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***
Orcas Island 50k Race at Moran State Park. Sponsor: Rainshadow Running
Orcas Island 100 mile race at Moran State Park. Sponsor: Rainshadow Running
Annual Music Advocacy Group Benefit Concert. High School Gym, Orcas Island Public School. https://oimag.org
Blood Drive, 10:30-4:30 @ Eastsound Fire station
Friends of the Library Book Sale. 10 am – 3 pm Sponsor: Friends of the Library
Holistic Spring Retreat. Website.
Funhouse Science Fair, Sponsor: The Funhouse Science Fair
Easter Egg Hunt. 10 am @ Moran State Park
Orcas Island Literary Festival. Website
SAFE San Juans 5K at Orcas Athletics in Eastsound. Website
Great Islands Clean Up. Website
Earth Day Festival. The Exchange
East Sound Spring Regatta, Orcas Island Yacht Club Regatta
Bill Yarlott Fishing Derby at Cascade Lake. Sponsor: Orcas Adventures. Recurs on 4th Saturday in April.