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.
September 3. Steve Braun Memorial Triathlon. Sponsor: Friends of Moran
September 4-6. Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Festival. Sponsor: Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Foundation
October 6-9. Orcas Island Film Festival. Location: Various venues on Orcas
October TBA. Indoor Farmers’ Market at Odd Fellows Hall; Saturdays, 11 am – 2 pm
November 11. Orcas Island Beer Fest. Location: Eastsound.
TBA. Eastsound Art Walk from 12 noon to 4 pm. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce.
TBA. Holiday Festival of Arts at the Orcas Senior Center; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Sponsor: Orcas Senior Center
TBA. Eastsound Holiday Celebration. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce
TBA. Celtic Christmas at Orcas Island Community Church; 7:00 pm
TBA. Santa Ship at the Deer Harbor Marina, 10:00 am
December 2. Library Holiday Tea; 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm. Sponsor: Friends of the Library
TBA. Artisans’ Faire. Location: Odd Fellows Hall