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.
Monday-Wednesday, September 7-9. Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Rendezvous. Sponsor: Wooden Boat Society of the San Juans
Canceled: Thursday- Monday, TBD. Imagine Arts and Music Festival
Sunday, TBD. Orcas Island Farm Tour. Location: Various farms on Orcas, 9 am – 6 pm. Website & Info.
Thursday, October 8 – Monday, October 12. Orcas Island Film Festival. Location: Various venues on Orcas. Orcas Island Film Fest
Wednesday, October 21, Blood Drive, 10:30-4:30 @ Eastsound Firestation
Saturdays, October-November. Indoor Farmers’ Market. Location: Odd Fellows Hall; 11 am – 2 pm. Orcas Island Farmers Market
Saturday, November 14. Hops on the Rock: Orcas Island Beer Fest. 11 am – 4 pm. Location: Prune Alley, Eastsound. Second Saturday in November. Hops On The Rocks
Saturday-Sunday, November TBD. Round the County Sailboat Races. Sponsor: Round the County
Saturday, November 28. Small Business Saturday.
Friday, December 4. Eastsound Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting. 3 – 5 pm. Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, December 5. Library Holiday Tea; 1-4 pm. Sponsor: Friends of the Library
Saturday – Sunday, December 5-6. Odd Fellows Hall. Artisan’s Faire. The first weekend in December. Contact: 360-298-2202
Saturday – Sunday, December TBD. Orcas Choral Society Holiday Concert. Orcas Center. View Event
Sunday, December TBD . Lions Santa Ship at Orcas Ferry Landing, 11:30 am.
Saturday, December TBD. Orcas Community Band Holiday Concert. 3 pm. Orcas Center. View Event
Wednesday, December 16, Blood Drive, 10:30-4:30 @ Eastsound Firestation
Thursday, December TBD. “Leaves of Gold” concert. Rosario Music Room
Sunday, December TBD , Christmas Jazz Festival. Rosario Music Room