Orcas Island offers an abundance of natural beauty, as well as a sophisticated mix of arts, culture and great food. The variety of possibilities will make your visit a special one, whether you are visiting for the first time, or you come to the island each year.
Orcas is home to 5000-acre Moran State Park, which features lakes, hiking trails, and public campgrounds. In Moran you will also find Mt. Constitution – the highest peak in the islands, reaching 2,400 feet in elevation. A hike, drive, or bike ride to the top reveals a 360-degree marine view of the San Juan’s and beyond.
Artistic and cultural offerings include our historical museum, performing arts center, public library, and old-fashioned movie theatre. There are many artisans’ shops and studios, featuring local pottery, fine arts, jewelry, textiles, and hand-made furniture and crafts. You can also explore our Saturday Farmer’s Market in Eastsound’s Village Square.
LOCAL EVENTS AND RESTAURANTS
Whether you are visiting the island for a few days, or staying for a few weeks, there are many fun events happening on Orcas Island, as well as a delicious variety of restaurants and eateries. For a full list of events and dining options, please visit the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce site.
June 16. Martin Lund’s One World Music Festival at Orcas Center
June 24. Solstice Parade Celebration in Eastsound; beginning at 12 noon
June 24 & 25. Orcas Island Garden Tour. Sponsor: Orcas Island Garden Club
July 1. Orcas Community Parade. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce
July 3. Deer Harbor Fireworks. Sponsor: Bellport Deer Harbor Marina J
July 4. Eastsound Fireworks. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce
July TBA. Olga Daze Celebration; 10am – 3pm. Sponsor: Olga Community Club
July 22. 6th Annual Cider & Mead Festival in Eastsound on the Village Green; 11 am – 4 pm
August 5-20. Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
August 10-13. Doe Bay Fest. Location: Doe Bay Resort
August 13. Free outdoor concert at Eastsound’s Stage on the Green at 2:00 pm. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
August TBA. Orcas Fly-In. Sponsor: EAA Chapter 937
August 12. Library Fair. Sponsor: Orcas Island Public Library
August TBA. Orcas Island Artists’ Studio Tour. Location: Various studios on Orcas