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.
***We will update our 2021 calendar of events as the year unfolds. Contact the Chamber or the sponsor for more information***
Monday, September 6-Wednesday, September 8. Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Rendezvous. Sponsor: Wooden Boat Society of the San Juans
Imagine Arts and Music Festival Imagine Arts and Music Festival
Thursday, October 7-Monday, October 11. Orcas Island Film Festival. Orcas Island Film Fest
Indoor Farmers’ Market. Orcas Island Farmers Market
Halloween Trick or Treating in Eastsound. Call the Chamber of Commerce for more information: 360-376-2273
Saturday, November 3. Hops on the Rock: Orcas Island Beer Fest. Hops On The Rocks
Awaiting dates for 2021. Round the County Sailboat Races. Sponsor: Round the County
Saturday, November 27. Small Business Saturday.
Eastsound Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce
Library Holiday Tea; 1-4 pm. Sponsor: Friends of the Library
Artisan’s Faire. The first weekend in December. Contact: 360-298-2202. At Odd Fellows Hall
Orcas Choral Society Holiday Concert. Orcas Center. View Event
Lions Santa Ship at Orcas Ferry Landing, 11:30 am.
Orcas Community Band Holiday Concert. 3 pm. Orcas Center. View Event
“Leaves of Gold” concert. Rosario Music Room
Christmas Jazz Festival. Rosario Music Room