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.
Saturdays, May 2–Sept 26. Farmers Market in Eastsound on the Village Green; Saturdays, (10 am – 3 pm). Orcas Island Farmers Market
Saturday, May 9, 5:30-8:30 pm: Orcas Montessori School Carnival Auction, Emmanuel Parish Hall.
Saturday, May 16. Orcas Veg Fest orcasvegfest.com
Saturday, May 23. Orcas Pet Parade in Eastsound. Sponsor: Kaleidoscope Daycare Center. Recurs on the 4th Saturday in May.
Wednesday, June 17, Blood Drive, 10:30-4:30 @ Eastsound Firestation
Saturday, June 20. Solstice Parade, TBD
Saturday-Sunday, June 27-28, Orcas Island Garden Tour
June 17-25, The Miró Quartet performs the entire Beethoven string quartet cycle,Orcas Center. Details TBD.
Friday, July 3, Deer Harbor Fireworks
Saturday, July 4, Community Parade, 12 noon, Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, July 4, Lions Club Salmon BBQ, 1-7 pm @ Eastsound Firestation
Saturday, July 4, CANCELED. Eastsound Fireworks, 10 pm, Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce
Sundays, TBD Music In the Village Green Series
Olga Daze, TBD
Saturday, July 25: Cider and Mead Festival. 11 am – 4 pm.