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***
Canceled for 2021. Solstice Parade.
Saturday & Sunday, June 26 & 27. Orcas Island Garden Tour. Website.
Tentatively scheduled for 2022. Saturday, July 3, Deer Harbor Fireworks
Tentatively scheduled for Saturday, July 3, Community Parade, 12 noon, Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce
Cancelled for Sunday, July 4, Lions Club Salmon BBQ, 1-7 pm @ Eastsound Fire Station.
Tentatively scheduled for 2022. Sunday, July 4, Eastsound Fireworks, 10 pm, Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce
Status Uncertain for 2021. Sundays, (TBD) Music on the Village Green Series.
Status Uncertain for 2021. Cider and Mead Festival. 11 am – 4 pm.
Status Uncertain for 2021. Orcas Island Fly-In @ Eastsound Airport
Status Uncertain for 2021. Classic Car Show; 10 am – 2 pm. Adjacent to the airport.
Status Uncertain for 2021. Check website. Doe Bay Fest. Location: Doe Bay Resort
Status Uncertain for 2021. Chamber Music Festival Chamber Music Festival
Status Uncertain for 2021. Library Fair. Sponsor: Orcas Island Public Library
Friday – Sunday, August 13 – 15. Orcas Island Artists’ Studio Tour. Location: Various studios on Orcas. Studio Tour Website
Virtual for 2021. San Juan County Fair on Friday Harbor San Juan County Fair.
Status Uncertain for 2021.Orcas Island Jazz Festival Orcas Island Jazz Festival