the whole route.

Day of Event: 9-9:45am: Pick up your Bib#! We are also accepting day-of-registrations at this time.  

All Ages
Sunday, January 1, 2017
10am 5k Start
11am Salish Splash!
Location: Jackson Beach



Starry Night Planetarium Program

Come explore stellar space in the Seattle Museum of Flight’s traveling planetarium! After the show, enjoy telescopes for viewing the night sky outdoors. There will be 45 minute all ages planetarium programs, telescopes for viewing the night sky outdoors, kids activities, and other programs that enliven the night sky. Please note: A special 25 minute planetarium show is at 4:00pm and geared toward families with younger children ages 5+. Reservations can be made for 4:00, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, & 7:30pm shows. $10/person $25/family. FHES, Fri, Jan 27.

Ages 5+
Friday, January 27, 2017
$10/person, 25.00/family of three or more. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Scholarships are available!
Location: FHES


Father Daughter Dance

A favorite occasion for girls to get dressed up and spend quality time with their dads, granddads, or other special adult male role models! Treat your darling daughters to a special night out with music, dancing, and delicious hors d’oeuvres, desserts & refreshments! All ages welcome. Girls receive a keepsake & photo. Sponsored by Vinny’s Ristorante, Marketplace, and Soroptimists. Tickets can be purchased online or advance at Island Rec’s office or by calling 378-4953. If you purchase your tickets online, please come to the will call line at the dance.  All ages.

Treat Your Daughters to Vinny’s Ristorante before or after the dance and receive 10% off your meal.  Please make a reservation.  Coupon is good for night of dance only.  vinny’s coupon 2017

Friday, February 10th
Location: Mullis Center
Regular Price: $25 per couple, $8 for each additional daughter


Children’s Festival 2017

This Years Committee Members: Kim Fitts, Angela Carlson, and Morgan Johnston

Need an Activity Provider Application…. Download one Here …  COMING SOON

Would you like to Volunteer?  Contact Morgan Johnston, Morgan@islandrec.org or Maddie Ovenell, Play@islandrec.org

Poster Contest Winners 2016
1st Place: Emily Fitts, Whale Watch & Tour from Western Prince
Runners Up: Vera Schoultz, $25 A Place to Play
                     Ayla Ridwan, $25 Sand Pebble
                     McKenna Clark, $25 Ositos
                     Fela Andrews, $25 Toy Box

All Ages – FREE!
Saturday May 6, 2017, 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: Fairgrounds