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.
November 11. Hops on the Rock: Orcas Island Beer Fest. 11 am – 5 pm. Location: Prune Alley, Eastsound. Hops On The Rocks
TBA. Eastsound Art Walk from 12 noon to 4 pm. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce.
November 16-19. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Location: Orcas Center.
November 25. Holiday Festival of Arts at the Orcas Senior Center; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Sponsor: Orcas Senior Cente
December 1-2. Celtic Christmas; 7:00 pm at Orcas Island Community Church
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
December 2-3. Artisans’ Faire. Location: Odd Fellows Hall. Artisan’s Faire
December 8. Eastsound Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting. 4:00 pm. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce
December 9-10. Orcas Choral Society Holiday Concert. Orcas Center. View Event
December 13-17. A Christmas Carol. Location: Orcas Center.
December 20. Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: The Nutcracker. 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm. Orcas Center.
January 1. Polar Bear Plunge at Cascade Lake. Sponsor: Orcas Island Rowing Association
January 18. The Good Lovelies. 7:30 pm. Location: Orcas Center.
January 27. Orcas Island 25k Race at Moran State Park. Sponsor: Rainshadow Running