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.
May 5 -7: Orcas Island Bird & Wildlife Festival. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce
May 6 – Sept 30: Farmers’ Market in Eastsound on the Village Green; Saturdays, 10 am – 3 pm [Oct – Nov] Farmers’ Market at Odd Fellows Hall; Saturdays, 11 am – 2 pm] May 20: Orcas Voices exhibit opens at Orcas Museum. Sponsor: Orcas Historical Museum
May 21: Cruise Into History boat tour around Orcas Island. Sponsor: Orcas Historical Museum
May 27: Orcas Pet Parade in Eastsound. Sponsor: Kaleidoscope Daycare Center
June TBA. 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 2:. 6th Annual Cider & Mead Festival in Eastsound on the Village Green; 11 am – 4 pm